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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 21 July 2018

UAE Friday sermon: on the Day of Judgment

On that Day, Muslims will be recompensed for whatever they have done in this world; for their words and deeds no matter how big or small these were

On the Day of Judgment each person will be held accountable for every breath they took and every action they did, the sermon will remind worshippers on Friday.

One of the pillars of Islam is to believe in the Day of Judgment, a day when people will be raised alive after death so as to be judged by their Creator.

On that Day, they will be recompensed for whatever they have done in this world; for their words and deeds no matter how big or small these were.

On the Day of Judgment, the Quran says: “whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it, and whoever does an atom's weight of evil will see it.”

That day has many merits for those who believe in it as they are urged to do good in this life and stay away from evil acts.

“Those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness will have their reward with their Lord, and no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve,” says another Quranic verse.

Muslims are therefore encouraged to seek well-being and success in this life as much as the hereafter, to build on earth as if they were to live forever and do good for the afterlife as if they were to die tomorrow.

The sermon lists a number of ways to prepare for a successful transition to the hereafter.

“One way is by fearing Allah. Being conscious of one’s Lord is among the best of deeds for which the believer gets rewarded abundantly on the Day of Judgment,” the sermon will say.

Whoever desires a recompense from Allah on the Day of Resurrection is also urged to maintain the houses of Allah (mosques), establish prayer regularly, pay Zakat and be mindful of Allah.

Those who believe in Judgement Day will be able to turn to God in supplication and ask Him for the best of rewards in this life and the next.

Another virtue is that it boosts the believer’s interest in embracing the best of manners and the finest of behaviours.

Such manners include showing humbleness and modesty for the sake of attaining the reward of the Hereafter, the sermon will explain.

“That home of the Hereafter We assign to those who do not desire exaltedness upon the earth or corruption. And the [best] outcome is for the righteous,” says the Quran.

Treating neighbours with kindness, showing hospitality with visitors, saying that which is good to all people are also among the righteous deeds that may lead a Muslim to earn the fullest recompense in the Hereafter.

The Prophet Mohammed advised: “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should treat his neighbour well, and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously; and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet.”