“Then when the Trumpet is blown, there will be no more relationships between them that day, nor will one ask after another! (Surah Al-Mumenoon 23/101)” Why has the example of relationship been given in this verse?
Submitted by on Mon, 17/01/2011 - 10:57
Dear Brother / Sister,
“Then when the Trumpet is blown, there will be no more relationships between them that day, nor will one ask after another!” (Surah Al-Mumenoon 23/101)
The inefficiency of relationships in the hereafter shows that the justice will be unconditional and flawless; and human’s inability of asking question shows the horridness of accounting in the hereafter.
The strongest tie in this world is the family relations. It was at an advanced level especially in the Arabian Peninsula, where nationalism was highly developed. When we evaluate this verse and other verses on the horridness of resurrection, we will see that the strongest ties of this world will be useless there. No one will show interest in anyone. The verses that explain this verse is a proof of it. “At length, when there comes the Deafening Noise― That Day shall a man flee from his own brother. And from his mother and his father. And from his wife and his children. Each one of them, that Day, will have enough concern (of his own) to make him indifferent to the others.” (Surah Abasa 80/33-37).
These verses draw a picture of a scene of the hereafter where relationships would be useless except for the sake of Allah (SWT) and everyone would be busy with themselves and they give us advice that calls for goodness and diverts us from evilness.
Well, will family relations continue among believers?
Family relations will continue especially for the people of Paradise of Adn. (Rad 13/23; Ya Seen 36/55-56; Inshiqaq 84/9). Almighty Allah (SWT) will give fathers, spouses and children to the people of Adn on condition that they were good. It is understood that relations will continue after the deeds have been evaluated among the folk of Paradise. All relations of people who unite against the divine revelation and prophet will rupture in the hereafter. In the hereafter, the togetherness that was established here will be of no use.
“They will show no concern for one another.” That people who become true friends and work for evil and denial in this world will show no concern for one another gives a really intimidating message to us.
The Gathering Place (Mahshar) is such a place that criminals, unbelievers and deniers: “will be put in sight of each other― the sinner's desire will be: would that he could redeem himself from the Penalty of that Day by (sacrificing) his children, His wife and his brother, His kindred who sheltered him. And all, all that is on earth so it could deliver him” (Surah Al-Maarij 70/11-14.) Let alone asking the situation of one another, people will think of sacrificing all values belonging to them.
In conclusion, it can be said that denial, shirk (polytheism), evil deeds, opposing the divine revelations and prophet will be transferred to the hereafter and rupture the relations of people who gather around them in the world; and they will drift those people apart from one another, making it impossible for them to ask about one another. Based on this truth, we can say that belief in Allah (SWT), good deeds, showing respect to the divine revelations and prophet and friendships that were made for performing His orders in the world life will continue in the hereafter too. As the friendship and brotherhood of believers continue there, people whose relations are ruptured will feel deep regret and sorrow.
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