Day of Judgment

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Muslims believe that at the end of time, all human beings will have to face God and account for their deeds, good and bad. God will judge them accordingly, assigning reward or punishment. The time of the Day of Judgment is not specified in the Quran but is understood to be near. Its depiction is similar to biblical accounts, with earthquakes, moving mountains, the sky splitting open, heaven being rolled back, the sun ceasing to shine, stars being scattered and falling upon the earth, oceans boiling over, graves opening, the earth bringing forth hidden sins as well as lost stories and the dead themselves, and people vainly trying to flee divine wrath. Everyone will bow before God. Traditional Islamic thought portrays the Day of Judgment as preceded by a cosmic battle between Satan's forces, represented by the false messiah al-Dajjal and Gog and Magog, and God's forces, led by the Mahdi and Jesus.

See also Afterlife

Subjects: Islam — Biblical Studies.

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