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Definition of "Youm Al-Qiyamah"


Definition: Literally "The Day of Resurrection," also known as the "Day of Reckoning" or less precisely the "Day of Judgment." Islam teaches that on this Day, all living things will be raised to life again and called in front of God for the final judgment. People will be divided; some will enter Jannah (Paradise) and some will enter Jahannam (Hell-Fire).

The Qur'an describes this Day of one of happiness for the believers, and terror for those who disbelieved in its existence. The Qur'an emphasizes the power of God: "Surely, He who brings life to the dead earth (through rainfall) can surely give life to men who are dead" (Qur'an 41:39).

Pronunciation: yome-al-key-ah-mah
Also Known As: The Hour, Day of Reckoning, Day of Judgment
Alternate Spellings: Youm/Yaum/Yawm Al-Qiyamah
Common Misspellings: Al-Kiyama
Allah will raise us up on Youm Al-Qiyamah.
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