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Master of the Day of Judgment.

The following excerpt is taken from “Al Tafisr al Kabir” by Al razi vol 1 pg. 7-8:

Know that the human being in this world is like a traveller, with his years
being as leagues, his months as miles and each breath a step, as he strives
towards the world of the Hereafter in which the everlasting rewards are
achieved. So if he should witness, while on the path, these various wonders in the dominion of the heavens and the earth, then let him consider
the bliss, joy and delight of the wonders of the Hereafter!
With that in mind, Master of the Day of Judgment points towards all matters
of the Hereafter, resurrection and gathering. These are of two categories:

  1. Those which are purely dealt with by the intellect: for example, to
    say that it is possible for this world to be obliterated then recreated,
    and that it is possible for the human to be resurrected. This area of
    enquiry is dependent on seeking the reality of the soul (nafs), its states
    and characteristics, how it can outlive the body, the causes of its
    felicity or its misery, and how God is most able to restore it. These
    complex intellectual enquiries would number close to 500.
  2. Those which are known by transmission (samʿiyyāt), comprising
    three types:
    a. What takes place [before]1
    the coming of the Day of Judgment,
    of which there are minor signs as well as the ten major signs
    which we shall mention and explain.2
    b. What takes place upon the establishment of the Day of
    Judgment, namely the blowing of the trumpet, the death of all
    creatures, the collapse of the heavens and stars, and the death of
    every spiritual and corporeal being.
    c. What takes place after the Day of Judgment commences and how
    the people stand [before God], which includes: how they are
    brought to stand and what they experience there; the manner in
    which the angels and Prophets are brought, the judgment takes
    place, deeds are weighed, one party proceeds to the Garden, and
    the other to the Fire. Then, what are the characteristics of each
    party, what they experience once they reach the Garden or the
    Fire, and the words they utter and actions they perform.

It is likely that these intellectual and transmitted enquiries number in
the thousands, all of which fall under Master of the Day of Judgment.

See also:

The End Times – Islamic Web Library


Al Razi. Al-Tafisr al Kabir, volume 1 – al- Fatiha. ) (pg. 7-8). The Great Exegesis Introductions (

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