questioning and hereafter

All of us are going to be questioned on the Day of Judgment. There are two types of questioning that are going to occur after we die. The first one occurs when we are in the grave. This is where the two angels come in and ask you questions about your Lord, your religion, your Prophet, and your Imam. This type of questioning refers to Islamic belief. The second type of questioning is from God that deal with our deeds.

The Prophet says that God is going to ask every individual four questions during the Day of Judgment:

  • What did you do when you were on Earth?
  • How did you spend your time as a youth?
  • How did you acquire your wealth and how did you spend it? 
  • How was your relationship with Ahlul Bayt?

Imam Ali (as) gives a way to prepare for these questions. He says that before we get questioned in the Hereafter, we must question ourselves now. 

How do we do this? Imam Musa al Kathim (as) says that to look at your deeds everyday, especially before you go to sleep and to think about what you have done that day. If you committed a good deed, make sure you thank God for it. However, if you committed a sin then make sure you ask God for His forgiveness. 

Imam Musa al Kathim (AS) says “If someone does not question their deeds every day, then they are not a follower of Ahlul Bayt.”