AL-BA'ITH – THE RESURRECTOR

Al-Ba'ith – The Resurrector

Al-Ba`ith resurrects those in the graves, stirs things into motion, causes determination, manifests the knowledge of the unknown, brings His servants back to life, resurrects His creation on the Day of Judgment, Who records what the breasts conceal. Ba`th is the life hereafter. One who knows the real meaning of resurrection knows the real meaning of this Attribute.

Most people have numerous general misconceptions and ambiguous presumptions about it. They imagine that death is the end of everything, and that resurrection starts a new creation from nothing, just as the first creation was started. Their belief that death is the end of everything is surely erroneous, for we have come to learn from studying the Sunnah that the grave is either a pit of fire or a piece of Paradise. The dead are either happy or miserable. The happy ones, such as the martyrs, are not dead; rather, Allah says the following about them in Surah Ali-`Imran (the Family of Amram): "And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision, Rejoicing in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His bounty, and they receive good tidings about those (to be martyred) after them who have not yet joined them - that there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve." (Quran, 3:169-170)

"And (that they may know) that the Hour is coming - no doubt about it – and that Allah will resurrect those in the graves." (Quran, 22:7)