The thought of facing the balance of deeds (Mizan) on Judgment Day makes a lot of Muslims anxious. How come?
All religious people want to obey Allah and do enough good deeds to get to heaven. The problem is, we can never know if we have done enough.
Is there a way to avoid the Mizan on Judgment Day and be sure we will go to heaven? Read this article to find the answer.
The Beginning of “Mizan” (Scales) in Islam
The Prophet of Islam was a merchant. As a result, dozens of books were written under titles such as, “Muhammad as a Trader” and “Rasulullah’s Business School.” Islamic experts see the prophet as an honest trader and someone who knew the secrets of success in business.
Obviously, Muhammad knew about scales since they were one of the most important tools in trade. Additionally, scales play an important role in many religions. It’s no wonder that scales play a key role in Islam, too.
Mizan and Al-Quran
According to the Quran and the Sunnah, Mizan is a balance or scale that Allah uses on the Day of Judgment to weigh the deeds of His servants. This scale is literal, not figurative. Because this scale cannot be deceived or cheated, it’s called Al Qisthu or Al ‘Adlu (Fair).
“And those whose scales are heavy [with good deeds] – it is they who are the successful. But those whose scales are light – those are the ones who have lost their souls, [being] in Hell, abiding eternally. The Fire will sear their faces…” (Qs. 23:102-104, Sahih International).
Most Muslims are not confident they will go to heaven. One of the reasons is that they don’t think they do enough good deeds to make up for their bad deeds or sins.
Those Who Put Their Hope in Mizan Will Live Anxiously
Atid and Raqib, the recording angels in Islam, do not only count our external deeds. They also count our attitudes and thoughts. It’s important to remember that even though our actions may appear godly, Allah [God] sees the hidden sins in our heart!
Isa Al-Masih declared that if someone looks at a woman lustfully, he has committed adultery in his heart (Injil, Matthew 5:28). Is that something you have done? Have you ever watched porn videos?
Or have you ever hated someone? Isa also equated hatred in our heart to murder (Injil, Matthew 5:21-24).
These high standards cause many people to live with anxiety and fear. How can anyone be confident that their good deeds will be enough to save them?
Facing Judgement Day Without Being Anxious About the Mizan
The good news is that Isa Al-Masih [Jesus] has provided a solution so we don’t have to rely on our good works to save us.
Isa Al-Masih [Jesus] took away all your sins when He died on the cross and rose again. Which means your sin no longer needs to be weighed on the scales.
You don’t need to worry anymore about Mizan Islam on Judgment Day! Allah will cleanse all your past, present, and future sins. Your bad deeds will no longer be weighed, and you will be able to enter into Paradise!
If you want to find true peace, believe in Isa Al-Masih now!
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- Are you confident your good deeds will be heavy enough on God’s scales to certainly avoid hell? Explain how one can be sure.
- How do you feel when you hear about Mizan?
- How do you relieve the anxiety of facing Mizan Islam on Judgment Day?
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