19 February 2014 CE | 17 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

Earth's Transformation on Day of Resurrection

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “On the Day of Resurrection, mankind will be gathered on an earth that is ‘Afra,’ like a fine loaf of bread (made from pure fine flour).” [Bukhari]

The colour “Afra” has been translated by various scholars as “dull white,” “white which has a hint of red,” and “pure white.”

The land on which mankind will be gathered on the Day of Resurrection will not look like this earth of ours. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says in the Quran: “On the Day when the earth will be changed to another earth and so will be the heavens, and they (all creatures) will appear before Allah, the One, the Irresistible.” [Surah Ibraheem: Ayat 48]

The above mentioned Hadith tells us what this new land will look like. It will have no landmarks for anybody to make use of.

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