What Will Happen to the Earth When the Day of Judgement Begins?

Answered by Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra

Question

What will happen to the earth on the Day of Judgement when the first Trumpet call is sounded?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate

When the Day of Judgement begins, occasioned by the first blowing of the Trumpet by the Angel Israfil, the earth will be lifted and crushed until it is completely reshaped and re-formed into the form that it will have for the Resurrection and Gathering.

Allah Most High says in the Quran:

“At last, when the Trumpet will be blown with one blast; and the earth and mountains will be lifted up and crushed with one blow, on that Day the Inevitable Event will have come to pass.” [Quran, 69:13-15]

As the commentators on the Quran say, this means “it will be stretched out like a certain animal skin is stretched out, and the earth will transform into an earth other than what it was before.” [Mahalli and Suyuti, Tafsir al-Jalalayn]

Wassalam,
[Shaykh] Abdullah Anik Misra
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat

Shaykh Abdullah Anik Misra was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1983. His family hails from India, and he was raised in the Hindu tradition. He embraced Islam in 2001 while at the University of Toronto, from where he completed a Bachelor of Business Administration. He then traveled overseas in 2005 to study the Arabic language and Islamic sciences in Tarim, Yemen, for some time, as well as Darul Uloom in Trinidad, West Indies. He spent 12 years in Amman, Jordan, where he focused on Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith Sciences, Prophetic Biography, and Islamic Spirituality while also working at the Qasid Arabic Institute as Director of Programs. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies (Alimiyya, Darul Uloom) and authorization in the six authentic books of Hadith and is currently pursuing specialized training in issuing Islamic legal verdicts (ifta’). He holds a certificate in Counselling and often works with new Muslims and those struggling with religious OCD. He is an instructor and researcher in Sacred Law and Theology with the SeekersGuidance The Global Islamic Seminary. Currently, He resides in the Greater Toronto Area with his wife and children. His personal interests include Indian history, comparative religion, English singing, and poetry.