At the beginning of last week I watched a horror movie at night.
I won’t tell you which movie it was so that you don’t laugh at me, because I am one of those people who get terrified very easily and keep scary thoughts in mind for a while afterwards.

So if I won’t tell you its name then what is the point of this post anyway?

Well, I would like to share with you my thoughts when I watch such movies.
The feeling of horror is a feeling that I cannot even explain in words.
It’s a feeling I can’t even imagine now that I am not feeling it inside.
It’s the worst feeling that you can ever have.

So what makes us get this feeling when we watch one of those movies?
(I know you’re brave but don’t tell me you never felt it before!)
We feel it because there are other people, just as weak as we are, who studied the factors that make humans terrified and applied them in their movie.
Maybe the scenes? Maybe the sound effects, the music or the lightning?
Maybe all of those factors combined together in a certain way?
What are people afraid of?
The Devil, or “Evil Spirits”? Scary Creatures?
Then let’s talk about those topics! Let’s bring to them everything they fear deep inside and put them in front of their eyes….

So they use the above factors and they are enough to make you feel it although you are watching a small box at your quiet home.
They make you feel it although they don’t use the 5th sense, which is touching and feeling by yourself and actually living the moment yourself not only identifying with the hero!!!!

So I always stop here and reflect..

Those are human beings who get scared just like you and me!
What about God who created human beings?
Who knows everything about them?
Who knows what makes them scared!
Who even created this feeling of fear inside their hearts!

When I read Surat Al-Kahf on Friday, I reflect on the following verse describing the people of the kahf:

18:18 Thou wouldst have deemed them awake, whilst they were asleep, and We turned them on their right and on their left sides: their dog stretching forth his two fore-legs on the threshold: if thou hadst come up on to them, thou wouldst have certainly turned back from them in flight, and wouldst certainly have been filled with terror of them.

وَتَحْسَبُهُمْ أَيْقَاظًا وَهُمْ رُقُودٌ وَنُقَلِّبُهُمْ ذَاتَ الْيَمِينِ وَذَاتَ الشِّمَالِ وَكَلْبُهُم بَاسِطٌ ذِرَاعَيْهِ بِالْوَصِيدِ لَوِ اطَّلَعْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ لَوَلَّيْتَ مِنْهُمْ فِرَارًا وَلَمُلِئْتَ مِنْهُمْ رُعْبًا (18:18)

So God knows what scenes scare us!
And He can do anything He ever wants at any time!

12:107 Do they, then, feel free from the fear that there might fall upon them the overwhelmingterror of God’s chastisement, or that the Last Hour might come upon them of a sudden, without their being aware [of its approach]?

أَفَأَمِنُواْ أَن تَأْتِيَهُمْ غَاشِيَةٌ مِّنْ عَذَابِ اللّهِ أَوْ تَأْتِيَهُمُ السَّاعَةُ بَغْتَةً وَهُمْ لاَ يَشْعُرُونَ (12:107

29:34 Verily, we shall bring down upon the people of this land a horror from heaven in requital of all their iniquitous doings!”

إِنَّا مُنزِلُونَ عَلَى أَهْلِ هَذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ رِجْزًا مِّنَ السَّمَاء بِمَا كَانُوا يَفْسُقُونَ (29:34)
How would be the horror that He prepared for the sinners???
What will I feel on the day of judgement, the day of ultimate horror??

What will we all seehear and feel?

I remember the verse in the Qur’an which says:

22:1 O men! Be conscious of your Sustainer: for, verily the violent convulsion of the Last Hour will be an awesome thing!

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّ زَلْزَلَةَ السَّاعَةِ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ (22:1)

22:2 On the Day when you behold it, every woman that feeds a child at her breast will utterly forget her nursling, and every woman heavy with child will bring forth her burden [before her time]; and it will seem to thee that all mankind is drunk, although they will not be drunk – but vehement will be [their dread of] God’s chastisement.

يَوْمَ تَرَوْنَهَا تَذْهَلُ كُلُّ مُرْضِعَةٍ عَمَّا أَرْضَعَتْ وَتَضَعُ كُلُّ ذَاتِ حَمْلٍ حَمْلَهَا وَتَرَى النَّاسَ سُكَارَى وَمَا هُم بِسُكَارَى وَلَكِنَّ عَذَابَ اللَّهِ شَدِيدٌ (22:2)

I wonder how this day will be!!!!
Will it resemble anything that we have ever seen before?
Will it resemble even the most horrifying movie on earth?
How will it be and God The Almighty will be intending to make certain people horrified!!!!!
God The Almighty Who has created the earth and everything on it including us, Who has the ultimate power, how will He make them horrified????!!!!!!

There are lots of verses in the Holy Qur’an that talks about this horror!

20:102 on the Day when the trumpet is blown: for on that Day We will assemble all such as had been lost in sin, their eyes dimmed [by terror],

يَوْمَ يُنفَخُ فِي الصُّورِ وَنَحْشُرُ الْمُجْرِمِينَ يَوْمَئِذٍ زُرْقًا (20:102)

18:49 And the Book (of Deeds) will be placed (before you); and thou wilt see the sinful in greatterror because of what is (recorded) therein; they will say, “Ah! woe to us! what a Book is this! It leaves out nothing small or great, but takes account thereof!” They will find all that they did, placed before them: And not one will thy Lord treat with injustice.

وَوُضِعَ الْكِتَابُ فَتَرَى الْمُجْرِمِينَ مُشْفِقِينَ مِمَّا فِيهِ وَيَقُولُونَ يَا وَيْلَتَنَا مَالِ هَذَا الْكِتَابِ لَا يُغَادِرُ صَغِيرَةً وَلَا كَبِيرَةً إِلَّا أَحْصَاهَا وَوَجَدُوا مَا عَمِلُوا حَاضِرًا وَلَا يَظْلِمُ رَبُّكَ أَحَدًا (18:49)

14:42 AND DO NOT think that God is unaware of what the evildoers are doing: He but grants them respite until the Day when their eyes will stare in horror

وَلاَ تَحْسَبَنَّ اللّهَ غَافِلاً عَمَّا يَعْمَلُ الظَّالِمُونَ إِنَّمَا يُؤَخِّرُهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ تَشْخَصُ فِيهِ الأَبْصَارُ (14:42)

21:97 the while the true promise [of resurrection] draws close [to its fulfillment]. But then, lo! the eyes of those who [in their lifetime] were bent on denying the truth will stare in horror, [and they will exclaim:] “Oh, woe unto us! We were indeed heedless of this [promise of resur­rection]! – nay, we were [bent on] doing evil!”

وَاقْتَرَبَ الْوَعْدُ الْحَقُّ فَإِذَا هِيَ شَاخِصَةٌ أَبْصَارُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يَا وَيْلَنَا قَدْ كُنَّا فِي غَفْلَةٍ مِّنْ هَذَا بَلْ كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ (21:97)

20:102 on the Day when the trumpet is blown: for on that Day We will assemble all such as had been lost in sin, their eyes dimmed [by terror],

يَوْمَ يُنفَخُ فِي الصُّورِ وَنَحْشُرُ الْمُجْرِمِينَ يَوْمَئِذٍ زُرْقًا (20:102)

34:51 IF THOU couldst but see [how the deniers of the truth will fare on Resurrection Day,] when they will shrink in terror, with nowhere to escape – since they will have been seized from so close nearby

وَلَوْ تَرَى إِذْ فَزِعُوا فَلَا فَوْتَ وَأُخِذُوا مِن مَّكَانٍ قَرِيبٍ (34:51)

God wants us to fear that day in order to avoid bad deeds in order to save ourselves from the horror of that day.

There were several scenes in the movie where people were burnt alive.It was so scary!… I couldn’t help but think about the hellfire.

How will the hellfire be?

God said in the Qur’an that we will all see it, whether or not we are good or evil-doers.
37:62 Is such [a paradise] the better welcome – or the [hellish] tree of deadly fruit?

أَذَلِكَ خَيْرٌ نُّزُلًا أَمْ شَجَرَةُ الزَّقُّومِ (37:62)

37:63 Verily, We have caused it to be a trial for evildoers:

إِنَّا جَعَلْنَاهَا فِتْنَةً لِّلظَّالِمِينَ (37:63)

37:64 for, behold, it is a tree that grows in the very heart of the blazing fire [of hell],

إِنَّهَا شَجَرَةٌ تَخْرُجُ فِي أَصْلِ الْجَحِيمِ (37:64)

37:65 its fruit [as repulsive] as satans’ heads;

طَلْعُهَا كَأَنَّهُ رُؤُوسُ الشَّيَاطِينِ (37:65)

37:66 and they [who are lost in evil] are indeed bound to eat thereof, and to fill their bellies therewith.

فَإِنَّهُمْ لَآكِلُونَ مِنْهَا فَمَالِؤُونَ مِنْهَا الْبُطُونَ (37:66)

37:67 And, behold, above all this they will be confounded with burning despair!

ثُمَّ إِنَّ لَهُمْ عَلَيْهَا لَشَوْبًا مِّنْ حَمِيمٍ (37:67)

37:68 And once again: Verily, the blazing fire is their ultimate goal –

ثُمَّ إِنَّ مَرْجِعَهُمْ لَإِلَى الْجَحِيمِ (37:68)
So next time you watch a horror movie and feel scared, just think about it, I don’t know why we always forget how weak we are!!

May God save us all from the horror of this day, Ameen!

27:89 Whoever shall come [before Him] with a good deed will gain [further] good there from; and they will be secure from the terror of that Day.

مَن جَاء بِالْحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ خَيْرٌ مِّنْهَا وَهُم مِّن فَزَعٍ يَوْمَئِذٍ آمِنُونَ (27:89)

21:103 The Great terror will bring them no grief: but the angels will meet them (with mutual greetings): “This is your Day,- (the Day) that ye were promised.”

لَا يَحْزُنُهُمُ الْفَزَعُ الْأَكْبَرُ وَتَتَلَقَّاهُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ هَذَا يَوْمُكُمُ الَّذِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ (21:103

Originally Posted By Laila Hussein to Thoughts & Tips at 11/16/2007 03:39:00 PM


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