It is reported that Anas b. Mâlik – Allâh be pleased with him – said:
There are two days and two nights the likes of which no one has ever heard of before:
the Day on which you will receive the news about Allâh the Exalted: whether you will receive His punishment or His mercy,
the Day you will be given your book (of deeds): either in your right hand or your left,
- that [first] night you will spend alone in your grave, a night like no other you have spent, and
that night on the morning of which will be the Day of Resurrection, after which there will be no more night.
Abû Bakr Al-Daynûrî, Al-Mujâlasah wa Jawâhir Al-’Ilm article 19.
The Resurrection – A Summary of Events to Occur
Shaik Muḥammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn (rahimahullaah)
Translated selections from Muḥammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn’s explanation of
“al-‘Aqīdah al-Wāsiṭiyyah” by Ibn Taymiyyah and “Lum’ah al-I’tiqād” by Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdisī
The Day of Resurrection, the Day of Judgment, is called the “last day” because it is a day after which there will be no other. It is the final stage. It is the end goal of all the stages through which we pass (i.e., nonexistence, creation in the womb, life, death and the grave, then the hereafter), and it is the end of our journey.
Allah ( تعالى ) says:
<<Then, after that you will all certainly die. Then indeed you all, on the Day of Resurrection, will be resurrected>>
[Sūrah al-Muminūn, 23:15-16.]
The resurrection is when mankind will rise from their graves to stand before the Lord of creation. Ibn Taymiyyah, in his book “al-‘Aqīdah al-Wāsiṭiyyah,” calls this “the greater resurrection” indicating there is also a lesser resurrection. This lesser resurrection is the one pertaining to each individual as they witness with their own eyes the beginning of the hereafter, their new life after their death. So each individual has his own resurrection; when he or she dies, his or her lesser resurrection has begun.