1. DEAR ABE: How can we tell if Judgment Day is coming? What are the signs to look for? I have heard from people that there is going to be a loud frog noise to signal the coming of the end. Is this true? – HODA, WALES
DEAR HODA: Your question is a great and valid question. Specific signs leading up to the Day of Judgment can be found in the Quran . The telltale markers are: The moon will split , this happened already in 1969. The Quran’s 19-based Math code will be revealed , this happened in 1969-1974. The Creature made from the earth will appear , this happened already. The appearance of God’s Messenger of the Covenant , this already happened. The Smoke appears after God’s Messenger of the Covenant . And the last sign mentioned in the Quran is that God and Magog will reappear , this is yet to happen. There is no mention of loud frog noises as a sign anywhere in the Quran, so we can safely say that is not one of the markers for Judgment Day.
Relevant Quran Verses:  Appendix 25 of translation by R. Khalifa, 47:18;  54:1;  74:30-37, Appendix 1 of translation by R. Khalifa;  27:82;  3:81, Appendix 2 of translation by R. Khalifa;  44:10-15;  21:96.
2. DEAR ABE: If a person built a mosque or an orphanage, published a book, or a child prays for them after their death, then do they receive the accumulated credit after death for the good deeds? – ALI, MALAYSIA
DEAR ALI: When we die we will only be judged by our actions and belief from when we were alive . Praying for others will specifically be of no value as there is no intercession .
Relevant Quran Verses:  42:22, 2:48, 2:286, 4:85;  21:28, 2:254, 9:80, Appendix 8 of translation by R. Khalifa .
3. DEAR ABE: If intoxicants aren't forbidden, then is there a sin in consuming it? The Quran says it's sinful and has benefits. Can one get the benefits without incurring sin? – DAR , FLORIDA
DEAR DAR: Per the Quran verses, it seems clear that intoxicants are prohibited and it would be sinful to consume them . The exception would be medicine. If one is medicated, the individual will have to make a decision as to when to perform Obligatory Salat prayers, keeping in mind that each prayer has a specific time frame .
Relevant Quran Verse:  2:219, 5:90-91;  70:34, 38:30-34, 29:45, Contact Prayers article on Islam Unraveled.org.
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