With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 40 (Mumin)
Our actions will determine our fate in the afterlife
Verses 15-18 “…by His Command doth He send the Spirit (of inspiration) to any of His servants he pleases, that it may warn (men) of the Day of Mutual Meeting, The Day whereon they will (all) come forth: not a single thing concerning them is hidden from Allah. Whose will be the dominion that Day?” That of Allah, the One the Irresistible, That Day will every soul be requited for what it earned; no injustice will there be that Day, for Allah is Swift in taking account. …. No intimate friend nor intercessor will the wrong-doers have, who could be listened to.”
A primary focus of Revelation is to bring people to the realisation of the day of accountability which is here referred to as the Day of Mutual Meeting. Allah conscientises us to live knowing that we will have to account for our actions and that nothing will be hidden from Allah SWT on that Day. Our status in the hereafter will be based upon our actions. In other words we will “earn” or “strive” for our own fates and our eventual destiny lies in our own hands. The wrongdoers are forewarned that their hopes of attaining salvation through intercession are false and that their only hope will be through their good deeds. A reminder to us to believe and work righteous deeds to attain Allah’s pleasure.
Cross reference : 39:74