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It is mentioned that on the Day of Judgement when there will be many witnesses against a person in the performance of his deeds. In the same manner, the earth will also be a witness and give testimony as well. In the Hadith Shareef it is mentioned that whatever deed or action a person had committed on earth, whether it was bad or good, the earth will bear witness and give testimony in this regard. The earth will bear testimony that on this day this person had committed this act and on a certain day, he had committed that act, etc. (Khazaa’inul Irfaan)
This fact has been explained in Surah Zilzaal in the following manner:
اِذَا زُلْزِلَتِ الْاَرْضُ زِلْزَالَہَا ۙ﴿۱﴾ وَ اَخْرَجَتِ الْاَرْضُ اَثْقَالَہَا ۙ﴿۲﴾ وَ قَالَ الْاِنۡسٰنُ مَا لَہَا ۚ﴿۳﴾ یَوْمَئِذٍ تُحَدِّثُ اَخْبَارَہَا ﴿ۙ۴﴾ بِاَنَّ رَبَّکَ اَوْحٰی لَہَا ؕ﴿۵﴾ یَوْمَئِذٍ یَّصْدُرُ النَّاسُ اَشْتَاتًا ۬ۙ لِّیُرَوْا اَعْمٰلَہُمْ ؕ﴿۶﴾ فَمَنۡ یَّعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّۃٍ خَیۡرًا یَّرَہٗ ؕ﴿۷﴾ وَ مَنۡ یَّعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّۃٍ شَرًّا یَّرَہٗ ٪﴿۸﴾
“When the earth is shaken with its appointed tremour. And the earth throws out its burdens. And man says, “What has happened to it?” On that day earth will narrate its news, Because your Lord sent a command to it. On that day men will return towards their Lord, in different groups, in order to be shown their deeds. So whoever does a good deed equal to the weight of the minutest particle, will see it. And whoever does an evil deed equal to the weight of the minutest particle, will see it.”
As we have explained that on the Day of Judgement, there will be many witnesses against man. One of these will be the two Angels who record the deeds and actions of people. The limbs and the various parts of man will also bear testimony. In other words, his hands, his feet, his eyes, his ears, etc. Whatever a person had committed on earth, each part of his body will bear witness. In this world, even if a person wishes to hide any action of deed, he may succeed for a short while, but on the Day of Judgement, nothing will be hidden.