What I understood from the lectures is that “judgment” is happening here and now so it is ongoing since everything is in the “now”.
If this is so, does that mean that when bad things are happening to us or we are going through trauma, that is judgement taking place for us in the now and we are basically going through “hell” in the now for sins we have committed? Secondly, if this is true, then why are innocent bystanders around us also paying for our “sins”? Or is their suffering also judgement taking place for them? If this is also true, then we have to hand it to God for orchestrating such a grand plan, no?
There is a distinction between the events of lives which are seen as opportunities, and trials in the now.
The point of judgement is at the level of interacting at any given point with the events of life. So Imam Hussain interacts and becomes godly, Iblees interacts and becomes demonic.