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THE DAY OF JUDGMENT

Br. A Khalid

Part– II (Final)

4) Two people who loved each other for the sake of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa). Do you have someone you love for the sake of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) only? No?

Now on to the fifth:
5) A man who was tempted by a beautiful woman and he refused this temptation and sin and said, "I'm afraid of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa)". This situation might happen to you some day; you have to resist and say no, to guarantee the shade of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa)'s throne.

6) A man or woman who remembers Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) alone and tears burst out from his / her eyes. You cry from the love of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa), not caring about anything else. Are you still standing? Is your heart that cold? Didn't you ever tear from the fear of (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa)? One last chance is the seventh one. If you miss it, you will stay standing in the sun. This next one is very easy and we can all do it!

7) A person who paid Sadaqah (Charity) such that his left hand doesn't know what his right hand spent. Go out now to a poor man, make sure no one is watching you, give him Sadaqah, and then go away quickly. This guarantees you that you will be shaded, InshaaAllah, under the throne of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa).

Now, the standing people who are shaded by Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) and who stand for a time of two Rak’aat Salaah. The others are still left, just standing there. And the humanity starts to cry out: "Where is Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) to judge us, where are the Angels to judge us"? They are just left there standing, nobody caring about them. So they start calling out again: "Who will help us? Who will get Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) to forgive us? Who will ask Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) for the start of judgment?" So they go to Hadhrat Adam and request: "Please, Adam! You are the first human, you are the one who the Angels prostrated to, please ask Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) to start judgment". Adam replies: "Myself. Myself. Today my Lord is angry like never before, go and ask Ibrahim".

So they go to Hadhrat Ibrahim and request: "Ibrahim! You are the Khalil (friend) of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa). Please ask Allah to start judgment". Hadhrat Ibrahim replies: "Myself. Myself. My Lord today is angry like never before, go to Moosaa". Then they go to Hadhrat Moosaa. Imagine all of humanity moving at the same time as a huge bulk and you are inside it? So they request Hadhrat Moosaa saying: "Moosaa! Please ask Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) to start judgment". Hadhrat Moosaa replies: "Myself. Myself. My Lord today is angry like never before, go to Eesaa".

So they go to Hadhrat Eesaa and say: "Eesaa! You are Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa)'s servant. Please beg Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) to start judgment". Hadhrat Eesaa replies: "Myself. Myself. My Lord today is angry like never before, go to Muhammad, the final of the prophets". So they finally go to Hadhrat Muhammad saying: "Muhammad! You are the last of the prophets. Please beg the Lord to start judgment". So he replies: "I'll go. I'll go." So Hadhrat Muhammad prostrates under Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa)'s throne. Imagine that's the first time you see him and in this situation. Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) says to him: "Muhammad! Raise your head, ask and you'll be given what you want." Just imagine how precious Hadhrat Muhammad must be to Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa)?

So Hadhrat Mohammed says: "I request to start the Judgment." So the judgment starts as requested. But two things must happen first before judgment starts. The first thing is very nice – we start getting clothed. So the first ones, who get clothed, are the Prophets.

Another thing must happen before Judgment starts. Hell must be brought. Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) says:

وَجِاْيٓءَ يَوۡمَئِذِۢ بِجَهَنَّمَۚ يَوۡمَئِذٖ يَتَذَكَّرُ ٱلۡإِنسَٰنُ وَأَنَّىٰ لَهُ ٱلذِّكۡرَىٰ(23) 

“and Jahannam (Hell), on that day, will be brought forward, it will be the day when man will realize the truth, but from where will he take advantage of such realization?” (al-Fajr 89:23)

Angels bring Jahannam (Hell) with 70,000 ropes. Each rope is held by 70,000 angels. This means that it takes 4,900,000,000 angels to bring Jahannam. So how will Jahannam be placed? Humanity will stand and it will be placed in the front of all humanity.

فَوَرَبِّكَ لَنَحۡشُرَنَّهُمۡ وَٱلشَّيَٰطِينَ ثُمَّ لَنُحۡضِرَنَّهُمۡ حَوۡلَ جَهَنَّمَ جِثِيّٗا (28)

“So, by your Lord, We will definitely gather them together, and the devils as well; then We will definitely make them present around the Jahannam , fallen on their knees.” (Maryam 19:68)

Upon seeing hell, people start to fall on their knees from horror. Where are the prophets? All the prophets are saying one phrase: "Please Lord! Make it easy. Please Lord! Make it easy". That is, except Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam), who pleads: "Please Lord! My Ummah (Nation). Please Lord! My Ummah." Imagine how much he loves us? The love of our Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) is so great that he begs Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa)’s Mercy for his Ummah.

So, where are you now? Have you obeyed Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa)'s Commandments? Have you offered Salaah today? When it was Ramadhaan! Have you observed Sawm? Have you offered Salaat ut Taraaweeh? Are you refraining from backbiting, gossiping, foul language, etc.? Are you kind to your parents, neighbors, fellow Muslims? Then don't be afraid! Look at the beautiful Aayaat:

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ سَبَقَتۡ لَهُم مِّنَّا ٱلۡحُسۡنَىٰٓ أُوْلَٰٓئِكَ عَنۡهَا مُبۡعَدُونَ101) لَا يَسۡمَعُونَ حَسِيسَهَاۖ وَهُمۡ فِي مَا ٱشۡتَهَتۡ أَنفُسُهُمۡ خَٰلِدُونَ (102) لَا يَحۡزُنُهُمُ ٱلۡفَزَعُ ٱلۡأَكۡبَرُ وَتَتَلَقَّىٰهُمُ ٱلۡمَلَٰٓئِكَةُ هَٰذَا يَوۡمُكُمُ ٱلَّذِي كُنتُمۡ تُوعَدُونَ (103) يَوۡمَ نَطۡوِي ٱلسَّمَآءَ كَطَيِّ ٱلسِّجِلِّ لِلۡكُتُبِۚ كَمَا بَدَأۡنَآ أَوَّلَ خَلۡقٖ نُّعِيدُهُۥۚ وَعۡدًا عَلَيۡنَآۚ إِنَّا كُنَّا فَٰعِلِينَ (104)

“As for those for whom the good (news) from Us has come earlier, they will be kept far away from it. They will not hear the slightest of its sound, and they will remain forever in what their souls desire. They shall not be grieved by the Biggest Panic, and the angels shall receive them (saying): ‘This is your day that you had been promised.’ The Day whereon We shall roll up the heaven like as the rolling up of a scroll for books. Even as We began the first creation, We shall restore it: a promise binding upon Us; verily We have been the Doers.” (al-Anbiyaa 21:101-104)

That means you will not see it, you will not even hear it, you will be standing far from Jahannam with the Angels. So which one do you prefer? It's all in your hands; you can choose your situation by what you do now.

So the judgment starts, but the judgment has six rules:
1) No injustice today
Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) says:

فَمَن يَعۡمَلۡ مِثۡقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيۡرٗا يَرَهُۥ (7) وَمَن يَعۡمَلۡ مِثۡقَالَ ذَرَّةٖ شَرّٗا يَرَهُۥ (8)

“So, whoever does any good act (even) to the weight of a particle will see it. And whoever does evil (even) to the weight of a particle will see it.” (az-Zalzalah 99:7-8)

2) No one is going to be judged for other people's sins
Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) says:

وَلَا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزۡرَ أُخۡرَىٰۚ

“….and no bearer of burden shall bear the burden of another.” (al-An’aam 6:164)
No son is going to be judged for his father's sins nor vice versa. But this rule has one exception – if anyone misguides someone, he will also carry this person's sins. For example: A guy who teaches his friends how to commit bad deeds, he will carry all their sins.

3) The judgment is written and not by mouth
Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) says:

وَوُضِعَ ٱلۡكِتَٰبُ فَتَرَى ٱلۡمُجۡرِمِينَ مُشۡفِقِينَ مِمَّا فِيهِ وَيَقُولُونَ يَٰوَيۡلَتَنَا مَالِ هَٰذَا ٱلۡكِتَٰبِ لَا يُغَادِرُ صَغِيرَةٗ وَلَا كَبِيرَةً إِلَّآ أَحۡصَىٰهَاۚ وَوَجَدُواْ مَا عَمِلُواْ حَاضِرٗاۗ وَلَا يَظۡلِمُ رَبُّكَ أَحَدٗا (49)

“And the book (of deeds) will be placed (before them), then you will see the guilty people scared of its contents and saying: ‘Woe to us! What a book is this! It has missed nothing, minor or major, but has taken it into account.’ Thus they will find whatever they did present before them, and your Lord will not wrong anyone.” (al-Kahf 18:49)

Picture that! What is in your book? Try to remember!

4) A good deed can be counted as ten times or more
A good deed can be counted as ten times or more, while the bad deed is counted as only one bad deed. Imagine the mercy of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa)! Not just ten times, it sometimes reaches 700 times. And only Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) knows the reward for Sawm.

5) The sins convert to good deeds
The sins convert to good deeds for those who asked Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) for forgiveness and started obeying him again. If you disobeyed Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) for whole of your life and then started obeying him and didn't return back to the sins you were doing...the whole all the years’ sins will convert to good deeds.

6) The Witnesses
This next rule is quite difficult: the witnesses.
(i) The 1st witnesses are the angels. They wrote everything you did. They leave out nothing. Even if you made fun of someone with a smile.

(ii) Another witness is the land (the earth). If you traveled to make Umrah (Lesser Pilgrimage to Makkah al Mukarramah), all of these miles, every sand particle, every tree, every rock, every blow of the wind will testify about you. The Sahaabah (Companions) og the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) always try to do Zikr (Rememberance) of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) in lots of places so every piece of land will testify for them in front of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa). Please make the lands that will testify on your side be more than those which will testify against you. Don't ever travel to commit sins. Do you know what that means...it means that all of these thousands of miles will testify against you on the Day of Judgment.

(iii) yet another witness is so unusual you would never think of it ... some disbelievers think that there is no way they won't go to hell so they will tell Allah, "I'm not satisfied with these witnesses. No one testifies against me except myself." A Hadeeth reported in Muslim and An-Nasaaee tells us that Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) agrees and says: "Yes, we accept your testimony". So his mouth gets shut. Look at the Aayaat:

ٱلۡيَوۡمَ نَخۡتِمُ عَلَىٰٓ أَفۡوَٰهِهِمۡ وَتُكَلِّمُنَآ أَيۡدِيهِمۡ وَتَشۡهَدُ أَرۡجُلُهُم بِمَا كَانُواْ يَكۡسِبُونَ (65)

“Today We will set a seal on their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us, and their legs will bear witness about what they used to do.” (YaaSeen 36:65)

وَيَوۡمَ يُحۡشَرُ أَعۡدَآءُ ٱللَّهِ إِلَى ٱلنَّارِ فَهُمۡ يُوزَعُونَ (19) حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا مَا جَآءُوهَا شَهِدَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ سَمۡعُهُمۡ وَأَبۡصَٰرُهُمۡ وَجُلُودُهُم بِمَا كَانُواْ يَعۡمَلُونَ (20) وَقَالُواْ لِجُلُودِهِمۡ لِمَ شَهِدتُّمۡ عَلَيۡنَاۖ قَالُوٓاْ أَنطَقَنَا ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِيٓ أَنطَقَ كُلَّ شَيۡءٖۚ وَهُوَ خَلَقَكُمۡ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٖ وَإِلَيۡهِ تُرۡجَعُونَ (21)

“(Remind them of) the day when Allah‘s enemies will be mustered towards the Fire. So they will be kept under control, until when they will come to it, their ears and their eyes and their skins will testify against them about what they used to do. And they will say to their skins: ‘Why did you testify against us?’ They (the skins) will say: ‘We were made to speak by Allah, the One who has made everything to speak. And He had created you the first time, and to Him you are going to be returned.” (Fussilaat 41:19-21)

And his body starts to testify against him and the man becomes confused...Why did you do this my hand? Why did you do this my hand? I did what I did just for your pleasure. So it says, ‘Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) has given me speech, who gives speech to everything’. Can you imagine you are fighting with your own body? Your organs are fighting with each other! Can you imagine how humiliating?!?

The judgment starts right now. The Aayah says:

 وَجَآءَ رَبُّكَ وَٱلۡمَلَكُ صَفّٗا صَفّٗا (22)

“and your Lord will come, and the angels as well, lined up in rows,” (al-Fajr 89:22)

Then, one by one will be presented in front of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) all by himself. YOU, come to the Almighty! The angels come and take YOU!

Can you imagine this? You and Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) and your book in your hands?

So some people will run going to Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) as soon as he was called – he wants to stand and talk to Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa). Others will shiver from fright. So the angels will drag them.

You are now standing before Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) and He starts asking you: "Did you take my meeting for granted? Was I so unimportant? Did you dare to do what you did in front of me and were ashamed from people? Why did you do this sin? Didn't I get you married? Didn't I give you strength? Didn't I give you money?"

"What made you think I'll forgive you for all your sins? Did you forget you're going to meet Me? Why did you seem so polite in front of people and you come to me with all the ugly things you do? Why did you hide from people and not be ashamed in front of me although you know I can see you? Why did you shiver if anyone saw you committing the sin and don't shiver when I look at you? Wasn't I watching your eyes and your legs when you were going to disobey me?"

If you were a disobedient slave and you are reading your book. Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) is so angry from you and tells you, "I'll never forgive you for your sins. Angels, take him to hell– I'm angry with him".

But if you were an obedient slave to Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa), He would tell you: "Come closer". So you approach Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) and you find yourself overwhelmed with His light. Then He covers you with a sheet so no one can hear you. So He tells you: "Can you remember that sin and that sin and that sin". At this moment you think you are a goner. But Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta'aalaa) tells you: "I concealed them to you in life and I am concealing them to you now. I forgive you and I'm pleased with you...go to My heaven".

I hope you have imagined it well. Today you have a chance to save yourself. I hope you don't wait until it is too late.
 

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