12/1/06 – Friday Night derse, Musjid Al-Hidaya

Speaker: Sh. Abdul Qadir – From the Book : At Tadh’kiraat – by Imam Al Kurtuby

Abstract: Sh. Abdul Qadir shares with us tonight about the Stations we will go through on the day of Judgement, from the book At Tadh’kiraat (Remembrances) – by Imam Al Kurtuby.

There are 53 names of the Day of Judgement in the Quran, this shows how much significance Allah puts on that Day. Out of the 53 names, one has got to bring an image to our heads of how that day will feel like.

Almost every page in the Quran mentions the Last Day. . .

The day that they earth will change into somthing else, and the sky will change into somthing else.

Surah Al Infitar: “When the Sky is cleft asunder; When the Stars are scattered; When the Oceans are suffered to burst forth; And when the Graves are turned upside down;-Then) shall each soul know what it hath sent forward and (what it hath) kept back.” [82:1-5]

This Surah lets us picture how that day will begin, in what shape the earth will be, and in what state everyone will be in; a state of realizing the true realities and what each person has sent forth. People will sweat according to their sins, the sun will be a hands distant away and will be 10 times as strong. Everyone will be so close to each other that their bodies will touch, but noone will pay attention to that due to their worries for this day. People will be thirsty as they have never been before.

On this day, there will be 7 types of people (as mentioned in the hadith) who will be saved from the hardships of this day

  1. A Just Ruler.
  2. A young youth who grows up in worshipping Allah, Concious of Allah.
  3. A man whose heart is connected to the Musjid.
  4. Two people who love each other for the sake of Allah.
  5. A man who is called by a beautiful women to commit adultry, but says “I fear Allah”, and stays away.
  6. A person who pays sadaqa so much so that his left hand doesnt know what his right hand just gave.
  7. A person who remembers Allah when he/she is alone, and tears come to his/her eyes.

There are 5, some Scholars have said 6, stations which we will travel through after ressurection.

Station One: Al Hashr (The Gathering) :

  • This is where everyone will be gathered after ressurection from the grave. Everyone will be naked, close to each other, but noone will pay attention it, because of their worries for what awaits them in the upcomming stations.
    • Sahih Muslim: Book 040, Number 6844:

      ‘A’isha reported that she heard Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The people would be assembled on the Day of Resurrection barefooted, naked and uncircumcised. I said: Allah’s Messenger, will the male and the female be together on the Day and would they be looking at one another? Upon this Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: ‘A’isha, the matter would be too serious for them to look to one another.

  • Ibrahim (peace be upon him) will be the first to receive garments on this day: Sahih Bukhari Volume 6, Book 60, Number 264,
    • Because of how much he suffered for tawheed (the active affirmation of the Oneness of Allah)
    • Then the rest of the Prophets will be dressed.

Station Two: The giving (falling on their hands) of the records (Suhuf):

  • At this station, the records of peoples deeds will be given
    • Suratul Kahf: [18:49] And the Book (of Deeds) will be placed (before you); and thou wilt see the sinful in great terror because of what is (recorded) therein; they will say, “Ah! woe to us! what a Book is this! It leaves out nothing small or great, but takes account thereof!” They will find all that they did, placed before them: And not one will thy Lord treat with injustice.”
    • The book will be self explanatory. Every moment of your life will be laid out infront of you in ways we cannot perceive. Every sight, sound, touch, smell, thought, feeling, emotion, intention, all will be documented in this book as described by the verse above.
    • This is the moment where we will hope that the book will come in our right hand. Allah will remind that person of their bad deeds and change all the bad deeds to good deeds (hasanaat).
    • For some Ibaad (servants of Allah), Allah will tell the angels to remove their good deeds due to their lack of sincerity.
    • The first one to receive their book is Umar (ra), then the question arises: what about Abu Bakr(ra)? He will be escorted somewhere else.

Stage Three: The Hisaab (Acounting):

  • This will be done around a persons best friends
    • so those who fail will be embarrassed , and those who pass will be more happy.
  • Whoever succeeds in this judgement, an angel will call : “O mankind, so and so has succeeded, an dwill be given a card with Bismillahirahman-iraheem (In the name of God Most Gracious, Most Merciful), which will let him/her enter into Jannah (Heaven)”
  • Whoever does not succeed: Suratul Haaqa(The Reality): [69:30-37] “(The stern command will say): “Seize ye him, and bind ye him, “And burn ye him in the Blazing Fire. “Further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits! “This was he that would not believe in Allah Most High. “And would not encourage the feeding of the indigent! “So no friend hath he here this Day. “Nor hath he any food except the corruption from the washing of wounds, “Which none do eat but those in sin.””
    • 70 Angels will then come rushing to drag this person into the fire of Hell, because they obey Allah as soon as the command is given

Station Four: The Mizaan (Scale, Balance of justice):

  • Some Peoples sins will be as big as mountains
  • The Kalima ((La Ilaha Ilallah Muhammadur Rasulullah) “I bear witness that there is no diety worthy of worship except Allah, and Mohammad peace be upon him is His messenger”) is bigger than the heavens and the earth.
  • Prophet (peace be upon him) said “The big sins are like shavers, they will shape imaan and tawheed” (not sure exact wording)
  • Some on that day will have mountains of Good, but since they neglected the rights of other fellow human beings, their mountains will be decreased, until they will be left with nothing. And if there are more humans who they neglected of rights, the bad deeds of those who were neglected will be given to that person who neglected their rights.

Station Five: Siraat (The Hair Thin Bridge for some, 6 Lane highway for others):

  • Now we will move towards this bridge, then darkness will befall everyone.
    • Then Allah will translate everyones good deeds into light
    • Some peoples light infront of them will be as large as mountains and they can see a distance far ahead
    • Some will have lights as large as a tree,
    • Others will only have light so small like a lightbulb on the toe which turns on and off.
    • The more light someone has infront of them, the faster they can go across the bridge.
    • Surah Hadid [57:12-13]: “One Day shalt thou see the believing men and the believing women- how their Light runs forward before them and by their right hands: (their greeting will be): “Good News for you this Day! Gardens beneath which flow rivers! to dwell therein for aye! This is indeed the highest Achievement! One Day will the Hypocrites- men and women – say to the Believers: “Wait for us! Let us borrow (a Light) from your Light!” It will be said: “Turn ye back to your rear! then seek a Light (where ye can)!” So a wall will be put up betwixt them, with a gate therein. Within it will be Mercy throughout, and without it, all alongside, will be (Wrath and) Punishment! ”
      • This verse shows how the Believers will be permitted to joke at the hypocrites.
  • For the non believers this bridge will be as thin as a hair or sharp knife and they will keep falling off
  • For the believers this bridge will be as wide as a 6 lane highway.

Sixth station : Howdh of Rasulullah (saw):

  • Howdh = Fountain from which the believers will drink from directly by the hand of Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him).
  • Some say this comes before the siraat.

Ya Allah save us from the torment of that day, make us of the 7 people who will be saved from the hardships of that day.

Ameen.

Please keep all your brothers and sisters in your Dua, and always remember the Day which counts the most.

As salaatu wa salaam ala Rasulullah.

Alhumdulillah.

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