Saturday, 24 January 2015

Hadith / The Prophet's Saying: Five Things To be Asked About On Judgment Day

It was narrated that the Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “The two feet of the Son of Adam will not move from near his Lord on the Day of Judgement until he is asked about five (matters): about his life - how he spent it; about his youth - how he took care of it; about his wealth - how he earned it and where he spent it; and about that which he acted upon from the knowledge he acquired.”.

Allah knows best. On the day of Judgment you will also be asked about five things:

1) About your life
- how did you spend your days and nights? The life God (Allah) gave you -did you spend it in worshiping Allah the way Allah wants you to worship Him (Allah) (According to the Qur'an and the Sunnah/tradition of the Prophet Muhammad sallAllahu 'alaihi wa sallam)? Did you pray to Allah as He has commanded you to pray to Him (Allah)? Did you know that the main purpose of your living and creation is to worship Allah? Or did you live your life in sins, disbelief and disobedience?

2) About your youth  -did you spend your youth in good deeds and good acts that please Allah? Did you always make sure that you associated only with the right/righteous Muslim friends? Or did you waste your youth in playing games, talking incessantly about nonsense and trying to stay up to date with the latest ‘fashion trends’? Were you among those young Muslims who loved to share Islamic advice? Or were you among those Muslims who cared more about their looks and competed with others’ make-up and hijaab styles? Did you compete with other young Muslims in trying to do as many good deeds as you can? Or were you among those who competed in materialistic things such as buying excessive clothes each week and accessories of various brands?

3) About your wealth -did you earn your wealth through hard work? did you make sure that your wealth was always halaal/lawful? did you make sure that you didn’t owe anybody some money? and if you did borrow money, you always returned it to its owner? or were you among those who stole from others and knowingly involved themselves in forbidden ribaa/’interest’? did you spend your wealth in good deeds that bring you closer to Allah? did you waste your wealth on un-Islamic schools when there were many Islamic schools available, just because of ‘the name’, thus failing one of Allah’s tests? did you take good care of orphans with your wealth and from your wealth you loved to share? or did you waste your wealth on things to show off and put on a false display that you’re financially better?

4) About your knowledge -your ability to think which Allah gave you -with that knowledge what did you do? What kind of knowledge did you seek? Knowledge that helped you become a better Muslim, knowledge that kept you away from feeling spiritually weak? Or knowledge which you sought just because you wanted to debate with some argumentative and debate-loving freak? Did you read about Islam everyday or at least twice or even thrice a week? And whatever knowledge you have acquired, did you truly practice it?

5) About what you did with your knowledge -Did you share your Islamic knowledge with others for Allah’s sake? Did you teach your Muslim friends regularly about Islam so that their Iman (faith) would be kept awake? Did you speak about Islam to at least one non-Muslim stranger or friend? Did you write an Islamic article, an Islamic book or essay solely for Allah’s sake? Did you write Islamic poems or delivered Islamic speeches to prove to others that Islam is a religion of mercy, without a motive to debate? Or did you hide your knowledge because you wrongly thought that sharing Islamic knowledge would be showing off or people would think you’re fake? etc.

May Allah the Most Forgiving forgive all our sins always. Ameen.
May Allah always accept our good deeds and make us among those whom He will welcome in Heaven near Him and His Messenger Muhammad SallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Ameen~