Your Path to Paradise or Hellfire

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Test of the Believers:


 At the end of the Day of Gathering, the disbelievers will

follow behind the gods and idols which they used to worship. They will take their

followers to the Hellfire in groups like flocks of sheep, either on their feet or being

dragged on their faces. Then only the believers and the hypocrites (pretending to be

of them) will be left waiting, and Allah will come to them and ask: “What are you

waiting for?” 


Your Path to Paradise or Hellfire




>» The Grave: This is the first stage of the hereafter: a pit of fire for the hypocrite

and disbeliever and a garden for the believer. We come to know through various

narrations that mention the punishment in the grave for various acts of

disobedience. From them are not cleansing oneself properly from urine,Guest Posting tale bearing

in order to spread strife amongst people, intentionally sleeping through the

obligatory prayers, abandoning the Quran, fornication and adultery, homosexuality,

interest and usury, withholding payment of debts and other sins. Salvation from this

punishment can be achieved by performing good deeds done sincerely for Allah, by

seeking refuge in Allah from his punishment, by reciting Surat al-Mulk [67] , and by

other deeds.




Those who are protected from this punishment and will not face it

include the martyrs, those who died in guard duty, those who died on the day of

Friday (Al-Jumuah) those who died in childbirth, and others.


» This is an immense horn that will be blown by the angel /srafeel who awaits the

command. The first is called the Blowing of Shock: Allah (4) said: “The day the

trumpet will be blown and everything in the heavens and on the earth will be

swoon as Shocked except for those whom Allah wills to exempt,” [27:87] , and

everything will be destroyed. Then after forty years, it will be blown again, the

Blowing of Resurrection, as Allah (48) said : “and then it will be blown again, and

they will be standing, looking.” [39:68]




> Resurrection: Allah will send a downpour of rain and the bodies will sprout

(from the tailbone), and they will be a new creation, one which will never die. They

will be resurrected uncircumcised and naked. They will be able to see the angels

and the jinn, and they will be resurrected according to their deeds.

> The Great Gathering: Allah will gather all creatures for their account. They will

be in shock, in stupor like people intoxicated, for a colossal day, the length of which

will be fifty thousand years. Their time on earth will seem to them as if it were no

longer than a mere hour. The sun will draw near a mile away, and each will perspire

according to their deeds.




The tyrants as well as the weak who followed them will

fall into dispute. Each disbeliever will argue with his patron devil, Satan, and even

his own limbs, and each will curse the other. The unjust wrongdoers will bite their

hands (in remorse). The Hellfire will be dragged before them by 70 thousand

latches, each latch held by 70 thousand angels. When the disbelievers see the

Hellfire, they will wish that they could ransom themselves from the punishment, or

that they could be turned to dust (to escape the coming torture).




The disobedient (of

the believers) will be punished. For instance, the one who refused to pay obligatory

charity (Zakah) will have the money he refused to spend brand him like iron rods.

The arrogant will be resurrected like ants (to be trod upon). The treacherous traitor,

the embezzler and the robber will be exposed. The thief will come with what he

stole [for all to see]. In short, all things hidden will be brought out clearly into the

open. As for the righteous, this day will not frighten them, and it will pass like their

performance of the Zuhr prayer.









> Intercession (Shafa’ah): There is a special intercession besought by Prophet

Muhammad (#@) for all creatures, wherein he will intercede for the removing of

this great tribulation from all people and to let the accountability begin. There will

be other forms of intercession besought by others of creation, such as the prophets,

for removing believers from Hellfire and to raise their levels in Paradise.




>» Accountability (Hisaab): The people will be presented before their Lord in

groups for their deeds to be seen by all and to be questioned. They will also be

questioned about their lives, their youth, their wealth, their knowledge and their

responsibilities, the blessings they received, their faculties of seeing, hearing and

intelligence (how each was utilized and expended). The disbelievers and hypocrites

will be taken to account in the view of all creation to reprimand them, to prove their

guilt, and for people, the earth, the days, the nights, wealth, the angels and their own

limbs stand witness against them.




They will admit their sins and acknowledge them.

As for the believer, each will be given a private session wherein they will admit

their sins to Allah, until, when they think that they will be destroyed, it will be said

to them, ‘I hid them for you in the world and I will forgive them for you today.’

The first people to be taken to account will be the followers of Muhammad (pbuh).

The first deeds of worship taken into account are the obligatory prayers.



The first

disputes to be settled will be those which involve the spillage of blood.

>» The Spreading of the Scrolls of Deeds: The scrolls which recorded each

person’s deeds will then be spread. These will be records “wherein no great or

small deed will be left unaccounted”. The believer will be given the record in his

right hand, whereas the disbelievers and hypocrites will be given theirs in their left

hands and behind their backs.




>» The Weighing Scale (Meezan): The deeds will be weighed on a scale in order for

each to be rewarded accordingly. This scale is a real instrument of measuring with

two hands, wherein the deeds that were sincerely done for Allah and according to

the legislations of Islam will be made heavy. Some of the deeds that will be given

even greater weight are saying laa ilaaha ill-Allah (there is nothing rightfully

worshipped except Allah), good character, remembrance of Allah, like the saying of

‘Al-Hamdu lillah’ (all praise be to Allah), ‘Subhaan-Allahi wa bi hamdih (Glory be

to Allah and all praise to him) and the saying of “Subhaan-Allahil-Azeem (Glory be

to Allah the Magnificent). Allah will give and take some people’s good and evil

deeds for others for the evil they did in their lives.




> The Reservoir (Haud): The believers will then come upon a reservoir of liquid.

Whoever drinks of it will never suffer thirst thereafter. For every Prophet there is a

special reservoir, and the greatest is for the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Its water is

whiter than milk, sweeter than honey, and more aromatic than musk. Its vessels are

of gold and silver, the number of which is like the number of the stars; its length 1s

the distance of Jerusalem in Palestine to Aden of Yemen. The water of this

reservoir springs from the river of Paradise called “Al-Kauthar.”










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Muhammad Farhat is a native speaker of Arabic and a graduate of Al-Azhar University in Egypt with a Bachelor of Simultaneous Interpretation (English-Arabic) from its Faculty of Languages & Translation. He has memorized the entire Qur’an in accord with a detailed understanding of the Tajweed rules and traditional Qur’an recitation. Furthermore, he has a certificate (Ijaza) in [reading & teaching] the Holy Quran as narrated by Hafs from Asim, with its Isnâd traced back to Prophet Muhammad (ú). Muhammad serves as a tutor for the online Firdaws Academy for English language teaching of the Qur’an, Arabic language and Islamic Studies.

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