Be fearful of a day when you shall return to Allah

Allah Almighty says;

On the Day when every soul will come pleading for itself, and every soul will be paid in full for what it has done, and they will not be wronged. An-Nahl:111

Allah is here giving us a glimpse of the unseen, there are many things which will happen on that day and this is one of them.

Ibn Abbas said:

While Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) stood up to deliver a sermon, he said: O people, Allah would make you assemble barefooted, naked and uncircumcised (and then recited the words of the Qur’an): ‘As We created you for the first time, We shall repeat it. (It is) a promise (binding) upon us.

Aisha narrated Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said,

People will be gathered barefooted, naked, and uncircumcised.’ I said, ‘O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Will the men and the women look at each other?’ He said, ‘The situation will be too hard for them to pay attention to that. (Bukhari)

Every soul will plead for itself without a single thought for anyone else, even the Prophets and Messengers, and everyone will say ‘myself, myself’ except the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who will be saying ‘My Ummah! My Ummah!’ He (peace and blessings be upon him) is the best creation of Allah.

In another verse, Allah Almighty says;

You have come to Us individually, just as We created you the first time, leaving behind you everything We gave you. We do not see with you your intercessors—those you claimed were your partners. The link between you is cut, and what you had asserted has failed you. Al-An’am:94

Every single one of us will talk to Allah one to one without a translator and we will not be wronged.

There is none of you but Allah Almighty will speak to him. There is no translator between him and Allah Almighty. (Bukhari and Muslim)

Nothing will be missing – every atom of good and evil. Whether anyone believes or not, they will come without their status, connections or wealth, just their deeds.

We need to prepare for that Day.

Be fearful of a day when you shall return to Allah and you will receive your reward fully for what you have done and you won’t be wronged Al-Baqarah:281

It is time to increase our closeness, goodness and reward.

We ask Allah to enable us to be closer to Him and accept our good deeds and forgive our bad deeds. Ameen.

Shaykh Haytham Tamim

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Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001.His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College).He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.