Be prepared to meet Allah

 

Allah Almighty says ;

“Indeed, those who do not expect the meeting with Us and are satisfied with the life of this world and feel secure therein and those who are heedless of Our signs. For those their refuge will be the fire because of what they used to earn.” Yunus 7-8

In these verses Allah Almighty is addressing those who deny the akhirah and keep saying there is only the dunya and we have to satisfy our desires in the dunya and that’s it.

Others believe in the afterlife but they are so smitten by the dunya for them it is as if they have no akhirah.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:

“Whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allah, Allah hates to meet him.” (Bukhari)

But the people described in the ayah above are the opposite. They hate to meet Allah and Allah hates to meet them. Yet ultimately they will meet Allah. This is going to be very problematic for them when it happens.

We have a group who do not want to meet their Lord and a group who are longing to meet Him as Allah Almighty says ;

“Who are certain that they will meet their Lord and that they will return to Him.” Al-Baqarah: 46

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:

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

These people:

  1. Do not hope to meet Allah
  2. Are consumed by the dunya to the extent they have forgotten the akhirah
  3. Are uninterested in the revelation

One of these is bad enough, but all three is a disaster.

We too have been consumed by dunya, but the lockdown has forced us to think beyond the dunya and think about the akhirah.

The fact that we have lost many loved ones among us has forced us to think of our mortality. May Allah grant them jannah and have mercy on us all. 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.