Qiyamah_The signs,Death & Grave Info

There is no death in Jannah nor in Jahannam; So get ready to rejoice in eternal bliss or prepare for a never-ending TORMENT.
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CALLING THE PEOPLE BY THEIR FATHER'S NAME (ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION).     

Narrated Ibn 'Umar (رضي الله عنه ): The Prophet  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said , "For every betrayer (Perfidious person), a flag will be raised on the Day of Resurrection, and it will be announced (publicly), 'This is the betrayal (perfidy) of so-and-so , the son of so-and-son.'"                                           
SAHIH AL BUKHARI Volume 8 hadith no 6177 page no 114.

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To Allah belongeth the Mystery of the heavens and the earth. And the matter of the Hour (of Judgment) is as the twinkling of an eye, or even quicker: for Allah hath power over all things.
sura AN NAHL chapter 16 verse 77
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تَحِيَّتُهُمْ يَوْمَ يَلْقَوْنَهُ سَلَامٌ ۚ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمْ أَجْرًا كَرِيمًا
Their greeting the Day they meet Him will be, “Peace.” And He has prepared for them a noble reward. (Quran 33:44)

"As you walk in the night and day, your age decreases and your deeds are recorded, and death will come suddenly
~Ibn Mas'ud (رضي الله عنه  )

 Hasan Basri, says the world is bridge to cross but not to build on -

Ibn Mas`ud reported رضي الله عنه  : Messenger of ALLAH ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  ) said, “Jannah is nearer to you than your shoelace, and so is the (Hell) Fire”.
[Al-Bukhari]
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50 Signs Before the Day of Judgement
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Past
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1. Miracle performed by Muhammad (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) •——• Splitting of the Moon.

2. The departing(makin pardah of dunya) of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

3. A form of death which will kill thousands of Muslims. (Understood to refer to the plague of Amwas during the caliphate of ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab.)

4. A major fighting in Madinah (understood to refer to the battle of al-Harrah during the caliphate of Yazid, 63 AH).

5. The Muslim conquest of Jerusalem.

6. The Muslim conquest of Constantinople.

7. Two large groups of Muslims will fight in war.

8. A war between the Muslims and a reddish people with small eyes, wearing sandals made of hair (understood to refer to the Mongol Tatar invasion of the Islamic lands.)

9. A peace agreement between the Muslims and non-Muslims from the yellow race (Chinese, Mongols, etc.)

10. Thirty impostors (dajjal) will appear, each thinking he is a prophet.


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11. Naked, destitute, barefoot shepherds will compete in building tall buildings.

12. The slave-woman will give birth to her master or mistress.

13. A trial (fitnah) which will enter every Arab household.

14. Knowledge will be taken away (by the death of people of knowledge), and ignorance will prevail.

15. Wine (intoxicants, alcohol) will be drunk in great quantities.

16. Illegal sexual intercourse will become widespread.

17. Earthquakes will increase.

18. Time will pass more quickly.

19. Tribulations (fitnah) will prevail.

20. Bloodshed will increase.

21. A man will pass by the grave of another and wish he was in the latter’s place.

22. Trustworthiness will be lost, i.e. when authority is given to those who do not deserve it.

23. People will gather for prayer, but will be unable to find an imam to lead them.

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24. The number of men will decrease, whilst the number of women will increase, until for every man there are 50 women.

25. The Euphrates will reveal a treasure of gold, and many will die fighting over it, each one hoping to be the one who gains the treasure.

26. The Romans (Europeans) will come to a place called A’maq or Wabiq, and an army of the best people will go forth from Madinah to face them.

27. The Muslim conquest of Rome.

28. The Imaam Mahdi (guided one/ Wali of اللَّهُ ) will appear, and be the Imam of the Muslims.

29. Hazrat Isa عليه السلام  will descend in Damascus, and pray behind the Mahdi.

30.Hazrat Isa عليه السلام  will break the cross and kill the swine, i.e. destroy the false christianity.

31. The Antichrist (al-masih al-dajjal, the false christ) will appear, with all his tools of deception, and be an immense trial. He will be followed by 70,000 Jews from Isfahan (present-day Iran).

32. The appearance of tribes of Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog), and the associated tribulations.

33. The emergence of the Beast from the Earth, carrying the Staff of Moses and the Seal of Solomon, who will speak to the people, telling them they did not believe with certainty in the Divine Signs.

34. A major war between the Muslims (including Jews and Christians who truly believe in Jesus after his return) led by the Imam Mahdi, and the Jews plus other non-Muslims led by the Antichrist.
35. Hazrat Isa عليه السلام will kill the Antichrist at the gate of Ludd (Lod in present-day Israel, site of an airport and a major Israeli military base).

36. A time of great peace and serenity during and after the remaining lifetime of Jesus.

37. Wealth will come so abundant that it will become difficult to find someone to accept charity.

38. Arabia will become a land of gardens and rivers.

39. Society will then decay.

40. The buttocks of the women of the tribe of Daws will again sway in circumambulation (tawaf) around the idol Dhul-Khulsah.

41. A great fire in the Hijaz, seen by the inhabitants of Busra.

42. Three major armies will sink into the earth: one in the east, one in the west, one in Arabia.

43. An Abyssinian leader with thin shins will destroy the Ka’bah.

44. The huge cloud of smoke.

45. The sun will rise from the west (its place of setting).

46. A gentle wind which will take the souls of the believers.

47. There is no-one left on the earth saying, "Allah, Allah" or "There is no god except Allah."

48. Eventually the Day of Judgment is established upon the worst of the people, who copulate like donkeys in public.

49. The blowing in the Trumpet by the Angel Israfil, upon which everyone will faint except as Allah wills.

50. The second blowing in the Trumpet, upon which everyone will be resurrected.

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Allah says: ► "Verily the Hour is coming― My design is to keep it hidden― for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavour.
sura TAHA chapter 20 verse 15

Allah says: ► And verily the Hour will come: there can be no doubt about it, or about (the fact) that Allah will raise up all who are in the graves.
sura AL HAJJ chapter 22 verse 7

Allah says: ► Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone). It is He Who sends down rain, and He Who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does anyone know what it is that he will earn on the morrow: nor does anyone know in what land he is to die. Verily with Allah is full knowledge and He is acquainted (with all things).
sura LUQMAN chapter 31 verse 34

Allah says: ► To every people is a term appointed: when their term is reached not an hour can they cause delay, nor (an hour) can they advance (it in anticipation).
sura AL ARAF chapter 7 verse 34

Allah says: ► We created not the heavens, the earth, and all between them, but for just ends. And the Hour is surely coming (when this will be manifest). So overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.
sura AL HIJR chapter 15 verse 85

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Signs Of End Time From Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)

Narrated Abu Huraira رضي الله عنه :
Nabie صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said,

"The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till your wealth increases so much so that one will be worried, for no one will accept his Zakat and the person to whom he will give it will reply, 'I am not in need of it.' "  

(Sahih Bukhari Book #24, Hadith #493)

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet Muhammad [Peace Be Upon HIM] said, "Time will pass rapidly, good deeds will decrease, miserliness will be thrown (in the hearts of the people) afflictions will appear and there will be much 'Al-Harj." They said, "O Allah's Apostle! What is "Al-Harj?" He said, "Killing! Killing!"

[Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 88 :: Hadith 183]

THE RISING OF THE SUN FROM THE WEST.

Narrated Abu Hurairah( رضي الله عنه ): ALLAH'S Messenger  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said,"The Hour will not be established till the sun rises from the west, and when it rises( from the west) and people see it, then all of them will believe (in Allah).But that will be the time when, '....No good it will do to a person to believe then if he believed not before.'(V.6:158)

The hour will be established(so suddenly) that two persons spreading a garment between them will not be able to finish their bargain,nor will they be able to fold it up.The Hour will be established while a man is carrying the milk of his she-camel, but cannot drink it;and the Hour will be established when someone is not able to prepare the tank to water his livestock from it;and the hour will be established when some of you has raised his food to his mouth but cannot eat it."

SAHIH AL BUKHARI Volume 8 hadith no 6506 page no 277
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What is your say::::: are these not what we are experiencing??
Subhana'Allah!!! May Allah Forgive Us All. Aameen

Reported by Abu Huraira (رضي الله عنه ): Allah's Apostle (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said, "When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour." It was asked, "How will honesty be lost, O Allah's Apostle?" He (peace be upon him) said, "When authority is given to those who do not deserve it, then wait for the Hour.”
[Bukhari]
 
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Reported by Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (رضي الله عنه): Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said, "How can I feel at ease when the Angel of the Trumpet, (Israfil) has put his lips to the Trumpet and is waiting for the order to blow it". He (peace be upon him) perceived as if this had shocked his Companions, so he (peace be upon him) told them to seek comfort through reciting: `Hasbunallah wa ni`mal-Wakil [Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of  affairs (for us)]".
[At-Tirmidhi]
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No Escape From Death
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» Call ALLAH before He Calls You!
» Pray before you are Prayed upon!
» Remember Death before Death remembers You!
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 Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said:
 "Giving something to a poor person with one's own hand saves one from a bad death." (Tabarani)"

Umm ul-Mu’minīn Sayyidāh 'Aisha radiyAllāhu 'anha said,
‘O Messenger of Allah sal Allahu `alayhi wa sallam! Shall anyone be resurrected alongside the martyrs?’ ‘Yes,’ he replied. ‘He who recalls death twenty times in one day and night.’
~Recorded by Tabaranī
 

 
 كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ
EVERY SOUL SHALL TASTE DEATH
 
وَاعْبُدْ رَبَّكَ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَكَ الْيَقِينُ
“And worship your Lord until the certainty (i.e. death) comes to you.” (Soorah al-Hijr)
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Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتعال ) made Prophet Solomon / Sulaiman (عليه السلام ) King of a vast kingdom, which included His entire creation. The Jinn and men obeyed his will and even the birds adhered to his commands, to the extent of using their wings to provide shelter for him. He was also given many other powers such as being able to talk to animals and control the wind so that it could carry him wherever he wished to go. Prophet Sulaiman (عليه السلام ) was blessed with an extraordinary power of perception and intelligence.

It is narrated that one day, a man entered the court of Prophet Sulaiman (عليه السلام ), looked around at all the people and went out again. When the court adjourned, one of the people present approached Prophet Sulaiman (عليه السلام ) and asked him whether he knew this strange man.

"The person you saw was the angel of death (Izrael)" replied Prophet Sulaiman (عليه السلام ). The man was taken aback and looked worried.

"Why was he staring at me as though he wanted to take my soul?" he asked.

"What do you want me to do?" enquired Prophet Sulaiman (عليه السلام ).

"O Sulaiman!" exclaimed the man."You have power over the wind. Command it to transport me to the land of Hind (India)."

As the man was a believer, Prophet Sulaiman (عليه السلام ) agreed and granted his wish.

A few days later, Prophet Sulaiman (عليه السلام ) saw the angel of death again. He asked him why he had been staring at the man so intently on that particular day.

"O Sulaiman!" replied the angel of death. "Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتعال ) commanded me to take the soul of that man on the soil of Hind. When I saw him sitting in your court, I could not understand how I could carry out Allah's order. Nevertheless, as it was a divine command, I left for Hind and fortunately found the man there. I took his soul as Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتعال ) had commanded."

There is nothing more certain than death. It is a reality, which nobody can escape from.

Allah says: ► "Wherever ye are, death will find you out, even if ye are in towers built up strong and high!" If some good befalls them they say "This is from Allah"; but if evil, they say "This is from you" (O Prophet). Say: "All things are from Allah. But what hath come to these people, that they fail to understand a single fact?
sura AN NISA chapter 4 verse 78

Allah says:► Say: "The Angel of Death, put incharge of you, will (duly) take your souls: then shall ye be brought back to your Lord."
sura AS SAJDA chapter 32 verse 11

Allah says: ► Say: The Death from which ye flee will truly overtake you: then will ye be sent back to the Knower of things secret and open: and He will tell you (the truth of) the things that ye did!"
sura AL JUMUA chapter 62 verse 8

Allah says: ► Say: "Running away will not profit you if ye are running away from death or slaughter; and even if (ye do escape), no more than a brief (respite) will ye be allowed to enjoy!"
sura AL AHZAB chapter 33 verse 16

Allah says: ► He is the Irresistible (watching) from above over his worshippers, and He sets guardians over you. At length, when death approaches one of you, Our angels take his soul, and they never fail in their duty.
sura AL ANAAM chapter 6 verse 61

Allah says: ► Every soul shall have a taste of death: then to US who shall be returned
sura AL ANKABOOT chapter 29 verse 57
Allah says: ► Every soul shall have a taste of death: and only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): for the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception.
sura AL~E~IMRAN chapter 3 verse 185

Any breath that a man breathes is a step towards death. You are the game that death hunts. If you stand still it will seize (catch) you. If you ran (flee) away it will overtake you.

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 ... indeed Allah has chosen for you this religion, so do not die except while you are Muslim" (2:132)
Ibrahim's (as) words in Quran.
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THE GRAVE
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The grave is a very detailed topic and very important topic to be discussed
We should think of death 25times a day:
Here is some ahadith on the topic in detail  ان شاء الله :

Here is a list of some of the Punishments of the Grave.
 
The following punishments are taken from a lengthy Hadith in Al-Bukhari.For the one who uses his eyes or mouth for evil:In the Grave the Prophet Muhammad (salla Allaahu 'alayhi wa salaam) saw a man standing over another man carrying a large Iron hook. He stuck the hook into his mouth and ripped his mouth open down to his neck. His cheeks tore off from the force. He then stuck the hook into his eyes and ripped down his face until his neck. He then stuck the hook into his nose and then ripped down his face until his neck. He screamed a terrible scream each time the hook was inserted. When he was done, the one who was tortured, his face was returned to his original state. The punishment was repeated and will be repeated till the Day of Judgment.The one who learnt Quran but then ignored it and for the one who oversleeps the Prayers (eg Fajr).He will have his head smashed open with a solid rock until the day of judgment. Some narration also state that his body shall also be smashed.The one who consumes Usury (Interest).He will swim in a river of blood or boiling tar and every time he wants to get out, a person at the bank will smash a rock into his mouth, crushing his teeth etc. The person will fall back into the river and the process will continue.The adulterer or adulteress.These people will be in a clay lined pit and shall be burned from beneath. The force and heat of the fire will force them up the walls of the pit but they shall never come out as Allah wills. Their bodies will be roasted. In another narration it states that at the same time, they will be stoned with rocks of fire.The following punishment is from Sunan Abu Dawud: Hadith No.4860 and also "Sahih al-Ja'mi" 2/926:The Backbiter:They will have nails of copper that will scratch at their faces till the Day of Judgment. Their copper nails will rip their skins and their eyes and the insides of their mouths until their is nothing left.Then two [severe] angels shall come and [terrify him and] sit him up next to them and shall ask him: "Who is your Lord?". He shall reply "My Lord is Allah". Then they shall ask him: "What is your religion?". He shall answer them: "My religion is Islam". Then they shall ask him "Who is this man who was sent among you?". He will reply "He is Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him". Then they shall ask him "What have you done?". He shall reply: "I read the book of Allah, then I believed in it and accepted it". The angel will terrify him and ask him "Who is your Lord?", "What is your religion?" "Who is your prophet?", and this will be the last trial on earth for the believer, it is then when Allah says : "Allah will establish in strength those who believe with the word that stands firm in this world", so he will answer my Lord is Allah, my religion is Islam and my Prophet is Mohammad salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam. Then a caller will call from the sky: "My slave has spoken the truth, so spread out for him from the heaven, and clothe him from the heaven, and open a door for him from the heaven (within his grave)", so it's goodness and its smell will come unto him, then his grave will be expanded for him as far as he can see Then a man will come to him. His face will be handsome, and his clothes will be handsome, and his smell will be sweet. Then he shall say unto him: I bring you glade tidings of that which will make you happy [Rejoice with a pleasure of Allah and delights that endure]. This is the day that you were promised (46:16). Then he will say [and may Allah give you glad tiding] "who are you?, for your face is the face of someone who
comes with good news". He shall reply: "I am your good deeds, [by Allah, I did not know of you but that you were quick to the obedience of Allah and slow to His disobedience, so may Allah reward you good]". Then he shall say: "My Lord bring the hour so that I might return to my family and my wealth (Prophet Muhammad) said : verily he will hear the footsteps of his friends who buried him when they leave him]. Then two harsh severe and fearsome angels shall come and [terrify him and] sit him up and shall ask him: "Who is your Lord?". He shall reply "Huh?, Huh (this is an expression of sorrow), I don't know". Then they shall ask him: "What is your religion?". He shall answer them: "Huh?, Huh?, I don't know". Then they shall ask him "Who is this man who was sent among you?". He will reply "Huh?, Huh?, I don't know [I heard people saying that!]". He (Prophet Muhammad salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said "And then will be said to him don't ever know and don't ever recite!"].
 
Then a caller will call from the sky: "My slave has spoken falsely, so spread out for him from the hell fire, and open a door for him from the hell fire (within his grave)", so its heat and hot wind will come unto him, then his grave will be contracted upon him until his limbs are caught up among one another. Then a man will come to him. His face will be ugly, and his clothes will be ugly, and his smell will be vile. Then he shall say unto him: I bring you tidings of that which will harm you. This is the day that you were promised (70:44). Then he will say [and you, may Allah give you bad tiding] "who are you?, for your face is the face of someone who comes with evil". He shall reply: "I am your evil deeds [by Allah, I did not know of you but that you were quick to the
disobedience of Allah and slow to His obedience, so may Allah reward you bad, and then will be assigned to him a blind, deaf and mute person who
holds in his hand a hammer, if a mountain is hit with it, it would disintegrate, and he will beat him with it until he becomes dust, and then Allah will render him to his initial form, and he will beat him again, and he (the wicked) will cry of sorrow and pain a cry that will be heard by all creatures except humans and jinn, and a door of hell will be opened
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TO SEEK REFUGE WITH ALLAH FROM THE PUNISHMENT IN THE GRAVE.

Narrated Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه ): ALLAH'S Messenger  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ used to invoke(Allah): "Allahumma inni a'udhu bika min 'adhabil-qabr,wa min 'adhabin-nar,wa min fitnatil-mahya wal-mamat wa min fitnatil-masih Ad-Dajjal.

( O ALLAH! I seek refuge with you from the punishment in the grave, ∕̴Ɩηϑ  from the punishment in the hell-fire, ∕̴Ɩηϑ  from the fitnah of life  ∕̴Ɩηϑ  death,  ∕̴Ɩηϑ  the fitnah(trial  ∕̴Ɩηϑ  the affliction)of al Masish Ad-Dajjal.".

 SAHIH AL BUKHARI volume 2 page no 264
similar naration:
Narrated 'Aisha Siddiqah رضي الله عنها :
Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ used to invoke Allah in the prayer saying

"Allahumma inni a'udhu bika min adhabil-qabri, wa a'udhu bika min fitnatil-masihid-dajjal, wa a'udhu bika min fitnatil-mahya wa fitnatil-mamati.

Allahumma inni a'udhu bika minal-ma thami wal-maghrami.

(O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the punishment of the grave and from the afflictions of Masi,h Ad-Dajjal and from the afflictions of life and death.

O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the sins and from being in debt)."

Somebody said to him, "Why do you so frequently seek refuge with Allah from being in debt?"

Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ replied, "A person in debt tells lies whenever he speaks, and breaks promises whenever he makes (them)."

Aisha Siddiqah رضي الله عنها also narrated: I heard Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ in his prayer seeking refuge with Allah from the afflictions of Ad-dajjal.  

(Sahih Bukhari Book #12, Hadith #795)

Before death takes away what you are given, give away what there is to give. ~Rumi


Dear ummati try to picture this:
We live on this earth like a traveler not more than 70 to 80 years- but how long will we be in da qabr? Till qiyamat! Are we preparing for final resting abode?
Above is only glimpse of the terrror if WE Don't prepare
NOW we should repent and turn to  اللَّهُ and beg his mercy!
And change our lives  ان شاء الله !
Start with صلاة/namaaz as that the 1st thing we will be questioned on qiyamah! reading namaaz on time is important!
سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ سُبْحَانَ اللّهِ الْعَظِيمِ

TO SEEK REFUGE WITH ALLAH FROM THE PUNISHMENT IN THE GRAVE
 Narrated Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه ): ALLAH'S Messenger  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ used to invoke(Allah): "Allahumma inni a'udhu bika min 'adhabil-qabr,wa min 'adhabin-nar,wa min fitnatil-mahya wal-mamat wa min fitnatil-masih Ad-Dajjal.                         
 ( O ALLAH! I seek refuge with you from the punishment in the grave, ∕̴Ɩηϑ  from the punishment in the hell-fire, ∕̴Ɩηϑ  from the fitnah of life  ∕̴Ɩηϑ  death,  ∕̴Ɩηϑ  the fitnah(trial  ∕̴Ɩηϑ  the affliction)of al Masish Ad-Dajjal."
 SAHIH AL BUKHARI volume 2 page no 264 _
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Hadith on pul Sirat:

a) Sahih Bukhari-Volume 8, Book 76, Number 577:
Narrated Abu Huraira رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه :
....Then a bridge will be laid over the (Hell) Fire." Allah's Apostle added, "I will be the first to cross it. And the invocation of the Apostles on that Day, will be 'Allahukka Sallim, Sallim (O Allah, save us, save us!),' and over that bridge there will be hooks similar to the thorns of As Sa'dan (a thorny tree). Didn't you see the thorns of As-Sa'dan?" The companions said, "Yes, O Allah's Apostle." He added, "So the hooks over that bridge will be like the thorns of As-Sadan except that their greatness in size is only known to Allah. These hooks will snatch the people according to their deeds. Some people will be ruined because of their evil deeds, and some will be cut into pieces and fall down in Hell, but will be saved afterwards, when Allah has finished the judgments among His slaves, and intends to take out of the Fire whoever He wishes ....

b) Sahih Bukhari-Volume 9, Book 93, Number 532B:
Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه :
..... Then the bridge will be laid across Hell." We, the companions of the Prophet said, "O Allah's Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم  ! What is the bridge?'

He said, "It is a slippery (bridge) on which there are clamps and (Hooks like) a thorny seed that is wide at one side and narrow at the other and has thorns with bent ends. Such a thorny seed is found in Najd and is called As-Sa'dan. Some of the believers will cross the bridge as quickly as the wink of an eye, some others as quick as lightning, a strong wind, fast horses or she-camels. So some will be safe without any harm; some will be safe after receiving some scratches, and some will fall down into Hell (Fire). The last person will cross by being dragged (over the bridge)." .....

c) Sahih Muslim-Book 001, Number 0353:
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Sa'id al-Khudri:رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه  ......Abu Sa'I'd رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه  said: I have come to know that the bridge would be thinner even than the hair and sharper than the sword; ......

d) Sahih Muslim - Book 031, Number 6090:
Umm Mubashshir رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه  reported that she heard Allah's Apostle ( صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم ) as saying in presence of Hafsa: God/Allah willing, the people of the Tree would never enter the fire of Hell one amongst those who owed allegiance under that. She said: Allah's Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم  , why not? He scolded her. Hafsa (ra) said: And there is none amongst you but shall have to pass over that (narrow Bridge). Thereupon Allah's Apostle ( صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم ) said: Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, has said: "But We shall save those who guarded against evil, and We shall leave the wrong-doers therein, (humbled) to their knees."(19:72)
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EVERYONE HAS TO PASS OVER THIS BRIDGE!!!

The bridge over hellfire is a 3000 year journey. Everyone - Muslim, non-Muslim, pious, impious - will HAVE to cross it. However, when the pious cross over it, it will yell "Please make quick. Your piety is extinguishing my fire". The pious will then cross it like the speed of lightning.

Are you prepared for this journey?
- Pul Sirat aur iske Marahil by مولانا MH Muawiah, page 640.
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On The Day Of Judgment (Qiyamah)
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Whatever you would like to accompany you in the Hereafter, plant it today, and whatever you hate to accompany you in the Hereafter, then abandon it today.”

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
O men, seek protection with your Lord and fear the Day when neither will the father be of any avail to his son, nor will the son be of any avail to his father. ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH)'S promise is surely true. So let not worldly life beguile you, nor let the Deceiver deceive you concerning ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH). (Surah 31, Verse 33)

 Consider the people and events that shape your life. You are working hard to get somewhere, trying to find your place in the struggle for a good life. You are very attentive to some matters and reflect deeply upon them. At the same time, you carefully avoid thinking about other matters and, as it happens, many people close to you do the same. Everyone knows what subjects to avoid in conversation and thought. Death is one of these, perhaps the most important one. For them, death is an "end" to which there is no solution.

The Day of Judgment, which will bring "death" to the universe just like the death of people, is a matter that most people do not like to think about; rather, they consider it as a remote and distant matter. Most of them have a vague idea of what will happen on that Day, but since the thought of it scares them, most people are inclined to forget about it. Rather than facing up to it, they just get on with their lives instead.

Allah says: ► And what will explain to thee what the Day of Judgment is? Again what will explain to thee what the Day of Judgment is? (It will be) the Day when no soul shall have power (to do) aught for another: for the Command, that Day, will be (wholly) with Allah.
sura AL INFITAR chapter 82 verse 17-19


Allah says: ► No just estimate have they made of Allah, such as is due to Him: on the Day of Judgement the whole of the earth will be but His handful, and the heavens will be rolled up in His right hand: glory to Him! High is He above the Partners they attribute to Him! The Trumpet will (just) be sounded, when all that are in the heavens and on earth will swoon, except such as it will please Allah (to exempt). Then will a second one be sounded, when, behold they will be standing and looking on! And the Earth will shine with the glory of its Lord: the Record (of Deeds) will be placed (open); the prophets and the witnesses will be brought forward: and a just decision pronounced between them; and they will not be wronged (in the least). And to every soul will be paid in full (the fruit) of its deeds; and (Allah) knoweth best all that they do.
The Unbelievers will be led to Hell in crowds; until, when they arrive there, its gates will be opened and its Keepers will say "Did not messengers come to you from among yourselves rehearsing to you the Signs of your Lord, and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" The answer will be: "True: but the Decree of Punishment has been proved true against the Unbelievers!" (To them) will be said: "Enter ye the gates of Hell, to dwell therein: and evil is (this) abode of the arrogant!" And those who feared their Lord will be led to the Garden in crowds: until behold, they arrive there; its gates will be opened: and its Keepers will say: "Peace be upon you! Well have ye done! Enter ye here, to dwell therein." They will say: "Praise be to Allah, Who has truly fulfilled His promise to us, and has given us (this) land in heritage: we can dwell in the Garden as we will: how excellent a reward for those who work (righteousness)!" And thou wilt see the angels surrounding the Throne (Divine) on all sides, singing Glory and Praise of their Lord. The Decision between them (at Judgment) will be in (perfect) justice. And the cry (on all sides) will be "Praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds!"
sura AZ ZUMAR chapter 39 verse 67-75

Allah says: ► I do call to witness the Resurrection Day; And I do call to witness the self-reproaching spirit; (Eschew Evil). Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones? Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order the very tips of his fingers. But man wishes to do wrong (even) in the time in front of him. He questions: "When is the Day of Resurrection?" At length, when the Sight is dazed, And the moon is buried in darkness. And the sun and moon are joined together― That Day will Man say "Where is the refuge?" By no means! no place of safety! Before thy Lord (alone), that Day will be the place of rest. That Day will man be told (all) that he put forward, and all that he put back. Nay, man will be evidence against himself. Even though he were to put up his excuses. Move not thy tongue concerning the (Qur'an) to make haste therewith. It is for Us to collect it and to promulgate it: But when We have promulgated it, follow thou its recital (as promulgated): Nay more, it is for Us to explain it (and make it clear): Nay, (ye men!) but ye love the fleeting life, And leave alone the Hereafter.
Some faces, that Day, will beam (in brightness and beauty)― Looking towards their Lord; And some faces, that Day, will be sad and dismal, In the thought that some back-breaking calamity was about to be inflicted on them; Yea, when (the soul) reaches to the collar-bone (in its exit) And there will be a cry: "Who is a magician (to restore him)?" And he will conclude that it was (the Time) of Parting; And one leg will be joined with another: That Day the Drive will be (all) to thy Lord! So he gave nothing in charity nor did he pray! But on the contrary, he rejected Truth and turned away! Then did he stalk to his family in full conceit! Woe to thee, (O man!) yea, woe! Again woe to thee, (O man!) yea, woe! Does Man think that he will be left uncontrolled, (without purpose)? Was he not a drop of sperm emitted (in lowly form)? Then did he become a clining clot; then did (Allah) make and fashion (him) in due proportion. And of him He made two sexes, male and female. Has not He, (the same) the power to give life to the dead?
sura AL QIYAMAH chapter 75 verse 1-40

ALLAH'S Messenger  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said:
Recite Tasbeeh (Subhanallah), Takbeer (Allahu-akbar) and Tahleel (Lailaha Illalla.hu) regularly and count them on your fingers for these fingers shall be questioned on the Day of Qiyamat. (Tirmidhi)

THE DESCRIPTION OF THE DAY OF RESURRECTION,MAY ALLAH SAVE US FROM ITS TERRORS.

Narrated Abu Huraira رضي الله عنه :
Nabie صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said,

"The people will sweat so profusely on the Day of Resurrection that their sweat will sink seventy cubits deep into the earth, and it will rise up till it reaches the people's mouths and ears."  
(Sahih Bukhari Book #76, Hadith #539)

It was narrated from Ibn 'Umar that the Prophet  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said:"The day when (all) mankind will stand before the Lord of the 'Alamin (all that exist)." Until one of them will be submerged in his own sweat halfway up his ears."
SAHIH MUSLIM Volume 7 hadith no 7203 page no 254.

THE RESURRECTION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE EARTH ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION

It was narrated that Sahl bin Sa'd (رضي الله عنه ) said : " The Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said : 'On the Day of Resurrection, the people will be gathered on an earth that is white with a reddish tinge,like a loaf of pure-wheat flatbread, on which there is no landmark for anyone."

It was narrated that 'Aishah( رضي الله عنها )said: "I asked the Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ about the verse: 'On the day when the earth will be changed to another earth and so will be the heavens.....(Surah Ibrahim 14:48). - Where will the people be on the Day,O Messenger of ALLAH?" He said : " On the Sirat."

SAHIH MUSLIM Volume 7 hadith no 7055,7056.

Reported by Abu Qatadah (رضي الله عنه): The Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said, "He who likes Allah to deliver him from the calamities of the Day of Resurrection, let him either give respite to a debtor or grant him remission (of loans) in straitened circumstances.''
[Muslim]

The purpose here is to warn you of .a Day on which you will meet whatever happens, and to guide you to safety and the eternal life in Paradise. The reality of this Day's mind-blowing events is an important factor in driving people to reflect upon it.

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Sura Hashr 59 Ayaat 24

It is Allah only, Who is the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer of all – His only are all the good names; all whatever is in the heavens and in the earth proclaims His Purity; and He only is the Most Honourable, the Wise.
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HADITH:

Narrated by Abu Huraira ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ
The Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم said :

"Time will pass rapidly, good deeds will decrease, miserliness will be thrown (in the hearts of the people) afflictions will appear and there will be
much 'Al-Harj."
They said, "O Allah's Apostle! What is "Al-Harj?"
He said :
"Killing! Killing!"
(The above hadith is referring to the end of times )
Volume 9, Book 88, Number 183 :
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Abu Huraira رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه reported: The Prophet, صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم , said, “None will enter Paradise except he will be shown the place he would have occupied in the Hellfire if he had rejected faith, so that he may be more thankful; and none will enter the Hellfire except he will be shown the place he would have occupied in Paradise if he had faith, so that may be a cause of sorrow for him.”
(Sahih Bukhari)

Harithah ibn Wahb رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه  reported: The Messenger of Allah,  صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم , said, “He will not enter Paradise who is coarse and conceited.” Harithah said, “Coarse means rough and unkind.”
(Sunan Abu Dawud)
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Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "Seven are (the persons) whom Allah will give Shade of His Thrown on the Day when there would be no shade other than His Thrones Shade: A just ruler; a youth who grew up worshipping Allah; a man whose heart is attached to mosques; two persons who love and meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah; a man whom an extremely beautiful woman seduces (for illicit relation), but he (rejects this offer by saying): `I fear Allah; a man who gives in charity and conceals it (to such an extent) that the left hand does not know what the right has given; and a person who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes well up".[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary:
This Hadith mentions seven types of people whom Almighty Allah provides special protection or His Throne's Shade. In some Ahadith this blessing has also been promised for some noble actions over and above those which have been mentioned here. Some `Ulama' including As-Sakhkhawi and Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar have given a list of seventy such actions. Imam As-Suyuti said: 'The (present) Hadith mentions only seven qualities to bring into prominence their importance and also the importance of acting upon them'.
46/376 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)

‘By (the oath of) time. Indeed, mankind is in loss, Except for those who believe and do righteous deeds and encourage one another to truth and towards patience’

(Qur’an -Surah 103, Verse 1-3)

‘Every person sets forth in the morning as a vendor of his own soul (investing his life in a business enterprise).He either achieves its Salvation or its ruination (Some investments add value to his capital while others diminish his capital resulting in a loss)’ – (Hadith-Sahih Muslim)

Value five before five

Youth before old age-Good health before sickness-Free time before you become occupied-Wealth before poverty and Life before death.

(Hadith-Narrated by Ibn Abbas in the Mustadrak of Hakim & Musnad Imam Ahmad)

Hasan Basri (May Allah have mercy on him) used to say, ‘O Man, your life comprises of a few breaths that can be counted. With every breath drawn a part of your existence has diminished!’


Unique Aspect of Hereafter in Islam
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True wealth is not that which you've invested in Dunya, it is what which you have invested in the Aakhirah.
 

When religion is discussed, many people first consider different forms of worship. Most religions go into detail on spiritual aspects and other matters related to people's personal life like funeral after death, rites afterbirth, marriage, divorce, family affairs, living a healthy and successful life etc. The responsibilities towards our fellow human beings and the consequences of failing in that responsibility are not highlighted and a person is not made accountable for it.

This has led people to believe that they would be forgiven for any transgressions they do on other fellow human beings if they just do the spiritual aspects correctly. For example: a man who swindles public money donates gold and silver to temples and expects his sins against the society to be forgiven. Some take a dip in the holy river to wash away their sins and some confess their sins to a priest to seek forgiveness thinking this will get them the pardon from God.

Islam on responsibilities of Human Beings:

ALLAH(God) has divided the duties of human beings into:
► Duties towards God
► Duties towards fellow human beings


ALLAH(God) has made the importance of our duties towards our fellow human beings explicit in many verses.

Allah says: ► Serve Allah and join not any partners with Him: and do good― to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbours who are near neighbours who are strangers, the Companion by your side, the way-farer (ye meet) and what your right hands possess: for Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious;―
sura AN NISA chapter 4 verse 36

Allah says: ► It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces towards East or West; but it is righteousness―to believe in Allah and the Last Day and the Angels and the Book and the Messengers; to spend of your substance out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans for the needy, for the wayfarer for those who ask and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer and practise regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient in pain (or suffering) and adversity and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth the Allah-fearing.
sura AL BAQARA chapter 2 verse 177

Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ (May peace and blessing be upon him) said:
He will not enter Paradise whose neighbor is not secure from his wrongful conduct.
Sahih Muslim: Book 1: Hadith 74

Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ (May peace and blessing be upon him) said:
None can believe until he wishes good to others what he wishes for himself
Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 13

Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  (May peace and blessing be upon him) said:
He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride shall not enter Paradise. A person (amongst his hearers) said: Verily a person loves that his dress should be fine, and his shoes should be fine. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: Verily, Allah is Graceful and He loves Grace. Pride is disdain of the truth (out of self-conceit) and contempt for the people.
Sahih Muslim: Book 1: Hadith 164

When we read the verses from Quran and hadith, there can be no doubt that we have a great duty towards our fellow human beings and discharging this duty correctly is very important for our success in the Hereafter.

Accountability for our actions

Allah will question man for both his duties; however Allah will not forgive man for the shortcomings in his duties towards fellow human beings, unless the wrongdoer is first forgiven by the one/those he wronged.
This is made evident in the following ahadith:

Narrated Abu Huraira رضي الله عنه :
Nabie Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,

"Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation or anything else, he should beg him to forgive him before the Day of Resurrection when there will be no money (to compensate for wrong deeds), but if he has good deeds, those good deeds will be taken from him according to his oppression which he has done, and if he has no good deeds, the sins of the oppressed person will be loaded on him."  

(Sahih Bukhari Book #43, Hadith #629)

Prophet Muhammad (May peace and blessing be upon him) said:
Whoever has wronged his brother with regard to his honour or anything else, let him seek his forgiveness today, before there will be no dinar and no dirham [i.e., the Day of Resurrection], when if he has any good deeds (hasanaat), some of his good deeds will be taken and given to the one who was wronged, commensurate with the wrong that he did, and if he does not have any good deeds, some of the bad deeds (sayi’aat) of the one who was wronged will be taken and thrown onto him.
Sahih Bukhari # 2269

Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  (May peace and blessing be upon him) said:
Do you know who is insolvent (bankrupt)? They (the Companions of the Holy Prophet) said: An insolvent man amongst us is one who has neither dirham with him nor wealth. He (the Holy Prophet) said: The insolvent of my community would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with prayers and fasts and Zakat but (he would find himself bankrupt on that day as he would have exhausted his funds of virtues) since he hurled abuses upon others, brought calumny against others and unlawfully consumed the wealth of others and shed the blood of others and beat others, and his virtues would be credited to the account of one (who suffered at his hand). And if his good deeds fall short to clear the account, then his sins would be entered in (his account) and he would be thrown in the Hell-Fire.
Sahih Muslim: Book 32: Hadith 6251 

Abu Hurairah  رضي الله عنه  reported:
Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said,
"On the Resurrection Day, the rights will be paid to those to whom they are due so much so that a hornless sheep will be retaliated for by punishing the horned sheep which broke its horns".
[Muslim].

Commentary: This Hadith makes it abundantly clear that there will be utmost justice on the Day of Resurrection. So much so that Allah will redress even the grievance of the aggressed animals against the aggressors. Thus, this Hadith serves a severe warning for people. When animals, who are devoid of sense, will not be forgiven, how would mankind be, which is gifted with senses? The latter will not be pardoned if they are guilty of having been unjust to anyone without adequately compensating them.

Aishah  رضي الله عنه reported:
Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said,
"Whoever usurps unlawfully even a hand span of land a collar measuring seven times (this) land will be placed around his neck on the Day of Resurrection".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: This Hadith tells us that even a minor injustice to anybody in this world can cause great trouble on the Day of Resurrection.


The above ahadith clearly shows that people have to be very careful with their duties towards human beings as much as they are careful with their duties to Allah.A human being will not enter paradise just because he or she prayed and fasted, rather a person has to be good with their fellow human beings as well.

When people realize this unique aspect of Hereafter in Islam and put it into actions, it will pave way for a moral, ethical, loving and a caring society
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Summary

1. On the Day of Judgment we will be questioned and judged on both the duties namely our duties towards Allah and our duties towards our fellow human beings.

2. Allah will not forgive man for the shortcomings in his duties towards fellow human beings, unless the wrongdoer is first forgiven by the one/those he wronged.

3. Fulfilling the God given duty to treat our fellow human beings correctly will influence our destination in the Hereafter.

4. When people start to realize and diligently act on their duties towards fellow human beings, the society will be become more moral, ethical, loving and caring place to live in.
 
 
Abu Rafi' رضي الله عنه   narrates that Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ   said:

"He who bathes a dead body and concealed his faults (if any), Allah will forgive his forty major sins and one who digs a grave for his brother and he buries him, is like the one who lodged him in a place till the resurrection (i.e. he will be rewarded for lodging someone for such a long time)."
(Majma'-a-Zawaid: 114/3)
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Reported by Jabir (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "My parable and that of yours is like a man who kindled a fire. When it has illuminated all around him, the moths and grasshoppers began to fall therein. He tried to push them away, but they overcame him and jumped into it. I am catching hold of your waists ties (to save you) from fire, but you slip away from my hands".
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Narrated Ibn 'Umar (رضي الله عنه ): The Prophet  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said , "For every betrayer (Perfidious person), a flag will be raised on the Day of Resurrection, and it will be announced (publicly), 'This is the betrayal (perfidy) of so-and-so , the son of so-and-son.'"  
SAHIH AL BUKHARI Volume 8 hadith no 6177 page no 114.
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PROHIBITION OF OPPRESSION.
It was narrated that Abu 'Umar (رضي الله عنه ) said : "The Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said : 'Oppression (zulm)will be darkness(zulumat) on the Day of Resurrection."

It was narrated from Salim (رضي الله عنه ) from his father, that the Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said: "The Muslim is the brother of his fellow Muslim; he does not wrong him or let him down. The one who meets the needs of his brother, ALLAH will meet his needs.Whoever relieves a Muslim of distress, ALLAH will relieve his of distress on the Day of Resurrection.Whoever conceals (the faults of) a Muslim, ALLAH will conceal him on the Day of Resurrection."

SAHIH MUSLIM Volume 6 hadith no 6577,6578 page no 446,447.
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THE DESTRUCTION (END) OF THIS WORLD ,AND THE GATHERING ON THE DAY OF RESURRECTION.

Mustawrid(رضي الله عنه ) the brother of Banu Fihr (رضي الله عنه ), said : "The Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said : 'By ALLAH,this world in comparision to the hereafter, is like one of you dipping this'- and he pointed with his forefinger-'into the sea; let him see how much he brings back."

It was narrated that 'Aishah (رضي الله عنها ) said: "I heard the Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ say : 'The people will be gathered on the Day of Resurrection barefoot, naked and uncircumcised.' I said: 'O Messenger of ALLAH, men and woman together, looking at one another?' He said: 'O 'Aishah, the matter will be too serious for them to look at one another."

SAHIH MUSLIM Volume 7 hadith no 7197,7198 page no 251,252.
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Wise sayings of Abu Darda (Radi Allaahu Anhu) regarding life and death

Abu Darda (Radi Allaahu Anhu) said: “He who remembers death often, then his delight becomes less and his enviousness (of others) diminishes”.

Abu darda (Radi Allaahu Anhu) on his final moments said “Let man work for a demise like mine! Let man work for an hour like this! Let man work for a day like this” and he wept. His wife asked him, “do you weep even though you have accompanied the messenger of Allah? He said ”Why should I not weep, when I do not know which of my sins will bring my destruction”

Abu Darda (Radi Allaahu Anhu) said “when you remember the dead, consider yourself one of them”

Abu Darda (Radi Allaahu Anhu) said “Should I tell you about the day I will become poor? It is the day when I am lowered in my grave”

Abu Darda (Radi Allaahu Anhu) said: "Before Islam I used to be a merchant, and after the advent of Islam I was busy with commerce and worship, but it was so difficult for me to combine the two, that I renounced commerce and turned towards worship."

Abu Darda (Radi Allaahu Anhu) said: "Everyone has an imperfection of knowledge and wisdom, if his wealth increases, he becomes so happy though day and night are working hard on destroying his life-span. So what is good of a wealth that increases and a life-span that decreases?"

Abu Darda (Radi Allaahu Anhu) said: "Had it not been for three things, I would have preferred to be under the earth:
1- Brothers and friends visiting me and choosing fruitful speech.
2- To cover my face with dust in prostration to Allah.
3- To go out for Allah's Sake."

Abu Darda (Radi Allaahu Anhu) said: "I love poverty so as to be modest before my Rabb, I love death because I am longing to see the All-Mighty Allah and I love sickness so as to expiate my sins."

Umm Darda said that when a righteous man died, Abu Darda (Radi Allaahu Anhu) used to say "congratulation. I wish I was in your place". When Umm Darda asked him about it he said, "Do you not know that one starts the day while a believer and ends it while a hypocrite, thus, being rid of his faith while he is unaware? This is why I congratulate that dead man (for dying while righteous) more than I wish for him to stay alive to pray and fast"
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Living to Die or Dying to Live:

Death is a harsh and fearful reality faced by everyone who lives. No one has the power to avoid it, nor does anyone around a dying person have the ability to prevent it. It is something that happens every moment and is something encountered by the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak. They are all the same in that they have no plan, nor any means of escaping it, no means of intercession, no way to prevent it, nor to delay it.

Allâh - the Most High - says:"Say: Indeed, the death from which you flee will surely meet you, then you will be sent back to Allâh, the All-Knower of the unseen and the seen. And He will then tell you what you used to do." [Sûrah al-Jumu'ah 62:8]

"Every soul shall taste death. And We shall make a trial of you with evil and with good, and to Us will you be returned." [Sûrah al-Anbiyâ 21:34-35].

Indeed it is death which causes fear in the souls, and with it one's actions are sealed, and what comes after is even more fearful and fear-inducing. For is there a place one can flee to in order to escape from the constrictions suffered in the grave? What will our reply be when we are questioned in the grave? Indeed, not a single one of us knows where we will end up. Will it be Paradise whose width is like the heavens and the earth, or shall it be the Fire whose fuel is of men and stones?

Ibrâhîm ibn Adham said, when he was asked about the verse: "Call upon Me and I will respond to you." [Sûrah Ghâfir 40:60] They said: We call upon Allâh, but He does nor respond to us. So he said:

"You know Allâh; yet you do not obey Him.

You recite the Qur'ân; yet you do not act according to it.

You know Shaytân; yet you continue agreeing with him.

You claim to love Allâh's Messenger(Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam); yet you abandon his Sunnah (guidance and way).

You claim to love Paradise, yet you do not work for it.

You claim to fear the Fire; yet you do not stop sinning.

You say, Indeed death is true; yet you have not prepared for it.

You busy yourselves with the faults of others; yet you do not look at your own faults.

You eat the sustenance that Allâh provides for you; yet you are not grateful to Him and

You bury your dead; yet you have not heeded its lesson." [Khushû' fis-Salâh, Ibn Rajab]

So this - O noble reader - is the reality which must be firmly established in one's heart; the reality that life in this world is limited and has an appointed end, and that this end will surely come ...

The righteous will die; And the wicked will die. The warriors who fight jihâd will die; And those who sit at home will die. Those who busy themselves with correct beliefs will die; And those who treat people as their slaves will die. The brave who reject injustice will die; And the cowards who seek to cling to this vile life will die. The people of lofty-goals and ambitions will die; And the wretched who live for cheap enjoyment will die.

"Every soul shall taste death." [Âl-'Imrân 3:185].

So keep in mind the point of death, and of one's passing on to the next life, and the number of sins that one has committed and the small amount of good that one has done. Think of the good that you would earnestly like to do at that time - then bring that forward and do it today. And think of all those things which you would desire to clear yourself of- then clear yourself from them now.

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A POEM:
OPERATION DEATH
This is a tale of an average man,
 Who acts contrary to Allah's plan,
 If you are reflected herein,
 Then repent, and commit no sin.
 It was early in the morning at four
 When death knocked upon a bedroom door
 "Who is there?" the sleeping one cried
 I'm Izrael let me inside
 At once, the man began to shiver
 As one sweating in deadly fever
 He shouted to his wife
 "Don't let him take away my life."
 "Please go away, O Angel of Death
 I'm not ready yet
 My family, on me depend
 Give me a chance, to go back and mend .
 The angel knocked again and again
 "Friend, I'll take your life without any pain
 It's your soul that Allah requires
 I come not with my own desires.
 Bewildered, the man began to cry
 "O Angel, I'm so afraid to die
 I'll give you gold and be your slave
 Don't send me to the unlit grave.
 "Let me in O friend", the angel said
 "Open the door, get up from your bed
 If you do not allow me in
 I will walk through it like a Jinn.
 The man held a gun in his right hand
 Ready to defy the Angel's stand
 "I'll point my gun towards your head
 You dare come in - I'll shoot you dead.
 By now, the Angel was in the room
 Saying, "O friend - prepare for your doom
 Foolish man - Angels never die
 Put down your gun and do not sigh."
 "Why are you afraid -
Tell me O man
 To die according to Allah's plan?
 Come - smile at me, do not be grim
 Be happy to return to him."
 "O Angel, I bow my head in shame
 I had no time to remember Allah's name
 From dawn 'til dusk, I made my wealth
 Not even caring for my spiritual health."
 "Allah's commands I never obeyed,
 Nor five times a day I ever prayed,
 A Ramadhaan came and a Ramadhaan went,
 But no time had I to repent."
 "The Hajj was already obligatory upon me
 But I would not part with my money
 All charities I did ignore
 Taking usury more and more."
 "Sometimes I sipped my favorite wine,
 With flirting women I sat to dine.
 O angel I appeal to you,
 Spare my life for a year or two."
 "The laws of the Qur'aan, I will obey
 I'll begin Salaat - this very day.
 My Fast and Hajj I will complete
 And keep away from self-conceit."
 "I will refrain from usury
 And give all my wealth to charity
 Wine and unlawful women , I will detest
 Allah's oneness I will attest."
 We Angels do what Allah demands
 We cannot go against his commands
 Death is ordained for everyone
 Father, mother, daughter and son."
 "I'm afraid, this moment is your last
 Now be reminded of your past.
 I do understand your fears
 But it is now too late for tears."
 "You lived in this world, two score or more
 Never did you, your people adore
 Your parents you did not obey
 Hungry beggars, you turned away."
 "Your two ill-gotten, female offspring
 In nightclubs, for livelihood they sing.
 Instead of making more Muslims
 You made your children non-Muslims."
 "You ignored the muadhin's Adhan (call to prayer)
 Nor did you read the holy Quraan.
 Breaking promises all you life
 Backbiting friends and causing strife."
 "From hoarded goods, great profits you made
 And your poor workers - you underpaid.
 Horses and cards were your leisure
 Money-making was your pleasure."
 "You ate vitamins and grew more fat
 With the very sick - you never sat.
 A pint of blood, you never gave
 which could a little baby save."
 "O human, you have done enough wrong
 You bought good properties for a song.
 When the farmers appealed to you
 You did not have mercy, this is true."
 "Paradise for you? I cannot tell
 Undoubtedly you will dwell in hell.
 There is no time for you to repent
 I'll take your soul for which I am sent."
The ending however is very sad
 Eventually, the man became mad
 With a cry, he jumped out of bed
 And suddenly, he fell down dead.
O! Reader take a moral from here
 Never know, your end may be near.
 Change your living and make amends
 For heaven, on your deeds depend.
 
A POEM/ DUA
 
I  sit here all alone and my eyes are flooded with tears
Who is there for me, to express my heart’s fears?
I sit here and wait, for soon, that day will come
When I shall have to answer for everything I have done
I sit here and I wonder what will happen on that day
When our limbs will speak and our tongue will have no say?
I sit here by my self where no body can see me cry
What will I say on that day when one cannot lie?
I sit here and think of my sins that I have committed
And hope that on that day, that they will be omitted
I sit here and my heart feels broken in two
I hope, that on that day, my fears will not be true
I sit here, where Allah sees me from above high
I turn towards Allah, asking for forgiveness, and drawing a sigh!
I sit here whilst my tears flow into my face
Hoping to gain some love from the One who is feared
I sit here, shivering and hoping that on that day
Our beloved Nabi ( Sallallahu alaihi wasalaam) will not turn his blessed face away
I sit here; I ask, plead and beg ‘Ya Allah!
Make me not from those upon you have sent your wrath’
I sit here, close my eyes and listen to the Qur’aan
‘Ya Allah, when I return to You, let it be with Imaan’
I sit here and whilst wiping my tears away
I ask from Allah one thing, ‘Don’t let me go astray.
May Allah grant us hidaya 2turn 2Allah b4 we return 2Allah
 Ameen
FOR DETAILS ON THE PURNISHMENT OF JAHANUM/HELL FIRE
WHICH IS IMPORTANT FOR US ALL TO KNOW SO WE CAN PREPARE:
 
 
Ponder:
Death is not the biggest disaster in life. The biggest disaster in life is, when our fear of Allah اَللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى  dies when we are still alive."
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"If death were to overtake you now, what type of deeds would you face your Maker(ALLAH) with?"
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