Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Last Man's Way Of Gaining His Entry To Paradise

The Last Man To Enter Jannah

Abu Hurayra once said that people asked the Messenger of GOD,  
“Will we see our Lord on the Day of Judgment?" 

To which Prophet Muhammad replied, 
“Do you find any difficulty seeing a full-moon on a cloud-less night?” 
They said, “No, Messenger of GOD”. 

He said, 
“How about the sun, 
do you find any difficulty seeing it on a cloud-less day?” 
They said, “No”.
  
The Prophet said,  
“That’s how it will be. 
People will be resurrected on the day of Judgment and it will be said, 
‘Follow whatever you used to worship!’ 
So some people will follow the sun, 
and others will follow the moon, 
and others will follow tyrants.

However, this Ummah, along with its hypocrites, will stay put, 
and GOD will come and say ‘I am your LORD’. 
[Not having seen GOD before, and confused by the whole experience] 
They will say ‘We’re not going anywhere until our LORD comes, 
and when HE comes, we will recognize HIM’. 

Then GOD will come to them and say ‘I am your LORD’. 
Then they will [realize and] say ‘[Wow!!!] YOU are our LORD!’, 
and they will follow HIM.
  
[The Messenger of GOD then continued] 
“Then the Sirat (Path) will be cast across Jahannam (Hell),
and I and My Ummah will be the first to cross it. 
No one on that day will speak except the Messengers [of GOD], 
and all what they will say on that day will be 
‘Please GOD, get us out of this safely!’ (Allahumma Sallim Sallim).

Jahannam will be full of hooks and thorns that snatch people, 
all according to their deeds. 
Some will fall in because of their deeds, 
and others will be cut and shredded until they cross to the other side.

Then when GOD would want to have Mercy over the people in the Fire,
HE will command the Angels to take out everyone who used to worship GOD, 
and they will do so.

The Angels will recognize them by their prostration marks, 
as GOD has prohibited the fire from burning them 
and the son of Adam will be consumed by the Fire 
except for his prostration marks. 
They will come out charred 
and the Water of Life will be poured on them 
after which they will rise again 
the way a seed germinates after rain."

[Continuing]  
“Then, after GOD judges between everyone, 
a man will remain between the Fire and Paradise*.

He will be removed from the Fire 
but his face will be fixed towards it,
so he will cry: ‘Please GOD, let me face elsewhere! 
Its heat has dried me and its wind has burnt me!’ 

GOD will say:  
‘If you are granted this wish, will you ask for anything else?’ 
He will cry: ‘No!! I swear by your Greatness I will not!’  

And he will continue to promise and pledge not to ask anything else, 
until his face will be directed away from the Fire and towards Paradise.
He will see its beauty…
but [remembering his promise] will remain silent.

He will stay silent for a long, long, time, 
then eventually [unable to bear any longer] will cry: 
‘Please LORD, please bring me forward…
just to the Gate of Paradise!! …’ 

GOD will say: 
‘Didn’t you promise that you wouldn’t ask for anything else?’ 
The man will cry:  
‘But LORD, 
please don’t make me the most miserable of Your creation!’ 

GOD will say:  
‘If I grant you your wish then do not ask for anything else?!’ 
He will cry:  
‘I won’t!!! I promise, I swear by you Greatness I will not!’ 

And he will continue to promise and pledge not to ask for anything else, 
until he is brought to the Gate of Paradise. 
When he reaches it, 
he will look inside and see its vigor, charm and pleasure… 
but [remembering his promise] will remain silent.

He will stay silent for a long, long time, 
then eventually [unable to bear any longer] will cry: 
‘O LORD… please… please let me enter Paradise!!’ 

GOD will say: ‘You’re unbelievable! 
How treacherous can you get Son of Adam?! 
Didn’t you make all those promises and pledges not to ask for anything else?’ 
But the man will cry:  
‘But LORD,
please don’t make me the most miserable of your creation!’ 

So GOD, the Exalted, will Laugh, and allow the man to enter Paradise. 

Then GOD will tell him, ‘Make a wish!’ 
And the man will keep on wishing and wishing 
and asking for so many things 
until he can’t find anything else to ask for.

Then GOD will help him out and remind him saying,  
‘How about this… and how about that?’ 
And then, when the man is completely satisfied, 
GOD will say, ‘All your wishes will be granted… and doubled!’  

When Abu Hurayra finished narrating this prophetic saying,
Abu Saeed interjected: 
“But Abu Hurayra! The Messenger of God said, 
‘All your wishes will be granted… 
and multiplied by ten!’ 

Abu Hurayra: “I only remember that they will be doubled.” 
Abu Saeed: “No, no… [trust me]… they will be multiplied by ten!” 
(Sahih al-Bukhari).

Source: Masjidma - Islamic Society Of Western Massachusetts

5 comments:

Ibu said...

Thanks ummie for the n3
- 'You're unbelievable! How treacherous can you get Son of Adam?! ..................
Must have been 'spoken' in a loving way for the man boldly continued to beseeched.
The Arrahman, The Arrahim
The Lord, our God, Oh my Allah - I loveeee you.
For a moment all my worldly beloveds are forgotten.
Oh why do I still hold onto & worry for all worldly ties knowing that 'HE' is The Most Merciful to his creations.
Love you Ummie. I am going to refresh on my Asma'ul Husna (in a diffrent light)

Hamid said...

salamunaaikum.

Jazakallahu khairan for sharing this.

I know not if i enter much before him or just ....

Ummie said...

Ms Ibu,
Yes, you are right.
Live with Asma'ul Husna,
it does wonder to your complete living.

Another note,
this was reminded by the late Ustaz Abdillah AlJufri
(I hold on to it till now),
is the last few verses of Surah AlBaqarah.
(but normally I will start from Lillaahi maa fis samaawaati wamaa fil ardh ...)

******

Mr Hamid,
Just sharing with those who want to believe.

HE has spread around HIS infinite Rahman,
There is still HIS Rahim awaiting us...

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Ummie, very interesting.
I have always enjoyed reading and being enlightened by these religious thoughts.
I have several books on Buddhism, Hinduism as well Sanskrit. Tried to learn it, but gave up.
Even read some parts of the Koran too.

You have a nice day.
Lee.

Ummie said...

Mr Lee,
Continue reading.
It's good for the brain to jog around the supreme world,
for better understanding
of not anybody,
but our very own self.

Translation of earlier scriptures fascinate me,
am into it, if time permits.