We are living in the world that is transient. This transient Earth will end up and we have the everlasting day, the Dom’s day ahead; the day of recursion. On this day everyone will be trying to protect himself from the heat of sun. No mother will think of her son and no father will be worried of her daughter rather everyone will be busy in protecting themselves from the burning sun.
Holy Prophet (SAW) said:
“There are seven whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: ‘I fear Allah’; a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his justify hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.”[Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]
This beautiful Hadith of the Last Prophet (SAW) is to tell us about the people who will be under the shade of Allah on the Dom’s day when everyone else will be trying to protect them from the heat of sun.
“On the Day of Resurrection, the sun would draw so close to the people that there would be left a distance of only one mile. The people will be submerged in perspiration according to their deeds. Some up to their ankles, some up to their knees, some up to the waist and some would have the bridle of perspiration (and, while saying this, the Messenger of Allah put his hand towards his mouth).”
But The Almighty Allah is so much beneficent on us. He have given us the guidelines to be among the people who are loved by Allah. And HE has Promised to protect them from the heat of sun on the Dom’s day. He has mentioned seven categories of people who will be under the shade of Allah.
The Seven In Jannah
1. A Just Ruler
The concept of justice is very important in Islam. Rather it is most important for the ruler to be just to the people regardless of seeing that they are rich or poor. A ruler must keep this thing in main that Allah is the only one who can raise the ranks of people. If I am in any position to rule or command, it is only because of Allah and Allah alone.
A just ruler is one who gives right of all people whether Muslim or non-Muslim, relative or stranger, friend or enemy. Therefore it is promised by Allah to keep the just and kind ruler under his Throne. But he has also warned those is kind to the powerful ones but unkind to the weak people.
As the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:
“Allah does not bless a people among whom a weak man is not given his right.”
2. A young man who grew up in the worship of Allah
Youth is the period of full strength and power. The heart of a young person is less contaminated With the evil deeds.We are passionate in this age. Fashion, gossips and dancing all are the temptations of youth. But it is also the best time when one can prepare for the Jannah.
Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) have also advised us,
“Take benefit of five before five: Your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before you are preoccupied, and your life before your death”
– (Narrated by Ibn Abbas and reported by Al Hakim)
So let’s start from today. Why not use our health and power in the way of Allah.A way that will be rewarded by the Almighty Allah. Let’s make a list of goals to follow. Praying five times a day, reading Quran and forcing the bad temptations away from us and indulging ourselves for the Allah
3. A man whose attachment is to mosques
Abu Ad-Darda’ (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger (SAW) said:
“A masjid (Mosque) is the house of every pious and Allah has granted comfort and mercy for everyone
for whom the mosque is his house, and that they will traverse the bridge (As-Sirat) to Allah’s Pleasure
Surely a person who feels the most comfortable in mosque will also indulge himself in praying to Allah in mosque.
As mosque is the house of Allah, if anyone enters the house of Allah: The Lord, he will bless his with HIS mercy and protect him from the heating of the sun. inshaAlalh
4. Love For The Sake Of Allah
Allah Almighty Says :
“The believers are nothing else than brothers, so make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy.”[Quran 49:10]
Loving someone for the sake of Allah is love solely for Allah’s sake and nothing else. Today we are friends with others because they look good or to have someone to compete with and as we see these friendships never last. We need to look at our friends and see if these people our leading us to Jannah or taking us from the straight path. If your friends are asking you to go partying every night, how beneficial are they? If your friends are encouraging you to disrespect your parents or backbite, how great could they be?
Allah Loves You:
If you love for the sake of Allah as he also loves Allah you will yourself also be inclined toward Allah. And also a man is known by the company he have. So having company of pious people will also help you becoming pious.
BUT!!! It does not mean to be rude and look down toward other people or non Muslims. Rather helping others to come to the way of Allah is also our responsibility. We should also love them for the sake of Allah.
5. A man who refuses the call of a woman and say “I fear Allah”
Allah has warned HIS followers from indulging in adultery.
“And come not near to the adultery. Verily, it is a shameful (deed) and an evil way (that leads one to Hell).”
6. A man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity:
A person who gives charity and hides it from people. So that no one else know a charity he gives he will be under the shade of Allah on the Day of Judgment.
“O you who have believed, do not invalidate your charities with reminders or injury. As does one who spends his wealth [only] to be seen by the people and does not believe in Allah and the Last Day. His example is like that of a [large] smooth stone upon which is dust and is hit by a downpour that leaves it bare. They are unable [to keep] anything of what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.”
Our Holy Prophet (SAW) said that:
“Secret charity puts off the wrath of the Lord.”
When you are hiding your charity then you are not showing it off. And it confirms your charity is just for the sake of Allah and you will be rewarded by Allah on the Day of Judgment.
7. A man who is alone and sheds tears from fear of Allah
A man whose heart was filled by love, reverence, and glorification toward Allah. For that he Mentioned Allah in an empty place where no one can see him: He mentioned His Greatness, His Favors, and His Mercy, so his eyes shed tears out of yearning to Him. About such people, Allah says:
“The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Qur’an) are recited to them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their Faith. and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone).” [Surat Al Anfal: 2].
“And when they (who call themselves Christians) listen to what has been sent down to the Messenger (Muhammad peace be upon him), you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of the truth they have recognized.
They say: Our Lord! We believe; so write us down among the witnesses.” [Surat Al Ma’idah: 83].
Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“(There are) two eyes that the Fire will never touch, the eye that wept from fear of Allah and the eye that stood guard in the night in Allah’s path.”
The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was frequent crying from the fear of Allah and likewise were the righteous before and after him. Allah threatened the people who have stone hearts with the worst threat, when He said:
“So woe to those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allah! They are in plain error!” [SuratAz-Zumar: 22].
Praised be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. [i.e., people] and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and all his Companions!
We must try to be among those people on our part to be protected from the burning heat of sun and come under the thorn of Almighty Allah. These lucky people will be in such comfort because they will be enjoying the only shade available on that day and that is the Shade of the Lord; Allah. They will enjoy such an honor because of their piety and obedience to Allah while they were in this life.