The Mezan–The Scales

The Mezan—The Scales

…And the weighing on that day (Day of Resurrection) will be the true (weighing). Al Araf 8

This event will definitely happen as Allah swt says “its Haqq”—the truth, and it will be accurate to the last milligram!!

So let’s learn about it and prepare ourselves for it , inshallah!!:–

  • What will be weighed?
  • How will it be weighed?
  • The results!!
  • The deeds which carry Bonus Points!!.
  • The  Deed Wasters!!
  1. What will be weighed:–
  • Each and every action will be weighed: —From the most insignificant to the most prominent.

And if there be the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it. And Sufficient are We as Reckoners. An Anbiya 47

  • We will be weighed.

The Prophet (s) said, “On the Day of Resurrection, a fat man will be brought forth, but he will not weigh with Allah equal to the wing of a mosquito). And on the Day of Resurrection, We shall assign no weight for them) 18:105.

Also, the Prophet said about `Abdullah bin Mas`ud, “Do you wonder at the thinness of his legs By He in Whose Hand is my soul! They are heavier on the Balance than (Mount) Uhud.” –Tafsir Ibn Kathir

  1. 2.     How will it be weighed?

The Book of Records,the scrolls with our deeds written in it, will be placed on the scales.

Allah will give our deeds physical weight on the Day of Resurrection It is recorded in the Sahih that Al-Baqarah (chapter 2) and Al `Imran (chapter 3) will come on the Day of Resurrection in the shape of two clouds, or two objects that provide shade, or two lined groups of birds.

It is also recorded in the Sahih that the Qur’an will come to its companion (who used to recite and preserve it) in the shape of a pale-faced young man. He will ask (the young man), “Who are you” He will reply, “I am the Qur’an, who made you stay up sleeplessly at night and caused you thirst in the day.”

Subhanallah !!

‘There is a hadith that Al-Bara’ narrated about the questioning in the grave that states, “A young man with fair color and good scent will come to the believer, who will ask, `Who are you’ He will reply, `I am your good deeds’).

The Prophet mentioned the opposite in the case of the disbeliever and the hypocrite.

May Allah swt not make us one of those 🙂 !! ameen

  1. 3.   The Results!!
  • The Good Result:  those whose scale with the good deeds is heavy. J

So as for those whose scale (of good deeds) will be heavy, they will be the successful (by entering Paradise). Al Araf 8

  • The Bad result: those whose scale with the bad deeds is heavy.

And as for those whose scale will be light, they are those who will lose their ownselves (by entering Hell) because they denied and rejected Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.).  Al Araf 9

And Allah swt is Very Accurate.

And We shall set up the Balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection, then none will be dealt with unjustly in anything. And if there be the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it. And Sufficient are We to take account 21:47

And Allah swt is the Al Adl (the Just)

Surely, Allah wrongs not even the weight of a speck of dust, but if there is any good (done), He doubles it, and gives from Him a great reward. 4:40

4.     The deeds that carry Bonus Points!!

Throughout the Quran, we are time and again shown how merciful Allah swt is.!!

Allah swt knows that insaan is weak and tends to forget, so gives us bonus points for certain deeds, when done with sincerity will inshallah tip the scales in our favor!!

  • Firm belief in Allah swt:

A Hadith states that a man will be brought forth and ninety-nine scrolls containing errors and sins will be placed on one side of the balance each as long as the sight can reach. He will then be brought a card on which `La ilaha illallah’ will be written. He will say, “O Lord! What would this card weigh against these scrollsAllah will say, “You will not be wronged.” So the card will be placed on the other side of the Balance, and as the Messenger of Allah said, (Behold! The (ninety-nine) scrolls will go up, as the card becomes heavier.) At-Tirmidhi recorded similar wording for this Hadith and said that it is authentic.

  • Good  Manners–Akhlaq

 

Abu Darda’ reported that the Prophet of Allah, upon him be peace, said, “Nothing is weightier on the Scale of Deeds than one’s good manners.” Sahih Bukhari , Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi with others..

Being kind and generous to one’s family, relatives, neighbors, friends gains us Big Points!!

  • Remembering Allah swt

The prophet (s) said ,  “There are) two words which are dear to the Beneficent (Allah) and very light (easy) for the tongue (to say), but very heavy in weight in the balance. They are: Subhan Allah wa-bi hamdihi and Subhan Allah Al-‘Adheem.” [Bukhaari, 9/93/652].”

 

  • Any action done feesabillilah ( in the way of Allah)!!

 

The Prophet(s) said , ´.. as for the one for whom it (a horse) is a source of reward, he is one who keeps his horse for the sake of Jihad( struggle for Allah) for Allah” cause;he ties it with a long rope on a pasture or in a garden. So whatever its rope allows it to eat, will be regarded as good reward able deeds (for its owner). And if it breaks off its rope and jumps over one or two hillocks, even its dung will be considered amongst his good deeds. And if it passes a river and drinks water from it that will be considered as good deeds for its benefit, even if he has no intention of watering it… “ Sahih Bukhari.

Can you imagine, the time you spend on facebook can be counted as good deeds if you think of reading and sharing any good information that comes your way?

The  Deed Wasters!!

Deeds done with even a tiny seed of riya (show off), hasad (jealousy) are wasted.

Any deed done for the gain of this dunya is a Waster!!

One must always make one’s intention to please Allah swt and say Bismillah before starting any task (yes, even before signing into an email account or any social networking site!!  J

 

On that note, I end here with a dua that may Allah swt count each second that you spent in reading this as a Good Deed that weighs heavily in The Mezan and accept all your good deeds, amen.

Please share it forward and make it a Sadaqa e Jaria for Yourself

Jazzak Allahu Khairan Kaseera!!

Love each other for the sake of Allah swt: a Point Plus Program

Abû Hurayrah relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Allah will ask on the Day of Judgment: ‘Where are those who loved each other for the sake of My glory? Today, – on a day when there is no shade but mine – I shall shade them with My shade.” [Sahîh Muslim (2566)] 

“I love you for the sake of Allah”. This phrase has been used by me and by many others so many times. I recently attended a halaqa also on this topic and what struck me was the word “love”.

Something was amiss and I was very restless.

Yes I love a lot of people, but I do that because they are my family; blood, in law or through circumstances.

But the Messenger of Allah (s) in his statement does not make any exceptions. He (s) talks only about “loving each other for the sake of Allah”.

I was so confused when I looked around me and saw people using this statement yet exhibiting coldness in emotion, jealousy, betrayal in their attitude.

And then I looked up the word in the dictionary, as I think we sometimes really forget the “meaning” of the word we speak so casually.

Love means to have really strong feelings of affection for someone and to really like someone.

🙂

Now a different question perplexed me. Ok Alhamdulillah I really love some people, but here as I said earlier the Messenger of Allah (s) makes no exception.

So how to really love someone who hurt or betrayed me?!!!! And I like you desperately want that shade of Allah’s!!

After all the hurt and the discussion which unfortunately is labeled under the tag ” “gheebat”  in our Book Of Deeds settles down and the remorse sets in  i look for the answer to “how to truly love a person no matter what for the sake of Allah swt” and and then  alhamdullilah I came upon a simple Point Plus Program Guide for Truly Loving a Person for the Sake of Allah:

  1. Make the intention: no matter what I will “love “ this person for the sake of Allah swt as He wants me to  and I desperately want that shade on the day when there will be no shade but His.
  1. Acknowledge the struggle: None of us is perfect. Not me. Not you. Each day is an intense struggle with the nafs and this dunya to live life the way Allah wants us to live. Each one of us has different areas of weakness and strengths. Acknowledge the struggle and remember we are all “sisters (or brothers) in arms” against the shaitan.
  1. Identify the Good Areas: each one of us has some “good areas”. Something about a person that is good and we like. Identify it.
  1. Focus on it: once we have identified the good areas, focus on them alone. You must have seen a horse with the blinders around its eyes, to make it look only straight ahead. Become like that horse. Focus only on the good areas. Not easy. I agree but if done for the sake of Allah, then eventually it does become easy. Inshallah!!
  1. Seek refuge from the shaitan: something negative will happen to derail us. A nasty comment, a cold look, someone telling us about the bad the other person has said or done to us.  Seek refuge from Allah. Only He can help and anyways we are doing it only for His sake. So He will help us inshallah. And start at Point No 1 again : acknowledge the struggle a person makes.
  1. 6.     Remember no one is Perfect. Not you. Not me:  we are all struggling in this dunya for a better Akhirah. None of us is perfect and if we don’t help each other by being forgiving and understanding and sympathy,  then who will?

 

So lets help each other “love each other for the sake of Allah and be shaded by His shade on the day when there will be no shade but His.