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!!
- 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
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
- 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.”
‘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
- 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 scrolls” Allah 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.
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!!
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.
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Jazzak Allahu Khairan Kaseera!!