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In the name of Allah, The Most Merciful

Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) described in the Quran the hardship and fear that takes place on the day of judgment where, for example, He said:

  • يَوْمًا يَجْعَلُ الْوِلْدَانَ شِيبًا
    • “…a day where the child’s hair turns white” Ch: 73 V:17
  • And where the prophet –salla Allahu alayhe wa sallam- said: “‏ يُؤْتَى بِجَهَنَّمَ يَوْمَئِذٍ لَهَا سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ زِمَامٍ مَعَ كُلِّ زِمَامٍ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ مَلَكٍ يَجُرُّونَهَا ‏”
    • that the hell fire would have attached to it 70,000 chains and every chain is being pulled by 70,000 angels which makes 4,900,000,000 angels involved in this process for how harsh and fierce the fire would be. May Allah protect you.
  • And He, Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) said:
    • يَوْمَ تَرَوْنَهَا تَذْهَلُ كُلُّ مُرْضِعَةٍ عَمَّا أَرْضَعَتْ وَتَضَعُ كُلُّ ذَاتِ حَمْلٍ حَمْلَهَا وَتَرَى النَّاسَ سُكَارَىٰ وَمَا هُم بِسُكَارَىٰ وَلَـٰكِنَّ عَذَابَ اللَّـهِ شَدِيدٌ
      • “On that Day you see it distracting every nursing mother from that [child] she was nursing, and every pregnant woman will abort her pregnancy, and you will see the people [appearing] drunk while they are not drunk; but the punishment of Allah is severe.” Ch: 22 V: 2

With all that said and much more, wouldn’t you want to be protected and helped on that day? Don’t we say when we mention such things: “May Allah protect us from the punishment of the hell fire”?

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Well brothers and sisters, there are several ways to get help and receive some support and intercession, by the will of Allah, on that difficult day. And the greatest of all means is the intercession of Prophet Muhammad ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him).

The question is, how do we get the prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) to intercede for us?

  • Narrated in Sahih Al-Bukhari, Prophet Muhammad ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said:
    • “مَنْ قَالَ حِينَ يَسْمَعُ النِّدَاءَ
      • Whoever says at the end of hearing the athan
    • اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ التَّامَّةِ وَالصَّلاَةِ الْقَائِمَةِ ‏”
      • “Allahumma rabba ha-thee-he-d-da’watit-taammah waS-Salaatel-qaa’emah”
      • O Allah! Lord of this perfect call (the call of la illaha illa Allah) and [the call] of the regular prayer which is going to be established
    • آتِ مُحَمَّدًا الْوَسِيلَةَ وَالْفَضِيلَةَ
      • “’aatee Muhammad-anel-wa-seelate wal-faDeelah”
      • give Muhammad The Waseela & The noble level which is a high rank in Jannah that is only applicable for one person
    • وَابْعَثْهُ مَقَامًا مَحْمُودًا الَّذِي وَعَدْتَهُ
      • “wab’ath-who maqaam-mahmouda-nel-lathee wa’adtah”
      • And resurrect him to the praised position that you have promised. Which is the position where he will intercede in order for the day of judgment to begin.
    • حَلَّتْ لَهُ شَفَاعَتِي يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ
      • (that person who says that) will be granted my intercession on the Day of Resurrection
      • So you would be a person who is deserving to go to hell fire but the prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) intercedes for you and therefore you don’t enter it
      • You might be a person whose balance of good deeds and bad deeds are equal so the prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) intercedes for you and therefore your scale of good deeds outweigh the bad ones.
      • You might be a person who is in a certain level in Jannah so the prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) intercedes for you, but why if you were in Jannah already?, and therefore your status in Jannah is raised further, Allahu akbar.

So try coming a few minutes early to the masjid to hear the athan to gain that reward. Share this article so others can benefit. May Allah bless you and protect you in this life and after life.

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Majed completed a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor, a Bachelor’s in Islamic Studies in Islamic Jurisprudence and Legal Theory from Al-Madinah International University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Wayne State University. As he travels worldwide lecturing about different aspects of Islam, Majed works full-time as a mechanical engineer and teaches with Al-Maghrib Institute. He currently lives in Michigan with his wife and children.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. sulaimon

    July 5, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    jazakum llahu kairan

  2. Pingback: » Handling Painful Moments with Grace

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