Reflection on Darkness

While walking in my dark room, using my phone light or flashlight to find my way, I often think of the Day of Judgement. Many of you may be wondering what that has to do with the Day of Judgment. Well, the Day of Judgment will be entirely dark. Allah (swt) will have done away with the Sun. The only light will be our iman which will show us the way to Jannah, in sha Allah.

It’s so scary to think that so many people we know have passed away, and when they wake up next, they’ll be facing the Day of Judgment. They’ll have to face their reckoning. There will be no turning back on that day. The determining factors which will decide their fate were their actions in this world.

But we don’t or won’t realize the reality of this until we ourselves die. The fact is, as real as the things and the people around us feel right now, the Day of Judgment will feel just as real if not more real. And what’s scary as well is that if the Sahabah and other pious people after them were scared, they how about us? They were the best. The cream of the crop. Who are we in front of them? Yet we continue to live everyday the same as the day before living in spiritual darkness and heedlessness.

May Allah (swt) make us from amongst a group of people mentioned in a hadith from our beloved Messenger (saw),

Ahead of you there lie days of patience, during which being patient will be like grasping a hot coal. The one who does good deeds then will have a reward like that of fifty men who do such deeds. – And someone else added – They said: O Messenger of Allah, the reward of fifty of them? He said: “The reward of fifty of you.”

-Abu Dawud & At-Tirmidhi

In some reports of the hadith it says: “They are the ones who will revive my Sunnah and teach it to the people.” May Allah (swt) make us from amongst those who revive the Prophet’s (saw) sunnah and teach it to others. Ameen.

I mean in a dark room we can barely see without light, then how about the Day of Judgment? Will our light from our iman be strong enough to help us find our way to Jannah?


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