Sunday, 4 August 2013

The Resurrection

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The following is a transcript of discourse delivered by Mawlana Waffie Mohammed.


Part of our belief is that one day, we will be Resurrected after we have gone from this world and our bodies have decayed.  All human beings, since the time of Adam (a.s.) and the billions that followed will all be resurrected.  Some people have a problem in comprehending the Resurrection and its possibility.  To this, Allah (s.w.t.) Says beautifully in the Qur’an:


O mankind!  If ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We Created you out of dust, then out of sperm then out of a leech-like clot, then out a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may Manifest (Our Power) to you; and We Cause whom We Will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We Bring you out as babes, then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength; and some of you are called to die, and some are sent back to the feeblest old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much).  And (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We Pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs). (Surah al-Hajj:5)

Allah (s.w.t.) has Given many eye openers in nature that demonstrates resurrection.  In the ayat quoted above, Allah (s.w.t.) Draws reference to the dry parched earth.  It looks lifeless with the plants and trees withering away.  However, when Allah (s.w.t.) Causes the rain to fall, the greenery comes back.  This is easy for Allah (s.w.t.) and so too is the Resurrection of human beings.  Allah (s.w.t.) was very descriptive in the ayat mentioned above regarding the process of human existence.  Each and every one of us started life as a microscopic grain of sand.  Do we think a grain of sand would decay?  No, it would not as is would form part of the earth.  We were all Created from this microscopic grain of sand and then Allah (s.w.t.) Caused it to grow into a sperm and further Caused the sperm to fertilise an egg and thereafter Caused it to grow into a human being.  How Great is Allah!

What is the wisdom in Allah (s.w.t.) telling us this?  In order to understand about this a little more, we consider what Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said.  Abu Hurayrah (r.a.) narrated that the Prophet (s.a.w.) said, “There is nothing of the human body that does not decay except one bone; that is the little bone at the end of the coccyx of which the human body will be Recreated on the Day of Resurrection.”  That tiny grain of sand which we all began life from does not decay.  It goes back into the earth.  Then, upon the Command of Allah (s.w.t.), it will grow back into the person it once was.

We must understand that this is not difficult for Allah (s.w.t.).  The difference the second time round is that we would come out with a bag around our neck that contains all our deeds.  The lighter our bag, the more likely our chances are of meeting Allah (s.w.t.).  It is important that we understand this because it is an eye opener for us.  What are we doing for the Resurrection?  Will we be happy with a bright and beautiful countenance or will we be like a withered rose?  We are responsible for our own future.  What are we doing to ensure that the meeting with our Lord would be a beautiful one?  We all want to meet Him and would like that He is Pleased to meet us.

We must take care of our life and not waste it because one day it will be the only asset we have of value for the next phase of life.  May Allah (s.w.t.) Enable us to engage in much good throughout our lives so on that Day when all of mankind are brought back to life, we will be from amongst those who will be most pleased to meet our Lord and, insha’Allah, He would be Pleased to meet us.


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