Imagine on the Day of Judgement, after your strenuous journey of struggling with emotional pain and anguish, and struggling to hold on to your religion, feeling at times shaitan and your feelings have overcome you, to the point where you want to collapse. Where you feel that those stubborn anxious beliefs are so strong and embedded that they feel impossible to get out and change. Feeling like you just have to crash, and take a break from it all, religion and life all together.
You’re tired of living a life fearing judgement by others. Ever since we were kids, we feared a negative judgement or appraisal by others, and that we would never really fit in or be acceptable in others eyes.
Then when we started recognising and practicing Islam more, our eyes were opened to the truth, but our old baggage was dragged along into it. And without us even knowing, Shaitan has tampered with the concept of Allah in our hearts, and made us feel that we will be judged by Allah just like everybody in our lives have. And it has gotten so bad, that we have become sick from worrying about being judged for every little thing that we do or don’t do. We have become obsessive compulsive that we will be taken into detailed account, and nothing will be left out. This concept of judgement in our minds on that Final Day makes us feel more sick, and deters us from wanting to get closer to Allah. It makes us want to run away and not think about that day.
But imagine this…. Imagine that when that day comes, and it’s time for the books of deeds to come down, you hear a voice. And you hear this voice talking to the record keepers, “Don’t worry about this slave. He tried so hard to get close to me, and he had such a bad experience and struggle in dhunia with fearing the judgement his entire life, that there is no need to judge his records. Allah is easing the stress of judgment for him today. Allah is giving him the go ahead to pass without any judgment whatsoever, and he is free to enter the eternal gardens of paradise, to never have to worry again about judgement. And he shall enter Paradise from the Gate of Jihad, because He struggled very much in Allah’s cause throughout His life, and now it’s time to honor him with the other mujahideen to give him this elite status.
How would that make you feel? If you ask me, it helps break my heart open out of love for Allah. That He would be so generous, loving, and caring to make it easy for us.
Did I make up this story? Is this a figment of my imagination? Nope! There are many people that will be able to enter Jannah without any Hisab (Judgement)
عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ الأَلْهَانِيِّ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا أُمَامَةَ، يَقُولُ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ “ وَعَدَنِي رَبِّي أَنْ يُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ مِنْ أُمَّتِي سَبْعِينَ أَلْفًا لاَ حِسَابَ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ عَذَابَ مَعَ كُلِّ أَلْفٍ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفًا وَثَلاَثُ حَثَيَاتٍ مِنْ حَثَيَاتِهِ ” . قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ غَرِيبٌ .…Abu Umamah narrated the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w)said:“My Lord promised me that seventy thousand of my Ummah shall be admitted into Paradise without judgment against them, Nor any punishment. With every thousand, are seventy thousand and three measures from the measures of my Lord.” (Hasan)
This my friends, is an example of حسن الظن بالله or good thinking about Allah. It is thinking about the best possible scenarios for how great Allah really is to us, and trying to personalise it for us. This will help us attain the Husn Al-Zhun that we are very much in need of. I hope that Allah gives us the iman and desire to be from these people and gives us this honour. Say Ameen if you want to be from these people! I’m waiting to see the ameens in the comments below.