“The Day (will surely come) when you shall see believing men and women – their light running forward before them and (with their records-Book of deeds) in their right hands.”
[soorah Al-Hadid, v:12]
How big is YOUR LIGHT ?
You’re sitting comfortably in your room when all of a sudden, the electricity goes off. It becomes completely dark. You can’t see a thing. Although it is your own house, life comes to an inconvenient, complete halt.
That’s because you can’t see a thing! You dare not move, in the fear that you may knock something over or worse still, you may stumble and hurt yourself. Uncomfortable and unnerving, isn’t it?
Now fast forward to an unknown time in the future…… when it will be dark like this and even worse…..
when you…. and I…… and all of mankind….. will be gathered in the dark, in front of a bridge…..
a bridge that is sharper than a sword and thinner than a hair…..
a bridge called as-Siraat…….the bridge over Hellfire.
When the companions asked about the bridge, he (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: ‘It is a slippery (bridge) on which there are clamps and (hooks like) thorns which are wide at one side and narrow at the other and have bent ends… Some of the believers will cross the bridge as quickly as the wink of an eye, some others as quick as lightning, a strong wind, or fast horses or she-camels. So some will be safe without any harm; some will be safe after receiving some scratches, and some will fall down into Hellfire. The last person will cross by being dragged (over the bridge).” Bukhaari
And then, it will be ordered that we all pass over this bridge. And we will have no choice but to comply to the order of the Lord of the Worlds. But it will be dark, darker than any darkness one can ever imagine…..
and on this horrific Day, mankind will be desperate… desperate to do anything, anything, to have some kind of light that will help them see the way and guide them to cross over the Siraat.
And then….. there will be light..