Gaining The Attention of Allah..

Five things for true remembrance of Allah-Part-4

Star 5. Remembering the Aakhirah (Hereafter).

A believer does not fully remember Allah unless he remembers the (Aakhirah) Last Day and its joys and horror. The Last Day of each person starts with his death.
Allah’s Messenger said:
[ نهيتكم عن زيارة القبور فزورها فإنها تذكرة]

[I forbade you from visiting graveyards, but visit them because visitation to graveyard is a reminder.]

Remember the instant your soul will depart from your body. Remember what kind of angels will come to remove your soul: the angels of torment, about whom Allah said:

ولو ترى إذ الظلمون في غمرات الموت والملائكة باسطوا أيديهم أخرجوا أنفسكم اليوم تجزون عذاب الهون بما كنتم تقولون على الله غير الحق و كنتم عن آياته تستكبرون

6:93{And if you had seen when the unjust shall be in the agonies of death and the angels are stretching forth
their hands saying: Give up your souls; today shall you be recompensed with an ignominious chastisement because you spoke against Allah other than the truth and (because) you showed pride against His verses.}

Or the angels of Mercy, about whom Allah said:

{ إن الذين قالوا ربنا الله ثم استقموا تتنـزل عليهم الملائكة ألا تخافوا و لا تحزنوا و ابشروا بالجنة التي كنتم توعدون}

41:30 {As for those who say: Our Lord is Allah, and afterward are upright the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not, nor grieve, and bear good tidings of the gardens which you were promised.}
Remember your soul’s journey in the skies and contemplate if heaven’s doors would open to your soul, or if it would be banned from entering heaven’s door.
Remember the time when Munkar and Nakeer, two blue blackish angels, would question you in your grave. They would yell at you and sit you up in your grave and ask you, who is your Lord? What is your religion? And who is your prophet? Simple questions, but in the grave only the truthful will be able to answer.
Remember the squeeze of the grave and whether it would expand as far as one can see, or it would tighten until the ribs of its occupant break.
Remember if your deeds would appear to you in the image of a handsome, nicely dressed, sweet-smelling man, he would deliver to you glad tidings. But, if your deeds appear to you in the image of an hideous man whose clothing is ugly, and smell is foul, then he would deliver to you bad news.
Remember whether a window from paradise would open on your grave, so you would receive from it the fragrance and the breeze of Jannah. Or a window from hell would open on your grave, so you would receive from it the heat and wind of hell.
Remember whether you would every morning and evening see your seat in Jannah, or you would see every morning and evening your place in hell.
Remember whether you would say after you see your seat in Jannah , O Lord let the Hour come, or you would say, after you see your place in hell, O Lord do not let the Hour come.
Remember when the trumpet will be blown and the souls will be installed in the bodies and the people will be resurrected to stand before the Lord.
Remember when people will be grouped in one flat area and the sun will come near upon them. Remember whether you would be comfortable in the shade or you would be distressed in your sweat to your ankles, or to your knees, or to your waist, or to your mouth.
Remember when you will be exposed before Allah not a secret of yours will be hidden. And remember the reckoning, and whether you would receive an easy reckoning and turn to your family happily, or receive a difficult reckoning and invoke destruction.
Remember the scale and whether your scale will be heavy with good deeds so your living will be joyous, or your scale will be light due to deficiency in good deeds so your living will be in hell.
Remember when the records will be given, and whether you would receive your record in your right hand and say here I am, read my book, surly I knew that I should meet my reckoning, then you will be in blissful state in a high garden whereof the clusters are in easy reach,
or you would receive your record in your left hand then you would say I wish I did not receive my book, nor I knew my reckoning , I wish death was the end, my wealth has not availed me, my power has gone from me.
Remember whether you would drink from the Prophet’s (SAWS) pool or you would be kept off of it.
Remember crossing the bridge over hell and the hooks that snatch people off the bridge according to their deeds. Remember your pace crossing the bridge, would it be like a blink of an eye, or like thunder, or wind, the speed of bird, or a horse, or in jogging speed, or walking speed, or crawling speed. Remember whether you would be saved, or the hooks will cut you, scratch you, than release you, or cut you, scratch you and than immerse you in fire.
Remember whether you would enter Jannah with the first group bright as the full moon, or with the second group shining like the bright star, or you enter Jannah without reckoning , or after easy reckoning, or after hard reckoning and burning in hell until blackened then you will be removed with those who have eemaan that weighs one golden coin.
or you will removed with those who have eemaan that weighs half golden coin.
Or you will be removed with those who have eemaan that weighs one seed of barley.
Or you will be removed with those who have eemaan that weighs one seed of oat.
Or you will be removed with those who have eemaan that weighs the smallest, smallest, smallest mustard seed.
Or you will be removed from hell with those about whom Allah says:
{By my honor, greatness and superiority I will remove from it whoever said there is no god but Allah.}
Then water from Jannah will be poured on those burnt people so they rejuvenate and then they will enter Jannah and those will be know as aljahannameyoon.
Or you may enter the great fire in which you would not live nor die every time the skin is cooked, they will be given a new skin to experience the pain again. Remember whether you would drink form the springs of Jannah, from the rivers of wine, milk, water, and pure honey, and eat from the fruit of Jannah and drink wine from golden and sliver cups, or you would drink from the flaming water in hell and eat from the zaqoom tree , a tree that grows from the bottom of hell, its crops as if they were the heads of devils, they will eat from it until they fill their bellies and afterward thereupon they have a drink of boiling water that boil like molten brass. It seethes in their bellies. This is the food of the sinners.

Remember will you be deprived for eternity from seeing your Lord, or you would be in Jannah near your Lord whence you see Him.
Imagine yourself in paradise enjoying all amenities, all the luxuries, all the blessings, all the pleasant things,
When you see you Lord, you will forget everything you may be experiencing at that moment, because the pleasure that is derived from the bliss of paradise amounts to nothing in comparison to the pleasure that is derived from seeing the “Face” of your Lord.
The utopia of happiness in Jannah is attained when the people of Jannah see their Lord with their eyes. Allah’s Messenger said:

‏ إِذَا دَخَلَ أَهْلُ الْجَنَّةِ الْجَنَّةَ – قَالَ – يَقُولُ اللَّهُ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى تُرِيدُونَ شَيْئًا أَزِيدُكُمْ فَيَقُولُونَ أَلَمْ تُبَيِّضْ وُجُوهَنَا أَلَمْ تُدْخِلْنَا الْجَنَّةَ وَتُنَجِّنَا مِنَ النَّارِ – قَالَ – فَيَكْشِفُ الْحِجَابَ فَمَا أُعْطُوا شَيْئًا أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِمْ مِنَ النَّظَرِ إِلَى رَبِّهِمْ عَزَّ وَجَلّ‏

[When the people of Jannah enter Jannah, Allah, the hallowed, the most high will say to them do you wish to have more of any thing? They will say you honored us and admitted us to Jannah and saved us from the fire. Then Allah removes the veil, nothing is more beloved to them than viewing their Lord.] Muslim

Only when we live with a heart that knows Allah and remembers Him accurately, we can lead our lives according to Allah’s desire and not our personal whims and fancies. Living this way starts with accepting Prophet Muhammad SAWS as our role model.

لقد كان لكم في رسول الله اسوة حسنةلمن كان يرجوا الله و اليوم الأخر و ذكر الله كثيرا

33:21 {Certainly you have in the Apostle of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the last day and remembers Allah much.}