In the previous post it was mentioned that a person shall die in accordance to how he lived his life. Therefore, the manner in which he lived his life will also affect the way in which he shall be raised on the day of Judgement.
The importance of how a person is raised cannot be emphasised enough, it is the second sign of the acceptance or rejection of man, the first being the manner in which he died. If a person died whilst reading the Kalimah (proclamation of faith) we automatically have a good thought of his acceptance. But, if a person dies whilst uttering words of disbelief and ungratefulness then there is a doubt that remains in the mind of the people as to how his Aakhirah (hereafter) shall be. Similarly, if a person is raised amongst the Awliyaa (friends of Allah Ta’ala); amongst the Anbiyaa (Prophets Alayhimus Salaam); or are amongst the ones who are under the shelter of the ‘Arsh (throne) of Allah Ta’ala, then surely one can just look at their condition and position and feel that these are the people who are to acquire Jannah and mercy of Allah Ta’ala.
However, if a person is raised in a state where he is shown doing a sin, what will be the thought towards that person?
Surely the pressure and anxiety of that day will be so immense that one will not be looking towards anyone else. Each and every man shall be for himself.
“Then, when there comes thesecond blowing of the Trumpet
That Day shall a man flee from his brother,
And from his mother and his father,
And from his wife and his children.
Every man, that Day, will have enough to make him careless of others.”
The conclusion of this Hadeeth is that which we all understand but fail to bring in practice. It is the fact that our Aakhirah is ultimately dependant on our actions in this world. Our worldly acts are so important that it decides our final abode, so much so that even our death is dependant upon our acts during our lifetime.