Friday, 11 March 2011

The Siraat

I find the description below interesting;

Al-Bukhari and Muslim recorded on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said:
The first batch of people who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like a full moon; and those who will enter next will be (glittering) like the brightest star

Allah's statement 'hattaa idzaa Jaa uu haa' meaning 'Till when they reach it' is in reference to the gates of Paradise after passing the Siraat where they will be stopped and mutual retaliation will be established among them regarding wrongs they have committed against one another in the world.

The Siraat

What is it?
The Siraat is a bridge that will be laid across Hell-fire; it is frightening and scaring passageway. People will pass across it on their way to Paradise; some will pass across as quickly as a twinkle of an eye; some as a lightning; some as a wind; some as a bird; some as fast horses; some will pass across it walking fast and some will be dragged across it. The Siraat is passed according to our deeds until he will pass it. There are those whose light will be as little as the size of the thumb of his feet, and others who will be seized and cast into Fire. Whoever passes the Siraat successfully will enter Paradise.

On the authority of Abu Sa 'eed al-Khudri, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, said:
The believers, after being saved from the (Hell) Fire, will be stopped at a bridge between Paradise and Hell and mutual retaliation will be established among them regarding wrongs they have committed in the world against one another. After they are cleansed and purified (through the retaliation), they will be admitted into Paradise; and by Him in Whose Hand Muhammad's soul is, everyone of them will know his dwelling in Paradise better than he knew his dwelling in this world.

After mutual retaliation have been established among the believers regarding wrongs they have committed in the world against one another and they have been purified and cleansed, they will hold consultation among themselves regarding who will seek permission on their behalf to enter Paradise. They will go to Adam (pbuh), then Musa, then Isa and then to Muhammad pbuh, who will intercede on behalf of all the believers to be allowed to enter into Paradise.

Who will be the first to enter the Paradise?
On the authority of Anas bin Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, Malik recorded that the Messenger of Allah pbuh said:
I will be the first intercessor in the Paradise

In another version of Muslim , also on the authority of Anas
I will come to the gate of Paradise on the Day of Resurrection and would seek its opening. The keeper would say, "Who are you?" I would say, "Muhammad". He would then say, " It is for you that I have been ordered, and not to open it for anyone before you"

May we all be included to follow the group of Mukminin who enjoin with Prophet Muhammad in this journey to Paradise. Insya-Allah..


Aisyah said...


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