Remembering the Destination
of Mankind in the Hereafter a Cure for Weak
Ibn ul Qayyims Madaarij us-Saalikeen
Quoted in "The Weakening of
Faith Its Symptoms, Causes and Cure"
of Shaykh Saleh al-Monajjid
When ones mind is clear, he
will be able to see clearly, thus giving such a person a light in
his heart that will allow him to almost witness the Warning and
the Promise, Paradise and Hell, and
what Allah has prepared in this (Paradise)
For His Awliyaa` (loyal friends) and in that (Hell) for His enemies.
He will then witness people rushing out of their graves following
the call of the Truth (Resurrection).
The angels in the heavens will the
descend and will surround them (creation). Allah will then come
to judge (between creation) and His Kursi (literally a footstool
or chair) will be raised. The earth will shine with the Light of
its Lord (Allah, when He comes to judge between His creation), the
Book (of Records) will be opened and the Prophets and the witnesses
will be brought forward. The Mizan (Scale) will then be established,
the books of (individual) records will fly around and the foes will
converge, each holding to its foe. Al-Houdh (the pool that runs
outside the gates of Paradise from a river inside it) will then
appear and its cups will appear close by.
Thirst will intensify, but those
who are allowed to drink are few. Al-Jisr (the bridge over Hell
that everyone must pass over into Paradise) will then be laid (over
Hell) so that (mankind and the Jinn) can pass over it (as for the
disbelievers and those whose sins outweigh their good deeds, they
will fall into Hell, where only the disbelievers will reside for
eternity). People will then be gathered in its direction.
The Fire (Hell) will appear each
part harshly consuming the other parts beneath it. Those who fall
into it are far more than those who are saved from it. Then, an
eye will be opened in his (the man who is thinking about these scenes)
heart with which he will be able to see clearly. His heart will
then witness some scenes of the Last Life, along with imagining
the various stages of the Last Life which will last for eternity,
as compared to this Dunya (the life of this world) and its briefness.