Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Compilation: Light on the Day of Resurrection

Light on the Day of Resurrection:


{On that day you will see the believing men and the believing women-- their light running before them and on their right hand-- good news for you today: gardens beneath which rivers flow, to abide therein, that is the grand achievement} [57:12]


This is by no means a comprehensive list, but here are some of the authentic ahadith which mention deeds that will be a source of light, for the person who does them, on the Day of Resurrection.


1) Turning gray in Islam.

Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “Do not pluck out gray hairs, for there is no Muslim whose hair turns gray in Islam, except that it will be light for him on the Day of Resurrection.” (Sahih Targheeb and Sahih Abu Dawud)


2) Walking to the masjid in the dark.

Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “Give glad tidings to those who walk to the masajid in darkness, of complete light on the Day of Resurrection.” (Sahih Ibn Majah, Sahih Tirmidhi, and Sahih Abu Dawud)


3) Reciting Surah Al-Kahf.

Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “Whoever recites Surah Al-Kahf in the same manner in which it was revealed, it will be light for him on the Day of Resurrection.” (Sahih Targheeb and Silsilah Sahiha)

*Note: It is sunnah to recite Surah Al-Kahf (# 18) on Fridays.


4) Shooting an arrow.

Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “Whoever shot an arrow in the cause of Allah, it will be light for him on the Day of Resurrection.” (Sahih Targheeb)


5) Throwing the pebbles (Jamarat) during Hajj.

Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “If you throw the pebbles, it will be light for you on the Day of Resurrection.” (Sahih Targheeb and Silsilah Sahiha)


6) Shaving your head during Hajj.

Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “As for shaving your head, then there isn't but a single one of your hairs that falls on the ground, except that it will be light for you on the Day of Resurrection." (Sahih Targheeb)



Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: "Allah will gather mankind, the first and the last of them, on the Day whereon mankind will be gathered together, and they will be standing for forty years, their eyes fixedly staring in horror, waiting for the judgment. Then Allah, Glorified and Exalted, will say: 'Raise your heads.' So they raise their heads up, then He gives them their light according to their deeds, so some of them will get his light like a huge mountain running before him, and some of them will be given their light smaller than that..." (Sahih Targheeb)


So each will be given light according to their deeds.

{and to whomsoever Allah does not give light, then he has no light} [24:40]


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