Speaker by Moutasem Al-Hameedi
Dec 19, 2012
So one of the biggest gifts Allah has given us, Allah has given each one of us, is choice the ability to decide. The ability to choose which route you take the ability to choose what action to do, what steps to make, the ability to relate to things how to understand the world around you, yourself, people around you, events that take place all of this is a matter of decisoon your making decision at every single moment of your life.
But most of us most of us have given up this gift. And we let the society choose for us, we let our culture choose for us we let sometimes our friends and peers choose for us. We let our teachers choose for us, we let our parents choose for us. We let the tv choose for us, we let our politicians choose for us.
But on the Day of Judgement, you will deal with consequences of all those choices, whether you made them or let someone else take them for you. You will face the consequences on the Day of Judgement you will stand before Allah (swt) alone. Alone.
In some narrations the Prophet (saw) said: even a mother on the Day of Judgement will come to her son and she will say o my son. I held you in my womb 9 month, I looked after you I breast fed you and i stayed up all night just to look after you. I wasted my life and my years just for you to grow up and become independent, and you became independent and succesful. Now all what i want from you (thats on the Day of Judgement) my son.. she tries to draw his heart. Nearer by mentioning everything she did for him then she says o my son in exchange of all of this all want im asking for is one hasana one good deed one reward.
Just give me one reward from your records so i can be saved from the hell fire! Im just gonna secure a place in paradise thats all im asking of you. You know what. That son with all his respect and love for his mother, he says mom with all respect. The hasana your asking for, im more in need of it than anyone else, some other time mom.
On that day you will stand before Allah (swt) alone and you will be asked about every single decision. The women passing down the street that you looked at and you kept staring at will be brought to you live you could see it. The moment you were alone and did something wrong, the moment you took some haram money that doesnt belong to you, the moment you delt with riba, the moment you were backbiting someone slandering someone. That moment, just before that moment you had the ability to make a decision, either to engage in the sin or give it up and leave it.
But you made the wrong decision, and it will come to you that moment it will be placed and it will be manifested in front of your eyes. When your standing before Allah (swt) and He will ask you about it. The moment the adhan was called you know its time for the prayer and you didnt pray because you were enganged with something else. Anything, any of these worldly matters it will be brought to you and you will regret the decisions you made. When you listen to the whispers of shaytan, when you listen to the advice and social evidence of your friends, of your family, of your cullture and you just flew with the tide. That moment will be brought to you and you will be asked about it and you will feel so much pain about it.
The first moment of pain you’ll start to feel is the moment the Angels come to you and start dragging your soul out of your body.