6 Deeds that will save you on the Day of Judgement

 

Therefore, brothers and sisters with this introduction we see that the topic of intercession is very important.

It is something that touches your life. It is a topic that will influence the future of many people on the Day of Judgment.

People who should have been in grade One in Paradise, they will be given the top grade seven, for example.

People who should have been sentenced to the fire, they will be allowed to enter jannah instead.

Shafa'a has a major implication on our futures. And therefore, with this said, I ask a question, what are the various things that we can do today, in order to prepare lawyers, to prepare advocates, to prepare Shufa'a intercessors, who can speak on our behalf on the Day of Judgment? 


There are certain things that we can start doing today so that you will have to do minimal talking on the Day of Youm Al-Qiyamah when people will be too afraid to speak. And we will mention just a few of them today. 


Memorize them dear brothers and sisters and do your best to advocate them and to apply them. The first, a person who dies in the city of Medina, this person will have intercession on the day of judgment. Thus the Messenger (saw) He said, Whoever of you is able to die in the city of Medina, let him pass away there, because I, the Messenger of Allah (SAW) will intercede for a person who dies in Medina.

Now, you and I may turn around and say; this is difficult to achieve. I do not envisage this happening anytime soon, merely visiting the city of Medina has become very challenging for me, let alone living there, this is going to be very difficult. So is there anything else that we can do to prepare lawyers and advocates and intercessors? There is, because the Rahman of Allah is so vast.



The second advocate of a person on the Day of Judgement, the second lawyer is the book of Allah, the Quran, and that is accessible to every single one of us the Quran will be given a voice on the Day of Judgment. It will be speaking with a sound that everybody can hear. And some people will enter paradise and some people will enter hell because of the book of allah the Quran. 


That's the Messenger Alayhi Salatu Wasalam; He said as Imam Muslim narrates on the authority of Abi Ummah Al-Bahili. He said, Recite the quran frequently because it will speak and defend and intercede for people on the Day of Judgment.


Are there any particular chapters of the Quran that we must give special attention to? Yes, the hadith continues..He said give special attention to the two surahs of the Quran; Al-Baqarah and Al-Imran, chapter 2 and chapter 3 of the Quran. Because they will come on the Day of Judgment in the form of two clouds or in the form of two canopies or in the form of two flocks of birds and they will be arguing for their people on the Day of Judgment, they will be arguing on your behalf on the day of standing. The quran will have a voice dear brothers and sisters this is a lawyer that every one of us can hire today. In the life of this world we may not have the finances needed to hire the best of lawyers. The Quran will say; O' Allah, imagine you standing and in front of you is the book of Allah, defending you and arguing your case pleading with Allah to allow you to enter jannah, the Quran will say; O' Allah, beautify him with the beauty of honor. So Allah will beautify you with the beauty of honor. 


Then the Quran will say; O' Allah, allow him to wear the garments of honor. So Allah will dress you with the garments of honor. Then the Quran will say; O' Allah place on his head the crown of honor and so Allah will place on his head the crown of honor. Then the Quran will say; O' Allah, be pleased with him. O' Allah accept him, because this is the greatest ambition of any human being. (Allahu Akbar)



As for Number Three, lawyer number three or intercessor number three, this is pertaining to fasting. This will also speak for a person on  Youm Al-Qiyamah. So I say congratulations to those brothers, to those sisters who fast the month of Ramadan. And then they maintain a certain level of extra fasts all throughout the year, mondays and thursdays, or the 3 a.m will be the three lunar days, or Ashura and Aa'rafa and the likes of these days, such a person is preparing his advocate, his lawyer, his representative on the Day of Judgment.


Thus Ahmad He narrate in his Musnad  on the authority of the companion Abdullah ibn's that Messenger (saw) said, Alaihi Salatu Wasalam, that fasting and the recitation of the Quran will both be given a voice, they will speak for a person on the Day of Judgment. As for fasting, fasting will say; O' Allah, O' Allah, I prevented him from eating and drinking throughout the day, so allow me to speak on his behalf.
And the Quran will say; O' Allah, O' Allah, I prevented him from sleeping during the night, so allow me to intercede to speak on his behalf. The prophet (saw) said, concludingly, they will both be given intercession, they will both be given intercession.

As for the fourth type of Shafa'a, fourth intercession, this is every single extra unit of salah you take care of today, youu Nawafil after after you have perfected the five daily prayers, the extra prostrations, the extra units of salah will speak on your behalf on the Day of Judgement. So congratulations to those who have a strong relationship with every type of sunnah prayer.

Imam Al-Muslim narrates that the messenger sallallahu alaihi wasallam he used to say to those who were serving him.
Do you need anything? Look, he was saying to the ones serving him.
Do you need anything? Can I serve you in any way?
And on one particular day one of those who were serving him said to the Prophet alaihi Salatu wasallam. Oh Messenger of Allah, Yes, Please give me my request.
He said, My request and my need is for you to intercede for me on the Day of Judgement.
The messenger sallallahu alaihi wasallam was impressed with this request.He said to him. Who guided you to that request? Who taught you that request? He said; My Lord.


He said, therefore help me fulfill this request of yours by making sure you prostrate to Allah Almighty a lot. Make sure that you have a strong relationship with salah, the obligations that you perfect and the Sunan that you now study, what are all of the sunnah, the extra prayers that you bring. 

Study them dear brother and sister, make a conscious effort to know all of them or as many as you can. The 12 extra sunnahs of prayers, that are surrounding the five daily prayers. The salah of Duha, are we taking care of that? 

The salah of 'Istikhara, when we are confused, are we taking care of that?
The sunnah of Wudu (ablution), the sunnah after committing a sin,  the prayer of repentance.
Are we praying that?


Let us create a relationship with every extra type of salah and not for lazy in that regard and realize that by doing so you are preparing your lawyers and your advocates who will speak on your behalf and give you an easy time on the Day of Judgment.

Somebody may say; I am lazy and I know i will forget, so I need something else. I will try to do this but guide me to something else. In addition to this, you have advocate number five. It cannot get any easier than this; a dua, a single dua that you say dear Brother and Sister, after hearing the adhan, and this will qualify you by the permission of Allah for the intercession of the beloved Alaihi Salatu Wasalam, thus Imam Al- Bukhari narrates on the authority of  Jabir that the Messenger (saw) said, Whoever hears the adhan, the call to prayer and then when it finishes, He says the following words, O Allah, you are the Lord of this perfect call and you are the Lord of this established prayer, we ask you oh Allah to give Prophet Muhammad (saw) Al-Wasilla, Al-Wasilla is a station in paradise that will only be for one human being and we hope that will be for the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam.

So you say after hearing the Adhan, oh Allah, Lord of this perfect call, and you are the Lord of the established prayer give, Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam Al-Wasilla, and give him Al-Fadhila, virtue, and give him a station of praise that you have promised him. He said, Whoever says this after hearing the adhan, my intercession for him on the Day of Judgment will become an obligation upon me. (Allahu Akbar)

Somebody may say, Brother Ali, even this is difficult. I live far away from the Masjid and I don't hear the adhan as much as i would like to hear it. I don't have this opportunity very frequently. Is there anything else I can do to hope, to guarantee a lawyer, an advocate A Shafi'a, intercessor for me on in the day of judgment? And the answer is, Yes and we will conclude with number six.



Advocate number six, lawyer number six, it is the taking of the good people as friends. It is to take the righteous people the people of goodness as friends.


Youm-AL-Qiyamah  brothers and sisters in Islam, the believers after Allah has saved them from the fire and Allah allows them to enter jannah, they will realize that some of their friends are missing.
Some other friends whom they studied with, maybe they prayed with, they fasted with, they engaged in hajj with, they did da'wah with, and in jannah they are missing. And this is a narration that Imam al-Bukhari and Muslim narrates and Ahmad in his Musnad on the authority of Abi. So they will complain to Allah, the believers will complain, Ya Rabb, Ya Allah,  there are certain servants of yours, brothers of ours who used to fast with us. They used to pray with us. They used to give Zakah with us, they did hajj with us, O Allah, we don't see them here in jannah. They know that they had been taken to the hellfire. They didn't make it. So Allah the most merciful will say to those believers, He will say to them Go to the hellfire and take out whoever you recognize.. Then Allah will protect their bodies from the hell fire, then they will enter inside.

And they will begin searching for their brothers. That person could be me, that person could be you. They will search for their sisters. And they will look in jahannam and they will see some people burning up to their ankles, others up to their knees, others up to their waists, others up to their chests, and some people will almost entirely be submerged in oblivion in jahannam in fire, Abdullah, and so they will begin pulling out their brothers and sisters taking them out of the hellfire, Rescuing them by the permission of Allah. This is SHAFA'A, this is intercession and they will place them into NAHARUL HAYA, the river of life and their bodies will begin to grow, they're blackened and destroyed, destroyed and burned bodies will begin to grow and when they are full and healthy again Allah will allow them to enter jannah. 



These are six things dear brothers and sisters that i wanted to share with you with regards to lawyers and advocates and intercessors who will make our lives so much easier on the day of judgment. We have the opportunity to start employing them today.



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