Saturday, 14 February 2009

"When the inhabitants of Jannah enter Jannah..."

Hazrat Suhayb radiallahu anhu reported: The Messenger of Allah salallahu alayhi wa salam said, "When the inhabitants of Jannah enter Jannah, Allah, the Glorious Exalted, will say to them: "Do you wish Me to give you anything more?" They will reply: "Have You not made our faces bright? Have You not brought us into Jannah and delivered us from the Hell?" And Allah will remove the veil. The (dwellers of Jannah) will feel that they have not been awarded anything dearer to them than looking at their Lord."

"When the inhabitants of Jannah enter Jannah"

Whenever a group of people start a race, there will always be one who comes last, it is inevitable. When the people of Jahannam have served their time in the fire and have been cleansed from their sins, Allah Ta'ala will then enter them into Jannah - all apart from the last one. This last person will be the biggest criminal from the Muslimeen but the manner in which Allah Ta'ala deals with this criminal is adorable. If Allah Ta'ala deals with this criminal with so much love, then just imagine how Allah Ta'ala will speak to those fortunate souls who will enter Jannah from before.

After many years of dwelling in Jahannam, Allah Ta'ala will inspire this man to speak and he will pray to Allah Ta'ala and say,

"O Allah! Just take me out of Jahannam, take me out from Jahannam and put me on the bank of Jahannam. Just on the outside because I am being punished in Jahannam, it is very hot, very filthy... I am not asking for anything else just take me out for Jahannam."

So Allah Ta'ala will say,

"If I take you out of Jahannam, you will ask for more. I know you."

This is the way Allah Ta'ala will play sweetly with this greatest criminal and so the man will say,

"No Allah, please just take me out and put me outside and I will not ask for anything."

So Allah Ta'ala will take him out from Jahannam and Allah will grant him the ability to remain quiet for aslong as He wishes and then will soon inspire him to speak so that he says,

"O Allah, there is one request. Can you turn my face away from Jahannam towards the other direction because its very hot, very filthy, very smelly. You have been very kind to me by taking me out of Jahannam but can you please do this..."

Allah Ta'ala will say,

"You have broken your promise... and I know if I accept this wish of yours you are not going to stop there.. you are going to carry on."

He will say,

"No Allah, this is my final wish, just turn my face so I can take the heat of Jahannam with my back."

So Allah Ta'ala will turn his face into the other direction and Allah Ta'ala will put before his sight Jannah and he will be able to see all the levels of Jannah but he will be made to stay quiet for aslong as Allah Ta'ala will wish and thereafter Allah Ta'ala will inspire him to speak. The biggest criminal from the Muslimeen will then turn to Allah Ta'ala and say

"O Allah, you have taken me out of Jahannam and I am seeing this beautiful Jannah... I am not asking you to grant me into Jannah... how can I? I am so filthy, I am so evil but can you just take me closer to Jannah so that I am able to see Jannah better?"

Again, Allah Ta'ala will say,

"I knew you were going to do this! (i.e.break his promise)"

And then he will get closer and then finally he will turn to Allah Ta'ala once more and say,

"O Allah... You have brought me this close... grant me entry into Jannah."

Allah Ta'ala will then grant him entry and Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa salam says that Allah Ta'ala will say,

"Go, enter Jannah. Your Jannah is ten times bigger than the world you were living in. "

The Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam said, that when this man is brought nearer to Jannah and asks Allah Ta'ala to grant him entry into Jannah, Allah Ta'ala will smile. And the Sahaabah e Kiram radiallahu anhum mention that when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam was narrating this story, he too was smiling to the extent that they could see his teeth.

This is the love and compassion Allah Ta'ala will bestow upon the lowest from the Muslimeen, can one imagine the courtesy Allah Ta'ala will show those who enter before?

May Allah Ta'ala grant us entry to Jannah without any hisaab or kitaab. May He treat us with immense love and compassion on the Day when we will need Him more than ever. Ameen.

I will continue to discuss the rest of this hadith at a later date.


Anonymous said...

Ameen. I too am smiling :)

arslan said...

me too :) there is hope for us