Friday Sermon: On the Day when everyone will plead for himself…..
Dear brothers in Islam;
Surat An-Nahl verse 111 means: [On the Day when everyone will plead for himself and when every soul will reap what it had sown and they shall not be wronged.] Allah The Exalted informs us in this verse that on the Day of Judgment every person will be pleading their own case without worrying about anyone else’s situation rather each will be saying “me,me”.
Every single one of us today will depart from this temporary and perishable world. Indeed the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam said:
[I wonder how one be in demand of the pleasures of this world when death demands him, and I wonder how one does not question his state of sin when he is accountable for his deeds and shall be questioned, and I wonder how one could laugh so much when he does not know whether or not he is safe on the Day of Judgment.]
Therefore remember that you shall depart from this life, and that this world is no substitute for the Hereafter, and that Allah subhanahu wa ta^ala shall resurrect all from the graves. Verse 16 of Suratul-Mu’minun means:
[And on the Day of Judgment you shall be resurrected.]
For this reason, ask yourself before you get asked and know with conviction that the punishment of Allah is severe, and that the non-believers shall remain in Hellfire forever never to exit from it, as was explicitly confirmed in the Qur’an and Sunnah. They will have no food except “Dari” which is a tree that is awfully unattractive, extremely bitter and distasteful with a horrible smell. It neither nourishes nor satisfies hunger.
Verses 43 to 46 of Surat Ad-Dukhan mean:
43. The food of the Zaqum tree
44. shall be the food of the guilty sinners.
45. Like molten copper boiling in the belly,
46. As boiling water does.
This tree is dreadfully ugly with an unbearable smell, however due to the extreme hunger; the disbelievers eat from it as though they eat it without having a choice. The angels of punishment feed it to them. In addition the inhabitants of hellfire eat from “Ghislin”.
Verses 35 to 37 of Surat Al-Haqqah mean:
35. Today the punished shall have no close friend to run to,
36. nor any food except “Ghislin” (foul pus)
37. that none but sinners eat.
Ghislin is what flows down from the skin of Hellfire’s inhabitants. Each time their skin melts from the fire, Allah replaces them with another layer of skin. Allah ta^ala replaces their skin with another layer of skin that is damp and moist, and when this new skin melts, it turns into a great amount of waste and skin extracts. Allah ta^ala has made this the food of the inhabitants of hellfire. It is mentioned that if a small amount of Ghislin is poured down on earth, it would devastate the state of living for all its inhabitants.
Therefore remain steadfast my dear brother on Islam and on performing the righteous deeds, and remember the saying of Allah ta^ala in verse 124 of Suratun-Nisa’ which means:
124. [Whosoever performs good deeds, be it a male or female, as long as they are believers, shall enter Paradise, and shall not be wronged a pit mark of a date stone.], meaning that injustice is impossible to be among the attributes of Allah.
We ask Allah to make us among those who follow the guidance of the Prophet and make our end, on the state of piety. Amin