Praise and thanks are due to Allah, and may Allah raise the rank of our prophet Muhammad and protect his nation from that which he fears for it.
Dear brothers in Islam
Abu Hurayra narrated that the Prophet said, ” On the Day of Judgement Allah will give the shade of the ^Arsh (Throne), to seven, when there will be no shade but the shade of the ^Arsh. These seven persons are; a just ruler, a youth who has been brought up in the worship of Allah, a man whose heart is attached to the mosques, two persons who love each other only for Allah’s sake and they meet and depart in Allah’s cause only, a man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for unlawful intercourse with her and says: I am fearful of Allah, a man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given, and a person who praises (remembers) Allah in seclusion( privacy) and his eyes are then flooded with tears.“
These seven persons and others are shaded by the shade of the ^Arsh when there will be no shade except the shade of the ^Arsh. So they are safe from the harm of the heat of the sun.
Among them is the just ruler, like Abu Bakr, ^Umar, ^Uthman, ^Aliyy and ^Umar Ibn ^Abdil-^Aziz who was from the descendents of ^Umar Ibnul-Khattab may Allah accept their deeds. ^Umar Ibn ^Abdil-^Aziz is the one who stopped Bani Umayya from swearing at Imam ^Aliyy and wrongly mentioning bad things about him while giving their speeches. When he became a ruler he wrote to his assistants the following: If your power motivated you to wrong people then remember the power of Allah over you.
The second is a youth who has been brought up in the worship of Allah i.e. worships Allah sincerely from childhood. He acquired the knowledge about religion, fulfilled the obligations and avoided the sins.
The third is a man whose heart is attached to the mosques i.e. to pray the compulsory prayers in the mosque in (Jama^a).
The fourth are two persons who love each other only for Allah’s sake and they meet and depart in Allah’s cause only. So loving each other for the sake of Allah is among the reasons that lead you to be shaded by the shade of the ^Arsh on the Day of Judgement. To have the pure love to each other means to order one another to do good deeds, and to forbid one another from committing evil.
The fifth is a man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for unlawful intercourse with her, and says: I am fearful of Allah. It has been related that a righteous Muslim’s supplication was always fulfilled. When asked about the mystery of this endowment he replied: It was a year of drought when a very beautiful lady came into my house and asked me for something to eat. I said to her: I will give you the food you need, after you give me yourself (i.e. to allow him to have the unlawful intercourse with her). She said: It would be better to me to die from hunger than disobeying my Lord, and went away crying. Then she came after few days and she was starving to death, and asked me for food. I said to her: I won’t give you anything unless you give me yourself. She replied: It would be better to me to die from hunger than disobeying my Lord, and went away crying. I realized that she wasn’t bearing the starvation, so I followed her and heard her reciting some verses from the Qur’an and praising Allah. This strengthened the faith in my heart and the love to do good deeds, and I repented to Allah. Then I called for her saying: come and take what you want for the sake of Allah. She took the food then raised her hands to the sky the direction of supplication and said: O Allah as you guided and enlightened his heart, make his supplication always fulfilled.
The sixth is a man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity because he is not doing that in order to be praised by people but rather he is doing that only in sincerity to Allah subhanahu wa ta^ala.
The last mentioned in this hadith is a person who praises Allah in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears. Such eyes are protected from being burnt in Hellfire on the Day of Judgement.
We ask Allah to make us among those who follow the guidance of the Prophet and make our end, on the state of piety. Ameen