On the Day of Judgement, everyone will be gathered, but without clothes. We will also be gathered barefooted. When she heard this fact, Aisha, the wife of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ *was shocked. She asked, “O Messenger of Allah*, both the men and women are there together? Wouldn’t the men and women look at each other?” The Prophet ﷺ replied, “The situation will be more over-whelming than you can ever imagine, O Siddiq’s daughter. The matter will be too serious for them to notice. The setting will be too solemn for them to look at one another. (People will not have the intention to check each other out.)”
The people will also look confused and drunk. Allah mentions it in the Quran, “…And you will see the people (appearing) intoxicated*, while they are not intoxicated…” (Quran; Surah Al-Hajj, 22:2)
The sun will come so close to us above our heads. Some scholars say that the Prophet ﷺ said that the sun will be about one mile away. Other scholars say that the Prophet ﷺ meant the sun will be just one eyeliner’s distance away from everyone. Allah knows best. But one thing is for sure, it will be so hot indeed!
We will then be soaked with sweat according to the extent of our actions that we have done on earth. How is this so?
Well, due to the heat, we will start to perspire. Firstly, our sweat will sink 70 cubits deep into the soil. Then, there will be people whose sweat will rise to their ankles.
Some others, their sweat will be up to their knees. Some will be drenched in sweat up to their waist. And others their sweat will go up to the level of their mouths. Some will even appear to be drowning in their own sweat! The good Muslims will have minimal levels of sweat. The badder a person is, the higher the level of perspiration he will have.
Will there be any shade on that day?
Well, many people will be standing directly under the sun. But some of us will be standing in a special shade. There will only be one shade on The Day.
It is the shade underneath Allah’s throne. And this shade will be for those people who are faithful to Allah. They are the very good Muslims. They are the pious people. They are the people of righteousness.
In fact, in a famous Hadith*, the Prophet ﷺ said, “There are seven (types of people) whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a fair ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques;
two people who love each other for Allah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position, but he says: ‘I fear Allah’; a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity;
and a person who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.’”
May Allah make us among these shaded ones. Ameen.
For how many days will we be standing on the Day of Judgement?
For 50,000 years. SubhanAllah!*
Yes, we’ll be standing for 50,000 years on this huge land.
But why is it called THE day of Judgement if it’s 50,000 years long, then?
The Day of Judgement is actually just one day, but it is a day whose length is equal to fifty thousand ‘Earth’ years, as Allah says in the Quran:
“A questioner asked concerning a torment about to befall
Upon the disbelievers, which none can avoid,
From Allah, the Lord of the ways of ascent.
The angels and the Rooh [Angel Gabriel] move up to Him in a Day the measure whereof is fifty thousand years” [Quran, Surah Al-Ma’aarij, 70:1-4]
For some people, the wait will seem very, very long indeed. But for the very good Muslims, the wait will be like the time between Dhuhr* and ‘Asr*. Alhamdulillah*.
O Allah, make us among these excellent Muslims. Ameen.
This long day will, for sure, be hard for the bad Muslims but it will be especially difficult for the disbelievers as Allah says:
“…. And it will be a hard Day for the disbelievers”
[Quran, Surat al-Furqaan 25:26]
“Truly, that Day will be a Hard Day —
Far from easy for the disbelievers”
[Quran, Surat al-Muddaththir 74:9-10]
So now we know that Allah will protect those very good Muslims under His Throne from the extreme heat and from fear. For the others, they will feel the heat. They will be scared and impatient. They will be confused.
Which group do we want to be in?
Let’s attempt to be among those in His Shade by always trying to make Him be pleased with us in whatever we do, by following His rules and by stopping ourselves from doing things that He prohibits. It’s still not too late. Let’s start today, shall we?