“It is He who sends down upon His Servant [Muhammad] verses of clear evidence that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light. And indeed, Allah is to you Kind and Merciful.” (Al Quran 57:9)
Jab Zindagi Shuru Gi
Before reading “Jab Zindagi Shuru Gi” I have number of confusions about sequence of events in Hashar (The Day of Jugdement). About the concept of shifaa’at (Favor), details of Sabiqoon, Ashabul Yameen, Ashabul shimal, Munafiqoon, Pul Siraat, Entry in Jannat ul Firdos, Details of Airaaf so on and so forth. But I dont have the full view of Day of Judgement. I literally failed to sum up my knowledge to link all events in a real order. I used to ponder that Allah SWT has mentioned all of the details of Day of Judgement in various verses of Quran Majeed but with a Divine Wisdom Allah SWT hasnt put all verses at one place in a flow to get the complete idea in one go.
I got the answer during reading Jab Zindagi Shuru Gi, when I suffered from fever multi time after completing day’s chapter. We people are too weak to take complete doze of the picture in the words of Allah SWT at one place. If reading man’s book about day of judgement cause high fever then what will be condition if Allah SWT have mentioned all details at one place in a single go. Allah SWT You are Merciful, no doubt You know us better than we know our own selves. Allah SWT has sandwiched verses with the mentioning of Divine Mercy, with the details of old people, with examples from our daily life, with the blessings of life, with the beauty of Heaven etc.
Jab Zindagi Shuru Gi is a book with a story having 70% words of Quran Hakeem. MashaAllah, Abu Yahya has the beauty of relating Quranic verses in a scenario that it seems like the part of the story and gives a feeling that this particular ayat is for that specific context. Story is of a pious soul Sardar Abdullah, he was in real sense the servant of Allah. He spent his full life in spreading the words of Quran and Sunnah. Not to mention he is from Sabiqoon.
Surah Waqia categorized people in three categories Sabikoon, Ashabul Yameen and Ashabul Shimal. Sabikoon were the Prophets, True People (Siddiqeen) and Witness holder (Shuhadah). Prophets are the Dearer to the Creator, Siddiqeen are those who were the supporters of Prophets in their times and Shuhadah are the people who were not in the time of prophets but they passed-on the Message of Allah, Sunnah of prophets, Divine book to the people of their times. The reward of Sabikoon is the same as for the toppers of the class. They will not have any pain or fear on the Day of Judgment in shaa Allah. May Allah SWT enlist us all in Sabikoon. Aameen Sum Aameen Ya Rab ul Aalemeen.
Then Ashabul Yameen are people having proportion of good and bad deed. And they will have the pain of Day of Judgment – that thrist, severe hot, deadly pain, hell fear. Depending upon their deeds, these people stay some time in that dreadful hot and then will got relief after the decision of Allah SWT. That pain of Hashar, will shake off their sins in shaa Allah Ta’alah.
Then Ashabul Shimal. I dont have courage to write words of Allah SWT about the punishment and pain of Ashabul Shimaal. They will be in ultimate failure and will get no ground to escape. Ya Allah, pore Your Mercy on our souls. Please forgive us our sins and protect us from being Ashabul Shimaal. Aameen Sum Aameen.
After the detailed decision is being made then the Sabikoon and Ashabul Yameen will get their result cards in right hands which will give them noor in the dark path of Pul-Siraat (Bridge of Siraat). “On the Day you see the believing men and believing women, their light proceeding before them and on their right, [it will be said], “Your good tidings today are [of] gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein you will abide eternally.” That is what is the great attainment.” (Al Quran 57:12) All of the mushriqeens and kafaireen were put in the hell fire and only Sabaiqeen and Munafaiqeen were there to cross Pull Siraat in order to reach Jannat.
Yes, Munafaiqeen will be there too. Throughout their lives they did fraud with Allah SWT, His Messenger and good people. Now, its the turn of Allah SWT to reward them. Munafaiqeen at that point will think that they got escape from hell fire and will be there in Jannah shortly but when they reach people near the bridge having Noor of good deeds, munafiqeen will ask sabikoon and ashabul yameen that please give some of your Noor to us. “On the [same] Day the hypocrite men and hypocrite women will say to those who believed, “Wait for us that we may acquire some of your light.” It will be said, “Go back behind you and seek light.” And a wall will be placed between them with a door, its interior containing mercy, but on the outside of it is torment.”(Al Quran 57:13)
‘The hypocrites will call to the believers, “Were we not with you?” They will say, “Yes, but you afflicted yourselves and awaited [misfortune for us] and doubted, and wishful thinking deluded you until there came the command of Allah . And the Deceiver deceived you concerning Allah .” (Al Quran 57:14)
“So today no ransom will be taken from you or from those who disbelieved. Your refuge is the Fire. It is most worthy of you, and wretched is the destination.” (Al Quran 57:15)
“Has the time not come for those who have believed that their hearts should become humbly submissive at the remembrance of Allah and what has come down of the truth? And let them not be like those who were given the Scripture before, and a long period passed over them, so their hearts hardened; and many of them are definitely disobedient.” (Al Quran 57:16)
Alhamdulliah, I have found this book food for soul. To make it more effective and to take a book as a journey, I keep my younger sister with me and we started reading it chapter by chapter, there are 15 chapters. Its our responsibility to give a clear picture of Heaven and Hell to our kids so that they can have wide imagination about their ultimate destiny – Jannat ur Firdoos in shaa Allah. I recommend you all to please atleast read once. As Abu Yahya said that after reading this book if a single being started understanding Quran Majeed, then this will be the cost of the book.
رَّبَّنَا إِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِيًا يُنَادِي لِلْإِيمَانِ أَنْ آمِنُوا بِرَبِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا ۚ رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الْأَبْرَارِ
“Our Lord, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], ‘Believe in your Lord,’ and we have believed. Our Lord, so forgive us our sins and remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous.” (Al Quran 3:193)