HOW WILL THE BALANCE TIP?
We will set up the Balances of justice for the Day of Resurrection so that no one can be wronged in the least, and if there should be even the weight of a mustard seed, We shall bring it out, We take excellent account (21:47)
He has set the Balance so that you may not exceed in the balance, weigh with justice, and do not fall short in the balance. (55:7-9)
Bukhari and Muslim narrated that the Prophet SallAllahu alahih wasllam said: “Two words which are light on the tongue but will weigh heavily in the Balance, and they are beloved to the Most Merciful: ‘SubhanAllah wa bi Hamdi, SubhanAllah il-Azeem’ (Glory and praise be to Allah, Glory be to Allah the Almighty)
And “Purity is half of faith, and saying ‘Alhumdulillah ‘(Praise be to Allah) fills the scale, and saying ‘SubhanAllah wa’l-hamduLillah ‘(Glory be to Allah and praise be to Allah) fills what is between heaven and earth.”
And “Whoever keeps a horse for the sake of Allah, out of faith in Allah and believing in His promise, its eating and drinking, its defecation and urination, will all be hasanat in his Balance on the Day of Resurrection.”
From Tirmidhi, from Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-Aas RadhiAllahu anhu who said he heard the Prophet say: “Allah will select a man from my Ummah before all creation on the Day of Resurrection, and will spread out for him ninety-nine books of records of his deeds, each one extending as far as the eye can see. Then He will say, “Do you deny any part of this? Have My recording scribes been unjust towards you?” The man will say, “No O Lord.” Allah will say, “Yes indeed, you have Hasanat stored with Us, and there will be no injustice this Day.” And He will bring forth a piece of paper on which is written Asshadu an laa ilah ill-Allah wa asshadu anna Muhammadan Rasulullah. He will say, “Weigh this.” The man will say, “O Lord, what is this piece of paper compared to all these records?” Allah will say, “You will not be wronged.” Then the records will be placed in one pan of the Balance and the piece of paper in the other; the pan with the piece of paper will weigh heavily, and nothing will outweigh the name of Allah.”
And another narration in Muslim: “The Qur’an will come forth on the Day of resurrection with its people who used to act in accordance with it. Surah al-Baqarah and Surah Aal’Imran will come forth like two clouds, or two patches of shade with light in between, or like two flocks of birds spreading their wings, defending their companions.”
Abu Dawood and Tirmidhi narrate a Hadith from Abu Darda RadhiAllahu anhu in which the Prophet SallAllahu alahih wasllam said: “Nothing will be placed in the Balance on the Day of Resurrection which will weigh more heavily than good manner and attitude.”
And it is narrated concerning Abdullah ibn Mas’ud RadhiAllahu anhu, who was a slim man with thin calves, who when it was windy he would be buffeted about causing people to laugh at him. The Messenger of Allah SallAllahu alaihi wasllam asked: “What are they laughing at?” They said: “O Prophet of Allah, they are laughing at his thin calves.” He said: “by the One in Whose hand is my soul, they will weigh more heavily than Uhud in the Balance.”
How Will the Balance Tip?
Will good deeds pour as raging floods of shimmering diamonds drenching the Heavens, perfuming the already heady fragrance of Angel’s wings?
Will deliriously coated efforts of yearning for the ultimate favour of the One become hunks of lead buckling the Pan of the Scale?
Will tears, scorching eye sockets for the suffering, mutilation and horror of mankind accumulate; bursting in one huge catatonic gush, cleansing all remnants of atrocity?
Will letters that majestically multiply upon recitation, exquisitely scrolled and dotted by the Ruby Pen, pile so high they spontaneously combust, vaporous scents floating towards the Arsh?
Will the selfless serving of others match Umar’s carrying sacks of flour to the needy in the Madian dark secret of nights?
Will the slavish obedience to The Commands be so illumed they ignite, eclipsing all gloom with glitter?
Will movements of the tongue drunk with praise and adoration for the Prince of Peace shiver tremulously obliterating all but Him and His Habib?
Will cries of repentance be so copious and sincere creating rivers to snuff Jahannam?
Will gratitude for belonging to the Al-Mustafa’s Ummah crash and tumble, thundering and vibrating the remains of existence?
Will lust for the bliss of Jannah ecstatically bubble ephemerally wafting across the Seven Heavens?
Will diligence, determination and steadfastness spill over filling the harmonic spaces between prostrating Creations of Light?
Will sincerity be weighed as a golden opalescent glow obliterating galactic matter?
Will the heart be rejoicing in the knowledge that it belonged to a kind person the Noble Prophet will be yearning to meet on Yaum ul Qiyamah, more than the yearning to meet him SallAllahu alaihi wasallam?
How will the Balance tip if it were this Juma’ah?
All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.