What will be the day of judgement like?
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) as saying:
Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, will take in His grip the Earth on the Day of Judgment and He would roll up the sky in His right hand and would say: I am the Lord; where are the sovereigns of the world?
(Sahih Muslim Book 39, Hadith 6703)
The Day of Judgement is ultimately going to come and we as Muslims have been warned by each and every Prophet to prepare for it. It is the day when we will be held accountable for every millisecond we spent on this planet earth. A day when we will answer for everything we have done in public and in private.
Brothers and sisters, it is going to be a day when we will stand before the Lord of the heavens and the earth and He will ask us about our innermost thoughts and private actions. And guess what – there’s no turning back. There’s no lying or cheating because He already knows it all.
The only thing we can hope for on the day of Judgement is Allah’s mercy or an intercessor who will plead our case at a time when we stand ashamed at the sins we have fallen into.
And well, that brings us to the topic of intercession – a topic which brims with controversy and confusion.
Will the Quran Intercede for you on the Day of Judgement?
The Qur’an is both powerful and beautiful. It has virtues which no other book has. The Prophet (peace be upon him) advises us to read and understand it to the best of our abilities.
“The superiority of the speech of Allah compared to all other speech is like the superiority of Allah over His creation.”
Source: Tirmidhee no. 2926 – [Hasan]
Every Prophet was given miracles because of which people believed, but what I have been given is Divine Inspiration which Allah has revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will outnumber the followers of the other Prophets on the Day of Resurrection.”
Source: Bukhari no. 4981, Muslim no. 152 – [Sahih]
These Hadith show us the significance and superiority of the Holy Book. But that’s not it. It is proven in the Sunnah that the Qur’an will intercede for its companions on the Day of Resurrection. Abu Umaamah al-Baahili said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: “Read the Qur’an, for it will come on the Day of Resurrection interceding for its companions.”
Imam Ahmad narrated from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede for a person on the Day of Resurrection. Fasting will say: O Lord, I kept him from his food and desires during the day; let me intercede for him. And the Qur’an will say: I kept him from sleeping during the night; let me intercede for him. And they will be allowed to intercede.”
Saheeh al-Jaami‘, 7329