You will surely stand before Allah

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “You will surely stand before Allah, no screen between Him and you, no interpreter to translate for you. Then He will say, ‘Did I not bring you wealth?’ He will say, ‘Yes.’ Then He will say, ‘Did I not send you a Messenger?’ He will say, ‘Yes.’ Then he will look to his right and left and see nothing but Hell. So protect yourselves from it even with half a date (in charity), and if not then with a kind word.”

[Sahih Al-Bukhari]

Commentary:

From this great Hadith, we benefit that we shall stand directly before Allah with no screen or barrier and no translator. Allah will mention the many favours with which He blessed his slave with such as, giving him wealth and the sending of Messengers to guide them to the right path.

We also benefit from this Hadith that we should protect ourselves from the Hell-fire by performing righteous actions such a giving a small amount of charity even if it is “half a date.” And if we don’t even have the means to even give half a date in charity, then a kind word spoken or as mentioned in another narration, meeting your brother with a smile is charity.

And Allah knows best!

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