Those whom Allah will give shade on the Day of Judgement

Abu Hurayrah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Seven are (the persons) whom Allah will give Shade of His Thrown on the Day when there would be no shade other than His Throne’s Shade: A just ruler; a youth who grew up worshipping Allah; a man whose heart is attached to mosques; two persons who love and meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah; a man whom an extremely beautiful woman seduces (for illicit relation), but he (rejects this offer by saying): ‘I fear Allah’; a man who gives in charity and conceals it (to such an extent) that the left hand does not know what the right has given; and a person who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes well up.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]


This Hadith mentions seven types of people whom Almighty Allah provides special protection or His Throne’s Shade. In some Ahadith this blessing has also been promised for some noble actions over and above those which have been mentioned here. Some ‘Ulama’ including As-Sakhkhawi and Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar have given a list of seventy such actions. Imam As-Suyuti said: “The (present) Hadith mentions only seven qualities to bring into prominence their importance and also the importance of acting upon them’.

And Allah Knows Best!

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