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15 July 2019 CE | 13 Dhul-Qadah 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Noor of Believers

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Each one among them, believer or hypocrite, will be given a light (Noor), then they will follow Him… Then the light of the hypocrites will be extinguished, and the believers will be saved.” [Saheeh Muslim]

Our Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) narrated that on the Day on Resurrection, after each nation follows its made-up god to Hell, and only the people of his Ummah are left, and then they begin to follow Allah, darkness will be cast all around them, and they will each be given some light.

The commentator on Sharh at-Tahaawiyah said: “Some of them will be given light like a mountain, in front of them; some will be given more light than that. Some will be given their light like a palm-tree, to their right, and some will be given less than that, on their right. The last one to be given light will be given it on his big toe, in front of him, which will shine on and off. When it will shine, he will move forward, and when it will be extinguished he will stand still. He and they will move forward across the Siraat (bridge over Hell), and the Siraat will be like the edge of a sword, a void in which one is likely to slip. It will be said to them, ‘Carry on as much as your light enables you to.’ Some of them will cross it like a falling star (i.e., very fast), others will cross it like the wind, or like the blinking of an eye, or like a man running or jogging, according to the level of his deeds. Then the one whose light is on his big toe will cross it, with one hand slipping and the other holding on, and one foot slipping and the other hanging on, with the Fire hitting his sides, until when they pass it and reach safely they will say, ‘Praise be to Allah who has saved us from you (Hell) after we had seen you. We have been given what no one else has been given.’”

The light of the hypocrites which was initially granted them will be extinguished before they can cross the Siraat because of which they will fall into Hell. When the believers see that the light of the hypocrites has been extinguished they will pray to Allah to not let this happen to them: “Our Lord! Keep perfect our light for us and grant us forgiveness. Verily, You are Able to do all things.” [Quran: Surah Tahreem, Ayat 8]

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