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25 February 2018 CE | 08 Jumada al-Thanni 1439 AH
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Hadith Explanation


You Might Try Exchanging Yourself with Your Children


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The Kaafir will be brought forth on the Day of Resurrection and it will be said to him, ‘Do you think that if you had an earthful of gold you would ransom yourself with it?’ He will say, ‘Yes.’ It will be said to him, ‘I used to ask you for less than that.’” [Sahih Bukhari]

What Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) asks us to do to save ourselves from Jahannum and claim our palaces in Jannah, is much less than giving an earthful of gold.

Today we cannot imagine sacrificing our children to save ourselves. On the Day of Judgement though things will be so bad for the sinner that he will wish that he could send the most beloved of people to him to the Fire, in order to save himself:

“The Mujrim (criminal, sinner, disbeliever) will desire to ransom himself from the punishment of that Day by his children. And his wife and his brother, and his kindred who sheltered him, and all that are in the earth, so that it might save him. By no means! Verily, it will be the fire of Hell.” [Quran: Surah Maarij, Ayaat 11-15]

Brothers and Sisters! Let’s prepare for that Day when our relations and wealth will mean nothing to us. Let’s prepare by not letting these things come between us and Allah’s commands today.

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