99 scrolls? Yes, it has all its misdeeds written on it.
Here’s the story:
إن الله سيخلص رجلا من أمتي على رؤوس الخلائق يوم القيامة فينشر عليه تسعة وتسعين سجلا ، كل سجل مثل مد البصر ثم يقول : أتنكر من هذا شيئا ؟ أظلمك كتبتي الحافظون ؟ يقول : لا يا رب . فيقول : أفلك عذر ؟ فيقول : لا يا رب ، فيقول : بلى إن لك عندنا حسنة وإنه لا ظلم عليك اليوم ، فيخرج بطاقة فيها أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وأشهد أن محمدا عبده ورسوله ، فيقول : احضر وزنك ، فيقول : يا رب ما هذه البطاقة مع هذه السجلات ؟ فقال فإنك لا تظلم . قال : فتوضع السجلات في كفة والبطاقة في كفة فطاشت السجلات وثقلت البطاقة ، ولا يثقل مع اسم الله شيء
Abdullah ibn Amr ibn Al-Aas narrated that the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Indeed Allah will distinguish a man from my Ummah before all of creation on the Day of Judgement.
Ninety-nine scrolls will be laid out for him, each scroll is as far as the eye can see, then He will say: ‘Do you deny any of this? Have those who recorded this wronged you?’ He will say: ‘No, O Lord!’
So He will say: ‘Do you have an excuse?’ He will say: ‘No, O Lord!’ So He will say: ‘Rather you have a good deed with Us, so you shall not be wronged today.”
Then He will bring out a card (Bitaaqah); on it will be: ‘Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illallah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasooluh’ (I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and I testify that Muhmmad is the His slave and His Messenger).
He will say: ‘Bring your scales.’ He will say: ‘O Lord! What good is this card next to these scrolls?’
He will say: ‘You shall not be wronged.’ He said: ‘The scrolls will be put on a pan (of the scale) and the card on (the other) pan; the scrolls will be light, and the card will be heavy, nothing is heavier than the name of Allah.’”
[Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Hadeeth No. 2639. Graded “saheeh” by Shaikh Al-Albani in Sahih Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Hadeeth No. 2639.]
Please note: The card was heavy because he applied the Shahaadah (at least on a basic level) and fulfilled its conditions. Otherwise, such merits are not attained merely by uttering this statement and then acting in a manner contrary to it!
So, let’s take this as an incentive to learn about tawheed and apply it because it counts for a lot of the Day of Judgment.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
You might be thinking “Oh, he was guided by the farmer before he studied Islam.”
Nope, he was guided by the farmer AFTER he had studied Islam!
So, what’s the story?
Well, I’ll let you read it:
Subhan Allah, in this story there is a great lesson for…just about everyone. Read the story and you’ll understand what I mean.
Yes, I keep saying it and I will keep saying it.
Tawheed. Tawheed. Tawheed.
This religion starts and ends with tawheed (worshipping Allah alone).
We were created to worship Allah alone. If we do not know the Names and Attributes of Allah, nor do we know how to worship Him properly, how are we going to be able to fulfill our purpose of life?
Those of you who have studied tawheed will understand the importance of it.
Sadly, those of you who have not studied tawheed aren’t going to understand its importance until you study it. After that, you’ll finally understand why studying tawheed makes a WORLD of difference to your life. (And you’ll also understand why I keep harping on about it and keep nagging you to study it.)
Studying tawheed is something that completely changes one’s perspective and puts one’s heart at ease. It is the solution to all of one’s problems.
The Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasallam) focused only on tawheed for TEN years. How many of us have even studied it for that long?
Many people say “Oh, we know it already.”
You can be sure that anyone who can actually bring himself/herself to utter the above statement has NO clue about tawheed.
And please don’t say “later”. Say “Yes, insha-Allah” and get a book or an audio on tawheed ASAP.
PS. Here are some resources for studying tawheed that I had put up in the past.
Finally what, you ask?
Finally, someone came out with a lecture entitled “Ramadan and Tawheed”.
I had already found an article entitled “Hajj and Tawheed” (check this post).
Now, all I need to do is find something on “Salah and Tawheed” and “Zakaah and Tawheed”, and I’ll be over the moon.
[If not, then I’ll just write on those topics myself, insha-Allah.]
Why is it so important? Because the last 4 pillars of Islam are different ways of implementating the first pillar of Islam, which is the statement of tawheed (worshipping Allah alone).
Sadly, many Muslims have no clue what tawheed is. They think that it is confined to knowing that there is one god.
Nope. There’s so much more to it than that.
When I was teaching my students about tawheed, one of my students asked (after seeing all the evidence for tawheed), “Why don’t they talk about this?”
Because Shaytan doesn’t want anyone to? If we know what tawheed is and we implement it, we’ll be happy in this world and we’ll get Paradise in the next. He doesn’t want that. He wants us to apply shirk (the opposite of tawheed) so that we can all be in hell with him.
Think I’m joking? Please read the story of Adam (alaihissalam) and Iblis. Then you’ll understand that the real battle going on in the world is the battle between tawheed and shirk.