14 February 2014 CE | 12 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

Darkness before the Bridge

One of the Jewish rabbis asked the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “Where will the people be on the Day of Resurrection when the earth is changed to another earth and so will be the heavens?” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “They will be in darkness just before the bridge.” [Muslim]

This hadith mentions the time when the earth will be changed to another earth and the heavens will be changed too. It will be the time shortly before people have to pass over as-Siraat (the bridge).

As-Siraat is the bridge over Jahannum which each person has to cross to enter Jannah. Those who deserve Jahannum will fall off this bridge into it. May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) save us from that. Ameen.

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