19 February 2014 CE | 17 Rabbi al-Thanni 1435 AH

Hadith Explanation

Heavens Rolled Up

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah will roll up the heavens on the Day of Resurrection, then He will hold them in His Right Hand, and will say, ‘I am the King. Where are the tyrants? Where are the arrogant ones?’” [Muslim]

This most awe-inspiring of days, when each arrogant or tyrannical person will be brought to justice, will make our life on earth seem so insignificant as though it never happened. This same life on which we expend all our strength, our time, our wealth and our planning, will not seem to have been longer than a day at best.

“And on the Day that the Hour will be established, the Mujrimoon (criminals, disbelievers, sinners) will swear that they stayed not but an hour…” [Quran: Surah Room, Ayat 55]

“The best among them in knowledge and wisdom will say, ‘You stayed no longer than a day!’” [Quran: Surah Ta-Ha, Ayat 104]

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