Friday, April 18, 2014

Three Groups

If you are reading the quran from the back that is from Juz 30, you will notice Allah will differentiate people into two groups. The One who is given the book on the right hand and the one on the left (or the back. Still left hand).

You will find this in surah inshiqaq 84:7-15

Then, as for him who will be given his Record in his right hand, (7) 
He surely will receive an easy reckoning, (8) 
And will return to his family in joy! (9) 

But whosoever is given his Record behind his back, (10) 
He will invoke (for his) destruction, (11) 
And he shall enter a blazing Fire, and be made to taste its burning. (12) 
Verily, he was among his people in joy! (13) 
Verily, he thought that he would never come back (to Us)! (14) 
Yes! Verily, his Lord has been ever beholding him! (15)

Then you will find something of similar theme in Surah al haqqah (Juz 29).

Al Haqqah 69: 19-37
 Then as for him who will be given his Record in his right hand will say: "Here! read my Record! (19) "Surely, I did believe that I shall meet my Account!" (20) 
So he shall be in a life, well-pleasing. (21) 
In a lofty Paradise, (22) 
The fruits in bunches whereof will be low and near at hand. (23) 
Eat and drink at ease for that which you have sent on before you in days past! (24) 

But as for him who will be given his Record in his left hand, will say: "I wish that I had not been given my Record! (25) 
"And that I had never known, how my Account is! (26) 
"Would that it had been my end (death)! (27) "My wealth has not availed me; (28) 
"My power (and arguments to defend myself) have gone from me!" (29) 
(It will be said): "Seize him and fetter him; (30) 
Then throw him in the blazing Fire. (31) 
"Then fasten him with a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits!" (32) 
Verily, He used not to believe in Allâh, the Most Great, (33) 
And urged not on the feeding of Al¬Miskîn (the poor),(34) 
So no friend has he here this Day, (35) 
Nor any food except filth from the washing of wounds, (36) 
None will eat it except the Khâti'ûn (sinners, disbelievers, polytheists). (37)

These were the general idea that there will be two distinct groups in yaumul akhirah, the ashabul yamin (companions of the right) and Ashabul shimal (Companions of the left) if you read from Juz 30 that is. Then you set your mind that you want to be among the ashabul Yamin, those who will be given the Book of Deeds on the right hand. Ya Rabb.

Then as you proceed and reach to Surah al Waqiah, you realised, wait a minute, Allah says that there are three groups. And Ashabul yamin is not the highest rank.

al Waqiah 56: 7-11
 And you (all) will be in three groups. (7)
So those on the Right Hand (i.e. those who will be given their Records in their right hands) — how (fortunate) will be those on the Right Hand!
(As a respect for them, because they will enter Paradise). (8)
And those on the Left Hand (i.e. those who will be given their Record in their left hands) — how (unfortunate) will be those on the Left Hand? (As a disgrace for them, because they will enter Hell). (9)
And those foremost [(in Islâmic Faith of Monotheism and in performing righteous deeds) in the life of this world on the very first call for to embrace Islâm,] will be foremost (in Paradise). (10)
These will be those nearest (to Allâh). (11)

And there are those who are SABIQUUN. The one who is foremost in all the deeds. They don't just do what is enough, they do extra extra extra on top of what is obligatory. They are the first to do all the good deeds. They will rank the highest and will the one closest to the Lord.

Allahhu Mustaan. may we be given tawfiq and hidayah.

2 comments:

Hisham Mustaffa said...

In verse 13-14; The people of Sabiquun, many of them came before Prophet Muhammad SAW, very few after Prophet Muhammad. May we all be amongst the people of Jannah...

Lollies said...

Yes. They among the sabiquuun. As for the rest of us (which will be very few) is as described in the post.