❝THE DAY MAN WILL BE LONELY AND HELPLESS❞
The reality of becoming lonely and helpless at the end is made clear in sūrah al-Anʿām (Cattle), Chapter 6, Verse 94 and sūrah al-Kahf (The Cave), Chapter 18, Verse 48.
Allāh says in the Qurʾān:
❝wa-la-qad jiʾtumūnā furādā ka-mā khalaqnākum ʾawwala marratin wa-taraktum mā khawwalnākum warāʾa ẓuhūrikum wa-mā narā maʿakum shufaʿāʾakumu lladhīna zaʿamtum ʾannahum fīkum shurakāʾu la-qad taqaṭṭaʿa baynakum wa-ḍalla ʿankum mā kuntum tazʿumūn❞
[‘Certainly you have come to Us alone, just as We created you the first time, and left behind whatever We had bestowed on you. We do not see your intercessors with you —those whom you claimed to be [Our] partners in [deciding] you[r] [fate]. Certainly all links between you have been cut, and what you used to claim has forsaken you!’]
― sūrah al-Anʿām (Cattle), Chapter 6, Verse 94
Allāh also says in the Qurʾān:
❝wa-ʿuriḍū ʿalā rabbika ṣaffan la-qad jiʾtumūnā ka-mā khalaqnākum ʾawwala marratin bal zaʿamtum ʾal-lan najʿala lakum mawʿida❞
[They will be presented before your Lord in ranks: ‘Certainly you have come to Us just as We created you the first time. Rather you maintained that We shall not appoint a tryst for you.’]
― sūrah al-Kahf (The Cave), Chapter 18, Verse 48.
Reflections on these verses:
― While some might reject the possibility of Resurrection in the hereafter, but their denial will not change the ultimate reality of life in the Hereafter.
― All men and women will return to their Creator, Allāh (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala).
― On the Day of Resurrection, there won’t be any relationships to depend upon and those who called upon and trusted others (gods, people, etc.) as helpers, friends, and partners (besides Allāh) won’t be there for them.
― The wealth and money collected in the life of the world will be left behind.
― Each individual will be alone without any intercessors, friends, and partners.
― It will become clear that no intercessor had a share in molding anyone’s destiny as many had earlier believed. Therefore, those who had trusted others besides Allāh, the Only Protector, will be left in a lurch.
― Man should discard the delusion that the wealth of this world is as important as he thinks it is. Wealth can’t provide the protection that Allāh does for one.
― Standing alone before Allāh, totally dependent on His Mercy, man will be assisted by nothing except his good deeds.
It is recorded in the Sahīh that Allāh’s Messenger said:
❝The Son of Adam says, `My money, my money!’ But, what part of your money do you have, other than what you eat of it and is thus spent, what you wear and tear and what you gave in charity and thus remains (in the record of good deeds.) Other than that, you will depart and leave it to the people.❞
Narrated ‘Abdullâh: The Prophet (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) said:
❝Who among you considers the wealth of his heirs dearer to him than his own wealth?❞ They replied, “O Allâh’s Messenger! There is none among us but loves his own wealth more.” The Prophet (ṣall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) said: ❝So his wealth is whatever he spends (in Allâh’s Cause), during his life (on good deeds) while the wealth of his heirs is whatever he leaves after his death.❞ ― Sahīh Bukharī, Vol.8, Hadîth No.449.
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