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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s concern for his ummah on the day of Qiyamah

Question

Can you kindly mention the full Hadith and reference of the Hadith which is recited in the first khutbah of Jumu’ah by some khatibs. The Hadith has the words ‘nafsi nafsi’

 

Answer

This famous Hadith has been recorded in various Hadith collections. Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have also recorded this narration. The following version appears in Sahih Bukhari:

 

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was once given some meat. The shoulder was handed to him. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was fond of the shoulder. He took a bite and then said,

‘I will be the master of people on the Day of Qiyamah. Do you know the reason for this? The people will be gathered, the first and the last on the same plain, a person calling out will be able to make them hear and [an observer] will be able to see them. The sun will be close to them and people will experience such sorrow and distress that they will not be able to bear or endure.

The people will say, ‘Do you not see what [calamity] has afflicted you? Why do you not look for someone to intercede to your Rabb on your behalf?’

People will say to one another, ‘Go to Adam!’ They will come to Adam (‘alayhis salam) and say, ‘You are the father of mankind. Allah created you [through his might] and blew some of His Ruh into you and He ordered the Angels and they prostrated to you. Intercede on our behalf to your Rabb. Do you not see what we are going through, do you not see what has afflicted us?’

Adam (‘alayhis salam) will say, ‘My Rabb is extremely angry today, he has never been so angry before nor will he ever be so angry again. He forbade me from the tree and I disobeyed. I am concerned regarding myself, I am concerned regarding myself, I am concerned regarding myself. Go to someone else. Go to Nuh.’

 

“They will go to Nuh (‘alayhis salam) and say, ‘O Nuh! You were the first Rasul to be sent to the people of the earth and Allah called you a thankful slave. Intercede on our behalf to your Rabb. Do you not see what has happened to us?

‘He will say, ‘My Rabb is extremely angry today, he has never been so angry before nor will he ever be so angry again and I had made a du’a against my nation. I am concerned regarding myself, I am concerned regarding myself, I am concerned regarding myself. Go to someone else! Go to Ibrahim.’

 

“They will go to Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) and say, ‘O Ibrahim! You are the Nabi of Allah and His close friend. Intercede on our behalf to your Rabb. Do you not see what we are going through?

He will say to them, ‘My Rabb is extremely angry today, he has never been so angry before nor will he ever be so angry again. I had spoken three untruths and I am concerned regarding myself, I am concerned regarding myself, I am concerned regarding myself. Go to someone else. Go to Musa.’

 

“They will go to Musa (‘alayhis salam) and say, ‘O Musa, you are the Rasul of Allah. Allah preferred you with His message and His Word above all other people. Intercede on our behalf to your Rabb. Do you not see what we are going through?

‘He will say, ‘My Rabb is extremely angry today, he has never been so angry before nor will he ever be so angry again. I killed a person and I was not commanded to kill him. I am concerned regarding myself, I am concerned regarding myself, I am concerned regarding myself, Go to someone else. Go to ‘Isa.’

 

“They will go to ‘Isa (‘alayhis salam) and say, ‘O ‘Isa! You are the Rasul of Allah and His Word which He cast to Maryam and a Ruh from Him. You spoke to people while in the cradle. Intercede on our behalf. Do you not see what we are suffering?’

‘Isa (‘alayhis salam) will say, ‘My Rabb is extremely angry today, he has never been so angry before nor will he ever be so angry again. -[‘Isa ‘alayhis salam] will not mention a mistake he had committed-. I am concerned regarding myself, I am concerned regarding myself, I am concerned regarding myself.  Go to someone else. Go to Muhammad.’

 

“They will come to Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhyi wa sallam) and say, ‘O Muhammad! You are the Rasul of Allah and the Seal of the Ambiya. Allah has forgiven your past and future sins. Intercede on our behalf to your Rabb. Do you not see what we are suffering?’

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) says, ‘I will proceed under the ‘Arsh and fall down in sajdah to my Rabb. Then Allah will inspire me with such words to praise him which He has never inspired anyone else before.

 

Then it will be said, ‘O Muhammad, raise your head. Ask and you will be granted. Intercede and your intercession will be accepted.’

I will lift my head and say, ‘O my Rabb, my ummah! O my Rabb, my ummah!’

It will be said, ‘O Muhammad, enter those who will not be subjected to any reckoning from your ummah through the right hand door of the doors of Jannah, and they will share the other gates with others as well.”

Then he said, “By the One in whose control my life is, the distance between the two door panels of the doors of Jannah is the distance between Makkah and Himyar (Yemen) or Makkah and Busra (in Sham).”

 

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4712)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar