Willingness to jump into the pits of hell (This is my translation of Tuan Guru Nik Aziz’s First chapter of the Book “Bertemu Janji Allah”)
Adi ibn Hatim (Allah’s blessing be upon Him) narrated a Hadith of Rasulullah peace be upon Him which means: men’s meeting with Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala will surely happen although such meeting occurs in many ways.
All Mukmins who are Soleh (good) not only get the opportunity to meet Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala, they also can look at Allah the Almighty, after they prostrate in front of Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. The granting by Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala to his servants who are Mukmins (believers) and Muttaqin (the pious) to look at Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala has been explained in a few books. Mukmins who are ashi (rebels) will still get to meet Allah but they are not allowed to take a good look at Almighty Allah’s face. If Mukmins who are ashi are being forbidden from looking at Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala, what more for those who are kufur (disbelievers) towards Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala.
Thus, those who are kufur towards Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala do not get the chance to look at Allah the Almighty. However those who are kufur towards Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala will certainly meet Allah the Almighty. Morever this meeting will not be attended by any interpreter nor mediator. Meeting Allah means to attend the court of Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. The court of Qadhi Rabbul Jalil does not require the assistance of angels to conduct prosecution, nor does it need interpreters to interpret all the vices and abominable acts being committed by men, in this world. All affairs ranging from the revelation of all concealed vices and abominable acts right to the delivery of the “books of deeds and misdeeds” to men are being done by Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. Rasulullah peace be upon Him explained in his hadih that every servant of Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala will face Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala (in the court of Qadhi Rabbul Jalil) in the hereafter without any interpreter nor mediator.
In another hadith, Rasulullah peace be upon Him explained about the day where Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala reveals to his servants in the hereafter (their vices, transgressions and abominable acts), which causes some men to plead to Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala not to reveal all their transgressions and misdeeds in public and in front of Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. These men cannot bear to be shamed in public and in front of Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala in the hereafter. Some of these men will think that it is better if they are immediately thrown into hell as long as Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala does not reveal their vices and abominable acts to the public. They will experience unbearable shame when their vices are being revealed to the public who are at the Mahsyar field. To some men, shame is something that cannot be valued with money, it is more valuable than money. Shame cannot be replaced by money nor money’s worth. That’s why in this world, those who are ashamed because their vices are being made known to the community where they live, are willing to quietly leave their abode in the middle of the night because they can’t bear the shame. What is sadder is that there are men who would go to the extremes by committing suicide because they can no longer live to bear the shame.
Applying the above as an analogy, this is the same situation at the Mahsyar field in the hereafter. There are men who are prepared to jump into the pits of hell rather than being shamed publicly. The fact that they choose to be thrown immediately into the pits of hell rather than being shamed publicly does not mean that they chose the better alternative. However this is the hard-pressed situation that will happen in the Mahsyar field when Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala convenes the Yaumul ‘Ardh session.
This is a reminder to those who are not able to bear the shame at the Mahsyar field, it is best that they must be shy in this world. Shyness here means that they are shy and feel ashamed to commit vices or abominable acts even at isolated places. If men do not want to witness their concealed vices (being revealed in the hereafter), they must bear in mind and realise that Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala is Most Knowing (Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala surely knows) therefore, Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala knows whatever abominable acts that had been concealed and covered up in this world.
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