Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you a beautiful hadith that talks about seven types of people who will be under the shade of Allah(SWT). We have to put things in persepctive though to understand how lucky and honorable it is to be part of this shade.

The day of judgement for the average person is going to be terrifying due to the fact that all his deeds, good and bad, as small as an atoms weight will be seen. As exemplified in the last two ayats of Surah Zalzalah: “So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it, And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.” (99: 7-8).

The day of judgement is going to be a time in which the sun is scorching the inhabitants of this earth due to it being one mile away from the earth. As exemplified in this hadith.“On the Day of Resurrection, the sun would draw so close to the people that there would be left a distance of only one mile. The people will be submerged in perspiration according to their deeds, some up to their ankles, some up to their knees, some up to the waist and some would have the bridle of perspiration (and, while saying this, the Messenger of Allah  put his hand towards his mouth).” [Muslim]

As you can see it will be a terrifying time because we are being judged on every single action while the sun is scorching us.

However, there are seven types of people who get shade on the day of judgement.

The hadith states,

“There are seven whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: ‘I fear Allah’; a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

Insha’Allah we all strive to be one of these seven people, we ask Allah(SWT) to give us Hidaya(guidance), protection, forgiveness, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.