THE DAY OF QIYĀMAH…
Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Sahib رحمه الله has posed the question; how will we fare on the day of Qiyāmah when all the photographs (and impermissible posts) which we had taken and all our social media accounts are presented to us, as evidence against us, of all what we had done? In Surah al-Kahf, Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله informs us of that day:
ووضع الكتاب فترى المجرمين مشفقين مما فيه ويقولون يويلتنا مال هذا الكتاب لا يغادر صغيرة ولا كبيرة إلا أحصها. ووجدوا ما عملوا حاضرا. ولا يظلم ربك أحدا.
“And the book (of deeds) will be placed (before you); and you will see the sinful in great terror because of what is (recorded) therein; they will say: ‘Ah! Woe to us! What a book is this! It leaves out nothing. Small or great, but takes account thereof!’ They will find all that they did, placed before them: And not one will your Lord (جل جلاله) treat with injustice.”
(Surah Al-Kahf 18: 49)
The Ahadīth convey to us that in this worldly life, Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله graciously conceals and covers our sins, preserving our respect and honour amongst people and granting us opportunities to sincerely repent. However, we inform others of our sins, with no conscience or guilt. We publicise our sins. This is the consequence of when Hayaa (modesty) leaves. The natural trait of modesty prevents us from exposing ourselves. Frighteningly, when the attribute of Hayaa (modesty) is banished from the heart, its counterpart, Īmān also departs. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has said: “Indeed Hayaa and Īmān are companions. When one of them is lifted, the other leaves as well.” (Baihaqi)
اللهم احفظنا يا الله