Tasarruf on the day of Judgement

Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said, “Listen! I am the beloved [Habeeb] of Allah
and I do not say this with pride”. This hadith has been narrated by Imam Tirmidi and
Darimi. {Mishkat, p.513}

Allah showed His love for Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam when He said to Jibra’il,
Go to My beloved and say to him: “I will please you with regards to your ummah and
will not disappoint you”. {Sahih Muslim, vol.1, p.113}

Umm al-Mu’mineen Sayyida ‘Aisha Siddiqa radiyallahu ta’ala ‘anha narrates:
“By Allah! I see that Allah fulfils the wishes of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam
quickly”.{Sahih Muslim, vol.1, p.473}

A long hadith in Sahih Muslim narrated by Anas bin Malik radiyallahu ta’ala ‘anhu
mentions that on the day of Judgement people will go to Adam, Ibrahim, Musa and ‘Isa
‘alaihimus salam and ask them to intercede to Allah for them. They will all reply that this
is not their job. In the end, people will go to Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam who
will say to them, “This intercession (shafa’ah) is my job”. {Sahih Muslim, vol.1, p.110}
This is the greater intercession (Shafa’ah al-Kubra) which is specific to Rasulullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam.
Abu Huraira radiyallahu ta’ala ‘anhu narrates that Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam
said: “I will go under the ‘Arsh and will go into Sajdah [prostration] to my Lord. Allah
will then reveal to me those praises that no-one has ever heard before and He will say,
“Oh beloved! Lift your head. Ask and you shall be given. Intercede and your intercession
will be accepted”. I will lift my head and say, “Oh my Lord! Forgive my ummah, forgive
my ummah”. Allah will say, “Oh beloved! Let those of your ummah who have are free from accountability enter into Jannah from the door on the right side. The remainder of
your ummah will enter Jannah with other ummah’s from the other doors”.{Sahih Muslim, vol.1, p.11}

Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “I have saved my du’a for the intercession of
my ummah. If Allah wishes, this du’a is for those of my ummah who do not associate any
partners with Allah”.{Sahih Muslim, vol.1, p.113}

Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “On the day of Judgement, I will come to the
door of Jannah and ask for it to be opened. The gatekeeper will ask who it is. I will reply,
“Muhammad”. He will reply, “I have been ordered to open the door for you and I will not
open the door for anyone but you”.{Sahih Muslim, vol.1, p.112}

In another narration, Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Then I will perform
intercession and Allah will allocate a limit for me. I will then take them out from the fire
and enter them into Jannah”. {Sahih Muslim, vol.1, p.109 }

This is just one fraction of the authority [tasarruf] of the beloved of Allah. On the
day of Judgement his leadership will be so apparent that no-one will be able to deny
his power and authority in the court of Allah. {This article appeared in the monthly Sunni magazine, Seedha Raasta [Straight Path], Lahore, in volume
17, issue 1, Rabi’ al-Akhir 1427 H, May 2006 }


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