Order of Events on the Day of Judgment

Order of Events on the Day of Judgment

By Shaykh Ṣāliḥ bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Āl al-Shaykh (حفظه الله)

📝 Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee

It was narrated that Anas ibn Mālik said: Muhammad ﷺ told us: “When the Day of Resurrection comes, the people will surge with each other like waves. They will come to Ādam and say, ‘Intercede for us with your Lord.’ He will say, ‘I am not fit for that. Go to Ibrāhīm for he is the Close Friend of the Most Merciful.’ So, they will go to Ibrāhīm, but he will say, ‘I am not fit for that. Go to Mūsā for he is the one to whom Allāh spoke directly.’ So, they will go to Mūsā but he will say, ‘I am not fit for that. Go to Ēsā (Jesus) for he is a soul created by Allāh and His Word.’ So, they will go to Ēsā (Jesus) but he will say, ‘I am not fit for that. Go to Muhammad (ﷺ).’ So, they will come to me and I will say, I am fit for that.’ Then I will ask my Lord for permission and He will give me permission, and He will inspire me with words of praise with which I will praise Him, words that I do not know now. So, I will praise Him with those words of praise and I will fall down prostrate before Him. He will say, ‘O Muhammad, raise your head. Speak and intercession will be granted to you, ask and you will be given, intercede and your intercession will be accepted.’ (al-Bukhārī: 4712)