The next morning, the children all ran off to grandfather's room to hear his fascinating talks. Grandfather first took Aasim in his arms and asked,
"Let me hear the du'aa (prayer) I taught you yesterday."
Aasim was waiting for this and immediately recited:"O our Rabb, grant us (all that which is) good in this world, (all that which is) good in the Aakhirah and save us from the punishment of the fire (of Jahannam)."
Grandfather was very happy and said, "Congratulations!" Another of the boys then recited to him the du'aa:
"O Allaah! Save me from the fire of Jahannam"
Grandfather then continued, "the Day of Qiyaamah will be a very difficult day. In fact, the Qur'aan states that on that day people will not think of their relatives.
They will forget about their parents, children, brothers, and sisters and not even worry about their condition because everyone will be worried only about himself.
When they see the punishment of Jahannam (Hellfire), people will actually wish that their relatives should be put into Jahannam rather than themselves."
"Rasulullaah (peace be upon him) said that there are three places where no person will think of another. The first is at the scales when no one knows whether their good deeds will weigh heavier than their sins.
The second place is where people will be given their book of deeds and when the Mu'min (believer) will be given his in his right hand, he will go to others to show them his book.
The third occasion will be at the bridge of Siraat that passes over Jahannam and which every person will be commanded to cross" - Mishkaatul Masaabeeh (Pg.486).
It was Aasim who then asked,
"I heard that when people will stand before Allaah to answer for their actions, the parts of their bodies like their hands and legs will talk about what they did. How will they talk when they have no tongues?"
"Dear son!" grandfather said, "We believe that Allaah can do whatever He pleases because he has power over all things. Any part of the body will therefore speak if Allaah commands it to.
Our tongues are themselves just pieces of flesh just like the other parts of our bodies, so when Allaah commands any of them to talk, they will be able to do so just aswell as the tongue. This has been written in the books of our elders."
"Rasulullaah (peace be upon him) mentioned that a person (a hypocrite) will appear before Allaah and say,
'O Allaah! I believed in You, in Your Book and in Your Ambiyaa (Prophets) (may Allaah be pleased with them) and I also performed salaah, fasted and gave Sadaqah.'
Besides this, he will speak of many other good deeds that he did. Allaah will then tell him to wait, saying that He will bring some witnesses.
The man will wonder who these witnesses could be and will be surprised when Allaah puts a seal on his mouth and commands the parts of his body to speak.
His limbs, flesh and bones will then speak so that the man will have no excuse when he is punished." - Mishkaatul Masaabeeh (Pg.485).
"So Qiyaamah will really be a day of difficult questioning?" Nu'maan said. "Certainly," grandfather confirmed, no person will move from the spot until he answers the following five questions Allaah puts to him:
1. What did you do with the life I gave you?
2. How did you spend your youth?
3. How did you earn your wealth?
4. Where did you spend this wealth?
5. Did you practice on the knowledge I gave you?
However, if Allaah wills, He will allow some people to enter Jannah without asking them any questions. You must therefore recite the following du'aa:
"O Allaah! Grant me an easy reckoning"
An easy reckoning means that Allah will only glance at a person's book of deeds and then overlook everything. The Hadith tells us that when Allaah starts to question a person, the person will be destroyed.
The person who will be saved from the reckoning will be those who passed away after asking forgiveness from Allaah.