It is a trick of Satan and of the Nafs that a person is directed towards doing Tatawuu’ (extra Nafl [supererogatory] acts) while at the same time neglecting the obligatory ones.
It is very lamentable that for matters of the worldly life, we are willing to go the extra mile to have more money, more comfort, better contract terms, and so forth (things which could be acceptable to pursue in and of themselves), yet for matters of the Hereafter, we are often adamant at performing only the bare minimum…so how do we expect things to work out for us when death approaches and in the Hereafter? This is something we have to think about a lot.
People will be asked about every Naeem (bounty and blessing) they have received, even if they have little food and money; in such cases, they may have a fit body and this is also a blessing. We are reminded of the Hadeeth about questions of lifespan, body, money earned and spent, acts and intentions behind them, and one’s knowledge, and how all these blessings have been acted upon.
It is on the Day of Judgment while on the way to the Mahshar [Gathering], that the believer will be made to see the true consequences of his own good actions and the evil consequences of those who disobeyed Allah. In this world of course, we need to struggle, but once the Ghayb is laid down before us, we shall see everything as it is in its true bodily and spiritual form.
(It is mentioned) A very important point is that Allah resurrects the people, but also the days and the people’s actions, all of these are personified.
(It is mentioned) There are different sounds on the Day of Judgment: A buzzing sound that gets increasingly louder, which is the Sayha- screeching scream, and then a thundering sound – Nafkhah of Mawt and Nafhkah of Ba’th (Death and Resurrection).
(It is mentioned) People will be resurrected not only in the state they were in but also with the instrument they habitually used in their lives. The question then arises: Do we want to be resurrected with a Misbahah in our hands or with a musical instrument, or with our phones which kept us away from the remembrance of Allah?