Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakat
My dear brothers and sisters, Injustice is all around us. the weak and innocent, the poor and misfortune, the orphaned and misjudged. What will happen on the Day of Judgement? The fact that Allah creates good and allows for evil in the world? The baby born blind, the child born into poverty, the innocent imprisoned. Do you remember the story of Yusef, peace and blessings upon him? He spent years in prison falsely accused. Did he cry out and curse his accusers? or was he patience and have faith that Allah had a plan? He was steadfast in his belief. Yes, my dear brothers and sisters, he was steadfast and patient and Allah rewarded his patience and steadfastness. It may be difficult to understand at times, when a calamity befalls us, no matter how big or how small, that Allah has a plan. That we make choices in this life, and those choices bring us down a certain or uncertain path, but Allah is always aware of those choices and His Love for His believer is far beyond our love for anything in this life.
In Sura Al-Baqara, verses 155-157, Allah subhanallahu ta’ala reminds us: Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger; some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil) but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. Who say when afflicted with calamity: “Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhir raji-oon” “To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.” They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah and Mercy and they are the ones that receive guidance.
Also let us remember a hadith narrated by Abu ‘Abbas ‘Abdullah, says:”Remember Allah in times of ease, and He will recognise you in times of distress. What hit you could not have missed you, what missed you could not have hit you. Remember that victory comes with patience, relief comes with affliction and ease comes with hardship”.
What is understood about the meaning of the Day of Judgement? The wrongs of this world will be righted and the believers will have eternal justice and bliss. So be patience and steadfast in the face of calamity and have empathy and make dua for those who are faced with the greatest of calamities.