The one whose pan of virtues will be heavy on the Judgement Day and who will have more virtuous deeds will enjoy the of Paradise. On the other hand, the Hell will be the destination of the one whose pan of virtues will be light. There are many acts of worship, deeds and Islamic invocations mentioned in blessed Ahadees which will fill the pan of virtues of a Mu’min [believer] on the Day of Judgement and prove to be a means of salvation for him. Here, some virtuous deeds are being mentioned which fill the ‘Scale of Deeds’.
Invocations that will fill the ‘Scale of Deeds’
The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: There are two such phrases which are light on the tongue, but are heavy on the ‘Scale of Deeds’, and Allah Almighty likes them very much. (These are:) ‘ سُبْحَان اللّٰه وَبِحَمْدِہٖ، سُبْحَانَ اللّٰهِ الْعَظِیْم’. (Bukhari, vol. 4, pp. 297, Hadees 6682) We should also always recite these two invocations as Allah Almighty likes them very much, they are very light on the tongue, but on the Day of Judgement, they will be heavy on the ‘Scale of Deeds’. Therefore, it requires very little struggle, but it yields abundant Sawab (reward).
Heaviest deed on the Scale
The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: Five things are heaviest on the Scale. (1) سُبْحٰنَ اللّٰهِ (2) اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ (3) لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اللّٰهِ (4) اَللّٰهُ اَکْبَرُ (5) A righteous child of a Muslim dies and he remains patient, seeking reward for it. (Sahih Ibn-e-Habban, vol. 2, pp. 100, Hadees 830, summarised)
اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰہ fills the Scale
The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: Cleanliness is half of faith, and ‘اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ’ fills the Scale, and ‘ سُبْحَان اللہِ الْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ’ fills everything in between the earth and sky, and Salah is Noor [light], and Sadaqah is evidence i.e. guide, [and] patience is light, and (the Holy) Quran is a proof, either in your favour or against you. (Muslim, pp. 115, Hadees 534)
Hakeem-ul-Ummat, Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’eemi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه has stated: The one who recites ‘اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ’ in every state, [his] ‘pan of good deeds’ of the ‘Scale of Deeds’ will be filled by it on the Day of Judgement. Moreover, one Hamd will outweigh all sins; because these are our [evil] acts, and that is the blessed name of Allah Almighty. He has further stated that if the reward for these two phrases (سُبْحَان اللّٰهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ is spread over the world, it will fill the whole Universe; or it means that in سُبْحٰنَ اللّٰه, there is assertion of Allah’s attribute of being free of all imperfections, and [the phrase] اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّٰهِ asserts Divine Majestic Power and Glory; and the entire world contains the proof of these facts, as every particle and every drop glorify Allah Almighty. (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 1, pp. 232)
There is nothing heavier than ‘good moral character’
‘Good moral character’ holds great importance in Islam. Our Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has liked ‘good moral character’ very much and has granted glad tidings regarding it, that on the Day of Judgement, ‘good moral character’ will be put in the ‘pan of good deeds’ of the ‘Scale of Deeds’ and it will be the heaviest deed in his good deeds. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: On the Day of Judgement, there will be nothing heavier than ‘good moral character’ in the Scale of a Mu’min. (Tirmizi, vol. 3, pp. 404, Hadees 2009)
صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب! صَلَّی اللہُ عَلٰی مُحَمَّد