Book Name:Allah walon kay Rozay
Dear Islamic brothers! Thinking about our Hereafter we should also remember the intense heat and thirst of the Day of Judgement. We should not care for the slight heat of this world regarding the mandatory fasts of the blessed Ramadan, but we should be busy preparing for the long journey of the Hereafter by offering Salahs, fasting, giving Sadaqah (charity) and performing lots of good deeds as long as we are alive.
It has been narrated: ‘اَلدُّنْیَا مَزْرَعَۃُ الْاٰخِرَۃِ’, i.e. this world is a farm of the Hereafter. Therefore, whatever we plant in this world, we will reap in the Hereafter. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ, if we keep in mind the heat and horror of the Hereafter, then it will become easy to observe fasts in the heat of this world.
The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said to Sayyiduna Abu Zar Ghifari رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ: O Abu Zar! When you intend to go on a (worldly) journey, you prepare yourself for it. What do you think about (the preparation of) the journey of the Hereafter? (i.e. how important is it to prepare for the journey of the Hereafter compared to the preparation of a worldly journey?) O Abu Zar! Shouldn’t I tell about the things that will benefit you that day? It was humbly asked, ‘May my parents be sacrificed for you! Do tell us.’ It was said, ‘Observe fast in extremely hot days for the day on the Day of Judgement; for the horror of the grave, offer two Rak’aat in the darkness of the night; for big matters (which happen to us) perform Hajj and give Sadaqah by giving something to a Miskeen (poor person) or by saying the right thing or by remaining silent from anything bad.
(Mawsu’ah li Ibn Abid Dunya, vol. 1, pp. 247, Hadees 10)
Dear Islamic brothers! You have just heard that our Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم made an individual effort upon his beloved companion Sayyiduna Abu Zar رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ in a beautiful manner and bestowed precious Madani pearls of the journey of the Hereafter upon him by giving him the example of a journey in this world. It has also been learnt through this blessed Hadees that the way a person keeps the necessary things with him when he sets out for his worldly journey, similarly, before setting out for the journey to the Hereafter, he must accumulate good deeds which will be useful for him.