Rejoice Believers, for you will see your Lord

by britishmisk

“Some faces on that day will be radiant looking at their Lord…” al-Qiyamah 75: 22-23

The Prophet (SAWS) said:

‘The veil will be removed and they will gaze at Him. Nothing that He
has bestowed on them will be dearer to them than gazing at Him.’
[Collected by Imaams at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Maajah, ad-Daaraqutni and Ahmad]

Narrated from Abu Hurayrah that some people said: “O Messenger of Allah, will we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?” The Messenger of Allah said, “Do you doubt that you see the moon on the night when it is full?” They said, “No, O Messenger of Allah.” He said, ‘Do you doubt that you see the sun when there is no cloud?” They said, “No, O Messenger of Allah.” He said, “You will see Him likewise…” [Bukhari (6088) and Muslim (267)]

According to a report narrated by al-Bukhari: “you will not have any doubts or disputes concerning seeing Him,” and seeing Him will not cause you any hardship or make you tired. And Allah knows best. Summarized from Sharh Muslim.

Iit is narrated that Jareer ibn ‘Abd-Allah said: “We were sitting with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), looking at the moon on the night of the fourteenth (of the month). He said, ‘You will see your Lord with your own eyes just as you are looking at this (moon), without any doubt that you are seeing Him.’” [ [Bukhari (6883), Muslim (1002)]

Narrated from Abu Musa that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Two gardens of silver, their vessels and everything in them, and two gardens of gold, their vessels and everything in them. And there will be nothing between the people and their seeing their Lord, may He be blessed and exalted, except the veil of pride concealing His Face in the Paradise of ‘Adan.” [Bukhari (4500), Muslim (6890)]

Imam at-Tahawi in his indispensable treatise on ‘aqeedah states:

`The Seeing of Allah by the People of the Garden’ (Al-Jannah) is true,
without their vision being all-encompassing and without the manner of
their vision being known. As the Book of our Lord has expressed it:
`Faces on that Day radiant, looking at their Lord’. [al-Qiyamah
75:22-3] The explanation of this is as Allah knows and wills. Everything
that has come down to us about this from the Messenger, may Allah
bless him and grant him peace, in authentic traditions, is as he said
and means what he intended.
We do not delve into that, trying to interpret it according to our own
opinions or letting our imaginations have free rein. No one is safe in his
religion unless he surrendershimself completely to Allah, the Exalted
and Glorified and to His Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him
peace, and leaves the knowledge of things that are ambiguous to the
one who knows them.

Imam Abu Hanifah in al-Fiqh al-Akbar states:

Allah Most High will be seen in the hereafter. The believers will see Him, while in Paradise, with their own eyes, without any comparison or modality. There will not be any distance between Him and His creation.

The scholars of our way have said that the Beatific Vision is the greatest reward for the believers. And to not see the Lord and Creator of the worlds is the greatest punishment for the unbelievers.

So believers rejoice in what your Lord has promised you!

And to Him is our return.