“And We shall set up balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection, then none will be dealt with unjustly in anything. And if there be the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it. And Sufficient are We as Reckoners.” (21:47)
My words and thoughts won’t be able to express what this ayah does to the heart and soul. The words; balance, mustard seed, justly, bring it, have been replaying in my head since this morning. I must have read and recited the ayah over 10 times now. There’s a part of my heart that feels happy at the thought of the real Justice we will witness on the Day. And the other part of my heart is terrified at how everything, absolutely everything will be brought forward and accounted. This includes every good and bad deed, every big and small deed. EVERY deed! – subhanAllah.
The hadith in the picture below is what Ibn Kathir has included in his tafseer for this ayah. The hadith also talks about the scales or balances that will be used for accounting us. I’ve ‘known’ about the scales almost all my adult life, but no matter how many times I am reminded of it, the heart skips a beat out of fear each and every time. Reading about it in the month of Ramadan has made me think about my everyday life, my everyday actions and how they will all weigh out on those scales. The presence of Ramadan has meant these thoughts have made a bigger mark than they usually would have. Without expressing too much, all I’d say is how important it is to always reflect on how we spend our days. We might find others finding faults in our actions or praising our ways, but ultimately if we don’t think about them, we won’t be able to do anything about them either.
There is probably no better time than Ramadan to reflect on every aspect of our lives. This month has the ability to make us something we always aim to be but never do anything about. If we scrutinise each and every minute of our lives, only then do we realise our true ability and only then will we know what will be weighed on the scales on the Day when all souls will be gathered for reckoning and justice.
I pray this helps me look at my actions differently and on the Day when all will be brought forward, we are all granted pardon by The Most Merciful. Ameen. Please remember me in your duas.