Our origin started in the world of Ruh – also known as Alam al Arwah. This is long before our worldly conception in our mother’s womb. In that world Allah took our covenant – am I not your Lord? And all of us responded in the affirmative.
Life as it progresses goes through different phases – our original creation and staying in the world of Ruh, our worldly formation in the mother’s womb where we are blessed with hearing, eyes and a heart for nine months, our birth in this world, growing up and acquiring knowledge and knowing Allah through His creation, death at a pre-destined time, spending unknown amount of time in the grave, rising again on Judgment Day when the Trumpet is blown and then going to Heaven or Hell. Each phase has different meaning for time. Even in this world, time is relative.
What we call time in this world is the rotation of the earth going around the sun 365 days in a year, or the moon going around the earth every 29 days, making it count as one year. However, the Day of Judgement will be fifty thousand years long, as mentioned in Sura Al Ma’arij “through which the angels and the holy spirit will ascend to Him on a Day fifty thousand years in length.” Sura Al Ma’arij 70:4
RUH à WOMB OF MOTHER à DUNYA à GRAVE à RISING à JUDGMENT DAY à ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN OR HELL
This is the origin of creation of man or woman. We now have existence. Allah the All knower Almighty created us, and asked us a question to which we all responded. How, when, and why we forgot – this is beyond our comprehension and known only to the Almighty All knowing.
And remember when your Lord brought forth from the loins of the children of Adam their descendants and had them testify regarding themselves. Allah asked, “Am I not your Lord?” They replied, “Yes, You are! We testify.” He cautioned, “Now you have no right to say on Judgment Day, ‘We were not aware of this.’ Sura Al A’raf 172
Ayesha (RA) reported, the Prophet (PBUH) said, Souls are like conscripted soldiers; those whom they recognize, they get along with, and those whom they do not recognize, they will not get along with. Sahih Al Bukhari
How much time we spent in that world, nobody knows except Allah (SWT) who is the All Knower. The only information we have about Ruh is from revelation, since our thinking capabilities were created in this world. In regards to a question about the Ruh, Allah says in Sura Al Isra, They ask you (O Prophet) about the spirit. Say, “Its nature is known only to my Lord, and you (O humanity) have been given but little knowledge.” Sura Al Isra 17:85
The formation of a clot of blood into a complete human being is an act of miracle that is beyond our comprehension – and all of it happens outside of our control or intervention, in auto pilot mode.
He is the One Who shapes you in the wombs of your mothers as He wills. There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him—the Almighty, All-Wise. Sura Ali ‘Imran 3:6
Safe in the mother’s womb, our body grows, we are fed, our limbs develop – and when the formation is complete, we are delivered to this dunya. Inside the womb, we are protected in three layers of darkness, as mentioned in the Qur’an:
He created you all from a single soul, then from it He made its mate. And He produced for you four pairs of cattle. He creates you in the wombs of your mothers (in stages), one development after another, in three layers of darkness. That is Allah—your Lord! All authority belongs to Him. There is no god (worthy of worship) except Him. How can you then be turned away? Sura Az-Zumar 39:6
Perfect sequence: First the soul is blown into us. Then our hearing is developed, then sight, then our hearts.
Who perfected everything which He created and began the creation of man from clay.
Then He made his posterity out of the extract of a liquid disdained.
Then He proportioned him and breathed into him from His [created] soul and made for you hearing and vision and hearts [i.e., intellect]; little are you grateful. Sura As Sajdah 32:7-9
Did We not create you from a humble fluid,
placing it in a secure place
until an appointed time?
We ˹perfectly˺ ordained ˹its development˺. How excellent are We in doing so!
Sura Al-Mursalat 77:20-23
The placement and timing of our landing in this dunya is not our choice. Purpose: it is an examination field.
We are born into this world with a clean slate. The brain formation and development is in this world, hence the brain needs message of revelation to learn about what is outside of its realm.
And Allāh has extracted you from the wombs of your mothers not knowing a thing, and He made for you hearing and vision and hearts [i.e., intellect] that perhaps you would be grateful. Sura An-Nahl 16:78
The world is an exam ground – what we are subjected to is outside of our choosing. Allah says in the Qur’an
[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving – Sura Al-Mulk 67:2
In this dunya, we are not left without guidance. Prophets and Messengers, hundreds of them, have come and relayed the same message: Worship the One Creator, follow the teachings of the Prophet and you will go to the eternal abode of Heaven.
We said, “Go down from it, all of you. And when guidance comes to you from Me, whoever follows My guidance – there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve. Sura Al-Baqarah 2:38
In this world an enemy of us and the rebellious Satan and his adversaries among jinn and human are always trying to misguide us and to detract us from the path of Allah. However, those whom Allah guides, nobody can misguide.
Two angels assigned to us record all our deeds – whether good or bad. We are shown the path to guidance – whether we take that path of not is entirely up to us.
Indeed, We guided him to the way, be he grateful or be he ungrateful. Sura Al-Insan 76:3
Fleeting, lying, speeding years of life. Opportunities for growth come and go. Some take them, some don’t. Sum total = what did we achieve?
There is a perception of freedom – and this freedom is very short-lived. There are limitations to the freedom that we have been given.
The angels assigned to us don’t leave us and never make any mistake – they also record our intentions.
And indeed, [appointed] over you are keepers,
Noble and recording;
They know whatever you do. Sura Al Infitar 82:10-12
One chance. One life. One shot is given to us. No way to come back. The other side is eternal. The choice is entirely ours. Allah helps those who make the right choice and strive to earn His pleasure.
And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways.1 And indeed, Allāh is with the doers of good. Sura Al-‘Ankabut 29:69
Only when we have complete FREEDOM and think that no one is watching is our true colors become evident.
The body has an expiration date and as soon as that date arrives it is time to go to the next phase.
After death is the burial. Six feet under the earth. This is mentioned in Sura Abasa:
From what thing [i.e., substance] did He create him?
From a sperm-drop He created him and destined for him;
Then He eased the way for him;
Then He causes his death and provides a grave for him.
Then when He wills, He will resurrect him.
Sura Abasa 18-22
How helpless and insignificant we are when we are in the grave! Where do we stand in the grand scheme of things? Where is our position in the last 10,000 years?
Uthman reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the grave is the first stage of the Hereafter. If one is saved from it, whatever comes after will be easier for him. If one is not saved from it, whatever comes after will be harder for him. I have never seen anything more frightening than the grave.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2308
How long do we stay in the grave? Nobody knows – we stay until the Trumpet is blown and it is time to rise again!
Inside the grave, either Hell or Heaven is shown day and night:
Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, when one of you dies, he is shown his place morning and evening. If he is among the inhabitants of Paradise, then he is among the inhabitants of Paradise. If he is among the inhabitants of the Hellfire, then he is among the inhabitants of the Hellfire. It will be said: This is your place until you are raised on the Day of Resurrection. Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1379, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2866
For the disobedient ones there is darkness in the grave. The grave of the believer will be well lit – he will sleep in his grave.
There is punishment going on in the grave, which the living is unaware of. The Prophet (PBUH) said, “This Ummah will be tried in its graves. If it were not for the fear that you might not bury your dead, I would pray to Allah to make you hear what I hear.”
Just like we are born, without any effort on our part – so too shall we be raised up again – without any effort on our part, when the Trumpet is blown.
“As We began creation, so shall We repeat it, a promise binding upon Us. Surely, We will do it.” Sura Al Anbya 21:104
Though it seems impossible and beyond our human comprehension, the graves will open one day. The dead will rise from the grave. This will be a day of horror for the unbelievers, and for the believers it will be the expected day. The Believers who had faith in Allah and believed in the Messengers and followed their path (May Allah’s peace and blessing be upon all of them) will simply say, “This is what the Most Merciful had promised, and the messengers told the truth.” Sura Ya-Sin 36:52
Once re-born in the new body – barefoot, naked and uncircumcised, people will be driven to a place by two angels – sa’iq (driver) and shaheed (witness). The new body will be different – they will be able to see angels.
And the Horn will be blown. That is the Day of [carrying out] the threat.
And every soul will come, with it a driver and a witness.
Sura Qaf 50:20-21
Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The people will be assembled barefoot, naked, and uncircumcised.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, will the men and women look at each other?” The Prophet said, “The matter will be too serious for them to notice.”
Everyone will rise up from their grave, no matter where and in what situation they were buried, or even if they were not buried, without any omission. No exception whatsoever.
This is the promised Day. The Day when all of creation are brought together in a single platform. The Day of Assembly. Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) as saying: Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, will take in His grip the Earth on the Day of Judgment and He would roll up the sky in His right hand and would say: I am the Lord; where are the sovereigns of the world? Reference: Sahih Muslim 2787
There are many names for the Day of Judgment – some of them are:
A Hard Day: A Day when all the creation of Allah in the all the worlds will be gathered in one field.
“and it will be a hard Day for the disbelievers” Sura al-Furqaan 25:26]
“Truly, that Day will be a Hard Day —
Far from easy for the disbelievers” Sura al-Muddaththir 74:9-10]
The Day which will bring low and exalt: The Day of retribution, the Day of recompense, the Day when the Trumpet is blown, the Day of the final earthquake.
When the Occurrence occurs,
There is, at its occurrence, no denial.
It will bring down [some] and raise up [others].
Sura Al-Waqi’ah 1-3
The Day when all the secrets will be examined:
The Day when secrets will be put on trial,
Then he [i.e., man] will have no power or any helper. Sura At-Tariq 86:9-10
Imam Qurtubi mentioned the reason why there are so many names for the Day of Judgment:
“Everything that is of great status has many attributed and many names. This is the way in which the Arabs express the importance of a thing. Do you not see that because the sword is important to them and is held in such high esteem by them, that they give it five hundred names? And there are other similar examples. Because the Resurrection is so important and its terrors are so many, Allah (SWT) has given it many names in His Book, and has described it in many ways.”
Judgment is delivered: Success or Failure
Once the record of deeds is handed out, the Believer who is successful will be elated, joyful, and return to his or her family in happiness, as mentioned in the Qur’an
So as for he who is given his record in his right hand, he will say, “Here, read my record!
Indeed, I was certain that I would be meeting my account.”
So he will be in a pleasant life –
In an elevated garden,
Its [fruit] to be picked hanging near.
[They will be told], “Eat and drink in satisfaction for what you put forth in the days past.”
Sura Al-Haqqah 69:19-24
As for the disbeliever, his book will be given in the left hand and he will wish that he was never given his book of record. All his good deeds will be of no benefit and he will receive his book on the left hand:
But as for he who is given his record in his left hand, he will say, “Oh, I wish I had not been given my record
And had not known what is my account.
I wish it [i.e., my death] had been the decisive one.
My wealth has not availed me.
Gone from me is my authority.”
[Allāh will say], “Seize him and shackle him.
Then into Hellfire drive him.
Then into a chain whose length is seventy cubits insert him.”
Indeed, he did not used to believe in Allāh, the Most Great,
Nor did he encourage the feeding of the poor.
So there is not for him here this Day any devoted friend
Nor any food except from the discharge of wounds;
None will eat it except the sinners. Sura Al-Haqqah 69:25-37
And he will wish that he had been turned into dust:
Indeed, We have warned you of an impending punishment on the Day when a man will observe what his hands have put forth and the disbeliever will say, “Oh, I wish that I were dust!” Sura An-Naba 78:40
For those who are ultimately successful is the life of Joy that never ends, and most importantly the pleasure of Allah (SWT). This is the ultimate success. The ultimate accomplishment.
Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Allah will say to the people of Paradise, ‘O the people of Paradise!’ They will say, ‘Labbaik, O our Lord, and Sa`daik!’ Allah will say, ‘Are you pleased?” They will say, ‘Why should we not be pleased since You have given us what You have not given to anyone of Your creation?’ Allah will say, ‘I will give you something better than that.’ They will reply, ‘O our Lord! And what is better than that?’ Allah will say, ‘I will bestow My pleasure and contentment upon you so that I will never be angry with you after for-ever.’ ” Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 6549
How big is Jannah?
Allah says in the Qur’an
And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden [i.e., Paradise] as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous Sura Ali ‘Imran 3:133
Anas narrated that the Prophet said: “Indeed in Paradise there is a tree under whose shade a rider can travel for one hundred years without stopping. Recite if you wish: And in shave extended. And water flowing constantly.” Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)
Eternal Health and Praising Allah as easily as we breathe
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri and Abu Huraira both reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: There would be an announcer (in Paradise) who would make this announcement: Verily I there is in store for you (everlasting) health and that you should never fall ill and that you live (for ever) and do not die at all. And that you would remain young and never grow old. And that you would always live in affluent circumstances and never become destitute, as words of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, are:” And it would be announced to them: This is the Paradise. You have been made to inherit it for what you used to do”. (VII; 43) Reference: Sahih Muslim 2837
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “The first group to enter Paradise will enter with (faces) like the moon in the night when it is full. Then those who follow them will be shining with a light brighter than the brightest star in the sky. They will not urinate or defecate, or blow their noses or spit. Their combs will be of gold, their sweat will be musk, their braziers (receptacle for holding live coals for burning incense) will be pearls and their wives will be houris. Their form will be that of a single man, the form of their father Adam, sixty forearm’s length tall.’” Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)
Jabir reported: I heard Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) as saying that the inmates of Paradise would eat and drink but would neither spit, nor pass water, nor void excrement, nor suffer catarrah. It was said: Then, what would happen with food? Thereupon he said: They would belch and sweat (and it would be over with their food), and their sweat would be that of musk and they would glorify and praise Allah as easily as you breathe. Reference : Sahih Muslim 2835a
Mu’adh bin Jabal narrated that the Prophet (s.a.w) said: “The people of Paradise shall enter Paradise without body hair, Murd, with Kuhl on their eyes, thirty years of age or thirty-three years.” Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)
Market in Friday
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “In Jannah there is a market to which the people will come every Friday. The northern wind will blow and shower fragrance on their faces and clothes and, consequently, it will enhance their beauty and loveliness. They will then return to their wives who will also have increased in their beauty and loveliness, and their families will say to them: ‘We swear by Allah that you have been increased in beauty and loveliness since leaving us.’ Thereupon they will reply: ‘We swear by Allah that you have also been increased in beauty and loveliness since we left you.”‘ [Muslim]. Reference: Riyad as-Salihin 1889
Chambers whose outside can be seen from their inside
‘Ali narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said: “Indeed in Paradise there are chambers whose outside can be seen from their inside, and their inside can be seen from their outside.” A Bedouin stood and said: “Who are they for O Prophet of Allah?” he said: “For those who speak well, feed others, fast regularly, and perform Salat for Allah during the night while the people sleep.”Grade: Hasan (Darussalam) Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2527
The reward for those with whom Allah is please is they will be married to Al-Hur Al-‘Iyn as mentioned in the Qur’an
Thus. And We will marry them to fair women with large, [beautiful] eyes. Sura Ad-Dukhan 44:54
How beautiful are they? Allah says in another verse:
And [for them are] fair women with large, [beautiful] eyes,
The likenesses of pearls well-protected,
As reward for what they used to do. Sura Al-Waqi’ah 22-24
Anas bin Malek (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “If a houris from Paradise appeared to the people of the earth, she would fill the space between Heaven and the Earth with light and pleasant scent and her head cover is better than the world and whatever is in it.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
In Sura An Naba Allah mentions about some characteristics of Al-Hur Al-‘Iyn
Indeed, for the righteous is attainment –
Gardens and grapevines.
And full-breasted [companions] of equal age.
And a full cup.
No ill speech will they hear therein or any falsehood –
[As] reward from your Lord, [a generous] gift [made due by] account,
Sura An-Naba 78:31-36
The word used here is كعب ka’ab which means: to swell, grow full and round.
ترب means contemporary, coeval, person of the same age, equal, peer, match, fellow, counterpart
In another narration, the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “In Jannah (Paradise), the Houris chant: We are the beautiful fair Houris, we are gifted to honorable husbands.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
From Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri who narrated that the Prophet SAW said: “The first batch to enter Paradise will appear like the moon of a night that it is full. The second will appear like the color of the most beautiful (brightest) star in the sky. Each man among them shall have two wives, each wife wearing seventy bracelets, with the marrow of their shins being visible from behind them.” Grade: Sahih (Darussalam)
Abu Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “In Jannah the believer will have a tent made of a single hollowed pearl of which the length will be sixty miles in the sky. The believer will have his wives with him and he will visit them and they will not be able to see one another.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Anas narrated that the Prophet (s.a.w) said: “The believer shall be given in paradise such and such strength in intercourse .” it was said: “O Messenger of Allah! And will he able to do that?” He said: “He will be given the strength of a hundred.” Grade: Hasan (Darussalam) Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2536
Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the messenger of Allah (PBUH) was asked” “will we have sexual intercourse in Jannah? He said: ‘Yes, By the One in Whose Hand my soul is, indeed, you will absolutely have zest and intimate sexual intercourse, and once they are done, she is again virgin and chaste'”
It is transmitted from Abu Sa’id al-Khudri that, verily, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: Amongst the inhabitants of Paradise the lowest in rank will be the person whose face Allah would turn away from the Fire towards the Paradise, and make a shady tree appear before him. He would say: O my Lord! direct my steps to this tree so that I (should enjoy) its shade; and the rest of the hadith is like that narrated by Ibn Mas’ud, but he did not mention:” He (Allah) would say: O son of Adam! what will bring an end to your making requests to Me” to the end of the tradition. In it, he added: Allah will remind him: Ask such and such, and when his expectations would be realized, Allah would say: That is for you, and ten times as much. He said that he would then enter his house and his two wives with large and dark eyes would enter after him. They will say: Praise be to Allah, Who has created you for us and us for you. He will say: No one has been given the like of what I have been given. Reference : Sahih Muslim 188
Rivers of milk, wine and honey
Is the description of Paradise, which the righteous are promised, wherein are rivers of water unaltered, rivers of milk the taste of which never changes, rivers of wine delicious to those who drink, and rivers of purified honey, in which they will have from all [kinds of] fruits and forgiveness from their Lord… [Are its inhabitants] like those who abide eternally in the Fire and are given to drink scalding water that will sever their intestines? Sura Muhammad 47:15
FOR THE DISBELIEVERS
For the disbelievers who rejected the call of the Messengers (May Peace be upon all of them) there is Hellfire – May Allah protect us all from the Fire of Hell.
How long is the burning in the fire of Hell? How will the feeling be in the fire of Hell?
Every time the skin is burned it will be replaced with new skin:
Indeed, those who disbelieve in Our verses – We will drive them into a fire. Every time their skins are roasted through, We will replace them with other skins so they may taste the punishment. Indeed, Allāh is ever Exalted in Might and Wise. Sura An-Nisa 4:56
They will be given water to drink that will scald the faces:
And say, “The truth is from your Lord, so whoever wills – let him believe; and whoever wills – let him disbelieve.” Indeed, We have prepared for the wrongdoers a fire whose walls will surround them. And if they call for relief, they will be relieved with water like murky oil, which scalds [their] faces. Wretched is the drink, and evil is the resting place. Sura Al-Kahf 18:29
The fire will throw sparks as large as camels:
Woe, that Day, to the deniers.
[They will be told], “Proceed to that which you used to deny.
Proceed to a shadow [of smoke] having three columns.
[But having] no cool shade and availing not against the flame.”
Indeed, it throws sparks [as huge] as a fortress,
As if they were yellowish [black] camels.
Sura Al-Mursalat 28-33
People will want to escape from the fire, but they will be unable:
But as for those who defiantly disobeyed, their refuge is the Fire. Every time they wish to emerge from it, they will be returned to it while it is said to them, “Taste the punishment of the Fire which you used to deny.” Sura As-Sajdah 32:20
Humans and stones will be ingredients of the Fire!!
O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, over which are [appointed] angels, harsh and severe; they do not disobey Allāh in what He commands them but do what they are commanded. Sura At-Tahrim 66:6
Time is relative. Only a portion of our lifespan is allotted to our worldly existence in which we count days, months and years.
The seven sleeper’s in the cave slept for 309 years – yet their bodies did not become weak, they never woke up to go to relieve themselves or to take care of their ailing health. Subhan Allah!
[Mention] when the youths retreated to the cave and said, “Our Lord, grant us from Yourself mercy and prepare for us from our affair right guidance.”
So We cast [a cover of sleep] over their ears within the cave for a number of years.
Then We awakened them that We might show which of the two factions was most precise in calculating what [extent] they had remained in time. Sura Al-Kahf 18:10-12
And similarly, We awakened them that they might question one another. Said a speaker from among them, “How long have you remained [here]?” They said, “We have remained a day or part of a day.” They said, “Your Lord is most knowing of how long you remained. So send one of you with this silver coin of yours to the city and let him look to which is the best of food and bring you provision from it and let him be cautious. And let no one be aware of you. Sura Al-Kahf 18:19
In another story in Sura Al Baqarah Allah mentions the story of a person who Allah caused to die for 100 years then brought him back to life again:
Or ˹are you not aware of˺ the one who passed by a city which was in ruins. He wondered, “How could Allah bring this back to life after its destruction?” So Allah caused him to die for a hundred years then brought him back to life. Allah asked, “How long have you remained ˹in this state˺?” He replied, “Perhaps a day or part of a day.” Allah said, “No! You have remained here for a hundred years! Just look at your food and drink—they have not spoiled. ˹But now˺ look at ˹the remains of˺ your donkey! And ˹so˺ We have made you into a sign for humanity. And look at the bones ˹of the donkey˺, how We bring them together then clothe them with flesh!”1 When this was made clear to him, he declared, “˹Now˺ I know that Allah is Most Capable of everything.” Sura Al Baqarah: 2:259
ONE HOUR OF A DAY On the Day He will gather them, it will be as if they had not stayed ˹in the world˺ except for an hour of a day1 ˹as though they were only˺ getting to know one another. Lost indeed will be those who denied the meeting with Allah, and were not ˹rightly˺ guided! Sura Yunus 10:45
TEN DAYS They will whisper among themselves, “You stayed no more than ten days ˹on the earth˺.” We know best what they will say—the most reasonable of them will say, “You stayed no more than a day.” Sura Taha 20:103-104
ONE EVENING OR MORNING On the Day they see it, it will be as if they had stayed ˹in the world˺ no more than one evening or its morning. Sura An Naziat 79:46
A DAY OR PART OF A DAY He will ask ˹them˺, “How many years did you remain on earth?”
They will reply, “We remained ˹only˺ a day or part of a day.1 But ask those who kept count.” Sura Al Muminun 23:112-113
ONE HOUR And on the Day the Hour will arrive, the wicked will swear that they did not stay ˹in this world˺ more than an hour. In this way they were always deluded ˹in the world˺. Sura Ar Rum 30:55
Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah said, The worldly life from its beginning to its end is not worth an hour’s sorrow, let alone a lifetime’s. The Sayings of Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah p.
“We were created to live with the Creator, knowing Him, conversing with Him and seeing Him in everlasting habitation. Our existence starts in the worldly life, because it is like a school in which we learn writing and good manners, so that like children, we will be well-formed and good-mannered once we pass the grades.” P. 86 A Beautiful Path to God. Instructive and Inspirational Sayings of Ibn al-Jawzi
And Allah knows best.