Every human being will be granted the ultimate due process, a trial in the court of Allah on the Day of Judgment. The Winners and Losers in the Court of Allah are much too unknown to us. But we all know too well that a complete account, including the deepest secrets and the most obvious acts, will be called upon as witnesses. Our beliefs will be examined, our interaction with fellow human beings shall be looked upon and the time spent on earth shall be reviewed. If and only when we pass these tests, He may bless us with some courage to plead our case and ask for His forgiveness and Mercy so that we can be counted as a Winner, InshaAllah.
Humanity is not left without guidance and rules to pass the test, for, it would be unfair to pass a verdict on a person who did not know the rule. The theory of "innocence for the ignorance of law" is not applicable in the Divine Criteria as the law itself and the rules to learn it has always been in existence with the humanity. The relationship between the created and the Creator is complete when Islam is accepted in its entirety. The relationship between humanity cannot be more eloquently expressed but as taught by His beloved messenger, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh):
"Do not envy one another, do not inflate prices, hate, undercut or turn away from one another, O servants of Allah. A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim: he neither oppresses him nor does he fail him, he neither lies to him nor does he hold him in contempt. Piety is right here ... (Prophet (pbuh) pointed to his chest three times). It is evil for a man to hold his brother Muslim in contempt. The whole of a Muslim for another Muslim is inviolable: his blood, his property, and his honor."
These defining words of relationship with the Creator and among human society offer complete guidance for humanity. Belief in Islam without demonstrable action could be as meaningless as action without belief. Complete submission and unquestionable surrender to One and Only Creator qualifies a person to call himself or herself, a Muslim. When a Muslim lives his or her life in complete accordance for the sole pleasure of Allah, then it becomes a long act of worship (Ibadah). This then can be hoped to advocate our trial in the court of Allah and anything short of that shall lead us to loose the test.
May the choicest of blessings shower upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad who gives us the hope in his following prophecy.
"Allah has written down the good deeds and the bad ones. He then further explained that, he who has intended a good deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as from ten good deeds to seven hundred times, or many times over. But if he has intended a bad deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down as one bad deed."
Let us pray that that we are blessed with the courage to appear in His courtroom with our unshakeable belief and a long act of Ibadah as our advocate. Let us pray that we are blessed with the courage to ask of His mercy and not His anger. Let us pray that we pass the trial which undeniably will face us. O Allah, help us in the trials and tribulations of this temporal world and the eternal Hereafter. Without your mercy and compassion, our frail actions do not deserve any success