Ramadhan Gem – Day 16

And the heavens and the earth wept not for them, nor were they given a respite.”
[Ad-Dukhan 44:29]

A man came to Ibn ‘Abbas r.a. and said to him: “O Abu Al-‘Abbas, Allah says, ‘And the heavens and the earth wept not for them, nor were they given respite.’ Do the heavens and the earth weep for anybody?”

He r.a. said, “Yes, there is no one who does not have a gate in the heavens through which his provision comes down and his good deeds ascend. When the believer dies, that gate is closed; it misses him and weeps for him, and the place of prayer on earth where he used to pray and remember Allah also weeps for him. But the people of Fir’awn left no trace of righteousness on the earth and they had no good deeds that ascended to Allah, so the heavens and the earth did not weep for them.”
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Tafsir Ibn Kathir

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