[Al-Kahf 18:49] A Striking Lesson

“And the Book (one’s Record) will be placed,
and you will see the Mujrimun fearful of that which is (recorded) therein.
They will say: ‘Woe to us!
What sort of Book is this that leaves neither a small thing nor a big thing,
but has recorded it with numbers!’
And they will find all that they did placed before them,
and your Rabb treats no one with injustice.”
[Al-Kahf 18:49]

Surah Al-Kahf has many powerful ayat, and one of them that really strikes the heart is this. After mentioning how the mujrimun were so frightened and so distressed on the Day of Judgment by the contents of their Record that lists absolutely every single thing that they did, Allah s.w.t. says:

“And your Rabb treats no one with injustice.”

It is not Allah who is being unjust to men.
But it is men themselves who are being unjust to their own souls.
Because it is our own fault when we choose not to pray.
It’s our own fault when we choose to cheat and lie.
It’s our own fault for watching those filthy stuff.
It’s our own fault for backbiting, slandering, and gossiping.

It’s not our job’s / boss’ fault that caused us to abandon our prayers. It’s not the fault of the situation that made us cheat others. It’s not our computer’s fault that started our addiction. It’s not our friends’ / parents’ / celebrities’ / politicians’ faults that made us backbite and slander them.

Even Shaitan will deny his grasp over us on that Day:

And Shaitan will say when the matter has been decided:
“Verily, Allah promised you a promise of truth.
And I too promised you, but I betrayed you.
I had no authority over you except that I called you, so you responded to me.
So blame me not, but blame yourselves.
I cannot help you, nor can you help me.
I deny your former act in associating me as a partner with Allah (by obeying me in the life of the world).
Verily, there is a painful torment for the Zalimun.”
[Ibrahim 14:22]

There will be no one to blame but our own selves.
We will be held accountable for every single sin that we do.
And we will face the consequences alone.

So Muslims, fortify your hearts. Stop being unjust to your soul.
Come back to Ar-Rahman who is willing to forgive all of our sins, as long as we choose to repent, and choose to abandon our bad habits and traits. Sow the seed of taqwa and piety in everything we do.
Know that your Rabb loves you, and He will not abandon you.
But it is upon each individual to make that decision.
– make that choice before it’s too late.