Ramadan Challenge: Chapter #23 – Testifying
“That Day, We will seal over their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us, and their feet will testify about what they used to earn.”[36:65][Sahih International]
There will come a day where we will be judged for all that we have done during our lives on this earth. We will be asked about all our actions, and if during that time we don’t find the courage to speak up or are stubborn and refuse to answer, there will be other sources to confess what we have done. God will command our limbs to speak up. He will stop us from talking and tell our body to tell Him everything it has done during our life time. This specific verse mentions the hands and feet testifying. But the Qur’an does mention more, such as in verse 24 from Surat Al-Nur:
“[T]heir tongues, their hands, and their feet will bear witness against them as to what they used to do.” [24:24][Sahih International]
Verse 20 from Surat Fussilat also mentions that:
“Until, when they reach it, their hearing and their eyes and their skins will testify against them of what they used to do.”[41:20][Sahih International]
There will be no way we can lie about what we have done. Our own inanimate body parts will testify to God about all they have done. Therefore, it’s important to watch what we do, and to live life remembering that we will be judged for every action we take.