The honoring of the saints on the Day of Judgment
The status of the saints is such that the person who is close to them is also blessed by Allah by virtue of that relationship. Almighty Allah has granted them such status that He has placed their renown in this world. As they are the beloved of the Lord Almighty, classes and masses both become devoted to them, praise them, describe their greatness and present themselves before them. This is their status in this world and even in the hereafter. They will be honored beyond belief. Almighty Allah will rain His blessings and grants on them. The fear of the reckoning will be removed from them. They will be very glad and mirthful then as given in this Hadith of Sunan Abu Dawood:
Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat ‘Umar bin Khattab (May Allah be well pleased with him) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Indeed! There are some among the slaves of Allah Most High who are neither Prophets nor martyrs. Because of their status on the Day of Judgment, the Prophets and the martyrs will praise them.
The Companions asked: O Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)! Who will they be? The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: They love each other only because of Allah’s mercy, neither because of any personal relationship and neither because of any monetary dealings.
By Allah! Their faces will be very radiant and they will be on pulpits of Noor. When people will be frightened, they will have no fear, when people will be in sorrow, they will have no sorrow and the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) recited this verse:
‘Ala Inna Auliya Allahi……..
Beware! Verily, the friends of Allah will not have any fear, nor will they grieve. Surah Younus (10:64)
This Hadith is in Mishkaat Ul Masabeeh, Vol. 2, Pg No. 426 and Zujajatul Masabeeh, Vol. 4, Pg No. 103 and apart from this is also present in the following books of Hadith:
Mustadrak Lil Hakim,
Musnad Imam Ahmed,
Shu'ab Ul Iman,
Hilyatul Auliya Li Abi Nu’aim,
Ibn Abi Dunya,
Ibn Abi Hatim
More than 8 times in Kanz Ul Ummal on the authority of Ibn Mardwaiya (Kanz Ul ‘Ummal, Vol. 9, Pg No. 6-9, Pg No. 97)
At Targhib Wa Tarhib, 2 times (Vol. 4, Pg No. 12; Vol. 4, Pg No. 11)
Jame’ Ul Ahadith Wal Maraseel, 3 times. Vol. 1, Pg No. 330, Vol. 3, Pg No. 152, Vol. 18, 248
Majma Uz Zawaaid, once (Babil Mutahabbeen Fillah)
Musnad Al Harith (Vol. 2, Pg No. 993)