Hadith on Quran: Earth testifies to what people did on its surface

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, recited this verse, “On that day the earth will tell its stories,” (99:4) and he said, “Do you know what are its stories?” They said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” The Prophet said, “Verily, its stories are that it will bear witness against every servant and maidservant to what they did on its surface, saying this person did such on such day. These are its stories.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3353

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Tirmidhi

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَرَأَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ هَذِهِ الْآيَةَ يَوْمَئِذٍ تُحَدِّثُ أَخْبَارَهَا قَالَ أَتَدْرُونَ مَا أَخْبَارُهَا قَالُوا اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَعْلَمُ قَالَ فَإِنَّ أَخْبَارَهَا أَنْ تَشْهَدَ عَلَى كُلِّ عَبْدٍ أَوْ أَمَةٍ بِمَا عَمِلَ عَلَى ظَهْرِهَا تَقُولُ عَمِلَ يَوْمَ كَذَا كَذَا وَكَذَا فَهَذِهِ أَخْبَارُهَا

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