On sunday at a tafseer lesson we came across this ayat in Surah Ta-Ha.
95. And everyone of them will come to Him alone on the Day of Resurrection (without any helper, or protector or defender).
All muslims must strive to learn this by heart and ponder over it day and night. It is an awe-aspiring ayat which if understood properly and kept in mind will make the righteous of most men.
Imagine you have just got a blood test as prescribed by a doctor and you go to show him the report. You are all alone in a room waiting for him to come. Usually at such hours one takes a loved one to console and keep distract and later on support. But imagine being alone, the fear, the anticipation, the dread, the distraction of dwindling fingers, the gloom...
This is something similar but much more serious. So there will be no one to turn to, no one to keep company and no one to intercede.