Want to secure a place in Jannah?
10 May 2022, 11:51 am
Every people have an aim for an entrance to Jannat-ul-Firdause, the final sanctuary reserved for the believers in the hereafter.
All of us need a ceremony of passage to that stunning home of everlasting bliss, however one ought to pause and think, are we surely striving to acquire our area in Jannat-ul-Firdause?
Every Muslim have to do a lot to acquire the pride of Allah and to paintings toward reaching the very best ranks in Jannah. But best the righteous deeds in this world can pave the manner for an everlasting lifestyle in Jannah.
This article highlights ten smooth approaches via which each Muslim can acquire the pride of Allah and in turn, book their place in Jannah.
Believe and perform the right deeds
وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ أُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ أَصْحَـٰبُ ٱلْجَنَّةِ ۖ هُمْ فِيهَا خَـٰلِدُونَ
Meaning: But those who believe and do good deeds are the companions of heaven; they will be there forever. Al-Baqarah 2:82
This verse is one of the many verses in the Quran and Allah strongly emphasizes the essential role of faith and good deeds in our entry into heaven. Believing in Shahada, Allah’s Oneness, being a good and decent person, and doing the right thing in this world are at the core of Islam.
Our faith must also be supported by our actions. Only a firm belief in Allah and his power allows an individual to believe in the idea of the posthumous world, eternal heaven and eternal hell. This belief then allows us to be confident in doing the right thing in this world to gain the joy of Allah and the place of heaven in the next world.
No one is innocent because no one is perfect. Some sins are committed intentionally, and some sins are unknowingly committed by all of us. Therefore, repentance is our grace of salvation. If we atone for our sins and Allah accepts them, our sins will be wiped out and we will be given a clean slate. Even our Holy Prophet, the best of mankind and Allah’s creations, constantly repented and sought the mercy and forgiveness of Allah.
“Repent and ask Allah for his forgiveness. I turn to Him in repentance 100 times a day.” Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Hadith 14
Never stop being grateful
Make it a habit of being grateful. Be thankful to Allah for everything He has given you, and for what He has withheld from you. Because he knows best for His servants. We should look towards the grace and blessings He gives us every day, and the disasters He protects us from. Even a life spent of constant gratitude and worship of Allah can never exceed the blessings and goodness he gives us. As he says in the Quran:
فَٱذْكُرُونِىٓ أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَٱشْكُرُوا۟ لِى وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ
Meaning: Therefore, remember Me. I remember you, thank Me, and never be ungrateful. Al-Baqarah 2:152
Allah loves people who sacrifice their sleep simply to search for the pride of Allah and His worship. According to our Holy Prophet, “The best Salah subsequent after the prescribed Salah is Salah at night time (Tahajjud prayers).” Sahih Muslim, 1246
Allah offers all His believers the possibility to show to Him in the course of the night time and provide Tahajjud prayers so He may also forgive them and provide His everlasting Blessings on them. Praying Tahajjud offers us a better reputation in Jannah. Hence, we ought to conquer our choice to sleep and take out time to face the front of our Lord and pour our hearts out. The time of Tahajjud is likewise one of the maximum opportune instances for Allah to concentrate on His believers, so if we pray with our heart, our prayers will surely be heard and accepted.
Be kind to your parents
Kindness and obedience in the direction of one’s father and mother are one of the maximum emphasized topics in Islam. Allah enjoins us to deal with our father and mother with love and appreciation as they are the most precious thing in our life. Every discernment is aware of sacrifice and hardships for the sake of their children, and hence, it’s the duty of their children to love and cherish them. The Quran says:
وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَّآ إِيَّاهُ وَبِٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَـٰنًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ ٱلْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَآ أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا
Meaning: For your Lord has commanded that you worship Him only. And honor your parents. If one or both reaches old age under your care, never say even ‘ugh’ to them or scold them. Instead, respect them. Surah Al-Isra 17:23
Patience to face difficulties
Problems and difficulties are all part of our ultimate ordeal in this world, and most importantly, how we deal with them. Whatever hardships we experience in this world will be compensated in the next world, which we take a patient approach and endure a calm heart and an unwavering faith in Allah and His will.
Allah loves those who face disasters with patience and resilience, not despair and depression. We must believe in the fact that everything happens for good reason and believe in Him. Because He always wants good for his servant.
The great Prophet said, “Remember Him in prosperity, and He will remember you in adversity. Rest assured that what you missed shouldn’t hit you. And the ones that hit you never missed you. Remember that Allah’s help comes with patience, salvation comes after pain, prosperity follows adversity, and suffering continues easily.” Sahih Tirmidhi, book 1, hadith 62
For rewards in the next world and a safer passage through paradise. Whenever you feel that your hope and power are diminishing, look to Allah. Entrust Him with yourself and your suffering. Then He will never make you fail. Believe in Him. Then He will never leave you alone.
Be kind to people around you
Allah loves people who are good to His creation. We are instructed to incorporate kindness into our day-to-day transactions with those around us and to act fairly against them. Kindness comes in all shapes and forms, helping your neighbors, doing a favor for your friends, helping those in need, etc.
The holy Prophet said, “Verily, Allah is kind and He loves kindness and bestows kindness which He does not give harshness and gives nothing but that (kindness).” Sahih Muslim, 2593
Allah also commands us to treat people fairly and equitably and give them full rights. The core element of being a decent and good person is to be a source of comfort and ease for those around you. And Allah likes his followers for kindness and justice.
Reciting Ayatul-Qursi after each prayer
All Muslims recognize the importance of daily prayers and their rewards. But there is one simple task that can increase your blessings and secure you a place in the Jannah. In addition to your daily prayers, recite Ayatul-Qursi after each Salah. It takes less than half a minute to recite, but the resulting rewards and blessings can last forever.
وَسَارِعُوٓا۟ إِلَىٰ مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ عَرْضُهَا ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٰتُ وَٱلْأَرْضُ أُعِدَّتْ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ
Meaning: And hurry forgiveness from your Lord and to a paradise as great as heaven and earth prepared for those who remember Allah. Surah Ali 'Imran 3:133
ٱلَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ فِى ٱلسَّرَّآءِ وَٱلضَّرَّآءِ وَٱلْكَـٰظِمِينَ ٱلْغَيْظَ وَٱلْعَافِينَ عَنِ ٱلنَّاسِ ۗ وَٱللَّهُ يُحِبُّ ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ
Meaning: Those who donate wealth in prosperity and adversity, suppress their anger, and forgive others. And Allah loves the good-doers. Surah Ali 'Imran 3:134
Allah implores us to forgive, just as we want Him to forgive our mistakes. Anger, hatred and revenge cause not only pain and hurt for ourselves but also for those around us. There is nothing better than holding a grudge against those who have treated us. Instead of harboring anger towards a person, forgive him/her and have faith that people must respond to Allah and they will be treated accordingly. Forgiveness not only helps to purify the soul but also brings blessings from Allah.
Believe in Allah
فَبِمَا رَحْمَةٍ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ لِنتَ لَهُمْ ۖ وَلَوْ كُنتَ فَظًّا غَلِيظَ ٱلْقَلْبِ لَٱنفَضُّوا۟ مِنْ حَوْلِكَ ۖ فَٱعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَٱسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِى ٱلْأَمْرِ ۖ فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ
Meaning: It is out of Allah’s mercy that you (O Prophet) have been lenient with them. If you were a cruel and heartfelt person, they would have left you. So forgive them. Ask them for Allah’s forgiveness. Trust Allah once you make a decision. Allah really loves those who trust him. Surah Ali 'Imran 3:159
Placing your complete trust in Allah is to transcend all words and rely on Him with all your heart and soul. Believing in Allah means you do whatever is within your control to pursue your life goals and at the same time have blind faith that whatever the future holds is our best interests and whatever the outcome. It is the Divine Will of the Almighty and it is what He has ordained.
“If all of you trust in Allah, He will surely provide you with provisions such as He gives the birds that starve in the morning and return full at dusk.” Sahih Tirmidhi, book 1, hadith 79
Having complete trust in Allah relieves you of anxiety, depression and feelings of helplessness because having faith in Him means leaving everything up to Him in the hope that He will not forsake you. Allah adores His servants who rely on Him, and Him alone.
We must constantly strive to do good deeds pleasing to Allah in order to draw closer to Him. We have a finite time in this world to do as much as we can to secure our place in the eternal happiness of Paradise.