Monday, 19 December 2011

Forgiveness From Your Lord and Paradise


Paradise and Hell
Successful indeed are the believers   those who humble themselves in their prayers.

I Seek refuge in Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), from the Shaitan.
      Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s name I begin, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
      All praise be to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), Lord of the worlds,
      Who has disposed all matters through His arrangements thereof?
      Who has fairly composed His creation and given it excellent form, good structure and proportion.
     And may blessings and salutation be invoked upon Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), the bondsman of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make us all from those whose deeds are done in accordance with the Sunnah, deeds that are done sincerely for the sake of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)?

"Paradise and Hell have already been created.
They will never come to an end or cease to exist. Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) created Paradise and Hell before the rest of creation,
And He Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) created inhabitants for each of them.
Who ever: He Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) wishes (will enter) Paradise by His grace and mercy, and who ever He (Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) wishes (will enter Hell) as a result of His (Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) justice.
Every person will behave according to that for which he was created, and his destiny will be that for which he was created;
Good deeds and evil deeds are foreordained for all men".

Proofs from the Qur'an and Hadith in support of this are, for example:
"Race with one another in hastening towards forgiveness from your Lord and Paradise the width whereof is as the width of the heaven and the earth, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His Messengers.
That is the Grace of Allah, which He bestows on whom He is pleased with. And Allah is the Owner of Great Bounty". (57:21)

"...for Paradise as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for al-Muttaqoon" (3:133)

"And fear the fire, which is prepared for the disbelievers" (3:131)

"And indeed he (Muhammad) saw him (Jibraeel) at a second descent (i.e. another time), near Sidrat al-Muntaha (Lote tree of the utmost boundary (beyond which none can pass), near it is the Paradise of Abode" (53:13-15)

The Prophet (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam): saw Sidrat al Muntaha/ Lote Tree in Heaven, and near it, Paradise, as is mention in al-Bukhari, and Muslim in the hadith of Anas (Radiyallaahu anhu).
At the end of this narrative of al-Isra, the Prophet (Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, "Then Jibraeel brought me to Sidrat al Muntaha/ Lote Tree which was veiled in colour indescribable.
 Then I entered Paradise, and its lights were of pearls and its soil was musk".

Muslim, Abu Dawud and Imam Ahmad report from Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallaahu anhu) that the Messenger (Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, "When (Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) created Paradise and Hell,
He sent Jibraeel to Paradise, saying "Go and look at it and at what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants".
 So he went and looked at it and at what Allah had prepared therein for its inhabitants.... then He sent him to Hellfire saying,
"Go and look at it and what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants" So he looked at it and saw that it was in layers, one above the other...."
Suhaib ibn Sinan Ar-Rumi narrated that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s Messenger said:
 “When those deserving of Paradise would enter Paradise, the Blessed and the Exalted would ask:
 ‘Do you wish Me to give you anything more?’ They would say: ‘Have You not brightened our faces?
Have You not made us enter Paradise and saved us from Fire?’
He said: ‘He (Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) would lift the veil,
And of things given to them nothing would be dearer to them than the sight of their Rabb, the Mighty and the Glorious.’”  (Muslim 347)

Anas Bin Malik (Radiyallaahu anhu) Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: Verily,
Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) does not treat a believer unjustly in regard to his virtues.
He would confer upon him (His blessings) in this world and would give him reward in the Hereafter.
And as regards a non-believer, he would be made to taste the reward (of virtue in this world) what he has done for himself so much when it would be the Hereafter,
He would find no virtue for which he should be rewarded.  (Muslim: 6739).

If non-Muslims as well as the secular Muslims will study or at least read authentic knowledge of Islam
 (i.e., Quran and the Sunnah or Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) Tradition, which includes his hadiths or Teachings and Sayings),
They will learn that Islam teaches its followers to go for a well-balanced life a goodly life in this world and an eternal life that is full of Bliss.
Islam encourages us Muslims to strive hard to enjoy the material comfort and success in this world.  
At the same time, it enjoins us to develop our spiritual aspects of life in order to have eternal peace, happiness and success in the next world. 

Islam is a Mercy which Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) the Rabb (Cherisher and Sustainer) of the worlds bestows only to whom He likes.
 It is full of Divine Guidance from Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) which He gives to those who truly believe in His Oneness (Tawhid).  Allah the Exalted says:

“This is the Guidance of Allah. He gives that guidance to whom He pleases, of His servants.
But if they were to join other gods with Him, all that they did would be vain for them.”  (Qur’an 6:88)

“And indeed it has been revealed to you (O Muhammad), as it was to those (Allah’s Messengers) before you:
‘If you join others in worship with Allah, (then) surely (all) your deeds will be in vain, and you will certainly be among the losers.’” (Qur’an 39:65)

True and devoted Muslims spend more of their time, wealth and efforts or everything that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) has given them for their spiritual happiness. 
Through patience and devotion to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), they fell contented for whatever lawful shares they have in this world. 
They believe in the following Prophet's virtuous teachings:

Abu Hurairah (Radiyallaahu anhu) Narrated that: the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: Riches does not mean, having a great amount of property, but riches is self-contentment.  (Bukhari, 8/ 453)

Abu Said Al-Khudri (Radiyallaahu anhu) narrated that some Ansari persons asked for (something) from Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) s Messenger Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and he gave them.
They again asked him for (something) and he again gave them.
And then again they asked him and he gave them till all that was with him finished.
And then he said, if I had anything, I would not keep it away from you. (Remember) Whoever abstains from asking others?
Allah will make him contented, and whoever tries to make him self self-sufficient, Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) will make him self-sufficient.
 And whoever remains patient, Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience. (Bukhari 2/ 548)

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (Radiyallaahu anhu) narrated that he heard Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)'s Messenger Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) saying: 
Whoever centers all his thoughts upon one object, viz. the thought of the Hereafter?
Allah will provide him with the worldly needs, and he whose whole distraction is worldly ends,
Allah does not care in what wilderness of the world he perishes.    (Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)

Anas bin Malik and Zaid (Radiyallaahu anhu) bin Thabit (Radiyallaahu anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said if anyone’s intention is to seek the hereafter, 
Allah will place his sufficiency in his heart and order his affairs, and the world will come to him submissively;
But if anyone's intention is to seek worldly good Allah will place poverty before him and disorder his affairs,
And only so much of it as has been ordained for him will come to him.    (Ahmad)

Devoted Muslims feel gratified for whatever efforts and sacrifices they make in following the teachings of Islam.
They always remember that the so-called success or supremacy that non-Muslims enjoy in this world is just temporary because they disbelieve in Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and His Messenger saw.
 If we Muslims strive hard for whatever good in this world and for our spiritual well-being, true success will be stored for us in this world and in the life hereafter. 
If we are patient enough to bear any sort of hardship in this world we will surely enjoy Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)'s Mercy. 
We will enjoy the happiness and entertainment in Paradise forever:

 As to those who believe and work righteous deeds, they have, for their entertainment, the Gardens of Paradise. (Quran 18:107)

Successful indeed are the believers   those who humble themselves in their prayers... and who (strictly) guard their prayers.
These will be the heirs, who will inherit Paradise. They will dwell therein forever.  (Quran 23:9-11)

Verily, those who believe (in Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and His Messenger) and do righteous deeds they are the best of creatures.
Their reward is with Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD): Gardens of Eternity Beneath which rivers flow.
They will dwell therein for ever.  Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) well pleased with them and they with Him all this for such as fear their Rabb and Cherisher.     (Quran 98:7-8)

We Muslims will be very happy in the eternal world to come. 
We will not only enjoy all the blessings of Paradise but above all reap Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)'s supreme reward and that is to be able to see Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), our Creator and Sustainer:

 The believers, men and women, are protectors one of another: they enjoin what is just and forbid what is evil: they observe regular prayers practice regular charity and obey Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and His Messenger. 
On them will Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) pour His mercy: for Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is exalted in power Wise?
Allah has promised the believers, men and women, gardens under which rivers flow to dwell therein and beautiful mansions in gardens of everlasting bliss.
 But the greatest bliss is the Good Pleasure of Allah: that is the supreme success. (Quran 9:71-72)

Allah's Messenger Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: 
When those deserving of Paradise would enter Paradise, the Blessed and the Exalted would ask: Do you wish Me to give you anything more?
They would say: Have You not brightened our faces?
Have You not made us enter Paradise and saved us from Fire?
He said: He (Allah) would lift the veil, and of things given to them nothing would be dearer to them than the sight of their Rabb, the Mighty and the Glorious.  (Muslim 347)

Indeed, in the life hereafter, what else can we ask from Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) when He will reward us the blessings of Paradise? 
Is it not a great favor and an honor that in the life hereafter we will see Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), the Unseen, and Who Alone is our Rabb (Cherisher and Sustainer) and Creator?

Non-Muslims must know that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is the Creator of everything in the Heavens and in the Earth, including Paradise and Hell. 
He has prepared Paradise as His Reward for those who believe in Him and His Messenger Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and do righteous deeds.
 As to those who disbelieve and are doers of evil deeds, Hell-Fire is their abode forever where they will taste Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)'s severe torments for their disbelief:

We have been told by the Creator of Heaven of the qualities of those who will go to Heaven.
We read in Verse 40 of Surat al-Mu_min, or the Believer: "...and he that works a righteous deed – Whether man or woman – And is a believer – Such will enter the garden (of bliss): therein will they have abundance without measure".

We also read in Verses 13 and 14 of Surat al-Ahqaf: (Verily those who say, "Our Lord is Allah", and remain firm (on that path), -
 On they shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve (13) such shall be companions of the garden, dwelling therein (for aye): a recompense for their (good) deeds. (Surat al-Ahqaf: 14).

And in Verse 60 of Surat Maryam, or Mary: 
("Except those who repent and believe, and work righteousness: for those will enter the garden and will not be wronged in the least. (Surat Maryam: 60)

All those who submit to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), do what He asked and avoid what He proscribed will go to Heaven.
Never stop seeking Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
The definition of a Muslim is to bow down to the will of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), to submit to Him and to Him alone.
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Action speaks louder then words my friend’s practice Islam the way of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) did.
 May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him?
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........
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2 comments:

dodgevipe said...

ALLAH NE KASAM Mishkash ur awesome!!

MashALLAH this was awesome!!

i was reading a book recently by sheikh Abdul Qadir jilani Rahmatullah alahi about hell and heaven..

Kasam very scary book yet MashALLAH when it describes heaven it is like ALLAH is too too generous and kind! he gives you everything!!

MAy ALLAH make us stronger with Imaan

May we do the following
Islam, Imaan Ihsan - in the best way possible and always humble ourselves and ask ALLAH for his forgivness and Mercy

ALLAH Hu AKBAR!!

MashALLAH kasam mishkahs you are awesome! you should write a book!

Ati said...

JazakAllahu khair for all your effort in dakwah.

May Allah bless you and grant you Al-Jannah, insya-Allah.