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The People of Paradise

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The People of Paradise

The Deeds for Which People Will Deserve to Enter Paradise

The people of Paradise are the believers and strict monotheists. All
who associate others with Allaah or disbelieve in Him, or deny any of
principles of faith will not be allowed to enter Paradise. Their
will be Hellfire.

The Qur'aan often states that the people of Paradise are the
believers who do
righteous deeds, to quote one of many examples:

"But whoever comes to Him as a believer [in tawheed] and has done
good deeds, for such are the high ranks [in the Hereafter] - 'Adn
Paradise [everlasting gardens [under which rivers flow, wherein they
abide forever: such is the reward of those who purify themselves".

* Believers may earn Paradise through their eemaan and Islaam:

"My worshippers! No fear shall be on you this Day, nor shall you
grieve -
[you] who believed in Our aayaat and were Muslims, enter Paradise you
your wives in happiness" [43:68-70]

* Or because they were sincere in their devotion to Allaah:

"Save the chosen slaves of Allaah [al-Mukhliseen]. For them there
will be a
known provision, fruits and they shall be honoured, in the gardens of
delight." [37:40-43]

* Or for the strength of their relationship with Allaah, their
longing for
Him and worship of Him:

"Only those who believe in our aayaat who, when they are reminded of
fall down prostrate, and glorify the praises of their rabb, and they
are not
proud. Their sides forsake their beds, to invoke their Rabb in fear
hope, and they spend [charity in Allaah's Cause] our of what We have
on them". [32:15-16]

* Or for their patience and reliance upon Allaah:

"..Excellent is the reward of the workers, those who are patient and
their trust [only] in their Rabb" [29:58-59]

* Or for their steadfastness in faith:

"Verily those who say "Our Rabb is Allaah" and remain firm [on that
path], on
them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. Such shall be the
of the Garden dwelling therein: a recompense for their good deeds".

* Or for their humility:

"Verily those who believe and do righteous deeds and humble
themselves [in
repentance and obedience] before their Rabb - they will be dwellers
Paradise to dwell therein forever" [11:23]

* Or for their fear of Allaah:

"But for him who fears standing before his Rabb there will be two

* Or for their hatred of the kuffaar and mushrikeen and their refusal
befriend them:

"You will not find any people who believe in Allaah and the Last Day,
friendship with those who oppose Allaah and His messenger, even
though they
were their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their
[people]. For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and
them with Ruh [proof, light and guidance] from Himself. And We will
them to Gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein [forever].
is pleased with them and they with Him". [58:22]

Some aayaat discuss in detail the righteous deeds for which a person
deserve Paradise; for example, Surah ar-Ra'd states:

"But it is only the men of understanding who pay heed, those who
fulfill the
Covenant of Allaah and break not the mithaaq, those who join that
Allaah has commanded to be joined, [i.e. good to relatives and not
the ties of kinship], fear their Rabb and dread the terrible
reckoning, and
those who remain patient, seeking their Rabb's Countenance, perform
as-Salaat, and spend out of that which We have bestowed on them,
secretly and
openly, and defend evil with good, for such there is a good end 'Adn
Paradise which they shall enter and [also] those who acted
righteously from
among their fathers and their wives, and their offspring. And angels
enter unto them from every gate [saying] Salaamun ''alaykum for that
persevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!" [13:19-

And at the beginning of Surah al-Mu'minoon, Allaah explains that
success is
for the believers and then described the deeds that will qualify them

"Successful indeed are the believers, those who offer their salaah
khushoo', and those who turn away from al-laghw [dirty, false, evil,
talk, falsehood and all that Allaah has forbidden], and those who pay
zakah, and those who guard their chastity, except from their wives or
whom their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame;
whoever seeks beyond that then those are the transgressors; those who
faithfully true to their amaanah [all duties that Allaah has
honesty, moral responsibility, and trusts] and to their covenants and
who strictly guard their prayers [at the fixed times]. These are
indeed the
inheritors who shall inherit al-Firdaws. They shall dwell therein

The prophet (saw) also said, "The people of Paradise are three: a
ruler who
is fair and just; a man who is compassionate and gentle towards every
relative and Muslim; and a man with a large family who is proud and
does not
beg" [Muslim, see Sharh an-Nawawi 'alaa Muslim, 17/198
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