Fulfil your promise to Allah
Allah Almighty talks about specific criteria for specific people.
Is he who knows that what was revealed to your from your Lord is the truth, like him who is blind? Only those who reason will remember.
Those who fulfill the promise to God, and do not violate the agreement.
And those who join what God has commanded to be joined, and fear their Lord, and dread the dire reckoning.
And those who patiently seek the presence of their Lord, and pray regularly, and spend from Our provisions to them, secretly and openly, and repel evil with good. These will have the Ultimate Home.
Everlasting Gardens, which they will enter, along with the righteous among their parents, and their spouses, and their descendants. And the angels will enter upon them from every gate.
Peace be upon you, because you endured patiently. How excellent is the Final Home.” (Al-Ra’d:19-24)
Only those with understanding will benefit. Those who have no understanding, who left their minds behind and are following their whims and desires, or traditions or culture or tribal systems or community, they are not interested.
Allah stated 9 features for the people of Jannah:
1. Those who fulfil their promises to Allah and people
2. They do not break their promises
3. They connect their blood ties
4. They fear their Lord
5. They are scared of a bad reckoning
6. Those who practiced patience for Allah’s sake
7. They establish prayers
8. They spend in secret and public
9. They repel evil with good
For such people Jannah awaits. InshaAllah this will be us all, with our loved ones.
The angels will come through every gate and greet them with ‘Salam’ for the patience they endured. We see the theme of patience running throughout the Quran.
We ask Allah to make us from them and to demonstrate these features in our lives to earn His pleasure. Ameen
Shaykh Haytham Tamim
May 21, 2021