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

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Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001.His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College).He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.