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The Way to Paradise is Very Hard

Dr. `Umar Al-Ashqar

The Final Day – Paradise and Hell In the Light of the Quran and Sunnah

© 1999 IIPH, Riyadh

 

Paradise is very high, and ascending to lofty places takes a great deal of effort. The way to Paradise is filled with things that go against human wishes and inclinations. This needs strong determination and willpower. In a hadith narrated by Bukhari and Muslim from Abu Hurayrah, the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, said: "Hell has been veiled with desires, and Paradise has been veiled with hardships."

The version recorded by Muslim says "surrounded" instead of "veiled." [Jami al-Usul, 10/521, no. 8069]

An-Nisa’i, Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud report from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam said:

"When Allah created Paradise, He told Jibril, ‘Go and look at it.’ So he went and looked at it, then he came back and said: ‘By Your Glory, no one will hear of it but he will enter it." So He surrounded it with hardships and siad, ‘Go and look at it.’ So he went and looked at it, then came back and said: ‘By Your Glory, I fear that noone will enter it." [Jami al-usul, 10/520, no. 8068. Tirmidhi said: It is a gharib sahih hasan hadith]

An-Nawawi commented on the first hadith:

"This is an example of the beautiful, eloquent and concise speech of which the Prophet, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, was capable, in which he gives a beautiful analogy. It means that nothing will help you to reach Paradise except going through hardships, and nothing will lead you to Hell but whims and desires. Both are veiled as described, and whoever tears down the veil will reach what was hidden behind it. The veil of Paradise is torn down by going through hardships, and the veil of Hell is torn down by giving in to whims and desires. Hardship includes striving consistently and patiently in worship, restraining one’s anger, forgiving, being patient, giving in charity, being kind to those who mistreat you, resisting physical desires, etc." [Sharh an-Nawawi `ala Muslim, 17/165]

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is it? you say the shahadah and that's it. all who believes in this will be let into paradise, i heard. but in different parts of paradise according to their level of faith, and to their good/bad deeds.
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The most easy way is to become a suicide bomber for hamas
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oh i would say it's like the hardest way, but into hell.
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Originally posted by schwester schwester wrote:

oh i would say it's like the hardest way, but into hell.


yep and the best thing is you can meet famous historical figures like Hitler & Stalin. now who wants to miss that!

one way first class trip (sorry no rainchecks)
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Originally posted by ak_m_f ak_m_f wrote:

The most easy way is to become a suicide bomber for hamas

Are they (hamas)  holding 40 virgins for you there bro?

"Every good deed is charity whether you come to your brother's assistance or just greet him with a smile.
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Originally posted by Maryah Maryah wrote:

Originally posted by ak_m_f ak_m_f wrote:

The most easy way is to become a suicide bomber for hamas


[PAre they (hamas) holding 40 virgins for you there bro?



they can keep their virgins...I think God has something else for them in store.

but lets get back to the topic.

I heard that who ever beleive in Allah & prophet will go to heaven, some say only God can decide it.

I am confused! who's right!?
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Originally posted by ak_m_f ak_m_f wrote:

The most easy way is to become a suicide bomber for hamas

Allah forgives whom He wills and Allah punishes whom He wills

 

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