08 October 2014

The Description of the People of Paradise (From The Sunnah) – (Sh. Uthaymeen)

Many of the qualities of the people of Paradise are mentioned in a number of hadiths: Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“Whoever treads a path, in which he seeks knowledge, Allah will ease for him a path to Paradise.” (Collected by Muslim)


It is also narrated by Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه, that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“Shall I not guide you to what Allah expiates the sins with and elevates the ranks? They said: ‘Yes O Messenger of Allah!’ He said: ‘Performing the ablution in the perfect manner at times of discomfort, taking many steps to the Masjid, and waiting for the next prayer after the previous prayer.'” (Collected by Muslim)


It is narrated by ‘Umar رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“None of you who will perform ablution in the perfect manner and then say: ‘I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah Alone without a partner and I testify that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger,’ except that the eight doors of Paradise will be opened for him to enter from whichever door he wants.” (Collected by Muslim)


It is also narrated by ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“Whoever repeats the call to prayer in his hearts will enter paradise.” (Collected by Muslim)


‘Uthman bin ‘Affan رضي الله عنه said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“Whoever built a Masjid, sincerely seeking the Face of Allah, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise” (Collected by Al Bukhari & Muslim)


It is narrated by ‘Ubadah bin Samit رضي الله عنه that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“There are five daily prayers that Allah prescribed on the slaves, whoever establishes them without being neglectful of them and belittling their obligation, will have with his Lord the promise to admit him to Paradise.” (Collected by Al-Imam Ahmad, Abu Dawud and An-Nasai. Some of the chains of narrations strengthen others. Al-Albani graded it authentic in Sahih Abi Dawud)


It is narrated by Thawban رضي الله عنه that he asked the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم about a deed by which Allah will admit him into Paradise. So the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said to him:

“You must perform a lot of prostration. Because whenever you prostate to Allah, He elevates your rank with it and expiates your sins.” (Collected by Muslim)


It is narrated by Umm Habibah, may Allah be pleased with her, that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“There is no Muslim slave of Allah who prays twelve voluntary rak’ahs (sincerely) for Allah, other than the compulsory prayers, except that Allah will build for him a house in Paradise.” (Collected by Muslim) {These twelve units are as follows: 4 before Ath-Dhuhr, 2 after it, 2 after Al-Maghrib, 2 after Al-Isha, and two before the Fajr prayer.


It is narrated by Mu’adh bin Jabal رضي الله عنه that he asked the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم saying:

“Inform me about a deed that will allow me to enter into Paradise and distance me from the Hell-Fire. The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said to him: ‘You have indeed asked about a great matter, but it is easy for whomever Allah makes it easy. Worship Allah and do not associate partnerts with Him, establish the prayer, pay the zakat, fast the month of Ramadhaan, and perform the pilgrimage to the sacred house of Allah.'” (Collected by Ahmad and At-Tirmidhi. Al Albani graded it to be authentic in Sahih At-Tirmidhi)


It is narrated by Sahl bin Sa’d رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“Indeed in Paradise there is a door called Ar-Rayyan. Only those who fast will enter it. No one else besides them will enter it.” (Collected by Al-Bukhari & Muslim)


It is narrated by Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“‘Whoever has three daughters who he takes good care of, shows mercy to, and nurtures them, the paradise will be obligatory for him.’ It was said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! What if they are only two?’ He said: ‘Even if they are only two.'”(The Narrator said: So some of them thought if they were to ask him about one daughter he would have said yes.) [Ahmad narrated this hadith and its chains of narration are weak. However there are other narrations that support this narration]: From among these narrations is the statement of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم: “Whoever is tested with having daughters, but took good care of them, they will be a veil for him against the Hell-fire” (Collected by Muslim)


It is narrated by Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم was asked about the most common thing which leads an individual to Paradise. He said:

“The Fear of Allah and good character.” (Collected by At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Hibban. Al-Arna’ut graded it to be sound)


It is also narrated by Iyad bin Al-Himar Al-Mujashi رضي الله عنه that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said:

“The People of Paradise are three: a just ruler, who is generous and successful, a man who is merciful and softhearted to every kin, and every content Muslim who has a large family but adopts abstinence [from begging].” (Collected by Muslim)

This is a compilation of some prophetic narrations which clarify many of the deeds of the people of Paradise for whoever wants to enter it.

Click here to read the description of the people of Paradise from the Qur’an.

 


[Taken from Sittings During the Blessed Month of Ramadhaan by Shaykh Saalih Al-Uthaymeen].

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