Shall All Muslims Enter Paradise?

Muslim enters Paradise through the Mercy and Grace of Allah that He bestows on His servants because nobody’s actions are comparable to or even get close to the reward that Allah Almighty gives.

Still, we are asked to do good deeds during our lifetime. That is why many verses in the Qur’an and Hadiths encourage us to do good deeds and avoid the bad ones so as to enter Paradise. Allah has prepared for His believing servants in Paradise that which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, nor anyone imagined, to the extent that even the person who has the least blessings in Paradise will think that he is the most blessed among them.

Abu Sa`id al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:"The lowest of people in status in Paradise will be a man whose face Allah turns away from the Fire towards Paradise, and shows him a tree giving shade. He will say, ‘O Lord, bring me closer to that tree so that I may be in its shade… Then he will enter his house (in Paradise) and his two wives from amongAl-Hoor Al-`een(houris) will come in and say to him, ‘Praise be to Allah who brought you to life for us and brought us to life for you.’ Then he will say, ‘No one has been given what I have been given.’"(Reported by Muslim)

In his response to above question, Sheikh `Atiyyah Saqr, former head of Al-Azhar Fatwa Committee, states the following: "Before tackling the point raised in the question, I would like to mention the following Prophetic Hadith.

✿✿ An E-Mail From God ✿✿

O servants of God
Young Muslims of today
You wait impatiently everyday
For e- mail messages of the day

You log on several times a day
It makes you feel good
When you hear" you got mail"
You cannot wait to read it

Some messages are good
From your friends and relatives
But most are plain junk
That waste your time
You delete them fast

Did you know 1400 years ago
God sent you a long e-mail
Through Angel Gabriel of course
Revealed upon the holy Prophet(p)

Did you open that e-mail?
Subj: Quran: the guide
Did you down load that file?
And book marked in your heart?

Had you opened that e-mail
You had read in it all
The stories of the prophets sent
The stories of nations destroyed

There are warning to the mankind
And guidance for your daily life
Good news and hope for the future
To bring you closer to God

Now, every morning when you wake up
Read this e-mail first
Saved in Qur'an, al- Furqan (the criterion)
Memorize and act upon
Dear young Muslims
The future of Islam
By Shahid Athar, M.D.

Who is God ?_Knowing Allah

Etymology of the Word:
The term "Allah" the Almighty is originally an Arabic word, which was used by the pre-Islamic Arabs. They believed in Allah, the Almighty, the supreme God and the one and only God. Some of them worshiped other gods besides Him, while others were polytheists worshiping idols.

Allah's Existence and Attributes:
Proper scientific reasoning can be agreed upon as the only way to reach the truth of Allah's existence and attributes by all people (including the believers and the atheists). Since everyone agrees that every action has a doer and everything happens for a reason, nothing can be an exception to that rule; nothing comes out of nowhere and nothing happens for no reason. Examples of that are countless and evident. The entire universe including the living or the inanimate, the static and the mobile have been created from nothing. Common sense and science confirm that if there was someone who had created the universe whether His name is Allah, the Creator, or the Originator, it would not change the fact that the whole universe gives enough evidence to the existence of the Creator.

Why do we worship Allah?!?!

The purpose of man on this earth and this existence is to worship Allah alone. Worship represents utmost submission blended with ultimate love for Allah. It encompasses the whole of religion and embraces all life with its various aspects. Why do we worship Allah? Why did Allah make His worship and obedience incumbent upon us, while He is in no need of it? What is the purpose of making the worship obligatory on us? Does our worshipping, devoutness, calling on Him, adherence to His commandments and prohibitions, benefit Him in any way?  Or does the benefit go to us, His creation? What then is that benefit? Is the purpose merely our obedience to His commands?

In fact, the  worship of any of His slaves avails no benefit to Him(Praise be to Him,) nor does the turning away of any arrogant person from Him harm Him in any way. The Quran narrates the statement of Sulaiman –‘Alaihi Al-Salam-.  (Solomon) said: "This is by the Grace of my Lord!- to test me whether I am grateful or ungrateful! and if any is grateful, truly his gratitude is (a gain) for his own soul; but if any is ungrateful, truly my Lord is Free of all Needs, Supreme in Honour!" (27:40)  Another verse of Quran reads as follow: “O ye men! It is ye that have need of Allah: but Allah is the One Free of all wants, worthy of all praise.” (35:15)   

Kind words are magical as they win others' hearts..

Sunnahs when Meeting People:

1- Salutation: the Prophet (PBUH) was asked "which type of Islam is the best?" ; and he (PBUH) answered: " to feed people and salute the people you know or don't know" (Narrated by Al Bukhari and Imam Muslim) 

A man approached the Prophet (PBUH) and saluted him saying "Assalam Alaikom (peace upon you)", the Prophet (PBUH) returned the salutation and after the man sat down, the Prophet said: "that was ten"; then another man came and said "Assalam Alaikom wa rahmatullah (peace and mercy of Allah upon you)" the Prophet (PBUH) said: "that was twenty"; then a third man came and said " Assalam Alaikom wa rhamatullah wa barakato (peace and mercy and blessings of Allah upon you) the Prophet (PBUH) said: "that was thirty" (Narrated by Abu Dawood and recommended by At Tirmithi).

Look how much reward the first two wasted because they didn't say the whole Islamic salutation to get the complete reward of thirty good deeds. And as a good deed it is at least considered ten; the sum would have been three hundred good deeds and might be more. As salutation take place many times a day; you should train yourself to utter the full Islamic salutation to get that great reward.

Dua - Weapon of the Believers

[And your Lord says, "Call upon Me; I will respond to you."  وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُ]

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful  بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
«O Allaah, I take refuge within Your pleasure from Your displeasure and within Your pardon from Your punishment, and I take refuge in You from You. I cannot enumerate You praise. You are as You have praised Yourself.» [sahih Abu Dawud]

My Lord, help me and do not turn against me. Grant me victory, and do not grant victory over me. Plan on my behalf and do not plan against me. Guide me, and make the guidance easy for me. Grant me victory over those who act wrongfully toward me. O Allah, make me grateful to You, mindful of You, in awe of You, devoted to your obedience, humble, penitent, and ever turning to You in repentance. My Lord, accept my repentance, wash away my sins, answer my supplication, clearly establish my evidence, guide my heart, make my tongue true, and draw out malice from my breast.”

Public lecture delivered by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi titled 'Dua - The Weapon of the Believers' at the International Islamic Peace Conference 2009 held at Somaiya Ground Mumbai, India 2009