Five deeds that lead to Paradise

Blessed Ahadees mention ranks and rewards in the worldly life as well as in the afterlife for carrying out many virtuous deeds. Similarly, there are also some such blessed acts mentioned in blessed Ahadees which especially bring about the good news of entering Paradise for those who act upon them.

Following are the five blessed Ahadees which mention the good news of entry into Paradise for the one carrying out certain acts:

1. Good news of Paradise for adopting good manners

Two major acts out of the acts leading to Paradise are as follows: (1) Good manners (2) Fear of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Someone humbly asked in the court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, ‘Which act will make people enter Paradise the most?’ The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘(1) Piety i.e., fear from Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and (2) Good manners.’ (Ibn Majah, vol. 4, pp. 489, Hadees 4246)

2. Make good conversation

Good news of Paradise has also been given for making good conversation. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘Good conversation and feeding people will take you to Paradise.’ (Al-Mu’jam-ul-Awsat, vol. 1, pp. 416, Hadees 1524) When meeting anyone, we should treat him with good manners and talk to him with gentleness.

3. Showing affection to the orphans

The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘Whoever strokes the head of an orphan to please Almighty Allah, he will have virtues for every hair that his hand passes over; and whoever treats an orphan boy or girl with goodness, he and I will be [together] in Paradise like this (i.e. [Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم] made a gesture meeting his two fingers).’ (Musnad Ahmad, vol. 8, pp. 272, Hadees 22215)

Hakeem-ul-Ummat Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ عَلَيْه said: This is the reward of merely stroking the head of an orphan; so, whoever spends his wealth on an orphan, serves him, educates him etc., then imagine what the level of reward will be for all these acts! (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 6, pp. 562)

4. Removing the troublesome thing from the way

The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘Whoever removes any troublesome thing from the way of Muslims, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ records a virtue for him in return for it; and for whoever Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ records a virtue, He عَزَّوَجَلَّ makes him enter Paradise due to this virtue.’ (Musnad Ahmad, vol. 10, pp. 416, Hadees 27549)

5. Good news for those having patience

There is also good news of Paradise for those who show patience with the demise of their relatives. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said that Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says, ‘Reward of My Mumin servant in My sight is nothing but Paradise; when I removed the soul of his beloved friend, he showed patience.’ (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 4, pp. 225, Hadees 6424)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ grant us privilege to carry out virtuous acts and make us enter Paradise without accountability!

اٰمِيۡن   بِجَاهِ   النَّبِيِّ  الۡاَمِيۡن   صَلَّى  اللّٰهُ  عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم   




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