Paradise becomes Wajib

Our Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم motivated his Ummatees (followers of the true faith) to carry out virtuous deeds and prepare for the life after death, sometimes by giving glad tidings of Paradise and sometimes by talking about the torments of Hell, so that people perform virtuous deeds for attaining Paradise, protecting themselves from the torments of Hell and they also engage themselves in preparing for an eternal life of Hereafter. 

Few blessed Ahadees stating the different virtuous deeds that make Paradise Wajib[1] are mentioned as follows: 

1. Those who remain content with the will of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ

The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: The one who says: 

رَضِیْتُ بِاللہِ رَبًّا وَّ بِالْاِسْلَامِ دِیْنًاوَّ بِمُحَمَّدٍ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم رَسُوْلاً 

‘I am pleased with Almighty Allah being Rab, [I am pleased with] Islam being a religion and [I am pleased with] the ‘Muhammad’ being the [blessed] Rasool”. Paradise has become Wajib (compulsory) for him.’ (Abu Dawood, vol. 2, pp. 125, Hadees 1529)

Hakeem-ul-Ummat, Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’eemi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَـلَيْه said: Being pleased with Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ refers to that one should remain fully contented with the will of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, show gratitude to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ for the blessings and have patience in the face of disasters. Similarly, accepting ‘Islam as a religion’ implies that all Islamic laws and rulings are to be adopted wholeheartedly whether or not one understands, and accepting ‘Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم as the Prophet’ is meant to be devoted to all of blessed sayings, deeds, actions and the matters that belong to the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. Whatever is associated with the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم one should love them all with all his heart. He should genuinely like Shari’ah, Tareeqah, Haqeeqat and Ma’rifat. Paradise becomes Wajib (compulsory) for such a person. He will live his life and die as if he is a heavenly person, [and] he will be resurrected with the dwellers of Paradise. (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 5, pp. 452, Summarised)

2. Those who are punctual for Salah

Sayyiduna Hanzalah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ said, I heard the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم saying: ‘One who performs Salah all five with punctuality, takes care of their Ruku’, Sujood, Wudu and their timings and believes that they are Haq from Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, will enter Paradise.’ Or said: ‘Paradise will become Wajib for him.’ (Musnad Ahmad, vol. 06, pp. 372, Hadees 18373)

3. Those who give their daughters good upbringing

The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: One who has three daughters and he treats them well, gives them good accommodation, bears their expenses [then] Paradise becomes Wajib for him. It was humbly asked: If there are two daughters, then? The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم replied, ‘Even if there are two.’ It was humbly asked: If there is only one, then? The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘Even if there is only one.

(Mu’jam-e-Awsat, vol. 4, pp. 347, Hadees 6199)

Dear Islamic brothers! Usually, people pin worldly hopes on their sons that they will serve them after they are grown-up, they will earn and bear their expenses. There isn’t any such expectation from girls so upbringing the girls and have having patience with them are the acts of reward. Whether girls are daughters or sisters, providing them formal learning means Islamic knowledge, needlework and the crafts they need to learn things they do not depend on others. (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 6, pp. 564)

4. Those who have patience upon the demise of children

The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: The person who has lost his three children (i.e., one whose three children are passed away) then he pins his hopes on the blessing and reward in the way of Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ), Paradise becomes Wajib for him. (Mu’jam-e-Kabeer, vol. 17, pp. 300, Hadees 829)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ grant us forgiveness and make us enter into Paradise without accountability.

صَلَّى  اللّٰهُ  عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّماٰمِيۡن   بِجَاهِ   النَّبِيِّ  الۡاَمِيۡن


[1] Commenting on a blessed Hadees in connection with ‘the Paradise becomes Wajib’, Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’eemi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيْه has stated: By the grace and mercy of Rab عَزَّوَجَلَّ, (such a person) receives divine help to carry out good deeds, stay believer when dies and achieves success in the grave and on the day of resurrection.

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