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5. Showing patience when losing eyesight
Although all human organs are the blessings of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, eyes are such phenomenal blessings through which we view the beautiful world created by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. If someone is deprived of this great blessing, it becomes difficult for him to lead his routine life.
One who loses his eyesight and remains patient, there is a glad tiding of Paradise for him.
It has been narrated by Sayyiduna Ibn-e-Abbas رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهُمَا, the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said, ‘When Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ takes back someone’s two beloved things, Paradise becomes Wajib for him’, it was humbly asked, ‘O Prophet of Allah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم! What are those two beloved things?’ He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم replied, ‘his both eyes’. (Mishkat-ul-Masabih, vol. 2, pp. 214, Hadees 4975)
6. Guiding a blind person for forty steps
Helping a blind person by guiding him for 40 steps is also one of the acts of leading to Paradise. Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: One who guides a blind person for 40 steps, Paradise becomes Wajib for him. (Musnad Abi Ya’la, vol. 5, pp. 106, Hadees 5587)
7. Worshipping during five nights
The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: One who makes five nights alive (i.e. stays awake in the night, performing the acts of worship), Paradise become Wajib for him. ‘The night of Tarwiyah’, ‘The night of Arfa’, The night of sacrificing [animal] (i.e. 8th, 9th and 10th Zul-Hajj), ‘The night of Eid-ul-Fitr’ (i.e. night before Eid-ul-Fitr) and ‘The 15th night of Sha’ban’. (Attargheeb Wattarheeb, vol. 2, pp. 98, Hadees 2)
8. Treating orphans with kindness
The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: One who includes [provides] an orphan child of Muslim parents in [with] his meal until Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has makes him (i.e. the orphan child) self-sufficient, Paradise becomes Wajib for that person. (Musnad, vol. 7, pp. 28, Hadees 19052)
9. Good conversation, Salam and feeding people
Sayyiduna Abu Shurayh رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ said, I requested: O Prophet of Allah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم! Tell me about such thing [act] which makes Paradise Wajib for me. The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم replied: Making a good conversation, spreading Salam and feeding [the poor]. (Attargheeb Wattarheeb, vol. 3, pp. 285, Hadees 8)
10. Removing a painful thing
The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: One who removes a troublesome [harmful] thing from the path of Muslims, Almighty Allah writes a virtue with Him [Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ] for him [that person], and due to this virtue, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ makes Paradise Wajib for the one for whom He عَزَّوَجَلَّ writes a virtue. (Kanz-ul-Ummal, Part. 6, vol. 3, pp. 184, Hadees 16403)
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ enable us to carry out virtuous acts abundantly, especially the blessed acts that make Paradise Wajib.