What makes Allah happy?
Muslims think all the time “how can I enter Jannah?” and this happens when you worship Allah because you love him. When you love somebody, you need to learn how to make him happy. Allah made it easy and simple for us; everything is written in our Holy book, Quran, and illustrated with the prophet’s hadith. In addition, there are some qualities that Allah loves:
1. Tawbah (Repentance)
Regular sincere repentance is very good to detoxify your soul and to get rid of all sins you previously made. Allah loves people who admit their sins and pray for him always to ask for his forgiveness. Of course, you will never stop doing bad deeds, but it is very important to repent regularly.
2. Taharah (Purification)
The prophet Muhammad asked Muslims to purify their bodies, clothes, and places because Allah loves the cleaners. If your intention is to please Allah, this may wipe some of your sins and raise your ranks.
3. Taqwa (Piety)
The real fear from Allah is one of the reasons that purify your heart and raises your iman (faith). When you are afraid of Allah, you will obey him and stop doing sins that make him angry and unhappy. Taqwa (piety) is placed inside the heart so it is a very special quality between Allah and his slaves.
4. Tawakkul (Trust in Allah)
How can you trust somebody with who you can’t speak directly or see him? That’s what we call tawakkul on Allah our merciful God. We, Muslims trust him completely and are sure that he does only the good for us. This is the real love that comes from the heart. We must do everything necessary within our capability to achieve our aims with an internal belief that the results are from Allah who knows better.
5. Good Manners and ethics
Good Muslims that Allah loves them are kind, honest, fair, patient, and humble. Allah and the prophet Muhammad told us in many ayat nad hadith, the characters of good Muslims and how those good manners can create a great community and relationships between people.
Does Allah forgive all sins?
Allah mentioned in his Holy book that he will forgive us all the time, but just when we return back to him and ask for this. The Quranic verses are very clear; Allah opens his repentance doors all your life. Our merciful God wants to guide, train, help, and award not punish or take vengeance. He takes care of us with his intention and will all our lives and even hereafter. So, be sure that you have a chance every single moment in your life to ask Allah for his forgiveness and bless.
Surah Az-Zumar: “Say, O My servants who have transgressed against themselves [by sinning], do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful (53)”
We have to be aware that no repentance after death; it is too late. You have an entire life to worship Allah and ask for his mercy every day. After death is the judgment day to pay for deeds; if you were good, you will find good and vice versa. Try not to repeat the sins because nobody knows his death time. In addition, the perfect repentance is that came from your heart first; when you feel that you are wrong and stop immediately doing this sin. We must remember also that faith in our hearts alone is not enough; we should obey Allah’s orders and carry out good deeds to win his satisfaction and Jannah.
How can I enter Jannah?
All Muslims want to enter Jannah but we have to pay first to gain it. The price of Jannah is simply to obey Allah and leave sins as possible you can. Allah and Muhammad (PBUH) helped us and offered the way to win paradise hereafter. But it is no doubt that we all may enter Jannah only with the mercy of our creator. First, we must do the five pillars; Belief that there is no god but God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, fasting Ramadan, paying zakat, praying at least the five obligatory prayers, and hajj if you have the strength and the money. Also, good deeds and dua all the time asking Allah for his Jannah. The way is very simple but difficult because of the crowdedness of life and the many easy temptations.
Who will not enter Jannah?
Allah is very very very merciful but if the person insists on not only disobeying him but also says that making sins is halal, no mercy. Our beloved prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has told us about the grand sins that if somebody did them, he will never enter Jannah.
‘There are four kinds of people about whom Allah has decided not to admit to paradise and not let them taste its bliss: the one who is addicted to wine, the one who takes the Riba, the one who exploits the property of an orphan and the man who is disobedient to his parents.’
“Three persons will not be looked upon by Allah Almighty on the Day of Resurrection: one who disobeys his parents, a woman who imitates men, and a man who allows his women to fornicate. Three persons will not enter Paradise: one who disobeys his parents, a drunkard, and one who reminds others of his charity.”
Dua to enter Jannah
Allah has told us how to ask him for his Jannah just like the past prophets:
- Surah Ash-Shu’araa:
“[And he said], My Lord, grant me authority and join me with the righteous(83) And grant me a mention [i.e., reputation] of honor among later generations(84) And place me among the inheritors of the Garden of Pleasure(85)”
- Surah At-Tahrim:
“And Allah presents an example of those who believed: the wife of Pharaoh, when she said, “My Lord, build for me near You a house in Paradise and save me from Pharaoh and his deeds and save me from the wrongdoing people.” (11)
- Hadith Sahih:
“O Allaah, I ask of You for Paradise and that which brings me closer to it of statements or actions. And I seek refuge with You from the Hellfire and that which takes me closer to it of statements or actions”
- Surah Yusuf:
“Creator of the heavens and earth, You are my protector in this world and the Hereafter. Cause me to die a Muslim and join me with the righteous (101)”
- Surah Al Baqarah:
“But among them is he who says, Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire (201)”
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