In Ibn Qayyim's book on Paradise [Hadi al-Arwah ila Bilad al-Arwah] and he discusses the key to Paradise, without which you cannot enter and made a summary of a few key concepts and the keys to them. Some of the KEYS he mentioned as follows: The Key to: Hajj - is Ihram Birr - is Truthfulness Jannah [heaven] - is Tawheed [belief in Oneness of God] Knowledge - is Good questions and paying attention/listening Help/victory - is Sabr [patience] Increase blessings - is Shukr [give thanks and ... [Continue Reading]
Life after Death
Intercession in the Hereafter
What is intercession (shafaa’ah). Are there different kinds of intercession? Will people intercede or only the Prophets? Are there any people whose intercession will not be accepted?. Praise be to Allaah. When the distress becomes too great for the people on the Day of Judgement and they have stood for too long, suffering in the heat and terror and distress, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) says, “How will you be when Allaah gathers you together like arrows in a ... [Continue Reading]
What are the Sins for which People will be Punished in the Grave?
1) Shirk (associating others with Allah) and kufr (disbelieving in Him) Allah says concerning the people of Pharaoh (interpretation of the meaning): “The Fire, they are exposed to it, morning and afternoon. And on the Day when the Hour will be established (it will be said to the angels): ‘Cause Fir‘awn’s (Pharaoh) people to enter the severest torment!’”[Ghaafir 40:46] 2) And Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And if you could but see when the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers) ... [Continue Reading]
What will Happen in Grave ? – Questions in the grave!
The trials of the grave that we ask Allah (saw) to save us from. Praise be to Allah. Firstly: When the son of Adam dies and his soul departs and he is placed in his grave, then he is in the first stage of the Hereafter, because the grave is the first of the stages of the Hereafter. It was narrated that Haani’ the freed slave of ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan said: when ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affaan stood by a grave he would weep until his beard became wet. It was said to him, “You remember Paradise and Hell ... [Continue Reading]
Just close your eyes and imagine, You have just one more day to live; One more day to show Allah, What "Jannah" He should give? To say goodbye to your family, And all your closest friends; To ask for forgiveness, And try to make amends; Just close your eyes and imagine, Did you miss a prayer or two? Did you please Allah, and do the things, He asks every Muslim to do? Just close your eyes and imagine, Tomorrow you will be gone; No more second chances, To smell the mist of dawn; Just close your ... [Continue Reading]
The Life of this World is Fleeting Enjoyment
"Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children. (It is) like a rain (Ghayth), thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment, and (there is) forgiveness from Allah and (His) pleasure. And the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment." [57:20] Allah the Exalted degrades ... [Continue Reading]