The door to eternal paradiseBy Ustadz Magadapa
Cebu Daily News
God has said in the Qur’an:
“And give good news (O Muhammad) to those who believe and do good deeds, that they will have gardens (Paradise) in which rivers flow.” (Qur’an, 2:25)
God has also said:
“Race with one another for forgiveness from your Lord and for Paradise, whose width is as the heavens and the earth, which has been prepared for those who believe in God and His messengers…” (Qur’an, 57:21)
The Prophet Muhammad “told us that the lowest in rank among the dwellers of Paradise will have ten times like it.
Also, the Prophet Muhammad said: “A space in Paradise equivalent to the size of a foot would be better than the world and what is in it.” He also said: “In Paradise there are things which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human mind has thought of. The most miserable man in the world of those meant for Paradise will be dipped once in Paradise. Then he will be asked, ‘Son of Adam, did you ever face any misery? Did you ever experience any hardship?’ So he will say, ‘No, by God, O Lord! I never faced any misery, and I never experience any hardship.’”
If you enter Paradise, you will live a very happy life without sickness, pain, sadness, or death; God will be pleased with you; and you will live there forever. God has said in the Qur’an: “But those who believe and do good deeds, We will admit them to gardens (Paradise) in which rivers flow, lasting in them forever…” (Qur’an, 4:57)
Salvation from Hellfire
God has said in the Qur’an: “Those who have disbelieved and died in disbelief, the earth full of good would not be accepted from any of them if one offered it as a ransom. They will have a painful punishment, and they will have no helpers.” (Qur’an, 3:91)
So, this life is our only chance to win Paradise and to escape from Hellfire because if someone dies in disbelief, he will not have another chance to come back to this world to believe. As God has said in the Qur’an about what is going to happen for non-believers on the Day of Judgment.
“If you could but see when they are set before the Fire (Hell) and say, ‘Would that we might return (to the world)!’ Then we would not reject the verses of our Lord, but we would be of the believers!” (Qur’an, 6:27)
But no one will have this second opportunity.
The Prophet Muhammad said: “The happiest man in the world of those doomed to the Fire (Hell) on the Day of Judgments will be dipped in the Fire once. Then he will be asked, ‘Son of Adam, did you ever see any good? Did you ever experience any blessing?’ so he will say, ‘No, by God, O Lord!’”}
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