In the hereafter, we go to Jannah (Paradise) or Jahannam (Hell-fire) depends upon the deeds that we did in worldly life. We all want to get Jannah for that we have to perform good deeds and actions. There are multiple ways to attain the pleasure of Allah (SWT) and enter His Jannah. Allah (SWT) has made it easy for us to enter Jannah but some of us forget this due to an attachment to this temporary worldly life. Allah Almighty says in Holy Quran:
“O you who believe! Be careful of (your duty to) Allah and seek means of nearness to Him and strive hard in His way that you may be successful.” (Quran, 5:35).
Following are some ways to enter Jannah:
1. Fear of Allah
“And whoever fears to stand before his Lord, there are two gardens for him. ” [Surah Rahman, verse 46]
One of the meanings of this verse is that for anyone who fears to stand in the place when his/her actions will be calculated in front of Allah on the Day of Judgment, and if he restrained him/herself from sins and perform good deeds, there are two gardens in the Hereafter.
2. Love for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
And he who obeys Allah and the Messenger they shall be with those whom Allah has favored -the Prophets, those steadfast in truthfulness, the martyrs, and the righteous.” How excellent will they be for companions. [Quran4:69]
Hazrat Anas (RA) says, Our Lord’s Messenger (PBUH) said:
“Whoever loves me will be with me in Paradise.” [At-Tirmidhi 2678,]
3. Love for Messengers of Allah
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“After me follow Abu Bakr and Omar, and my Companions are those who follow the path of Allah”
Narrated Jubair bin Mutim:
A woman came to the Prophet who ordered her to return to him again. She said, “What if I came and did not find you?” as if she wanted to say, “If I found you dead?” The Prophet said, “If you should not find me, go to Abu Bakr .”[Volume 5, Book 57, 11].
4. Knowledge of Religion
Knowledge of religion is very important for being on the way of Jannah or for many other reasons as through this knowledge we will be able to know the right reason against our creation as Allah (SW) Said:
” Only those fear Allah, from among His servants, who have knowledge”. [Quran 35:28]
The punctuality of salaat is very important as Allah said:
“And those who perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat and believe in Allah and in the Last Day, it is they to whom We shall give a great reward”. [Surah An Nisa 162]
Allah (SW) said in Quran:
“And those who of their prayers are observant”. [Quran 23:9]
The word Akhlaq appears in the Quran that says of the Prophet (SAW):
“ Indeed, you are of lofty character ” (Quran, Al-Qalam: 4)
Indeed, the Prophet (SAW) laid down for this humankind the framework of perfect human morality. The Allah Almighty said of him,
“ Truly, your character is Excellent ” (Quran, Al Qalam: 5).
7. Adopting Sunnah and Eating Halal food
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Whoever eats Halal and acts according to Sunnah and if people are safe from his evil, he will enter Paradise. The Companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Such people are many in your community. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:” There will be many times after me ”
8. Kalma Tayyaba
It was narrated that Mu’aadh ibn Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say:
“ If a person’s last words are Laa ilaaha ill-Allah, Paradise will be guaranteed for him.”
[Narrated by Ahmad, 21529; Abu Dawood, 3116; classed as Saheeh by al-Albaani in Irwa’ al-Ghaleel, 687 ]
In the Qur’an and the Hadiths there are many good deeds and worships through adopting them there is good news of Jannat, and by avoiding some bad deeds there is a promise of Jannat. May Allah grant us all to enter into Paradise with His mercy and bless the neighborhood of His beloved Prophet Allah (SWS) in Jannat.