“I must go to Jannatul Firdous” (Muahahaha)

Posted: October 14, 2008 in Ahh moments, Muhammed Alshareef


Alhamdulilah, I was listening to Muhammed Al-Shareef’s lecture titled “High way to Jannah” and I absolutely loved the line above which was mentioned. The way it was stated really made me think, actually the whole lecture got me thinking! Subhana’Allah. Basically, it all comes down to our goals in life. Every morning when we wake up, do we really ask ourselves “I must go to Jannatul Firdous, and have to do everything that I can to achieve it TODAY?” Its really mind boggling…I was really thinking there is something about our hearts and our intentions…in that I wonder if in reality if Jannah is always in the back of our minds, or do we have something else in mind that is connected to the dunya. In the lecture it was mentioned how people’s top number 1 goals are not Jannah but sometimes things like “dream house” or “marriage”, and say for example the person’s top goal is dream house, and so they will do everything and anything to get that, even at the cost of disobeying Allah- i.e riba. Or the example of marriage, if a persons number one goal is marriage and not Jannah, the person’s criteria for marriage will reflect that of the worldly things..i.e meaning Allah grant them a person of the dunya. However, if a person’s top goal is Jannah, then the criteria and things they want in their spouse will be different, meaning they’ll want someone who’ll be a companion to them in Jannah, and paves a way for them to Jannah in the dunya, i.e helps them. The beauty of surah Al-Muminoon is beyond words..masha’Allah. In the first 5 or 7 verses Allah takes about the people of Jannah; the characteristics they had in the dunya that earned them the gift of Jannah.

(Some parts directly from Surah)

1.) Qad aflahul Muminoon (Successful are the believers)

2.) Wallatheen Hum 3anil Laqwi Mu3rudoon (They avoid distractions)

3.) Dikr chunks (They remember Allah, their tongue is always moist with the remembrance of Allah)

4.) Wallatheen Hum lifoorgihum hafeethoun (Chasity)

5.) Night prayer-focused w/Quran recitation (Benefits: All the benefits you want in the dunya and akhirah can be sought through Qiyam)

6.) Up right character-certain characters that shine

7.) Wallahteen hum li zakatihim fa3iloon: Daily sadah-with time/body

8.) Fasting

Subhana’Allah, all these reflections made me think if we are a people of the dunya or people seeking only Jannah. Today, I finished the CD set of “under the shades of the scrolls” (more specifically listened to Imam Ahmed’s story) and again I was able to listen to a statement I heard before concerning him as well as additional info. Imam Ahmed r.a lived a life of poverty. One day while leading salaah, he made mistakes in his recitation, and people asked “how could he, should he not know the quran well?” What the people didn’t know was that Imam Ahmed r.a went three days without eating, and due to this he made mistakes in his recitation..and subhana’Allah, his son Abdullah ( a scholar as well), would approach him and ask him “Ya Abi mataa rahaa?” (Oh my father when will relaxation come?”) And Imam Ahmed r.a would reply “with the first steps we take into Jannah” This is the likes of Imam Ahmed r.a and the conditions he lived in. He was steadfast in Allah’s deen and Allah granted him success in his teachings even in the face of adversity. More so he looked forward to the gift of Jannah and joys he would have there. May Allah make us the likes of Imam Ahmed r.a  and join us in Al-Firdous.

On a side note, I was thinking about the things we do everyday. Ramadan is over and still many are struggling in getting back into the routine of things, we’re back to the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Alhamdulilah, I’ve decided our success in making it to next Ramadan without coming off as “ramadanees” meaning(-we’re hyped and do everything an anything khayr during Ramadan, and whoopeee we drop it all afterwards) Is to help ourselves! In the same manner that we worked over time during Ramadan to do acts of khayr for ourselves, we should also continue to do that. We should continue to purify our hearts, protect ourselves from sin, and increase in our ibadah all year round. Furthermore, when our own hearts are pure and we continue in the way of Allah i.e quran, khushoo in salaah, lectures, etc, then bithniAllah we can only then be of help to others as well!


  1. Nasim says:

    Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. I wanted to know how can I be a better Muslim than I am. To be honest im not a good Muslim far has Im consent. I want to achieve jannat ul firdous, order to achieve it what can i do. I dont pray 5 time a day, I swear, masturbate, back chat, lie, watch bad things and dont liseten to parents most of the time. How can i solve all this problem. I want to be a good Muslim and go jannat ul firdous.
    please help me.
    Thank you.
    Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

  2. qarisister says:

    Wa’alaykuma salam wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

    Well first off, ask Allah for help and seek His help and guidance in all things. Allah azza wa jala is soo merciful to us, and all we have to do is ask Him for forgiveness. A lot of times from a psychological aspect you always hear, ” The first step to getting better or improving is to admit that there is something wrong” and I think you’ve done that. Next, is to start doing those things you’ve listed that you are not doing, and stop those things you are doing wrong. Remember always that nothing happens without the will of Allah azza wa jala, and because of His wisdom and mercy all things are made possible to us. It is by His blessings alone that we acquire the ability to do good, and it is by His will we are given the will to stop doing wrong, so always place yourself in the company of good people, and help yourself to be strong when you are alone in remembering and worshiping Allah, and always always seek Allah’s help…I cannot stress to you how important this is.
    I ask Allah azza wa jala to make things easy for you, and help to return to Him subhana wa tala.

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