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Wish to go to Paradise- Is it a sin to have a intention to go to heaven?

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dear brother


assalamu alaikum...


i have a small question....

is it a sin to have intentions to go to heaven,,,the main reason is of course to escape from the tortures of hell fire...


for example...i wished for something to happen in this world...but that did not happen..now i wish that it shud happen atleast in my next life...permanent life...so i want to go to heaven,..is it a sin to think this way...is it rong to have a motivation to go to heaven?..


i wished to marry a particular person in this life..but that did not happen....so i am hoping it will happen in the next life at least...i know we will get watever we want in heaven...


is it rong to have this kind of intention while in this life ?is it a sin to wish to go to heaven just for a boy?..

also i stay at home most of the time and am not much into a social life....so i want to know...


how do i dawaa from home?...is it compulsary for a women to do dawaa?...if so ,,,how can i do it?..


thanking u

awaiting ur reply

 

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Wish to go to Paradise

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: is it a sin to have intentions to go to heaven,,,the main reason is of course to escape from the tortures of hell fire...

The only reason for the creation of humankind by the Lord Creator, the only reason for the Merciful Lord to appoint and send His Prophets, and the only reason the Merciful Lord Revealed His Books of Guidance was to let mankind know the test their Lord Most Gracious had involved them in, give them the good news regarding the impending rewards that await those who pass their test, and warn them against the inevitable punishments that await those who fail.

 

Thus beloved sister, every believer who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day, must make a single-minded and focused mission of his life to attain those unimaginable and unending rewards of Paradise.and at the very least, absolutely make sure that whatever it takes and whatever sacrifices he might have to bear in this short period of one lifetime, he wants to stay absolutely clear of ever even approaching the flames of Hell-Fire!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imraan verses 131-133:

131 (O ye who believe) Fear the fire which is prepared for those who reject faith.

132 And obey Allah and the Messenger; that ye may obtain Mercy.

133 Be quick (as if) in a race for forgiveness from your Lord and for a Garden whose width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth, prepared (only) for the Righteous.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 32 Surah Sajdah verses 18-20:

18 Is then the one who believes no better than the one who is rebellious and wicked? Not equal are they!

19 For those who believe and do righteous deeds are Gardens as hospitable homes for their (good) deeds.




20 As to those who are rebellious and wicked their abode will be the Fire: every time they wish to get away therefrom they will be forced thereinto and it will be said to them: "Taste ye the Penalty of the Fire, the which ye were wont to reject as false!

 

Far from being a sin, it is an absolute must that every believer should make it his one and only mission in life to attain Paradise and stay clear of Hell Fire! Without this prime mission, there is absolutely no way one can stay steadfast on the Straight Path as ordained by Allah Subhanah.

 

Your Question: for example...i wished for something to happen in this world...but that did not happen..now i wish that it shud happen atleast in my next life...permanent life...so i want to go to heaven,..is it a sin to think this way...is it rong to have a motivation to go to heaven?..

Dear and beloved sister in Islam, this very thought and belief that if perchance one did not get what one wished in the life of this short and temporary world, one will have permanent and everlasting access to it in the Hereafter is precisely what gives and enhances patience, forbearance, and steadfastness.qualities that would lead one towards the Eternal Mercy and Unlimited Rewards of the Lord Most Gracious, Most Bounteous.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 29 Surah Ankabut verses 57-59:

57 Every soul shall have a taste of death: in the end to Us shall ye be brought back.

58 But those who believe and work deeds of righteousness to them shall We give a Home in Heaven: lofty mansions beneath which flow rivers--to dwell therein for aye; an excellent reward for those who do (good)!

59 Those who persevere in patience and put their trust in their Lord and Cherisher.

Your Question: i wished to marry a particular person in this life..but that did not happen....so i am hoping it will happen in the next life at least...i know we will get watever we want in heaven...
is it rong to have this kind of intention while in this life ?is it a sin to wish to go to heaven just for a boy?..

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 50 Surah Qaaf verse 35:

There they (the men and women of Paradise) shall have all that they will desire, and We have with Us yet more for them!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqan verses 15-16:

Ask them, Is this (the Fire) better, or the Everlasting Gardens which have been promised to the God-fearing, righteous people (men and women)?. That will be the recompense of their good deeds and the final destination of their journey, wherein, they will get everything they desire, and wherein they will dwell forever. This is a promise which your Lord has taken upon Himself to fulfill.

 

My dear and beloved sister, regardless of whatever intentions one has to attain Paradise.as long as those intentions inspire one to strive the necessary striving that leads one to the door-steps of Paradise.they cannot be wrong, nor can they be a sin!

 

The Solemn Promise of none other than the Majestic Lord of the Worlds is that He will provide and reward the fortunate dwellers of Paradise whatsoever their hearts may desire; and Allah Subhanah is our witness sister, none is Truer to his word than The Lord Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

It may be that you may ask your Lord for someone better than the one whom you love so much today to be your companion in Paradise; or it may be that the love that you have for the person today may diminish with the advent of time; or it may even be that the one whom you so love (Allah forbid) does not even make it to Paradise..

 

But rest assured sister, as long as one is fortunate enough to attain Paradise, they shall have whatsoever their hearts may desireand Allah is our witness, never ever shall any of those fortunate and permanent guests of the Lord will ever be disappointed or dissatisfied with the provisions from their Lord Most Gracious.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 32 Surah Sajdah verse 17:

No living being knows what comfort of the eyes has been kept hidden from them, as a recompense for their (righteous) deeds!

 

Your Question: also i stay at home most of the time and am not much into a social life....so i want to know... how do i dawaa from home?...is it compulsary for a women to do dawaa?...if so ,,,how can i do it?..
Allah says in the Holy Quran: Chapter 16, Surah An-Nahl Ayat 125:

Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and excellent admonition and argue with people in the best manner. Your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Way and who is Rightly guided.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 103 Surah Al-Asr verses 1-3:

1 By (the Token of) time.

2 Verily Man is in loss.

3 Except such as have (1) Faith, and (2) do righteous deeds; and (3) exhort each other in the mutual teaching of Truth, and (4) exhort each other towards Patience and Constancy.

 

Dear and Beloved Sister in Islam, May Allah Subhanah increase your love for the deen and give you the courage, wisdom, and ability to fulfill the obligatory duty of the propagation of His Truth which He has laid upon His believing slaves.

 

Your Question: Please guide me how to do da` waah.

It would indeed be considered an ultimate service and striving in the Way of your Lord if one could find the time and the energy to associate oneself with an organization which is dedicated in the propagation of the Truth to all who are willing listen to good caution.

 

But to fulfill the obligatory duty of dawah or propagation of the Truth, one does not necessarily have to join an organization or dawah; for every believer is a walking-talking dai or propagator of the Truth. The way a believer adorns himself, the way a believer behaves, the way a believer treats his fellow man, the way a believer treats his colleagues, the way a believer deals with others, his/her morals, his/her character, his/her every statement and every deed can and does influence the thinking of all those who meet or associate with him/her.

 

Thus the first and foremost, and the absolutely most effective way to propagate the Truth of the Lord is to first and foremost, implement the dictates of the deen on oneself in every aspect of ones life; and secondly, whenever you meet or associate with one who does not believe, strive with wisdom, politeness, and in the absolute best manner to strike a conversation which would result in inviting the person towards the understanding of this beautiful way of life called Al-Islam.

 

Then depending on how much time you have the attention of the person, strive with wisdom to invite them to understand the whole of the deen, or even an aspect of it. For example, if one were to meet someone momentarily during a bus or train or plane journey, it would not be wisdom to explain the whole deen in the short span of the journey; but rather an aspect of the deen which would instigate their hearts towards the Truth would suffice. But if one were targeting a friend, or a colleague, or a neighbor whom one meets on a regular basis, then one has enough time and must employ a method which would result in a complete invitation.

 

Beloved Sister in Islam, the truth is that there are a billion (ie. innumerable) ways which can be employed to invite someone to the irrefutable Truth of this beautiful deen called Al-Islam; and only wisdom will dictate which method is most suitable to strike the right cord of each individual being.

 

In light of the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, and in our own humble and insignificant experience, two ways or rules if followed, seem to bring about the best results:

 

Rule-1: Never try to ridicule or abuse the self-declared deities or gods of the disbelievers, nor try to directly challenge or prove their beliefs as falsehood and wrong; for this challenge almost always closes the door of logic! Allah has bestowed every person with intelligence, reasoning, and a sense right and wrong, and in our humble and truly insignificant experience, it is better to instigate the logic of those who dont believe and with wisdom propagate, display, and lay open the Truth to them and let them themselves determine the Truth from the falsehood.

 

Rule-2: Propagate the Truth in such a way that would get the brethren who do not believe to somehow read and understand the Glorious Message of the Lord Creator, The Al-Quran, in a language they understand best. Allah is our witness sister, this Glorious Miracle of the Quran, which the Lord has revealed for the guidance of all mankind, has a way of its own; provided one reads and understands it without any pre-conditions or prejudice. Allah Subhanah has truly made His Al-Quran a Furqaan or a Criterion between the Truth and the falsehood!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 185:

Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down: this Book is a Perfect Guidance for mankind and consists of clear Teachings which show the Right Way, and are a Criterion of the Truth and falsehood.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

 

Burhan

 


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