Lesson # 463
Condition of admission in the Paradise
Surah ‘Aali- ‘Imraan (The Family of Imran -3),
Stage– 1, Verses– 142 & 143 of 200, Section 14 of 20, (Par – 4)
In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
142. Do ye deem that ye would enter Paradise while yet Allah knoweth not those of you who really strive, nor knoweth those (of you) who are steadfast?
143. And verily ye used to wish for death before ye met it (in the field); now ye have seen it with your eyes.
142. ‘Am hasibtum ‘an- tad-khulul-Jannata wa lammaa ya’-laMillaahul-laziina jaaha-duu minkum wa ya’-lamas-Saabiriin.
143. Wa laqad kuntum taman-nawnal-mawta min qabli ‘an-talqawh; faqad ra-‘aytumuuhu wa ‘antum tanzuruun.
It has been described in this verse, “Do you consider that you would reach that place easily and comfortably, where Allah Almighty desires to bring the Muslims (at most dignified places of the Paradise and higher grades)? In addition, Allah Almighty will not observe through your test and trial, that how much of you are those who really strive and who are steadfast? Remember it that only those people are caused to reach the superior posts, who are ready to sacrifice their lives and bear every kind of hardship and severity in the Path of Allah Almighty.
Those companions (may Allah Almighty be pleased with them), who could not participate in the Battle of Badr, they used to long for it that would Allah Almighty bring another chance again, so that ‘we’ also achieve the grade of martyrdom in the Way of Allah Almighty. It has been commanded in this verse, “The longing, which you had earlier in your breasts, that has appeared before you. That is to say; you wished to strive with the fondness of martyrdom in the path of Allah Almighty. At this time, treacherous powers are before you. How strange is it if instead of going ahead, now you want to withdraw? Moreover, you would have to accomplish the desires of your hearts.
It has come in the Sayings of the Messenger, Muhammad (SallAllaahu alayHi wa AaliHii Wasallam), “Do never wish to defy against the enemy. However, if the time has come and you have been compelled to fight, then remain steadfast and strive the crusade if the enemy has been challenging you.
It is obvious from these verses that for acquiring the consequence of goodness, someone has to bear the hardships in the Way of Allah Almighty. The test and examination declares that, “who deserves the Paradise? Who has the right to become Its heir? In such a manner, the Muslims would have to face different kinds of calamities and troubles to get in the Paradise. Therefore, they should remain steadfast and patient, instead of losing spirit.