Just as we make efforts towards goals in life, we must never forget the essence of what we are striving for in the bigger picture. Paradise. In this lecture, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan reflects with the community over ayaat from Surah al-A’raaf discussing Prophet Adam’s (peace be upon him) journey from paradise to earth, and how we can find our way back.
Mufti Hussain Kamani speaks about how dreams of lush gardens and flowing rivers, of abundant fruits and greetings, of peace from our Lord can indeed become a reality at the third annual Road to Revival Conference organized by Rutgers MSA.
Are you of those who are yearning for Jannah? But what exactly are you yearning for? Have you ever thought about that? Or do you just want to enter Paradise without thinking about it? Many of us think like that! The problem is that you don’t know what you will be loosing out on! Imagine you were traveling a 20 hour long flight and you just wanted to get on board after seeing the long queue. You didn’t think more about it and just wanted to get in. But when you got on board and saw the first class seats, while passing by them on your way to economy class, you realized that all travelers are not on the same level. Some are enjoying more than others! So what about in Jannah? There are leves of Jannah, why do you aim to just enter it, and not for the highest degree? Join Mohammad Hoblos in this very inspirational lecture about why and how you can aim and achieve the highest levels of Paradise.
Who will we really become and what will be our status on that Day where everyone will stand before Allah? Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah discusses the events of that day and the Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) intercession.
“Those who have believed and done righteous deeds (will be) in the flowering meadows of the Gardens (Paradise), having whatever they wish in the presence of their Lord. That is what is the great bounty.” [Surah Ash-Shura 42:22]
Heaven. Its roof is the throne of Allah, its buildings are of gold and silver, its rocks are of pearls and jewels. Heaven. Its ground and soil are of musk and saffron, its fruits are softer than butter and sweeter than honey, its leaves are softer than the softest of cloths. Heaven. Its gardens are of delight, underneath which rivers flow; rivers of water, milk, wine, and honey. Its inhabitants will leave therein happy and without worry, given comfort after comfort, granted wish after wish. Heaven. Its dwellers will receive Allah’s pleasure and will revel in the greatest pleasure of all: to see Allah.
Heaven: oh, how we wish for it so: for ourselves and our families and friends. Fill your heart with hope and love of Allah during this session, as you learn about this final station in the Journey through the Hereafter, this station of eternal bliss…
“There is not one of you but will pass over it (Hell); this is with your Lord; a Decree which must be accomplished. Then We will save those who feared Allah and leave the wrongdoers within it, on their knees.” [Surah Maryam 19:71-72]
After the Divine reckoning, only one task will remain that will stand between us and the blessed Paradise: crossing over the bridge of Al-Sirat. The task is the final mission, the moment of truth. This bridge is described as thinner than a hair and sharper than a sword. Some will pass the bridge with great speed a little hesitation while others will cross with difficulty. Some may slip and even fall into Jahannam.
Once this task is completed, the disobedient wrong-doers will take their place in Hell awaiting their punishments and torments. And the obedient servants of Allah will be allowed to enter their rightful home in Jannah, which they will recognize better than their dwellings on earth. There, they will await the endless bounties bestowed on them by Allah, As-Salaam (the Giver of Peace).
Sheikh Mokhtar Maghroui discusses the road back home to Jannah, where we once were. Also there is a very important discussion on rectifying our homes in the Dunya so we can have a blessed home in Paradise.