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Why Should I Embrace Paradise, nor will they enter

Paradise until the camel can pass


Beneficent, the Most Merciful,
Owner of the Day of the
Islaam…? through the eye of a needle: Such Judgement, it is You Whom we
is Our Reward for those who sin } worship and Your Aid we seek,
(Soorah 7:40) guide us to the Straight Path, the
Allaah says: { Oh, you people! Path of those upon whom You have
Worship your Lord Who created But weren`t Abraham, Ishmael, Isaaq, bestowed Your Grace, not those
you and those before you that you Jacob and the other Old Testament upon whom is [Your] Wrath, nor
may become pious, God-fearing } Prophets Jews? Wasn`t Jesus a those who are astray } (Soorah 1:1-
(Soorah 2:21) Christian? Allaah says: { Or do you 7)
say that Ibraaheem, Ismaa`eel,
Allaah has commanded us to worship
Him. But some might ask: Why can`t I
Ishaaq, Y`aqoob and the tribes
were Jews or Christians? Say: `Do
“You should realise
worship Him as a Jew, or a Christian, or you know better than Allaah?`} And that on the Day of
Hindu or a Sikh? Why can`t I worship He, Most High says: { When `Eesaa
Him according to my own personal found unbelief on their part, he
Judgement, everyone
preference? Allaah answers: { Verily,
the Religion with Allaah is Islaam:
said: `Who will be my helpers to will be held
[the work of] Allaah?` The Disciples
Nor did the People of the Book said: `We are Allaah`s helpers. We accountable for his
dissent therefrom except due to
envy of each other, after
believe in Allaah, so bear witness deeds.”
that we are Muslims } (Soorah 3:52)
knowledge had come to them. But
if any deny the Signs of Allaah, Ibn Katheer, the great Muslim scholar
“But,” it might be said, “I follow the of tafseer (explanation of the meanings
Allaah is swift in calling them to religion of my parents. It would be a
account } (Soorah 3:85) of the Qur`aan), says: “Those upon
dishonour to them for me to adopt whom Allaah has bestowed His Grace
another religion.” Allaah says: { When are those who worshipped and obeyed
And He, Most High says: { Today, I it is said to them: “Follow what
have perfected for you your Him from amongst the angels, the
Allaah has revealed,” they say: Prophets, the Believers and the
Religion, completed My Favour “No! We shall follow the ways of
upon you, and have chosen for you righteous ones.” And concerning those
our fathers.” What! Even though upon whom is Allaah`s Wrath, he said:
Islaam as your Religion } (Soorah their fathers were devoid of
Soorah 5:3) “(They) are the Jews.” And concerning
wisdom or guidance? ] (Soorah those who are astray, he said: “They
2:170) are the Christians.”
Thus, Allaah, the Creator and
Sustainer of the Universe has made it “But my family and friends will be
plain that the only religion acceptable You should realise that, on the Day of
angry with me.” Isn`t it better that they Judgement, everyone will be held
to Him is Islaam. And it is the only way be angry with you, than that Allaah be
to achieve success and felicity in the accountable for his deeds. None will be
angry with you? He, the Almighty, the excused and none will be able to blame
Hereafter. Allaah says: { To those who All-powerful says: { In the name of
reject Our Signs, and treat them others for leading him astray. Allaah
Allaah, Most Beneficent, Most says: { And behold! Allaah will
with arrogance, no opening will Merciful: All praise be to Allaah,
there be for them of the Gates of say: “Oh, `Eesaa, son of Maryam!
the Lord of the worlds, the Most Did you say unto men: “Take me
and my mother for two gods beside mountains will be like wool, and no Fax (9713) 645816
Allaah.”? He will say: “Glory be to friend will ask after a friend,
You! Never could I say what I had though they may be put in sight of
no right [to say]. Had I said such a each other } (Soorah 70:6-11)
thing, You would surely have
known it. You know what is in
myself, although I know not what is
in Yours. For You know in full all
that is hidden. Never did I say
anything to them except what You
did command me to say, to wit,
“Worship Allaah, my Lord and your
Lord.” } (Soorah 5:116-117)

And the Prophet ε has informed us


that on the Day of Judgement, when the
Prophets are asked to intercede with
Allaah, all of them will refuse, saying:
“Myself! Myself!”, except Prophet
Muhammad ε who will intercede on
behalf of the believers. (Narrated by Al-
Bukhaari)

So clearly, on that Day, you will be


alone: Neither your parents nor your
friends nor those whom you worship
beside Allaah will be able to help you at
all. All of them will be in a state of fear
and trembling. Allaah says: { That
Day, shall a man flee from his own
brother, from his mother and from
his father and from his wife and
children. Each of them that Day will
have enough concern [of his own]

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(Soorah 80:34-37) So be prepared for
that Day, for it may be nearer than you
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Why Should I
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Islaam…?