Assalam Alaikoum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh ya Muslimeen!
Subhan Allah, this has got to be one of my favourite lectures! Bro Bilal’s deliverance of this lecture was simply amazing. If you have not watched this yet, then perhaps you should insha Allah..
This lecture made me contemplate on myself. All these pious men and women sacrificed their wealth and even lives for Islam but what have I done to deserve Jannah? Have I sacrificed anything in His path? Have I done enough good deeds that will outweigh my sins? Is my ibadaah sufficient? Or is it tainted with riya’ and wrong intentions?
Just one point to bring up..I remember in one lecture that I attended, the Ustazah mentioned about a lady who claimed to be a ‘dweller of Paradise‘ as she had performed Hajj and Umrah several times. May Allah guide her and all of us. My point of bringing this up is that we CAN NEVER be certain whether we are granted Paradise even though we perform many good deeds. We can only hope for His mercy that we are given a place there. In the lecture, Bro Bilal mentioned a Hadith about a lady who performs many good deeds but is foul to her neighbours thus Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam said that ‘she is from the Hellfire‘. This is in comparison with those who may be moderate in their ibadaah but are still granted Jannah. Let’s not be disillusioned by our Ibadaah when it is in fact nothing as compared to even the Salafs!
O Allah! I’m only an insanah dhaifah who constantly commit sins and yet yearns Your Jannah! My deeds will not guarantee me a place but it is by Your mercy that will determine me in Jannah.. Make us amongst those whom You are merciful to despite our weakness and wrongdoings. O Allah, guide us in this Dunya, rectify our affairs and make us firm on this Deen.