“Enter it in peace. This is the day of Eternal life.” Surah 50, Ayah 34; Holy Qur’an.
How often do you reflect on the Afterlife? If you don’t believe in the Afterlife, is this life sufficient enough? Ponder and reflect.
Christians believe Jesus (alay-hi sallam) died on the cross for mankind’s past and future sins. Islam rejects this theory completely. Each soul will be asked for no one but himself.
Therefore, Heaven requires effort… it requires work… and even though we try, it won’t be our good deeds that will grant us Jannah we will only get there through Allah’s limitless Mercy.
Not everyone on the planet agrees that there is an after life however every sane person has do admit that there is no life without death.
Allah reminds us of death several times, “Every soul is going to taste death.” Surah 3; Ayah 185 – Holy Qur’an.
كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَائِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ ثُمَّ إِلَيْنَا تُرْجَعُونَ
“Every soul shall taste death. Then to Us you will be brought.” Surah 29; Ayah 57 – Holy Qur’an.
How do we know if we are heading in the right direction, towards Heaven? (I don’t know why someone would purposely head for Hell) but unfortunately sometimes it happens. We get lost. Allah made us weak. To understand this world better we must understand that Hellfire is vailed by desire and Heaven is vailed by hardships.
Therefore, believers understand that you have to go through Hardships to reach Heaven, to reach success.
Every one of us has a choice, Allah has made us with a brain, a will to choose and a conscious. Any able, thinking adult gets to choose where to go. SubhanAllah the choice is fully ours. Hell or Heaven. Heaven or Hell. It’s that simple. Every action we do comes down to sincerity and intentions.
There’s no doubt that Allah gives Mercy and Blessings to every creature on Earth, every human, every animal..
But He only gives Religion and understanding of the Deen to those He loves.
This life is like a prison for the believers. Paradise for the disbelievers. Not a truer word spoken.
Regarding what Allah has prepared for me in the Hereafter then this life is nothing, whereas for the disbelievers – this world is their heaven compared to what’s to come which is much worse.
Allah says, “And they will abide therein eternally” Surah 2; Ayah 25 – Holy Qur’an.
You have a choice to make.
Wake up every day and strive for Heaven, live every day as if you are going to die tomorrow and if you cannot see Allah remember Allah is Watching you. “Remember Me and I will remember you.” Surah 2; Ayah 152 – Holy Qur’an.
Or, wake up every day and ignore the After life, live as if you will live forever and Forget Allah. “They forgot Allah so He forgot them.” Surah 9; Ayah 67 – Holy Qur’an.
And if you get lost along the way remind yourself:
Who brought us from nothing, into this world and where do we go when we leave this world?