Actions that lead to Jannah

Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was asked about the deed which will be foremost to lead a man to Jannah. He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, “Fear of Allah and the good conduct.” Then he was asked about indulgence which will admit a man to Hell (Fire) and he answered, “The tongue and the private parts.”

[Sunan At-Tirmidhi]


The above Hadith is a very comprehensive Hadith. The Fear of Allah really links up a man to his Lord, and moral refinement prevents him from falling short of his duties to people. To be sure, adherence to this two-fold practice will cause the entry of a lot of people to Jannah.

Many a man, on the other hand, has a long, sharp and dangerous tongue and this causes him to pour out heretic utterances and indulge in backbiting, slandering and abusive and nonsensical talk. All this activity leads to Hell. As for the private parts, an unwary and unrestrained attitude incites one to indulge in immoral pursuits.

In both these cases countless people will be led into Hell.

For this reason it is imperative for everybody to develop Taqwa (consciousness of Allah / fear of Allah) and refined behavior and shun the wickedness of tongue and private parts so that his life in the Hereafter may not be ruined.

And Allah knows best!

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