I always hear be good and do good if you want Allah to grant you the Jannah. We all know that Jannah would be granted on good deeds. If we become good Muslims and good people, we shall be eligible for entering Jannah.
You see, being a Muslim is not enough. Anyone can claim that he is Muslim; this certainly does not mean that he will be granted Jannah. We shall get equipped with certain qualities so that we become good Muslims: Muslims who are loved by Allah.
As I said, there are certain qualities that we shall be practicing to make an effort towards achieving paradise. But what are these qualities? Is there a mention of these qualities in the Quran or Sunnah?
Yes, there is a definition of qualities of people of Jannah stated by Allah Almighty Himself in the Holy Quran. I have listed down these 10 qualities. Try to develop these qualities in your daily routine to improve the chances of being treated like them.
The Quran (23:2) states that the people of Jannah are those who while their prayers are humble. They are the ones who obediently pray to Allah. Being submissive in the humblest manner is how our prayers should be.
Let us take out a moment and think about our prayers. Are we humble and submissive or in a rush? Do we pray as we should with our entire concentration or just fulfill a duty of paying five times a day?
Keep away from ill speech
The people of Jannah make sure they don’t utter bad words and put forward an ill speech. They would rather ignore such speeches and would turn away if they hear one. (Quran, 23:3)
let us just examine our words and conversations. Do we speak good or ill? Do our words reflect that we are Muslims? Do we back-bite?
Muslims shall be vigilant in paying zakat to purify their wealth (23:4). If any Muslim has enough gold and other assets that he is liable to pay zakat, he shall definitely pay it. There are some people to whom Zakat can be paid and there are others who are not eligible for Zakat. – Quran 23:4
Protect their body’s private parts
Islam has completely guided us about the Satr of male and female. We shall dress up in a way that our satr is hidden. We shall protect our private parts so that ills in society do not take place. We shall guard our private parts so that we are the ones who shall be eligible to enter Jannah. – Quran (23:5)
Keep their promises
A man is one who keeps to his words. As Muslims, we shall keep our promises and make sure we do not break anyone’s trust. If someone makes us trusty of a thing or word, we shall be careful with it.
The Quran states that those who keep their promises and do not break the trust of others shall enter Jannah. Quran (23:8)
Guardians of prayers
The Muslims shall be maintaining their prayers. They shall not skip them intentionally and shall be guardians of their prayers. Quran (23:9) Every one of us better knows inside that who is maintain their prayers and who is not!
Spend in way of Allah
Allah has bestowed with wealth and bounties, it is a duty upon us to spend those in the cause of Islam. We shall spend our time and money as told by Allah. Allah has asked us to spend in way of Allah in both: time of ease and time of hardship. Do we spend in hardship or ease only or both? Quran (3:134)
while angry we tend to make false decisions. Anger is something prohibited in Islam and we shall avoid it as much as we can. This characteristic will help us get closer to the way of Jannah. Quran (3:134)
Those who forgive others
If we want Allah to forgive us, shan’t we practice forgiving people? Let us be humble towards others and start forgiving them. Let us pave way for Jannah! Quran (3:134)
Repent on mistakes and sins
All of us do commit sins and fall into wrongdoings. But the best among us are those who repent of their sins and seek forgiveness. Quran (3:135)