🔑The Keys of Paradise🔑
📚Imam Muhammad Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziya – may Allaah have mercy on him – said:
☝🏾”Al-Bukhari mentions in his Sahih that Wahb Ibn Munnabih was asked:
أليس مفتاح الجنة لا إله إلا الله؟
“Is not La ilaha illa Allah the key to Paradise?”
بَلى، ولكنْ ليسَ مِفتاحٌ إلاّ لهُ أسنانٌ فإن جئتَ بمفتاحٍ له أسنانٌ فُتِحَ لك، وإلاّ لم يُفَتحْ لك
☝🏾“Of course, but every key has its teeth🔑; if you bring a key that has the right teeth, the door shall open; but if not, it will not open for you.”
📚Ibn Qayim goes on to say:
☝🏾“Allah, Glorified be He, has arranged keys for everything that needs them, and they open the way.
☝🏾Thus,Allah made purification the key for prayer, as the Prophet ﷺ showed us:
ُمِفْتَاحُ الصَّلَاةِ الْوُضُوء
👏🏾”The key to prayer is purification”👏🏽».
👉🏿[Sahih Al-Jami’-hadith no. 5885.]
🗝 Just as the Ihram is the key to Hajj
🗝Truthfulness is the key to righteousness.
🗝Tawhid (Monotheism) is the key to Paradise.
🗝 To ask relevant questions and to be attentive is the key to knowledge.
🗝Patience is the key to victory and triumph.
🗝Thankfulness is the key to the increase in provision.
🗝 The remembrance of Allah is the key to winning honor and love of Allah.
🗝At-Taqwa (fear of Allah) is the key to success.
🗝The strong longing and fear of Allah is the key to glory.
🗝Ad-Du’ah (supplication) is the key to a response.
🗝Az-Zuhd (asceticism) is the key to the desire of the Hereafter.
🗝 Reflecting on what Allah calls His servants to is the key of Iman (Faith).
🗝 To make the heart accept Islam, dedicate it to Allah, and to be honest with Him by loving [what Allaah loves] and detesting [what Allaah hates], keeping His commandments,and moving away from His prohibitions is the key to standing in front of Allah
🗝 Reflecting on the Qur’an, supplicating to Allah before dawn and not sinning is the key to give life to the heart.
🗝 Being kind to the servants of The Creator and striving to bring some good to His creatures is the key to obtaining mercy.
🗝 Exerting yourself to seek the forgiveness of Allah and to have Taqwa is the key to Rizq (subsistence).
🗝Obedience to Allah and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم)is the key to honor.
🗝 Desiring the next life is the key to be prepared for the Hereafter.
🗝The fervent longing of Allah and the Hereafter is the key to all virtue.
🗝 Love for the world, yearning for it insistently, and moving away from the Hereafter, is the key to all evils.
📚This is an important topic among the most beneficial chapters of knowledge; Knowing the Keys of Good and Evil.
ila Bilad al-Afrah, 1/139.]