At the Gates of Paradise

Written By Qurany Online

September 19, 2020

“Recite and ascend (i.e in ranks of Paradise) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last verse you recite.”

This is what the Quran reciter will hear on the day of judgment. Yes, the one who used to memorize and recite the Quran in this world, will be raised with each verse one rank in paradise. Before listing the unimaginable reward for the Quran reciter, close your eyes and come inside to see -by your heart- what is happening therein . . Paradise.

Luxury at its finest.✨
There, is a group of pious people reclining on green cushions and beautiful fine carpets, replying to the salam “sending peace back” on some angels who have just entered from every gate of paradise.
Allah says:

{..And the angels will enter upon them from every gate, [saying]. ‘Peace [i.e. security] be upon you for what you patiently endured. And excellent is the final home.’} [Quran 13: 23-24]

And there, are gorgeous children revolving around with shiny crystal cups serving your mouthwatering drink.
“There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. With vessels, pitchers and a cup [of wine] from a flowing spring “
[Al waqi’ha:17-18]

And there, standing a handsome man, who you can see his black beard from behind, then now he’s slightly turning his back and you’re still guessing, who might he be? Unbelievable! Yes, he is . . smiling there to your beautiful face, Oh Messenger of Allah! prophet Muhammad! Run.. run to his arms and tell him, tell him how much you miss him and give the glad tidings: you have believed in him, walked on his footsteps that finally lead you to this Jannah and to this warm hug and imagine him being proud of you for memorizing Quran though it wasn’t easy, not to mention how long it took you to smoothly say “iyaka na’budu wa iyaka nasta’een” , though your hard work and your long hours digging on the internet to find an online Quran session or an Arabic tutor to learn Allah’s book. It never goes in vain, every sincere trial from you is written and you never know, maybe you’re now written -by Allah- amongst the excellent Quran reciters in this ummah.

Open your eyes, mind-blowing, isn’t it? Don’t you wish for the highest level in this paradise? Or didn’t you give a thought to be from “Allah’s own people”?

The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Verily Allah has His own people among mankind.” They said: O Messenger of Allah, who are they? He said: “They are the people of the Qur’an, Allah’s own people, and those who are closest to Him.”
[Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah]

👉🏼From the generosity of Allah and unlimited knowledge about his creation, He has put motivating, uplifting factors for each worship; to warmly push the person to perform and stay steadfast on it. For instance, the first hadith you’ve read, clearly shows that the number of levels in Jannah (paradise) is equal to the number of verses in the Quran! as said Al-Khattaabi in Ma‘aalim as-Sunan (1/289).

This makes the person put their ALL in memorizing the book of Allah from the first letter to last. When it comes to being with the angels, to being from Allah’s own people, to being at the highest levels in Jannah, to being honored before Allah on day of judgement..etc then one should welcome his new friend: “The Holy Quran” and dedicatedly start memorizing and understanding what those pages carry of wisdom and splendid meanings. Use your potential and walk confidentially in this road..the road of the Quran which ends up in paradise, learn the word of Allah, hold on tightly to it so that you may never go astray.

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