Make that leap! For a bliss that will last forever..

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Remember those days when we had simple phones without the camera feature and the only game we played was ‘Snakes’, and seeing who gets the high score?!

That was our favorite phone until..

The iPhone emerged in the markets.

We got so fascinated by the look of it, its new features, the camera, the cool apps and what not! The good-old phone, our favorite one, seemed worthless! We saved money to get the iPhone in our hands. Then it was iPhone4, 5 & 6 or the ever evolving Samsung and the other phones.

Coming to the point, this is just an example with phones, it applies to cars and houses and others as well!
((P.S: I am not saying having better phones and cars is wrong, in fact, Allah loves to see His blessings being used by His slaves.))
As long as u have your phone/car, you are happy with it until you see the next model or something better!
Now imagine this..
There is a place where you will get all that your heart desires. Palaces made of gold, silver, pearls and precious stones. Servants a your service 24/7. Rivers flowing in front of your palace or beneath your feet!
A shopping mall every time you visit, you come back more beautiful that you were before you entered.
No sleep. No boredom. No fatigue or tiredness, and your sweat smells sweeter than the smell of any perfume!
How much ever we try, we will fail in our description. Why not, as the Prophet says regarding Jannah:
“‏فيها مالا عين رأت، ولا أذن سمعت، ولا خطر على قلب بشر‏”
“There will be bounties which no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no human heart has ever perceived.” (AlBukhari) 
Now what has Jannah got to do with phones and cars?
This is what..
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Were this world worth a wing of mosquito, He would not have given a drink of water to an infidel. [At- Tirmidhi]
 
This world is not even worth the wing of a mosquito, why are we running behind it? 
Why aren’t we ready to do something for the sake of Allah? Or leave something for His Sake?
Why is that when we have a better offering, we are holding on to something that is worthless?!
Why is that when we know that listening to music is haram and watching movies is forbidden, wearing certain clothes is impermissible, and know certain celebrations and events are just traditions and  have no basis in the Qur’an and Sunnah, why are we holding on to it?! 
 

When your boss offers you a promotion to a very high position, but with a condition that you work extra hours for him. Won’t we go to any extent to get that position? We would even sacrifice our entertainment and basically get so busy even to find time to relax! All that just for a high pay and position in this Dunya!

Why is that, when it comes to Jannah, we all take a back seat? 
Why aren’t we ready to pay the price for something that is infinite times better? 
Allah saysO you who have believed, shall I guide you to a transaction that will save you from a painful punishment?[It is that] you believe in Allah and His Messenger and strive in the cause of Allah with your wealth and your lives. That is best for you, if you should know.He will forgive for you your sins and admit you to gardens beneath which rivers flow and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual residence. That is the great attainment. (Surah Saff: 10,11, 12) 
So why aren’t we investing in the beautiful transaction where success is guaranteed? 
Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise.  (Surah Taubah:111)
He promised us Paradise, and His Promise is true!

So why are we holding on to something that will fade?

This world is worthless except..the remembrance of Allah. 

Ibn al-Qayyim said: “Rushing towards Allāh and depending on Him, being pleased with Him, filling the heart with love of Him, constantly remembering Him, feeling happiness and joy with knowing Him – all of these are instantaneous rewards, a paradise of this world, and a life that the lives of kings cannot even compare to. I heard Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allāh have Mercy on him) say: “Indeed, there is a paradise in this world. Whoever doesn’t enter it will not enter the Paradise of the Hereafter.”
So take a plunge! Live for what you have been created for. Do it with sincerity, you will find the Jannah in this world and success in the Hereafter!
May Allah guide us to all that pleases Him and keep us firm on it till the day we meet Him! ❤
-Rafeef Bint AbdulMannan
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