Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you,
And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous
This verse tells us that there are two rewards we can achieve by being ‘righteous’. These two rewards are Allah’s forgiveness and Jannah. What’s great about this is Allah is already ready to forgive, we just need to seek it. Plus, Jannah is already waiting for us. It’s only by working hard that we can achieve luxuries, we know this simply from learning from this dunya, it applies to the Hereafter as well. This verse tells us that this dunya is almost like a competition, we haste towards his forgiveness like a race. At the end no matter where they finish in the race, they would have crossed the finish line. It tells us that everyone will attain Jannah.
Here is a link to provide you with some tafsir on this ayah, by Sheikh Yasir Qadi.
Abu Umaamah is reported to have said that ‘The Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said, “My Lord promised me that seventy thousand of my Ummah will enter paradise without being brought to account of being punished, with each thousand of them will be another seventy thousand of them, plus three handfuls of the handfuls of the Lord, may He be glorified.
May Allah make us among them.
Ramadhan Reflection: It was iftaar and obviously, we’re having our usual conversations as a family etc. Someone makes a joke and me and my sisters burst into a fit of giggles. See my mother’s sense of humour is questionable, she laughs at strange things, things that we wouldn’t think of as funny. We realised the only people that can make my mother laugh with, to the point where your breathing becomes difficult is her sisters. It’s crazy to think when me and my sisters are older, the sense of humour of the new generation will be completely different to our sense of humour, we will only be able to understand each other. Our children will look at us and think, ‘Mum, that wasn’t funny’. The only people that will be able to make me have a belly laugh, where your stomach starts hurting, is my sisters. That’s special. That’s the bond between siblings.
Alhamdulillah for my sisters
“A good laugh is sunshine in the house”