Do we really want Jannah?

Do we really want Jannah?

Why then are the tear ducts dry at the mention of His aayaat (signs, verses, evidences, proofs, miracles) when He, سبحانه وتعالى, said:

“Those were the ones upon whom Allah bestowed favor from among the prophets of the descendants of Adam and of those We carried [in the ship] with Noah, and of the descendants of Abraham and Israel, and of those whom We guided and chose. When the verses of the Most Merciful were recited to them, they fell in prostration and weeping.” {Surat Maryam: 58}

And He said:

“And when they hear what has been revealed to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of what they have recognized of the truth. They say, “Our Lord, we have believed, so register us among the witnesses.” {Surat Al-Ma’idah:83}
Do we really want the reward that is reserved for the believers, when our hearts do not tremble like that of the mu’minoon?:
“The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Quran) are recited unto them, they (i.e. the Verses) increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone)” {Surat Al-Anfal:2}

Do we see the many sins we commit to be a cause of our destruction or have they become a part of the norm? ‘Abdullaah Ibn Mas’ud said:

“A believer sees his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain which, he is afraid, may fall on him; whereas the wicked person considers his sins as flies passing over his nose and he just drives them away like this.” Abu Shihab (the sub-narrator) moved his hand over his nose in illustration.” {Sahih Al-Bukhari}

Do we really want Jannah? Do we fear from the Fire? Does our speech reflect this? Do our actions reflect this? Or are we hoping that Ar-Rahmaan will show us mercy because we said we believed?

“Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We believe,” and will not be tested?” {Surat Al-‘Ankabut: 2}
Are we losing our grip on the only means of salvation when He said:
“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Quran), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah’s Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided.” {Surat Al ‘Imran: 103}
He, the Most High, saved us from the brink of a pit of Fire and gave us the blessing of opening our breasts to Islaam:
“And whomsoever Allah wills to guide, He opens his breast to Islam, and whomsoever He wills to send astray, He makes his breast closed and constricted, as if he is climbing up to the sky. Thus Allah puts the wrath on those who believe not.” {Surat Al An’am: 125}

Will we not  then act accordingly? Will we not leave the Zeenah (adornment) of this dunya (worldy life)? Will we not race for the akhirah (Hereafter)?

Do we really want Jannah?…


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