How to Increase One’s Imaan and Enter Al-Firdaws
Fatwa No: 428923

Question

assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. May Allah reward you for your works. My question isHow to increase Iman and get Jannah tul firduas.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Entering Jannah (Paradise) and Firdaws (the highest rank therein) is only attained by the grace of Allah, The Exalted, and by believing in Him and performing good deeds. Allah, The Exalted, Says (what means): {Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – they will have the Gardens of Firdaws as a lodging.} [Quran 18:107] Increasing one’s faith is also achieved by performing good deeds.

Among the most important means to increase faith are: keeping the company of righteous people, avoiding the company of wicked ones, regularly reciting the Quran while reflecting on it and contemplating it, for it abounds in guidance to all that is good and to what is advantageous to mankind in this worldly life and the Hereafter.

In addition, among such means are reading the biographies of the righteous people and what was reported about them and learning about their diligence in obedience to Allah, The Exalted, and their devotion to worship. Such knowledge urges and motivates a person to imitate them and follow their example.

One of the most important means in this regard is supplicating Allah, The Exalted, and imploring Him. Verily, the hearts are between two Fingers of the Fingers of Allah, The Exalted, and He turns them as He wills. We ask Allah to strengthen our faith, bless us with steadfastness, and reform our hearts and our deeds.

Allah Knows Best.

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