What do you want most out of life? A nice house, expensive clothes, money,
wealth, opulence? What if you were told about a place where you could
get everything you wanted and keep it forever? What would you say? Of
course you would be very excited and want to see this perfect place right
away. Surely no one would ever object to living in such a wonderful place.
Now just think. Has anyone ever talked to you about a place filled with
a countless array of blessings, where beauty is spread out at your feet?
Surely someone must have done so, telling you and all other people about
the existence of a life - the life of Paradise - where everything that
you want will be prepared for you. Everyone knows that after death there
is an endless Paradise. Everyone judged worthy to enter it will find everything
they desire there; they will receive their rewards and blessings, and
live in a perfect place surrounded by beauty forever. To those faithful
servants who pass the test of this earthly life, Allah has promised an
unprecedented land. The limited time one spends in this world, on the
other hand, is an opportunity to attain these beauties.
So what keeps people from being overcome with joy at the good news of
Paradise? What stops them from longing for it, from expending every effort
to attain it? Why do people, knowing that they will receive these blessings
as a divine reward, not prepare for Paradise? Surely the most important
reason is that some people do not have an assured faith that it exists;
others are not convinced. There may be other reasons why people do not
believe in or have doubts about it. But the basic thing that we must consider
is that this doubt sometimes arises from a lack of knowledge.
The only remedy for this lack of knowledge is the Qur'an.
In the Qur'an, Allah describes a wonderful life of perfect and endless
beauty in Paradise. Someone who does not know this beauty's extent or
how the Qur'an describes it may have difficulty envisioning Paradise and
the kind of life there.
This book tells people about Paradise, which Allah offers to them, describes
its great blessings, and proclaims its beauties to everyone. It informs
people that Paradise is one of two ways of life prepared for them in the
afterworld, and that every good thing will be theirs in Paradise to a
degree that surpasses our present ability to imagine. It also shows that
Paradise, is a place where all blessings have been created perfectly and
where people will be offered everything their souls and hearts will desire;
that people will be far removed from want and need, anxiety or sadness,
sorrow and regret. Every kind of beauty and blessing exists in Paradise
and will be revealed with a perfection never seen or known before. Allah
has prepared such blessings there as a gift, and these will be offered
only to people with whom He is pleased.
This book describes everything about Paradise in the light of the Qur'an's
verses. So, as you read this information and try to envision that blessed
place, remember that the Qur'an is the truth. Based on this information,
consider the perfection of the real land that is waiting for you, and
make every effort to be worthy of it. Be aware that Allah will give you
all of these things by His grace, and that they can be yours forever.
Given all of this, if you still cannot decide in favor of eternal beauty,
remember that the only choice left is Hell, a place full of anguish from
where you will observe the comfort of those in Paradise and experience
eternal anxiety, sadness, misery, and sorrow.