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Published on November 18th, 2018 | by Eaalim Institute | Views: 346

Characteristics of the People of Jannah

Ayah # 133-136

Surah Al-Imran
Lecturer :Nouman Ali Khan

Be quick in the race for forgiveness from
your Lord, and for a Garden whose width is

that (of the whole) of the heavens and of
the earth, prepared for the righteous

Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity,
or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon

(all) men- for Allah loves those who do good

And those who, having done something to be
ashamed of, or wronged their own souls, earnestly

bring Allah to mind, and ask for forgiveness
for their sins,- and who can forgive sins

except Allah?- and are never obstinate in
persisting knowingly in (the wrong) they have


For such the reward is forgiveness from their
Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath,-

an eternal dwelling: How excellent a recompense
for those who work (and strive)

Here, Allah SWT describes some characteristics
of people of Jannah that can be summarized

as follows:

These are the people who spend when it is
easy and when it is difficult; spending when

it is easy shows some gratitude.

People tend to have this attitude when things
are good.

But when things are bad, people may get fear
that if they spend, they are not going to

get it back so inshaAllah when things are
good we will give.

But the people who really have taqwa of Allah,
they know that Allah mentions whoever has

taqwa of Allah, Allah makes a way out for
him and provides him from where he could not

even imagine.

Allah says whatever good you spend it will
be refunded to you and you cannot be wrong.

Prophet SAWW also promises that money cannot
experience loss because of sadaqa.

Reminding that promise, the people who give
sadaqa will get the bonus in any form and

it can be seen in daily practice.

So we have to have such confidence in Allah.

So giving for the sake of Allah is actually
an opportunity to become more conscious of

Allah’s presence.

People who swallow their anger; what does
“swallowing” mean?

When somebody is chewing with his mouth closed,
the second person still notices that there

is something in the mouth, but when somebody
swallows what has been eaten it won’t be

noticed anymore.

So there is one thing that “hold” your

You are angry but there is no sign of anger
on your face, and people perceive as there

is nothing wrong with you .And this should
be done immediately and continuously.

Those who lovingly forgive people; forgiveness
can be of two types.

You can forgive people by insulting them like
“hey you were mean to me that day but I

forgive you”.

This is a show of arrogance.

You may start with another fight for example
“what do you mean, you are forgiving me?

It is me who forgive you”.

So the true forgiveness happens in private.

When you make dua for yourself, make dua for
that person lovingly.

it is the mercy of ALLAH that Prophet SAWW
is lenient towards the sahabah even when some

of them make him annoyed
“If you are stern they would have run away

from you.”

Allah commands “fa’fu anhum was taghfirlakum”

means forgive them and ask Allah to forgive
them too.

And Allah loves those who excel in their Deen;
In regards to previous points it should be

considered that sometimes we say things that
we regret.

Even if a person is blatantly wrong, how do
you know he is still on that?

How do you know he did not make tauba?

How do you know he did not change his mind?

Many scholars we see were once to be very
different persons but whatever they used to

say or do years back is not being practiced

A person may be close to Allah and you are
bad mouthing him as a result Allah takes away

your god deeds and hand over to that person
and in this way; you are actually doing favor

for that person.

Unfortunately, in Muslim community especially
in the acts of ibadah, the Muslim community

gets so frustrated that people separate other
people from masajid.

It is not even a matter of farz, but their
anger is so high as if it is a matter of halaal

and haraam and the tragedy is that their people
are arguing over such petty things while having

more grudges at home.

Then Allah says something peculiar that really
catches one’s attention.

Allah SWT talks about people who earn paradise
by saying run towards forgiveness and jannah.

Allah says the people who have committed some
shameless act; it can be words, sight or any

deed or anything which is shameless, done
to fulfill one’s lust.

Now Allah talks about people of jannah along
with mentioning the ones who committed fahisha

and then He adds “or they wrong themselves”.

Fahisha is something you do when you are overwhelmed
by lust and zulm ala nafs is something you

do anyway like backbiting, jealousy, lying
etc. these are the sins Muslims engage themselves

knowing the fact they won’t benefit them
anyway, so Allah says those who indulge themselves

in such fahisha whether it is on internet,
television, down on streets, billboards train,

workplace etc, Allah says those people SIMULTANEUSLY
remember Allah.

This is really tough thing to do.

Imagine a student comes late in class.

What will he do next?

He avoids making eye contact to the teacher
and quickly settles down pretending to be

a part of the audience out of embarrassment.

So there is a thing that when we disappoint
someone, we avoid contact with him.

At that moment Satan plays his role.

When we do anything shameless, who do we disappoint?

Allah SWT.

So Satan murmurs “hey after all that headiest
things you have done, you call yourself a


Are you going to pray now, you hypocrite?”
and all we end up is that yes, since we are

hypocrites we should not stand in front of

In this way Satan uses your sin to make you
think that you cannot pray to Allah SWT.

Then Allah says immediately those people of
jannah mention Allah and ask for His forgiveness.

Allah adds “who is going to cover their
sins except Allah?

Where you are going to go?” even a child,
when beaten by his mother cries and tries

to find shelter or protection from the same

And here we are talking about Allah SWT, our
ultimate Protector and Sustainer.

So where else would we have to go? by this
explanation we can infer that even after committing

sins, we still have hope and we can ask forgiveness
for our sins, but then Allah says “ they

don not insist upon what they have done.”

This is something important to understand.

You have done something wrong and then you
made astaghfar and plead that you are not

going to do it again, but at the back of your
mind, you are telling yourself that probably

you may it again in a couple of weeks.

If you are such kind of a person who thinks
let’s make tauba and sometime later you

again repeat that cycle of doing sin and then
making tauba then this does not apply on you.

But on the other hand there is another type
o person who genuinely mentions ALLAH and

has a lot of fear, but being a human, sometimes
he again indulges in some sin but it does

not happen because at the back of his mind
he is not prepared of it.


happens just accidentally.

Then he should again make astaghfar an should
not insist upon his sin.

ALLAH speaks in Surah Nisa: “ALLAH has made
tauba mandatory on self for people who do

any evil thing out of ignorance then they
make tauba soon after over

and over again.”

Then ALLAH also mentions that tauba will not
be accepted from a kafir when he makes it

at the time of his death.

And such a tauba is equivalent as that of
a person who insists on his sin while making


So when we are seeking for forgiveness we
have to be sincere.

May ALLAH grant us the

to make astaghfar.

May ALLAH make us from
the people of Jannah and make us among those

who shall be rewarded.

May Allah put us to work

His sake, amen ya rabbul alameen.


And you can watch these video also to Nauman Ali Khan


How Satan traps You | Nouman Ali Khan | illustrated Video | Subtitled
When Shaytaan Enters Heart | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan | Subtitled
Ayah of Hope | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan | Subtitled
Spreading Salaam | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan
Ultimate Losers | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan | Subtitled
Historical Miracle of Quran | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan | Miracles of the Quran | Subtitled
Will Allah Forgive Me? | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan | Subtitled
Find Your Inner Peace | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan | Subtitled
Change | An illustrated Story | CC / Subtitled
How to Attain Goodness | Nouman Ali Khan | illustrated | Subtitled
Addiction to Dunya | Nouman Ali Khan | illustrated | Subtitled
Boyfriend & Girlfriend, Stop! It’s Wrong | Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan | illustrated | Subtitled
Creation of the Universe | Miracles of The Quran | illustrated | Subtitled
Two kinds of Good | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan | Subtitled
Dua from Parents | illustrated | Nouman Ali Khan | CC / Subtitled


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