If you want to have a high position in all kinds of good deeds, to be a devoted slave of Allaah and you are seeking Paradise, then you should do the following: Revive the faith in your heart. Faith is what will bring the Muslim everything he seeks in this world and in the Hereafter. Faith is the key to all goodness and locks the door to all evil. The means of reviving and strengthening faith in ones heart are many and varied, including doing a lot of acts of worship and righteous deeds.
Turn to your Lord sincerely
As it says in the report: "If My slave turns to me inwardly and outwardly, I will turn the hearts of My slaves to him with love and mercy." Allaah has made worship the ultimate aim and loftiest purpose of man: "And I (Allaah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)" (Q51[Dhaariyaat]:56)
Set Your sights on the highest degrees
Make your goal in Iife to earn the pleasure of Allaah, and strive to attain the victory of Paradise, or to attain the highest Firdaws. You should strive as hard as you can to achieve these lofty aims. Follow the example of historical Muslim figures Such as the Sahaabah (the Companions of the Prophet), Taabieen (the followers of the Companions) and righteous forebears (the salafJ. Make the most of every minute Every moment and every heartbeat to use it in such away as to increase your faith.
Keep company with righteous people
The Messenger of Allaah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "A man will follow the religion of his close friend. so let each one of you look at whom he befriends." (Abu Dawood) Good friends are one of the best means of helping you to obey Allaah and to avoid sin and error. Do a lot of righteous deeds this will bring you happiness in this world and in the Hereafter. Pray Qiyaam al-Iayl Making duaa in the time just before dawn. The feet of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) used to swell because of his desire to be a thankful slave, even though Allaah had forgiven his previous and future sins.
Persist in reading a portion of Quraan daily
As well as other dhikr that helps you to think and ponder the meanings of the Quraan. Strive to spread the word and make dawah for the sake of Allaah, Working for Islaam as much as possible. If you want to reach the status of devoted slave for which you long, then be as Allaah commanded His Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam): "Say (O Muhammad): Verily, my Salaah (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)" (Q6[al- Anaam1]162) Being a devoted slave of Allaah means declaring ones devotion and belonging to the Lord, which can only be achieved by applying this aayah, so that we are for Allaah, the...
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