Since Adam’s descent to Earth, her children live in order to reach the first home is Paradise. This place unanimity within companions, the people of the Sunnah scholars, exegetes: all assert its existence. It seems important to be interested in Paradise including its characteristics and its people because it represents the dream remains.

We primarily build on two great scholars such as Ibn Kathir (may Allah have mercy on him) and his work “The delights of Pardis” and Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (may Allah have mercy on him) who wrote “The paradise. ” The items on Paradise are of such density and such a wealth that we will recall that in several parts insha’Allah. To begin, we will discuss the gates of Paradise, and these levels.

The gates of heaven: their numbers and how to overcome them

The gates of Paradise are eight in number. Indeed, Ahmed and Muslim reported from ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (alaihi wasallam) said: “To him who made good his ablutions and, thereafter, looks up at the sky and says there is no God but Allah Alone, with no partner and that Muhammad is the servant and messenger of God, the eight gates of Paradise to him will be open; there shall enter by that of their choice. “Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya (may Allah have mercy on him) said that Tirmidhy after rajouta testimony of faith:” Let me be among the repentant and purified. “. Allah account we among them!

We know that there are eight doors leading to Paradise, but we need to know how to access insha’Allah. Thus Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya (may Allah have mercy on him) said that was narrated by Al Bukhari and Muslim from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (alaihi wasallam) said: “He giving alms two things in the way of God will be called door of Paradise, “O servant of God! Through me is preferable. “Whoever is among the people of prayer will be called from the gate of the Office. Whoever is among the fighters in the way of God will be called from the gate of jihad. Whoever is among the people of the benefit will be called by the door of the alms, and fasting will be called by the door of Er-Rayan. “Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (may Allah be pleased with him) then asked,” You’re better than my mother and my father, O Messenger of God! Does someone can be called by all doors at the same time? “He replied:” Yes, and I hope you will be among those called by all those doors. “This possibility is offered to every believer practicing good deeds el Hamdulillah! Better yet, these are the doors themselves who call the righteous servants.

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya raises the fact that we are all able to enjoy the privilege of being called by one of the gates of Paradise or by all its doors. All we need only to be servants worthy of the name insha’Allah.

The levels of Paradise and the highest of them: El Wassila

Paradise is composed of different levels. Indeed, Allah says: {They are varying degrees with God and Allah sees what they do.} (Surah 3: Verse 163). So the servants of Allah occupy different levels in Paradise insha’Allah, each separated from the other by a large distance and each of them corresponding to good works. According to Abu Sa’id al Khudri, the Messenger of Allah (alaihi wasallam) said: “The people of Paradise will be at different levels, a distance from the earth to the stars, visible from East and the West, by their good deeds. “The companions asked:” Is this-that no other person can not reach the place of the prophets? “He replied,” No! By Him Who holds the soul of Muhammad in His Hands, is also for those who believe in God and His Prophets. “Thus, it is possible for each of us to access these levels of Paradise insha’Allah!

These levels are many and have an immeasurable dimension. Abu Sa’id al Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah (alaihi wasallam) said: “In Paradise there are one hundred levels. One of these levels broadly enough to include the entire creation. ”

The highest of these levels is the subject of a special invocation for our noble Prophet ( ‘alaihi wasallam). This level is called El Wassila and Ibn Kathir (may Allah have mercy on him) refers to as “the prominent place granted to the Prophet ( ‘alaihi wasallam).”Indeed, this level has been promised by Allah to one servant. Thus the Messenger of Allah (alaihi wasallam) asked what we invoke Allah to that level is granted. Muslim reported that ‘Abdullah ibn’ Amr heard the Prophet ( ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “When you hear the call to prayer repeat what is said, and then invoke the blessing for me. Indeed, the one that makes me a prayer, God will make him ten times. Then ask me for the prominent place (el wassila) which is assigned to one among the servants of God; I hope I will be the one. Whoever asks God to me the prominent place (el wassila) deserves my intercession [on the Day of Resurrection]. ”

The invocation which should pronounce after the call to prayer is reported by Al Bukhari and Muslim from Jabir. The Messenger of Allah (alaihi wasallam) said: “Whoever among you who, after the end of the call of the Muezzin say: Allahumma raba hadihi ed-Da’wa wa atama salat el qaïma, AATI Mohammadan el Wassilata wa wa el fadilata daraja er-el rafi’ata wab’athou maqaman mahmoudan ladi Wa’ad Tahou. My intercession will be granted at the Last Judgment. “(Translation:” O Lord my God this perfect call and the Office will be celebrated, agrees Mohamed the intercession means and excellence and raises it to rank commendable and an honorary place which You have promised him. “) We ask Allah the highest level for the one who is most entitled to earn it, that His Messenger ( ‘alayhi wasallam). This will make us go to his intercession insha’Allah.

May Allah grant us His forgiveness and His Paradise. Let us hope it access to His Messenger ( ‘alayhi wasallam) at the highest level of Eternal Abode.

By Oum Ayoub