A Sin that Leads to Paradise (Jannah)!!! How?

Posted on May 25, 2014

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Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah) said:

“Sin may be more beneficial for a person, if it leads him to repent, than doing a lot of acts of worship.

One of the predecessors said :
‘A person may commit a sin and enter Paradise because of it, or he may do an act of worship and enter Hell because of it.’

People said: ‘How is that?’

He said: ‘He may commit a sin and continues to think about it, and when he stands or sits or walks he remembers his sin, so he feels ashamed and repents and seeks forgiveness and regrets it, so that will be the means of his salvation.

And he may do a good deed and continue to think about it, and when he stands or sits or walks he remembers it and it fills him with self-admiration and pride, so it is the cause of his doom.”

[Madarij as-Salikeen, 1/299]

In Summary:
True Repentance from a Sin, with a resolve of not going back to it, could be a means of attaining Paradise.
And, Pride and Arrogance of a Good Deed, without repenting from it, could lead to one’s destruction by punishment in Hellfire.

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