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As humans, we tend to attain pleasure from success and high status, and if the success is to do with trade, we get even more excited and put our heart and soul into reaching that goal.

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As humans, we tend to attain pleasure from success and high status, and if the success is to do with trade, we get even more excited and put our heart and soul into reaching that goal. What if you have been told to do actions and the chance of winning it's reward is assured?! Would you take the chance and do it, or procrastinate till later, when you are able to do it?!

I will let you delay the answer till the end, before then, read this verse with your heart and imagine the abundance of reward that has been assured for you.

قال الله تعالى: {إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَتْلُونَ كِتَابَ اللَّهِ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَنْفَقُوا مِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ سِرًّا وَعَلَانِيَةً يَرْجُونَ تِجَارَةً لَنْ تَبُورَ} غافر:29 

(Interpretation of what Allah  Almighty says in the Qur'an): "Surely those who recite the Book of Allah and establish Prayer and spend, privately and publicly, out of what We have provided them, look forward to a trade that shall suffer no loss;" [Fater:29]

Subhan-Allah(Glory to Allah) the assurance came from whom?! Allah the Almighty who does not need any of our deeds as he is Al-Ghani (the Rich One), and what are those actions in order to win the trade?!

Those are the deeds that is most beloved to Allah the Almighty , and in the same time easy to reach;  Reading the book of Allah the Holy Qur'an, establishing the prayer and spending for his cause (Charity), and many more other good deeds.

You may ask me again what am I trading for? What will I get if I am to do those deeds?!
The answer comes again from whom promised you of the winning trade.

قال الله تعالى: {إِنَّ اللَّهَ اشْتَرَى مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَأَمْوَالَهُمْ بِأَنَّ لَهُمُ الْجَنَّةَ يُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَيَقْتُلُونَ وَيُقْتَلُونَ وَعْدًا عَلَيْهِ حَقًّا فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْإِنْجِيلِ وَالْقُرْآنِ وَمَنْ أَوْفَى بِعَهْدِهِ مِنَ اللَّهِ فَاسْتَبْشِرُوا بِبَيْعِكُمُ الَّذِي بَايَعْتُمْ بِهِ وَذَلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ} التوبة:111

(Interpretaion of what Allah the Almighty says):

"Surely Allah has purchased of the believers their lives and their belongings and in return has promised that they shall have Paradise. They fight in the Way of Allah, and slay and are slain. Such is the promise He has made incumbent upon Himself in the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Qur'an. Who is more faithful to his promise than Allah? Rejoice, then, in the bargain you have made with Him. That indeed is the mighty triumph." [Attawbah:111].

You are trading for Jannah (Paradise), is it worth while to trade for?!

Well let me tell you, when we hear that word 'Paradise', our souls tends to fly in joy and our imagination goes beyond expectation, but when you hear the description from the Prophet (peace and prayer of Allah be upon him) whom does not speak out of his desires, but a revelation that is conveyed to him, then our hearts and soul are out of us flying to attain such high status.

"Abu Huraira (may Allah the Almighty be pleased with him) reported Allah's Apostle (peace and prayer of Allah be upon him) as saying that:

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله تعالى عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «قال اللهُ تعالى: أعددتُ لعبادي الصالحينَ ، ما لا عينٌ رأتْ ، ولا أذنٌ سمعتْ ، ولا خطرَ على قلبِ بشرٍ . فاقرؤوا إن شئتم: {فَلَا تَعْلَمُ نَفْسٌ مَا أُخْفِيَ لَهُمْ مِنْ قُرَّةِ أَعْيُنٍ} »   البخاري

(Interpretation)«Allah the Exalted and Glorious, said: I have prepared for My pious servants which no eye has ever seen, and no ear has ever heard, and no human heart has ever perceived but it is testified by the Book of Allah. He then recited:" No soul knows what comfort has been concealed from them, as a reward for what they did» (Al-Bukhari).

Now take a minute to answer the first few questions I have asked you, are you ready to take on this trade that has been guaranteed success if you do it only for Allah's sake and to attain Paradise.

 
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