Abundance is love. Love is what makes you feel good. Love is why spring overcomes the harsh winter. Love is why the world has not decomposed into absolute chaos and violence despite all the wrongdoings. Love is rain. Love is babies. Love is oxygen. Love is a breeze. Love is beauty. Love is resilience. Love is forgiveness. Love is hope. Love is healing. Love is the sunrise. Love is the sunset. Love is a starry nightsky. Love is harmonious music. Love is peace. Love is compassion. Love is a stranger smiling at you. Love is ducaa made in secret. Love is Allaah sending prophets and messengers who endure and are merciful.
Only a heart full of love can enter the paradise and that’s why the prophet sallAllaahu calayhi wasallam said that anyone with an atom’s worth of arrogance won’t enter it. And why he sallAllaahu calayhi wasallam said that nobody enters paradise by virtue of their deeds, but by Allaah’s Mercy alone. Because in paradise is seeing the face of love; the face of Allaah. And nothing can be traded to earn that privilege. It’s a gift from love. The source of love. The source of life. The source of light.
وَلَا تُخْزِنِي يَوْمَ يُبْعَثُونَ
And disgrace me not on the Day when (all the creatures) will be resurrected
يَوْمَ لَا يَنفَعُ مَالٌ وَلَا بَنُونَ
The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail
إِلَّا مَنْ أَتَى اللَّهَ بِقَلْبٍ سَلِيمٍ
Except him who brings to Allaah a clean heart