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Keys to Success according to Ibn Qayyim

In Ibn Qayyim’s book on Paradise [Hadi al-Arwah ila Bilad al-Arwah] and he discusses the key to Paradise, without which you cannot enter and made a summary of a few key concepts and the keys to them. Some of the KEYS he mentioned as follows:  

The Key to:

Hajj – is Ihram

Birr – is Truthfulness

Jannah [heaven] – is Tawheed [belief in Oneness of God]

Knowledge – is Good questions and paying attention/listening

Help/victory – is Sabr [patience]

Increase blessings – is Shukr [give thanks and gratefulness]

Friendship and Love of God [Allah]
– is Remembrance of God [Dhikr]

Tawfeeq [ability to do good] – Raghbah and Rahbah [Longing and Fear]

Longing for Akhirah – is having Zuhd [abstinence of this world]

Iman [faith] – is Tafaqur  [Contemplating on creation of God and His Ayat]

Life in the heart – is contemplating on the Qur’an

Increase of Rizq [sustenance] – is Make much Istighfar [seeking forgiveness] and Taqwa

Having Honour – Obeying Godand His Messenger

Key to all good – is longing to meet God

Key to all evil – is loving this Dunyah and having long/extending plans/hopes in this world.