Taxes According To Allah
Imagine that for every sin you commit, you are increasing in taxes. Taxes that some you will have to pay for in your grave, some taxes you will pay for on judgement day, some taxes you will pay for in jahanum and some in your life. The effect of increase of taxes because of sins, is that your life becomes worse. No matter how much you own, the baraqah, the goodness is gone. There will be more quarrels, more disagreements, difficulties and trouble. Every day as you sin, this debt is increasing. If you are not a muslim, and you’ve lived till your thirties, your debt is probably more than billions. If you’re muslim, and you are practising Islam, you’ve probably forgiven many of these taxes with sincere repentance and tawbah, often. If you don’t pay for the taxes from since in the life (with astagfar and tawbah), Allah, might send more troubles through difficulties, in order to purify you. Usually no one is able to pay all the taxes, because sometimes we sin in a way, we don’t even realize we are sinning. But the amount of taxes will be much less if we repent often, than if you are a progressive muslim or non-muslim. Ya Allah, let us win the struggle of making our sins decrease, so we can reduce our taxes to almost nothing. Aamen.
Money According To Allah
On the other hand, imagine that for every good deed you do every day, the reward is transferred in “jannah” money to your account. When you help other humans. Your “jannah” currency is increasing. If you were practising these good deeds without iman (faith), the good deeds are not tranferred to your “jannah” account, because, you will not be rewarded without iman. A practising muslim’s account of jannah money, is most probably a lot in number, but we must be aware of the fact that, Allah doesn’t count our good deeds, he will weigh them. Allah, will weigh the intention (niyah), the sincerity (ikhlas), the struggle, the quality according to our struggle. So even if the number of deeds are not many, they can still weigh more, because you are correcting your niyah and ikhlas every day. This “jannah” money that is transferred to your account will be paid to you in your grave, on judgement day, in jannah, and in your life. Perhaps Allah will give you relief, baraqah, hidden blessings, a misfortune that makes you practice your deen more etc. A life time of thirty years, according to the purity of your practice, this account can be so full of money, that you can decide between which jannah you want to enter. You can also gift some of this currency to those who have passed away, in order to raise their ranks. Or motivate others to do good and share in the richness of increasing your jannah, currency, while also spreading much goodness. Ya Allah, make us like those muslims who always increases in jannah currency, that weighs the most, in reward. Aamen.
What Is Left In The Final Account
But wait. Before this, we must withdraw the debt from the jannah money and see how much is left. No matter how much we pray or the good we practice, we will never be able to repay what Allah has done for us. Hazoor Paak ﷺ has said, every person who will be admitted to paradise, has achieved that because of Allah’s mercy and not his/her deeds. The great matter here is, Allah is the most Just, and he has saved 99 Mercies of His (Allah) for the day of judgement. 1 mercy that He (Allah) sent to the world, is the reason why mothers love their children. And we know Allah loves us more than 70 mothers. We can’t imagine the amount of mercy and love Allah has for us. But this gives a believer much hope for a good end. Ya Allah, grant us a good end with the believers who has the highest ranks in both worlds. Aamen
We Decide The Increase Or The Decrease
When we find a good way of increasing our jannah currency, and we share the idea with others. Every person that follows the new idea of earning reward, the jannah currency of them, will automatically get transferred to the first person who shared it, without it decreasing the reward of those who practice it. In other words, if people follow the good you say and do, their reward is also your reward. Without it decreasing the reward of the follower. The backside of the medal is, if we find a new way of sinning, and we tell others, and they commit the sin, the taxes from sins that each follows is transferred to the account of the first person who introduced it. This is the difference between a good trend-setter and a bad trend-setter. They will share the reward or the sin of the trend they have set. That’s why it’s so important to not announce your sins. To prevent others from also following it, and prevent the sin from becoming “normal”. Allah forgives our sins until we tell others. So within our means, we must repent and prevent ourself from telling our sins to others.
Mercy And Love Without Limit
So in the final reckoning, we all are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who make sincere repentance and sincere tawbah every day, and increase in good deeds, because good deeds wipes out bad deeds. Allah loves the repentant sinner more than those who become arrogant because of the good they have done. If it wasn’t for Allah giving us the means and idea’s of doing good, we wouldn’t have been able to do it. The good we do, is inspired by Him (Allah). So there is no place for thinking good of ourself. He could have given that gift to someone else. Therefore when he (Allah) inspired us we must try to win the struggle of practising gratitude. Aamen. The most beautiful mercy Allah has towards his believer is when He wipes out all bad deeds because of tawbah. So if a non-muslim accept islam in his twenties, thirties or forties, he is forgiven the sins of his/her time of jahiliyah (ignorance), when he had not yet accepted faith (iman). Allah forgives our taxes when we make sincere repentance and tawbah. So if we want to prosper in both worlds, we must keep correcting ourself, and we will prosper in both worlds. Ya Allah, grant us to win the struggle of doing sincere repentance and tawbah every day. Aamen. Ya Allah, grant us to win the struggle of perfecting our niyah and ikhlas, our struggle for Your (Allah’s) sake, and the quality of every deed. Aamen. Ya Allah, forgive us. Accept our tawbah for every sin. Purify our heart and our soul. Aamen. Ya Allah, heal us from all our health afflictions for all time, so we can grow in our qualities and abilities, and become the most succesful “muttaqi of imam” of our time. Aamen. Ya Allah, grant us an obedient and guided life, a good akhirah and a good eternal life with Your (Allah’s) most loved believers. Aamen