10 Companions Promised Paradise.
It’s incredible to think that any human being can be told, within their lifetime, that they are definitely going to be one of the inhabitants of Jannah (paradise). As amazing as that sounds, this is exactly the case for 10 of the righteous companions of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
In the real world, any of us hearing this news about ourselves, that we have been promised Jannah, might make us relax and take our foot off the gas pedal. Knowing that Allah SWT is so pleased with us that we have nothing to fear of punishment in the hereafter, might make us take it easy, and put up our feet.
However, the opposite was true for these 10 incredible men. Knowing that they have been promised Jannah, only served to increase them in their good deeds, their gratitude to Allah, and His worship. If anything, it increased their zeal in wanting to please their creator, Allah SWT.
As we watch this video and read the hadith below, we should think about our own commitment to the pleasure of Allah SWT, especially since we have been given no guarantees of our final and eternal resting place.
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Abu Bakr will be in Paradise, ‘Umar will be in Paradise, ‘Uthmaan will be in Paradise, ‘Ali will be in Paradise, Talhah will be in Paradise, Al-Zubayr will be in Paradise, ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn ‘Awf will be in Paradise, Sa’d will be in Paradise, Sa’eed will be in Paradise, and Abu ‘Ubaydah ibn al-Jarraah will be in Paradise.”
(Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3680).
Sa’d is Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqaas, and Sa’eed is Sa’eed ibn Zayd.
There are also a number of other Sahaabah who were given the glad tidings of Paradise, such as Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid, ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Salaam, ‘Ukaashah ibn Muhsan and others, but the ten mentioned above are called the ten who were given the glad tidings of Paradise because their glad tidings came in one hadith. And Allah knows best.