From the Descriptions of the People of Paradise
My brothers: You have heard of the descriptions of Paradise and its delights and what it contains of happiness and enjoyment. By Allaah, it deserves that the workers work for it, and the competitors compete for it, and that people exhaust their lives in seeking it, abstaining from the Dunyaa. So if you ask about the deeds that earn it and the path that leads to it, then Allaah has already clarified it in what he revealed upon the most honorable of his messengers. Allaah said:
*The First Ayaah*
"And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden (Paradise) as wide as the heavens and earth, prepared for the righteous. Who spend (in the cause of Allaah) during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who pardon the people - and Allaah loves the doers of good. And those who, if they commit an immoral action or wrong themselves, remember Allaah and seek forgiveness for their sins - and who can forgive sins except Allaah? - and who do not persist in what they have done while they know." [Aali-'Imraan : 133-135]
So here are a number of descriptions of the people of Paradise:
And they are those who fear their Lord, seeking protection from His punishment by doing what He commanded them, out of obedience to Him and hoping for His reward. And they leave what He prohibited them from, out of obedience to Him and fearing His retribution.
Who spend (in the cause of Allaah) during ease and hardship
They spend what they have been commanded to spend, what has been requested of them such as Zakaah, charity. They spend upon those who have a right upon them, they spend for Jihaad and other means of good. They spend that when in ease and hardship. The ease and luxury does not cause them to love the wealth with stinginess, being greedy for its increase. And the hardship and tight circumstances do not cause them to withhold the wealth, fearing they will need it.
And who restrain anger
They are those who withhold their anger when they become angry and do not transgress nor hate others because of it (their anger).
They pardon those who oppress and transgress against them without taking revenge even though they may be capable of that. And in Allaah's statement:
"And Allaah loves the doers of good." [Aali-'Imraan : 134]
This indicates that pardoning is not praiseworthy except if it is from goodness. That is because its place is only for the purpose of reconciliation. As for pardoning that increases the crimes of the aggressor, then it is not praiseworthy nor is it rewarded. Allaah said:
"So whoever pardons and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allaah." [Ash-Shooraa : 40]
And those who, if they commit an immoral action or wrong themselves, remember Allaah and seek forgiveness for their sins
Immoral actions are from the major sins such as killing a person unlawfully without a right, disobedience and ungratefulness to parents, taking usury, using the wealth of the orphan, turning and fleeing on the day the armies meet, adultery, stealing, and similar to these from the major sins.