Basics to Enter the Heavenly Garden

The good deeds mentioned in a prophetic narration that says: “if a woman obeys her husband, prays her five obligatory prayers, fasts Ramadan and pays zakat she will enter Jannah by whichever gate she wishes.” are considered as basic requirements in order for a woman to enter the Jannah. But this in no way denotes the permissibility of neglecting other Islamic duties, injunctions, or even recommendable acts. People will have ranks in the Jannah according to their deeds. Likewise, this does not mean that observing these things will guarantee the paradise even if a woman has violated the prohibitions.

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. Whoever is well able to perform it and neglects to do it the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said concerning him/her: “let him die, as he wills, a Jew or a Christian.” Such an powerful warning shows the evil consequence of neglecting Hajj or pilgrimage.

Reading the Qur’an is obligatory upon every Muslim. A Muslim has to revisit the Book of his/her Lord from time to time. Those who are not able to read can listen to its recitation.

In general, there are many obligations and duties other than those mentioned in the hadith. If a person deliberately neglects any of these duties or obligation, he/she becomes liable to the punishment prescribed for their negligence. Similarly, there are many prohibitions that a Muslim woman has to abstain from so as not to be liable to their punishment.

Moreover, scholars have warned against taking little of sunnah acts and against considering them of little importance or value. A Muslim should venerate the sunnah acts of his/her Prophet and try to do as much of them as he/she can, because they draw him/her nearer to his/her Lord.

To sum up, in more than one narration the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) mentioned one or more good deeds promising those who observe them to enter the Paradise. But this does not mean that he/she who observes them is allowed to neglect the other obligations mentioned in other texts of the Qur’an or prophetic traditions under the pretext that he/she thus has been guaranteed to enter the Paradise.