The eminent Muslim scholar and renowned Da`iyah, Sheikh `Abdel Khaliq Hasan Ash-Shareef, states:

1. It should be clear that the basis of entering Paradise is Allah’s mercy, forgiveness and acceptance of His servant’s deeds.

2. Almighty Allah guided us to what pleases Him; thus a Muslim should be keen to hasten to perform Allah’s commands and obligations and to abstain from Allah’s prohibitions; and to be keen to do halal and abstain from haram. For sure abiding by that is something difficult for the soul and therefore, Almighty Allah let the door of repentance wide open. He also opened for us the door doubling reward for good deeds and did not double the recompense for bad deeds. Then comes the intercession (Ash-Shafa`ah) of Allah’s prophets and martyrs on behalf of people and this is based on Allah’s Will.