With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 53 (Najm)
Families joined in Jannah
Verse 21: And those who believe and whose families follow them in Faith, to them shall We join their families: nor shall We deprive them (of the fruit) of aught of their works: (yet) is each individual in pledge for his deeds.
The desire to be reunited with our loved ones in Jannah is a natural one. Allah grants this blessing to the inheritors of Jannah but is conditional on them following the same path (cross reference 13/23). Mere association is insufficient as is clear at the end of the verse… each individual is held to account for his or her deeds. A lesson is in the wife of Lut AS and both the wife and son of Nuh AS who failed their tests (66/10 & 11/46)
Allah SWT warns us:
66/6 – O ye who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who flinch not (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do (precisely) what they are commanded.
Continues tomorrow InshaAllah….