In 58:22 and 9:72 it is said that Allah is pleased with all believers:

"You will not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day having affection for those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even if they were their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred. Those – He has decreed within their hearts faith and supported them with spirit from Him. And We will admit them to gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally. Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Him – those are the party of Allah.Unquestionably, the party of Allah – they are the successful. ([58] Al-Mujadila : 22)".

Allah has promised the believing men and believing women gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally, and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual residence; but approval from Allah is greater. It is that which is the great attainment. ([9] At-Tawbah : 72)

It says here about all believers, judging by the words:"You will not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day...".But at the same time, most of the verses say:

And give good tidings to those who believe and do righteous deeds that they will have gardens [in Paradise] beneath which rivers flow. Whenever they are provided with a provision of fruit therefrom, they will say, "This is what we were provided with before." And it is given to them in likeness. And they will have therein purified spouses, and they will abide therein eternally. ([2] Al-Baqarah : 25)

But my question is: if Paradise is promised to all believers in 58:22 and 9:72, then why is it necessary to have righteous deeds in other verses? Why is the word "to do righteous deeds" omitted in these two verses?

Please explain, I really need it.

  • The act of "doing righteous deeds" is a precursor to become truly among the "people who believe in Allah and the Last Day". The same way a Muslim, can be a true one, unless he actually commits on what it means to be a Muslim, they are two sides of the same coin. Aug 26 at 18:56
  • Omar AlSuwaidi, 58:22 clearly refers to true Muslims. But the word "righteous deeds" is omitted for some reason. That's what I can't understand.
    – Insan
    Aug 26 at 19:03
  • @lus, I told you brother, the omission does not mean that it's not necessary, it's basically inferred from the description of a true believer. Do I always have to say, "A Muslim who says: there is no God but Allah alone"? No, because that description is entailed when I say "Muslim." Aug 26 at 19:38
  • @Omar AlSuwaidi, Brother, could you give me a link from the Koran where a Muslim is described as doing righteous deeds?
    – Insan
    Sep 9 at 20:58


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