Hadith No. 25 – Sahih al-Bukhari
وَتِلْكَ الْجَنَّةُ الَّتِي أُورِثْتُمُوهَا بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ
This is the Paradise which you have been made to inherit because of your deeds which you used to do (in the life of the world). [Az-Zukhruf: 72]
Deeds. Our deeds. And Paradise. <3
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Apostle was asked, “What is the best deed?” He replied, “To believe in Allah and His Apostle (Muhammad). The questioner then asked, “What is the next (in goodness)? He replied, “To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” The questioner again asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To perform Hajj (Pilgrim age to Mecca) ‘Mubrur, (which is accepted by Allah and is performed with the intention of seeking Allah’s pleasure only and not to show off and without committing a sin and in accordance with the traditions of the Prophet).”
The best deed is to BELIEVE. So Imaan doesn’t naturally lie in the heart. You have to do something about it. Your efforts will increase it. Most of all, your deeds will show it.
Belief/Imaan <–> Good Deeds –> Paradise