Jannah (Paradise) has eight gates. As recorded in Sahih Al-Bukhari, it was narrated from Sahl Ibn Sa’d (RadiyaLlahu ‘Anhu) that the Prophet (SallaLlahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said: “In Paradise, there are eight gates, among which is a gate called Ar-Rayyan, which none will enter but those who fast.” And what are the other gates? According to the scholars based on authentic evidences, the eight gates are: (1) Baab As-Salat (Gate of Prayers) – for those who are punctual and focused in their Salat (prayers); (2) Baab Al-Jihad - for those who lost their lives in defense of Islam; (3) Baab As-Sadaqah - for those who frequently give out charity; (4) Baab Ar-Rayyan - for those who often fast especially in Ramadan with sincerity and hope of reward; (5) Baab Al-Hajj - for those who performed Hajj; (6) Baab Al-Kaazimeen Al-Ghaiz wal Aafina Anin Naas - for those who control their anger and forgive others; (7) Baab Al-‘Eeman - for those with sincere faith and complete trust in Allah; and (8) Baab Adh-Dhikr - for those who constantly remember Allah. .
However, there are those who will have the honor of entering Paradise through any of its eight gates that they prefer. As recorded in Sahih Al-Bukhari, Ubaadah (RadiyaLlahu ‘Anhu) narrated that the Prophet (SallaLlahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said: “Whoever bears witness that there is no god but Allah Alone, with no partner or associate, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger, and that ‘Eesa is the slave of Allah and His Messenger, and a word which Allah bestowed on Maryam and a spirit created by Him, and that Paradise is true and Hell is true, will have the right to be admitted by Allah to Paradise through whichever of the eight gates he wishes, because of his good deeds.” .
Dear brethren! To enter Jannah through any of its gates, we know what to do. I beseech Allah to make it easy for us.