Jazak Allaho koli khair for the excellent reminder
But we have to all remember that it is by the Grace and Mercy of Allah that any of us will be allowed to jannah, and not because of our good deeds. He is so Merciful that He even multiplies our good deeds when we actually bother to do it, and we get points just thinking about doing a good deed!
^*Obviously, I don't mean that we should use that as an excuse to not do anything but just a reminder that no matter what we do we could not repay Allah for all that He has given us and we could not "earn" jannah. If we tried to count all the blessings He's already bestowed on us, we wouldn't reach the number, right...so how about even thinking of entereing jannah- the most beautiful, UNIMAGIABLE place ever?!*
I was looking for a specific hadith that I wanted to add, but since I couldn't find it, I thought i'd put this...
It is narrated by the Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam, in one Hadith that Allah created a man on an island where he was the only person there. Allah gave the man rizq by providing fruits on which he survived. For 70 years the man lived and worshipped only Allah, as there were no challenges there. When the time came for the man to die, Allah commanded the angel to bring his soul to Him. Allah asked the man, "O My servant, to Paradise or to Hellfire?" The man replied, "O Allah, Almighty, to Paradise." Allah said, "O My servant, is it because of My Mercy or is it because of your amal (good deeds)?" The man replied, "O Allah, it is because of my amal. For 70 years I worshipped you. I have done nothing bad, only good deeds worshipping you." Then Allah commanded his angel to take the bounty of sight and put it on one scale. He then commanded the angel to put the man's 70 years' worth of good deeds on the other scale. The bounty of sight weighed heavier than the deeds of 70 years.
because they didn't write the sanad or the narrators I felt i had to include the source which is this website: