​Below are the the notes tweeted by Mpubs for the lecture today titled Paradise is surrounded by Hardship and Hellfire is Surrounded by Ease By Shaykh Muhammad Awaji Muhjari Al Madkhali حفظه الله 

[1] The title of this lecture is taken from a ḥadīth, which shows us a number of lessons

[2] The path to Jannah is filled with unpleasant things and things that are very difficult upon the soul.
[3] This is something the Muslim is always exposed to, and Allāh has commanded His servants with certain commandments
[4] and laid down certain prohibitions
[5] Just as the soul has been created to like certain pleasures and it has certain desires,
[6] know that the path to Jannah is filled with a lot of temptations along the way and lots of things that people naturally dislike
[7] Whereas the path to the Hellfire is filled with amusement and play and giving the soul what it desires
[8] And to extent a person gives his soul everything it desires and follows lowly temptations,
[9] he should know that he is on the path to the Hellfire
[10] It is only the believers who will have the reward of Paradise, because in this life they remained patient upon abstaining
[11] from the prohibitions of Allāh, implementing His commandments & the hardships in this life brought about by the Devine Decree of Allāh
[12] And no one can remain patient upon these three except those souls filled with īmān
[13] and those who are pleased with Allāh as their Lord, Islām as their Dīn and Muḥammad ﷺ as their Prophet
[14] The souls differ in their levels of īmān and likewise they will differ in the reward they will be given on the Day of Resurrection
[15] Regarding the disbelievers: 

“They are like cattle, nay even more astray; those! They are the heedless ones.” [Sūrah al-A’rāf 7:179]

[16]  “…while those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode.” [Sūrah Muḥammad 47:12]
[17] Those who are simply enjoying life and following their lowly desires and temptations and giving in to their evil inclinations
[18] without following the commands of Allāh, this shall be their outcome; their reward will be the Hellfire
[19]The Muslim sees women & he may want them; in fact he may sometimes have temptations to commit zinā,but he fears the punishment of Allāh
[20]  and hopes for eternal gardens of bliss, so he does not give his soul those things it desires
[21] Whereas the disbeliever, if a woman invites him he might spend the night with her and do what is ḥarām
[22] or give in to his temptations to drink alcohol or eat pork or gamble.
[23] The believer distances himself from his desires while the disbeliever indulges in his desires
[24] The disbeliever is only concerned with fulfilling his desires and is not worried about the commandments of Allāh
[25] The Muslim knows that these desires are a test from Allāh
[26] and if he obeys Allāh in resisting those temptations then Allāh will aid him in abstaining from them
[27] You will find that the Muslim who obeys the commands of Allāh hates those things that Allāh hates;
[28] he hates sins and disobedience to Allāh because of his īmān.
[29] Allāh has helped him so he flees from these things even though he desires them
[30] “…but Allāh has endeared the Faith to you and has beautified it in your hearts,
[31] and has made disbelief, wickedness and disobedience (to Allāh and His Messenger) hateful to you.” [Sūrah al-Ḥujurāt 49:7]
[32] In defying his lowly desires the Muslim receives the Devine Aid of Allāh such that even though his soul hopes to commit these acts
[33] of disobedience, he begins to turn away from them because his īmān finds them distasteful
[34] It is upon the Muslim to seek the Help of Allāh in leaving disobedience and implementing His commands
[35] The Muslim should know that any sins he commits in this life brings him closer to the Hellfire in the afterlife
[36] If a Muslim happens to fall into some sin he should turn to his Lord in repentance, for indeed Allāh has opened the door of repentance
[37] The disbeliever lives a life similar to that of an animal; his life has no meaning
[38] “But whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e. neither believes in this Qur’ān nor acts on its orders, etc.)
[39] verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection.
[40] He will say: ‘O my Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while I had sight (before).’
[41] (Allāh) will say: ‘Like this, Our āyāt came unto you, but you disregarded them,
[42] and so this Day, you will be neglected (in the Hell-fire, away from Allāh’s Mercy).’” (Sūrah Ṭā-Hā 20: 124-126]
[43] I ask Allāh by His Most Beautiful Names and Lofty Attributes to make the means of obeying Him
[44] and following the path seeking Jannah easy for us all & that He distances us from the path that leads to the Hellfire & His punishment