Therefore, to be correct, both Paradise and deeds are granted to the believing servants by the grace and mercy of Allah. This is why the inhabitants of Paradise will say upon entering it,
Praise be to Allah who guided us to this! We would not have been guided had Allah not guided us. Verily the Messengers of our Lord came with the Truth.
After they acknowledge that it was through the favour of Allah that they were granted Paradise, and that it was through His favour that they were they granted the accord to enact the means leading to it, i.e. His guidance, and after having praised Him for this, they are rewarded with the call,
Behold! This is the Garden you will be made to inherit for what you did.
Their deeds were attributed to them and they were shown appreciation for them.
It is with this overall meaning that some of the Salaf said, 'When a servant commits a sin and says, "My Lord, You decreed this for me!" His Lord will say, "You are the one who sinned and disobeyed Me!" Now if the servant says, "My Lord, I erred, committed a sin, and wrought evil," Allah will respond by saying, "I decreed this upon you and I will forgive you."'
The Great Principle
Al-hamdulillah is the Imbursement of every Favour
Elucidation of the Meaning of Favours
Both Paradise & Deeds are from the Grace of Allah
Misery and Felicity Occur through His Justice and Mercy
Allah's Blessings can Never be Truly Repaid
One of the Greatest Blessings is Gratitude
Acknowledging the Grace of Allah
The Most Beloved Deeds to Allah
The Meaning of "Saddidu wa Qaribu"
A Noble Principle
The Ease of this Religion
The Meaning of "the beginning of the day", "the end of the day," & "a portion of the latter part of the night"
The Meaning of Moderation
Travelling the Path of Allah, Mighty and Magnificent
Deeds are by their Conclusion
The Excellence of Drawing Close to Allah
The Types of Reaching Allah
Islam, Iman, Ihsan
The Periods of Morning and Evening
Those who Hold to the World and those who Hold on to the Hereafter
The Unexpected Confrontation
The Types of Actions that will be as Scattered Dust
Sadness in the World & Misery in the Hereafter