Paradise.. Jannah..Heaven! It seems like a dream...but its reality! Just as we were born...there comes life..then comes death..followed by the eternal life! Now, tell me, who wouldn't want eternal life...not only life..but happiness?? Here we are in this temporary world, which comes along with sadness, happiness, anxieties, stresses and all sorts of ups and downs, and in which we live in for only about 70yrs or 80yrs if were lucky. And what is our purpose of living this life?? How often do you think about it during a typical day? Is it always at the back of your mind that at the end of the day, everything you do will be judged by Allah...who will then make the decision of whether we should go to Paradise or Hellfire based on our rewards and sins. Just as we would study so much until our brains pop to ace an exam, we should do the same for the best reward we could ever have..eternal happiness! And when you really think about it..its not so hard! We have the instructions and guidance all in the Quran and Sunnah.
Its like having an open book test! Now thats not so hard! Not only that, but if we follow the Quran and Sunnah, it will benefit us both in this world and the next! Alhamdulillah! Allah has given us everything..he has given us another day to live..to do good..given us another chance to gain Paradise! Imagine having an open book test and given the chance to do it until a certain date..in which the mistakes we did the previous day is erased if we make it up by doing really good in something else. This is what this life is all about...even if we make mistakes, we can ask for forgiveness and Allah the Almighty is Al-Ghaffar (the Ever Forgiving)!
Now, let me give you an insight to what Paradise is like ( only the tip of the iceberg..and nothing our human mind can even imagine!)
When Mu'min will enter into Jannah, it will be announced
1. You will remain healthy forever, disease will never come.
2. You will remain alive for ever, death will never come.
3. You will remain in bounties which will never be finished.
Jannat is made with Bricks of Gold and Silver.
Its cement is of perfumed Musk. Its chips are pearls and Yaqoot.
Its sand is Zafraan.
There are eight doors of Jannah. These are eight grades of Jannat:
1. Jannatul Mava
2. Darul Maqaam
3. Darul Salaam
4. Darul Khuld
Food of Jannah
They will eat foods and fruits continuously up to 40 years. Every bowl will have a new taste. They will take eructation which will digest the food and there will be perfumed sweating for the digestion of water. There will be no urine and stool.
There will be gardens in Jannah. Every garden will have the length of about 100 year's journey. The shadow of these gardens will be very dense. Their plants will be free of thorns. The size of their leaves will be equal to ears of elephants. Their fruits will be hanging in rows.
Jannatul Mava is in the lowest,
Jannat-ul-Adan is the middle & Jannat-ul- Firdous is on the highest.
Those who love each other for the sake of Allah will get a pillar of Yaqoot, On which there will be seventy thousand (70,000) rooms. These will shine for the residents of Jannah as the sun shines for the residents of Duniya. There will be rooms in Jannah in such a way that every room will have seventy thousand (70,000) dinning sheets. On every dinning sheet 70,000 types of foods will be served.
For their service 80,000 young boys will be moving around looking like beautiful scattered pearls. One bunch of dates will be equal to the length of 12 arms. The size of a date will be equal to the big pitcher. These will be whiter than milk, sweeter than honey and softer than butter and freeOf seeds. The stem of these plants will be made up of gold and silver. There will also be gar dens of grapes. The bunches of grapes will be very big. The size of a single grape will be equal to a big pitcher.
Someone asked, ya Rasulullah (Sallalahu alaihi wasallam): Will it be sufficient for me and my family. It was answered, it will be sufficient for you and your whole tribe.
The Dresses of Jannat
The dress of Jannah will be very beautiful. One will wear 70 dresses at a time. These will be very fine, delicate, weightless, having different colors.These dresses will be so fine that the body even the heart will be visible. And the waves of love in the hearts will also be visible.These dresses will never become old, never be dirty and will never tear.
There will be four canals in every Jannah.
4. Sharabun Tahoora.
There will also be three fountains in Jannah:
Qualities of People of Jannah
In Jannah, height of every Mo 'min, will be equal to the height of Hazrat Adam (Alaihissalaam) 60 arms (90 feet). Beauty will be like that of Hazrat Yousuf (Alaihissalaam). Age of youth will be like that of Hazrat Esa (Alaihissalaam) 30-33 years).Sweetness of voice will be like that of Hazrat Dawud (Alaihissalaam). Tolerance will be like that of Hazrat Yaqoob (Alaihissalaam)Patience will be like that of Hazrat Ayyub (Alaihissalaam). Habits will be like that of Sayyaduna Muhammad (Sallalahu alaihi wasallam)
NOTE: If a person makes Du'a for Jannah three times,Jannah requests Allah that O, Allah; make his entry into Jannah.
And if a person makes Du'a for safety from Jahannum three times,