Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Dwellings Of The People Of Paradise

Banu Salleh

“Allah has promised to believers, men and women, gardens under which rivers flow to dwell therein eternally and good homes in gardens of everlasting bliss. But the pleasure of Allah is the greatest. That is the supreme triumph.” (Surah At-Tawbah 9:72).

“Companions restrained (as to their glances) in pavilions.” (Surah Ar-Rahman 55:72)

Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri RA reported that Allah’s Messenger SAW said: “The believers, after being saved from the Hellfire, will be stopped at a bridge between Paradise and Hell, and mutual retaliation will be established among them regarding wrongs they have committed in the world against one another. After they are cleansed and purified (through the retaliation), they will be admitted into Paradise. By Him in whose hand Muhammad’s soul is, every one of them will know his dwelling in Paradise better than he knew his dwelling in this world.” (Bukhari).

Abdullah bin Qais Al-Asha’ari RA narrated that the Prophet SAW said: “A tent (in Paradise) is like a hollow pearl which is thirty miles in height. On every corner of the tent the believers will have a family that cannot be seen by the others.” (Narrated Abu ‘Imran in another narration,” (The tent is) sixty miles (in height).” (Bukhari).

It is reported that the Prophet SAW said: “While I was asleep, I saw myself in Paradise, and there I beheld a woman making ablution beside a palace. I asked, ‘To whom does this palace belong?’ somebody said, ‘To Umar bin Al-Khattab.’ Then I remembered Umar’s jealousy (concerning women), and so I quickly went away from that palace.” (When Umar heard this from the Prophet SAW, he wept and said, ‘Do you think it is likely that I feel jealousy because of you, Oh Allah’s Apostle?” (Bukhari).

On the authority of his father, Abu Bakar bin Abu Musa bin Qais RA narrated that Allah’s Apostle SAW said: “There will be a tent made of a pearl whose height towards the sky will be sixty miles. In each corner, there will be a family of the believer, out of sight of the others.” (Muslim).

Abu Bakar bin ‘Abdullah bin Qais RA reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Messenger SAW said: “In Paradise there will be a tent of a single hollowed pearl, the width of which will be sixty miles from all sides. There will live a family in each corner, and the other will not be able to see the believer who goes around to them.” (Muslim).


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