Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Everlasting Life In Paradise

Umm Nurah

“But those who have faith and work righteousness, they are companions of the Garden, abiding in it eternally.” (Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:82)

“There, no sense of fatigue shall touch them, nor shall they ever be evicted.” (Surah Al-Hijir, 15:48)

“They will not taste death therein, except the first death, and He will preserve them from the penalty of the blazing Fire. (It will be) a bounty from your Lord. That will be the supreme achievement!” (Surah Ad-Dukhan, 44:56-57)

“As for those who believe and work righteous deeds, they will have the gardens of Paradise as hospitality. Eternally therein, they will not desire any other place.” (Surah Al-Kahf, 18:107-108)

“Their Lord gives them glad tidings of a mercy from Himself and good pleasure and of gardens for them wherein is lasting enjoyment.” (Surah Al-Tawbah, 9:21)

Abu Hurairah RA reported that Allah’s Apostle SAW said: “He who gets into Paradise (will be made to enjoy such an everlasting) bliss that he will neither become destitute nor will his clothes do not wear out nor will his youthfulness decline.” (Muslim)

Abu Sa’id Al Khudri RA and Abu Hurairah RA) both narrated that Allah’s Messenger SAW said: “There will be an announcer (in Paradise) who will make this announcement, ‘Verily, there is in store for you (everlasting) health. You will never fall ill, and you will live (forever) and never die. You will remain young and never become destitute.’ (This is explained in) the words of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, ‘And it will be announced to them, “This is the Paradise you have been made to inherit for what you used to do.”” (Muslim, Surah Al-A’raf 7:43)

Abu Sa’id RA reported that Allah’s Messenger SAW said: “Death will be brought on the Day of Resurrection in the form of a white – colored ram.” Abu Juraib made the addition, “Then it will be made to stand between Paradise and Hell.” (So far the rest of the hadith is concerned; there is perfect agreement between the two narrators.) “It will be said to the people of Paradise. ‘Do you recognize this? They will raise up their necks, look towards it and say, ‘Yes, it is death’ Then a command will be given to slaughter it, and it will be said, “Oh people of Paradise, there is everlasting life for you and no death, Then (Addressing) the people of Hellfire, it is will be said, “Oh people of Hellfire! There is everlasting life for you and no death.” Allah’s Messenger SAW then recited the following verse pointing with his hand to this material world. “Warn them of the day of regret, when their affairs will be decided. They are unmindful, and they do not believe!” (Muslim, Surah Maryam 19:39)

Abu Hurairah RA narrated that the Prophet SAW said: “It will be said to the people of Paradise. ‘Oh people of Paradise, eternity for you and no death!’ To the people of the Fire (It will be said), “Oh people of the fire, eternity for you and no death!’” (Al-Bukhari).


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