Monday, August 27, 2007

The Food And Drink Of Paradise

Umm Nurah

"Such will be the Garden which you have inherited because of what you used to do. You shall have therein abundance of fruit from which you shall eat.” (Surah Az-Zukhruf 43:72-73).

“And We shall provide them with fruit and meat, anything they shall desire. They shall exchange with one another a cup free of frivolity, free of sin.” (Surah At-Tur, 52:22-23).

“As for the righteous, (they will be) in a position of security among gardens and springs, dressed in fine silk and in rich brocade, facing each other. And We shall join them to companions with beautiful, big, lustrous eyes. There they can call for every kind of fruit, in peace and security.” (Surah Ad-Dukhan 44:51-55).

“Every fruit (enjoyment) will be there for them, and they shall have whatever they call for.” (Surah Yasin 36:57)

“As for him who will be given his record in his right hand, he will say, ‘Ah here! Read my record! I certainly knew that I would be meeting my account!’ so he will be in a life of bliss, in a garden on high, the fruits hanging in bunches (low and near). ‘Eat and drink with full satisfaction because of the good that you sent before you in the days past!” (Surah Al-Haqqah, 69:19-24).

“And among them will be circulated vessels of silver and glasses of crystal, - crystal- clear, made of silver which they will determine the measure thereof (according to their wishes). They will be given a cup in which a mixture of Zanjabeet (ginger) from a fountain called Salsabil. Around them, youths of perpetual (freshness) will serve. If you see them, you will think they are scattered pearls. When you look there (Paradise), you will see bliss and a magnificent realm. Upon them (people of Paradise) will be green garments of fine silk and heavy brocade. They will be adorned with bracelets of silver, and their Lord will give them a pure drink. ‘Verily this is a reward for you and your endeavor has been appreciated.” (Surah Al-Insan, 76:15-22)

“The companions of the right hand – what are the companions of the right hand? (They shall be) among lot trees without thorns, among talh (bananas) trees with flowers (or fruits) piled one above another, and in shade long – extended, by water flowing (constantly) and fruit in abundance whose season is not limited nor (supply) forbidden. And (they will be) on thrones (of dignity) raised high.” (Surah Al-Waqiah 56:27-34).

“As for the righteous, they shall be amid (cool) shades and springs (of water) and fruits, all they desire. ‘Eat and drink to your heart’s content because of what you used to do.’ Thus do We certainly reward the doers of good.” (Surah Al-Mursalat 77:41-44).

“As for the righteous they shall drink from a scup in which is a mixture of kafur.” (Surah Al-Insan, 76:5)

“Therein will they recline (at ease). Therein they can call (at pleasure) for fruit in abundance and (delicious) drink.” (Surah Sad, 38:51)

“As for the righteous, they will be gardens and feel happiness, enjoying what their Lord has given them. And their Lord had (already) prevented them from the penalty of the Fire. (To them it will be said), ‘Eat and drink with satisfaction because of what you used to do.” (Surah At-Tur, 52:17-19)

Abu Sa’id RA narrated that the Prophet SAW said: “The first meal which the people of Paradise will take will be the caudate (extra) lobe of the liver of a fish.” (Al-Bukhari).


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