Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Women Of Paradise

Umm Nurah

“But give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that they will have gardens beneath which rivers flow, Every time they are provided with fruits there from they say, ‘Why, this is what we were provided with before,’ for they are given things in resemblance. They have therein pure companions, and they abide therein forever.” (Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:25)

“And (there will be) companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes, likened to well – guarded pearls, a reward for what they used to do.” (Surah Al-Waqi’ah, 56:22-24)

“And beside them will be chaste women restraining their glances (companions) of equal age.” (Surah Sad, 38:52)

“In them will be chaste (Maidens) restraining their glances, whom no man or jinn before them has touched.” (Surah Ar-Rahman, 55:56)

“In them will be fair companions, good and beautiful.” (Surah Ar-Rahman, 55:70)

“We have created their companions of special creation and made them virgins, loving by nature and equal in age for the companions of the right hand.” (Surah Al-Waqi’ah, 56:35-38)

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

“Verily, for the righteous there will be attainment of security gardens enclosed and grapevines, companions of equal age and a cup full (to the brim).” (Surah An-Naba’, 78:31-34).

Abu Hurairah RA reported that the Prophet SAW said: “The members if the first group to enter Paradise will have faces as bright as the full moon during the night. The next group will have faces as bright as the shining stars in the sky. Every person will have two wives, and the marrow of their shanks will glimmer beneath the flesh. There will be none without a wife in Paradise.” (Muslim).

After Harithah RA had been martyred by an arrow thrown by an unknown person on the Day (of the battle) of Badar, his mother came to the Prophet SAW she said: “O Allah’s Apostle, you know the position of Harithah in my heart. (How dear he was to her). So if he is in Paradise, I will not weep for him. Otherwise, you will see what I will do.” The Prophet SAW said, “ Is there only one Paradise? There are many Paradises and he is in the highest Paradise of Firdaus” The Prophet SAW added, “A forenoon journey or an afternoon journey in Allah’s cause is better than the whole world and whatever is in it. A place equal to an arrow bow of anyone of you or a place equal to a foot in Paradise is better than the whole world and whatever is in it. If one of the women of Paradise looked at the earth, she would fill whatever is in between them with perfume. The veil of her face is better than the whole world and whatever is in it.” (Al-Bukhari)


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