In this post I will inshallah write about the description of heaven yes i know you already feel delighted but before i do get into the details let me just give my insight on this life compared to the next.
As we take life one day at time we constantly remind ourselves that this world isn’t our resting place. We the believers are just travelers, constantly making power moves and doing dhikr (remembrance of Allah). We witness this dunya where many get caught up in and forget that one day it will end, and we recognize that when it ends all of humanity will be bought fourth and questioned about how they spent their time. This time which begun as soon as we came into existence and will continue until we leave this world.
Whenever I hear about the description of heaven, my heart moves. The most important difference between this life and the hereafter is that the akhirah will be eternal (forever) so think about it yourself, wouldn’t you want to invest in the hereafter. It only makes sense that we use our rational intellect now and start acting accordingly. We know from Hadith that Allah surrounded heaven by hardships, but its a test and guess what you have the anwsers for the test. Now you just have to be righteous, Allah wants to see you act. If you say you love Allah, then go show him.
Now to the real deal, how will heaven be like? We can get the most accurate description from our two primary sources as in any case, The Quran and Sunnah. I’m going to write the hadiths which i have come across that describe heaven so you can continue to make effort to enter it Inshallah. I was listening to an Anwar al Awlaki speech that was called a walk in paradise and he mentioned many descriptions of heaven, from the lowest level to the highest. Here is the description of heaven which i will sum up based authentic sayings from our beloved Prophet Muhammad in the speech by Anwar al Awlaki as well as other references:
In the lowest level of paradise, you will get the earth multiplied by 70, in terms of space to chill in!
Now thats what i call real estate….forget donald trump.
If a woman of paradise (al hoor-al iyn) reveals herself she would fill the distance between jannah and earth with her smell, and her light would overshadow the light of the sun, and her scarf is better than the world and everything in it, only the scarf! Not her eyes, or body or anything else yet, just her scarf! These hoors will be for the pious men in the gardens of paraidse, they will have wide beautiful bright lovely eyes. Sheikyh Ibn Utaymeen said “the woman from this world who enter paradise will be better than the hoor -al iyn, even in outward appearance, and Allah knows best” as said on Islam Q and A
The dirt in jannah is musk, the pebbles in jannah are emeralds and diamonds, gardens where the tree trunks are of silver and gold.
The followers of Prophet Muhammad are one half of the population of paradise.
And our Beloved Prophet said jannah is huge,whoever prays 12 sunnah’s a day, Allah will make a mansion for him in paradise.
Everything in dunya is contaminated, everything in Jannah is Pure. In this life if you eat too much, you become sick, you get heart problems, diabetes, and it comes out your body. Al Ghazali said the highest level of pleasure in this life is sexual relationships, between man and his wife.
In jannah their will be no menstrual period, no sweating, no defecation, everything will be pure.
If you eat from a tree in jannah, everytime you eat it, the taste will become better and better.
A Hadith narrated by (Sahih Al-Jame As-sagheer) tells us that the scent of heaven can be smelled from a distance of 70 years.
In heaven there will be no sleep, our beloved Prophet Muhammad said ” Sleep is the sister of death, and the dwellers of heaven will not sleep”
Anas Bin Malik (RA) reported that our Beloved Prophet said “Indeed, there is a bazzar in the heaven where the dwellers of the heaven will come on every Friday, the northerly wind will spray scent on them and this will enhance their beauty, And when they will return to their homes, their households will say “By Allah, your beauty has enhanced, “So has yours,” they will return the compliment (Muslim)
Our beloved Prophet said “In the night of Isra when I met Ibrahim (AS) he said: “Oh Muhammad (SAW) tell your people that heaven has pure soil and sweet water but the land is bare. If they want to plant trees in heaven, they should say Subhan Allah Al-Humduillah and Allahu Akbar”
In this life, you can get pleasure and pain, but in the hereafter, it will be either pure pleasure if you are in heaven, or complete pain if you are in hell.
A Father named Usman Al Hakeem once told his son, ” Oh my son, work for this world proportionate to the time you are going to spend in it, and work the for the hereafter proportionate to the time you are going to spend in it, and if you want to commit a sin, then go ahead commit the sin, but do it in a place where Allah azzawjal can’t see you”
Subhanullah how deep!
Here are the names of Heaven
Jannat–This name has been used most commonly in the Qur’an and Hadith. (Al-Baqarah: 35, Al-e-Imran: 133, 142, Al-Maidah: 72)
Dar-us-Salam–This means the Home of Peace (Yunus: 25)
Jannat-ul-Khuld–The Eternal Gardens. (Al-Furqan: 15)
Darul-Maqamah–The Home (Fatir: 35)
Jannat-e-Adan–Gardens of Everlasting Bliss (Tauba: 72, Ar-Rad: 23)
Darul-Hywan–But verily the Home in the Hereafter–that is life indeed, if they but knew. (Al-Ankabut: 64)
Jannat-un-Naeem–The Gardens of Delight. (Al-Maida: 65 Yunus: 9 Al-Haj: 56)
Al-Maqam-al-Ameen–The House of Security (Ad-Dukhan: 51)
Jannat-ul-Mawa–Garden of Abode (An-Najm: 15)
Maqad-as-Sidq–Assembly of Truth (Al-Qawr: 55)
Qadam-as-Sidq-Assembly ofTruth (Al-Qawr:55).
Firdous–The Highest Gardens of the Heaven (Al-Kahaf: 107, Al-Muminoon: 11)
We ask Allah Azzawajul to guide us on the straight path, and protect us from the hellfire and one day be in the gardens of paradise…Ameen!