Sittings in Ramadhan with Shaikh ibn Uthaymeen (Day 23)


Day Twenty-Three
From the Description of Paradise may Allah Make us from its Inhabitants
Sheikh Muhammad bin Saleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)

My brothers: Hasten to the forgiveness of your Lord, and to Paradise, whose width is that of the heavens and the earth, it has what no eye has ever seen, nor what any ear has ever heard, nor what has never crossed the mind of any person. Allah (subhanahu wa taala) says, “The parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised!- beneath it flow rivers: perpetual is the enjoyment thereof and the shade therein” and, “(Here is) a Parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised: in it are rivers of water incorruptible; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine, a joy to those who drink; and rivers of honey pure and clear. In it there are for them all kinds of fruits; and Grace from their Lord.” And, “But give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is Gardens, beneath which rivers flow. Every time they are fed with fruits therefrom, they say: “Why, this is what we were fed with before,” for they are given things in similitude; and they have therein companions pure (and holy); and they abide therein (for ever).” And, “And the shades of the (Garden) will come low over them, and the bunches (of fruit), there, will hang low in humility. Goblets of silver are brought round for them, and beakers (as) of glass (Bright as) glass but (made) of silver, which they (themselves) have measured to the measure (of their deeds) There are they watered with a cup whereof the mixture is of Zanjabil, The water of a spring therein, named Salsabil There serve them youths of everlasting youth, whom, when thou seest, thou wouldst take for scattered pearls. When thou seest, thou wilt see there bliss and high estate.” And, “In a Garden on high Where they hear no idle speech, Wherein is a gushing spring, Wherein are couches raised, And goblets set at hand, And cushions ranged, And silken carpets spread.” And, “Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds, to Gardens beneath which rivers flow: they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments there will be of silk.” The sheikh mentions many more verses from the Qur’an describing Paradise.

As for the ahadeeth that describe Paradise, Abu Hurairah (radiallaahu ‘anhu) said ” We said “Oh Messenger of Allah, speak to us about Paradise. What is it’s building material?” He said ”A stone of Silver and a stone of Gold, and it’s cement between the bricks is musk. It’s pebbles are pearls and rubies, it’s soil is saffron. He who enters it will be in bliss and never will become wretched; he will live forever and will never die. His garment will not wear out and his youth will never fade.”(Ahmed and Tirmidhee ) The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallaam) said, “Heaven has 8 doors, there is a door named Ar-Rayaan, no one enters it except the fasting ones.” (Agreed upon) The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallaam) said, “Indeed there are 100 levels in jannah Allah prepared for the mujahedeen in his sake between each level the distance between them is like that of the heavens and the earth, so if you ask Allah, then ask of Him for Firdous for indeed it is in the middle of Heaven at the highest point, and from it the rivers begin and above it is the throne of the Merciful.” (Bukhari) Also in Bukhari that the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallaam) said, “The people of Jannah will see the people above them just like you see the stars that are so far.” And he (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallaam) 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.” (Agreed upon) And He (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallaam) said, “The first group (of people) to enter Jannah will be shining like the moon on a full-moon night. Then will come those who follow them who will be like the most shining planet in the sky. They will not stand in need of urinating or relieving of nature or of spitting or blowing their noses. Their combs will be of gold and their sweat will smell like musk; in their censers the aloes-wood will be used. Their wives will be large eyed maidens. All men will be alike in the form of their father Adam, sixty cubits tall.” (Muslim) as well as, “The inhabitants of Jannah will eat and drink therein, but they will not have to pass excrement, to blow their noses or to urinate. Their food will be digested producing belch which will give out a smell like that of musk. They will be inspired to declare the freedom of Allah from imperfection and proclaim His Greatness as easily as you breathe.” (Muslim) and, “In Paradise there is a street to which they would come every Friday. The north wind will blow and would scatter fragrance on their faces and on their clothes and would add to their beauty and loveliness, and then they would go back to their family after having an added luster to their beauty and loveliness, and their family would say to them: By Allah, you have been increased in beauty and loveliness after leaving us, and they would say: By Allah, you have also increased in beauty and loveliness after us.” (Muslim) and in Muslim as well, “There would be an announcer (in Paradise) who would make this announcement: Verily I there is in store for you (everlasting) health and that you should never fall ill and that you live (for ever) and do not die at all. And that you would remain young and never grow old. And that you would always live in affluent circumstances and never become destitute, as words of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, are:” And it would be announced to them: This is the Paradise. You have been made to inherit it for what you used to do.” Suhaib reported the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallaam) saying: When those deserving of Paradise would enter Paradise, the Blessed and the Exalted would ask: Do you wish Me to give you anything more? They would say: Hast Thou not brightened our faces? Hast Thou not made us enter Paradise and saved us from Fire? He (the narrator) said: He (God) would lift the veil, and of things given to them nothing would he dearer to them than the sight of their Lord, the Mighty and the Glorious.” (Muslim) Also in Muslim, the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallaam) said that Allah will say to the people of Jannah, “My pleasure has been bestowed upon you, and I will never be angry with you again.”

Oh Allah grant us eternity in Paradise, and bestow upon us your pleasure, and the ability to see your face.

Ameen!

About Umm Abdulazeez

"I am a Muslim who is upon the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and upon the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Pious Predecessors). And that can be said in short by saying, 'I am a Salafee' " [Shaykh Al-Albaanee رحمه الله] ________ Sufyaan Ath-Thawree (rahimahullaah) said: “Indeed knowledge should only be learned for the purpose of fearing Allaah. Indeed, knowledge has been given virtue over other than it because with it Allaah is feared.” [Jaam'i Bayaan al-'Ilm wa Fadlihi by Imaam Ibn Abdil-Barr (rahimahullaah)]
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