Shouq-e-Watan – The Bodily and Ruhani (soulful) pleasures of Jannah – Part 14

The Bodily and Ruhani ( soulful) pleasures of Jannah

Chapter No.: 14

 

  1. Sayyidina Abii Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “Allah Ta‘aala has said: ‘I have prepared for my pious bondsman (those comforts and luxuries) which no eye has seen, nor (any) ear has heard, and no heart of a human has imagined. If you desire recite the aayah (so that it may be attested): ‘No soul knoweth what is kept hid from them of joy, …'” – Surah Sajdah, 17, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Anas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “If a woman from among the women of Jannah takes a glimpse towards the dunya (world), it will illuminate everything between the skies and the earth. It will also fill it with a fragrance. The covering that she has on her head is better than the whole dunya and what it contains.” – Bukhaari, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Abii Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “There is a tree in Jannah, where a rider cannot complete the distance under its shadow in a hundred years.” – Agreed upon, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Abii Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “The first group to enter into Jannah will be in the form of the fourteenth moon. Then those who follow them will be like very intensely glittering stars. All hearts will be like one heart. They will have no differences between them nor hatred. Each of them will possess two wives from among the hurul ‘een (light-complexioned wide-eyed damsels of Jannah). The marrow behind the bones and flesh of their shanks will be visible due to their intense beauty.” – Agreed upon, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Jaabir Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “The inhabitants of Jannah will eat and drink therein. They will not spit, nor urinate, nor defecate.” – Muslim.

 

  1. Sayyidina Abii Sa‘iid Radiyallahu ‘Anhu reports that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “A caller will call out, that, it is been ordained that you will forever be healthy and never become ill. You will forever remain young and never turn old. You will forever remain in comfort and never experience hardship.” – Muslim.

 

  1. Sayyidina Abii Sa‘iid Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “Allah Ta‘aala will say to the people of Jannah: ‘O people of Jannah.’ They will reply: ‘Here we are O our Rabb and we are ready to obey. And all good is in Your Hands.’ He will say: ‘Are you satisfied and contended?’ They will say: ‘O our Rabb, why should we not be happy, when You have given us that which You have not given anyone from among Your creation.’ He will say: ‘Must I not give you something better than that.’ They will say: ‘O our Rabb, what can be better than that?’ He will say: ‘I have forever bestowed My favour and pleasure upon you. I will never ever become angry (with you) after this.’” – Agreed upon, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Abii Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, I said: “Yaa Rasulullah, how will the structures of Jannah be?” He said: “One brick will be of gold and one of silver. Its bonding will be of pure mushk, the stones of which will be of pearls and sapphires, and its sand of za’faraan (saffron).” – Ahmed, Tirmithi, Daarimii, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Abii Hurairah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu also narrates that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “There is no such tree in Jannah, but the trunk of it is of gold.” – Tirmithi, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Buraydah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu narrates that a person said: “Yaa Rasulullah, will there be horses in Jannah” He said: “May Allah enter you into Jannah. Whenever you decide to ride, a red sapphire horse will fly you around in Jannah and take you wherever you please.” It is also stated in the same hadith: “If Allah Ta’aala enters you into Jannah, you will attain whatever your nafs (psyche) desires, from which your eyes will gain pleasure.” – Tirmithi, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Abii Sa‘iid Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “The one having the lowest rank in Jannah, will possess eighty thousand servants and seventy two wives. A huge dome of pearl, zabarjad (chrysolite) and ya-qut (sapphire), the distance (size) between Jaabiyah and San‘aa will be made for him.” And with the same chain of narrators there is this hadith that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “There will be crowns on the people of Jannah, the most base type of pearl on it will illuminate between east and west.” – Tirmithi, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Hakiim bin Mu’aawiyah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: There is in Jannah an ocean of water; an ocean of honey; an ocean of milk; and an ocean of wine. From these (oceans) rivers will flow.” – Tirmithi, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina ‘Alii Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “There will be a place in Jannah where the hurul ‘een will gather, and with loud voices, the like of which the creation has not heard, say (sing), that we will live forever and not perish; we will live in comfort and never experience hardship; we will always be happy and never angry. Blessed and fortunate are those who are for us and we for them.”- Tirmithi, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Jariir bin ‘Abdullah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “You will openly see your Rabb.” In a narration it is stated: “We were sitting by Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. He observed the moon of laylatul badr (the fourteenth night of the lunar month) and said: ‘You will see your Rabb in the same manner that you are seeing this moon. You will not endure trouble when seeing Him. (Like people are troubled when going to see the regal and notables of this world).’” – Agreed upon, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Suhayb Radiyallahu ‘Anhu narrates that Nabi Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “When the people of Jannah enter into Jannah, Allah Ta‘aala will say: ‘Do you want Me to increase anything for you?’ They will say: ‘Did you not illuminate our countenance; did You not enter us into Jannah and save us from Jahannam.’” He (further) says: “Then the veils will be lifted and they will see the countenance of Allah. From whatever they had been granted, nothing will be more beloved then seeing their Rabb.” – Muslim, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam said: “The one with the lowest rank from among the inhabitants of Jannah will be that person who will be able to see his gardens, wives, luxuries, servants and things of enjoyment to the distance of one thousand years. The one with the highest stage will be the person who will see the countenance of Allah Ta‘aala morning and evening…. ” – Ahmed, Tirmithi, Mishkaat.

 

  1. Sayyidina Jaabir Radiyallahu ‘Anhu reports from Nabi Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam that: “The inhabitants of Jannah will be indulging in blessings and pleasure. Suddenly, a nur (light) will rise before them. They will raise their heads and see Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta‘aala appear before them. It will be said: ‘Assalamu‘alaykum O people of Jannah.’ This is also the tafsir of the aayah: “The word from a Merciful Lord (for them) is: Peace!’ -Surah Yasin, 57. Allah Ta‘aala will see them and they will see Allah Ta‘aala. While they see the countenance of Allah Ta‘aala they will not turn towards any of the other blessings and pleasures till He conceals Himself. His nur (light) will remain.” – Ibn Maajah, Mishkaat.

 

Commentary:

 

Ponder a little over these ahadith. Such quiet, deceitless and everlasting blessings are not available to any king of the whole world.