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There is No Death or Sleep in Paradise

“Allaah has promised the believing men and believing women Gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell
therein [forever], and beautiful mansions in Gardens of everlasting bliss. But the greatest bliss is
the Good Pleasure of Allaah. That is the supreme success.” [Surah Al-Tawbah 9:72]

Jaabir Ibn ‘Abdullaah and ‘Abdullaah ibn Abi Awfaa reported that the
Messenger of Allaah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Sleep is the brother of death; the people of Paradise will not sleep”
[Silsilat al-Hadith as-Saheehah, 3/74, no. 1087, al-Kaamil of Ibn ‘Adiyy, al-Hilyah of Abu Na’eem, Taareekh
Isbahaan, by Abul-Sheikh]

The Rivers and Springs of Paradise

“Allaah has promised to the believing men and believing women Gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell
therein [forever], and beautiful mansions in Gardens of everlasting bliss. But the greatest bliss is
the Good Pleasure of Allaah. That is the supreme success”. [Surah Al-Tawbah 9:72]

“Indeed, the righteous will be within gardens and springs.” [Surah Al-Hijr 15:45]

“For them will be Gardens of Eternity: beneath them rivers will flow“ [Surah Al-Kahf 18:31]

“The description of Paradise which the righteous have been promised is that in it are rivers of water the taste and smell of which are not changed; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine delicious to those who drink; and rivers of clarified honey (clear and pure) therein for them is every kind of fruit; and forgiveness from their Lord..” [Surah Muhammad 47:15]

“In them are two fountains flowing.” [Surah Al-Rahmaan 55:50]

“And those on the Right Hand – who will be those on the Right Hand? [They will be] among thornless lote-trees, Among Talh (Acacia) trees with fruits piled one above another, In shade longextended, By water flowing constantly, and fruit in plenty” [Surah Al-Waaqi’ah 56:27-32]

“It [that wine] will be mixed with tasneem, a spring whereof drink those nearest to Allaah
[Surah Al-Mutaffifeen 83:27-28].

“Therein will be a running spring.
Therein will be thrones raised high.
And cups set at hand.
And cushions set in rows.
And rich carpets (all) spread out”
[al-Ghaashiyah 88:12-16]

Narrated by Abu Hurairah, that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “...so if you ask Allah (regarding Paradise), ask Him for the Firdaus, for it is the last part of Paradise and the highest part of Paradise, and at its top there is the Throne of Beneficent, and from it gush forth the rivers of Paradise.“ [Al-Bukhari 2790]

Ibn ‘Abbaas narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (saw) said, “The shuhadaa [martyrs] are in a green
dome beside the river of Baariq, near the gate of Paradise, from which provision comes to them
morning and evening.” [Saheeh al-Jaami’ as-Sagheer, 3/235, no. 3636]

al-Bukhaari reported from Anas ibn Maalik that the Prophet
(may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Whilst I was walking in Paradise I saw a river whose banks were domes of hollow pearls, and I asked, “What is this, O Jibreel?” He said, “This is al-Kawthar which your lord has given to you”.
And its scent – or its mud – was of fragrant musk”.
Hudbah [one of the narrators] was not sure if he said [i]teeb[/i] (i.e. scent) or [i]teen[/i] (i.e. mud). [Sahih al-Bukhaari, Kitaab
ar-Riqaaq, Baab fil-Hawd, Fath al-Baari, 11/464]

The Prophet (saw) told us clearly about the rivers of Paradise. He said that during his [i]Israa’[/i] (Night Journey):
“...I saw four rivers flowing out from beneath [i]Sidrat al-Muntahaa[/i], two visible and two hidden. He
asked, “O Jibreel, What are these rivers?” He said, “The two hidden rivers are rivers of Paradise,
and the two visible rivers are the Nile and the Euphrates”. [Muslim, Kitaab al-Imaan, Baab al-Israa’,
1/150, no. 164; al-Bukhaari reports the same from Anas ibn Maalik, Jaami’ al-Usool, 10/507, narrated bt Abu
Awanah, al-Isma’eelee and at-Tabaranee in as-Sagheer]

The Gardens, Trees and Fruits of Paradise

“And below them both [in excellence] are two [other] gardens. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny? Dark green [in colour]. In both of them are two springs, spouting. So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny? In both of them are fruit and date palms and pomegranates.“ [Surah Al-Rahmaan 55:62-68]

Any fruit [any] that they may choose, And the flesh of fowls that they desire” [Surah Al-Waaqi’ah56:20-21]

“And those on the Right Hand – who will be those on the Right Hand? [They will be] amid thornless lote-trees, amid Talh (Acacia) trees with fruits piled one above another, In shade long extended, By water flowing constantly, and fruit in plenty“ [Surah Al-Waaqi’ah 56:27-32]

Sahl b. Sa’d reported Allah’s Messenger (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as saying: “In Paradise, there is a tree under the shadow of which a rider can travel for a hundred years without covering (the distance) completely.“ [Bukhari 3252 Muslim 2826]

“Trees with gold trunks, whos branches hang low to provide fruit, easy in reach.”
Muslim :: Book 3 : Hadith 614

In Mu’jam at-Tabaraanee al-Kabeer, a report from ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Amr whose isnaad is saheeh according to the conditions of Al-Bukhaari and Muslim states that the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “The best of the aromatic plants of Paradise is henna.“[SilSilah as-Saheehah, 3/407, no. 1420]

Abu Hurayrah said that the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was speaking and a bedouin man was present. The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “A man from the people of Paradise will ask his lord for permission to grow things. Allah will ask him, “Do you not have what you want?” He will say, “Of course, but I love to grow things.”So he will sow the seeds and in the blinking of an eye the plant will grow and its fruit will ripen and become like mountains. Allah will say, “Here it is. O son of Aadam nothing satisfies you!” The Bedouin said, “By Allah! you wont find him except he is from Quraish or the Ansaar for these are the people that love to grow things. As for us, we don’t grow anything!” The Messenger of Allah laughed.” [Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh, 3/95, no. 5653]

Abu Hurairah said that the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There is not a tree in Paradise, except that its trunk is made of gold.“ [At-Tirmidhee 2525]

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Tooba is a tree in Paradise, as wide as (what would require) a hundred years journey; the clothes of the people of Paradise come from the outer parts of its flowers.“ [Silsilat al-Hadith As-Saheehah, 4/639, no. 1985, the isnaad is hasan]

‘Utbah ibn ‘Abd Al-Sulami said: “A Bedouin came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and asked him about al-Hawd (the cistern). He mentioned Paradise, then the Bedouin asked him: Is there fruit there? He said, ‘Yes, and there is a tree called Tooba.’ The Bedouin asked, ‘What tree of this world does it resemble?’ He said: It does not resemble any tree of your land.* Have you been to Syria? He said: No. He said: It resembles a tree in Syria called al-Jawzah (walnut) which grows on one trunk then spreads its branches higher up. The Bedouin asked: How big is its trunk? He said: If one of the camels of your people was to go around it, it would not complete one circuit before its neck broke of old age and exhaustion. The Bedouin asked: Are there grapes there? He said: Yes. He asked: How big is a bunch? He said: The distance a crow could fly without stopping in a month. He asked: How big is one grape? He said: Does your father ever slaughter a he-goat from his flocks? He said: Yes. He said: And does he skin it and give the hide to your mother, and say, “Make me a bucket”? He said: Yes. The Bedouin asked: Is one grape big enough to satisfy me and my family? He said: Yes, and your whole tribe.” [Ahmad 17642 At-Tabaraanee 312].

‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The date palms of Paradise’s trunks are made of green emeralds, the bases of their leaves are of pure gold. Their branches will be [used] as clothing for the people of Paradise, from them their clothings and attire are made. Their fruits are the size of jars (or buckets); whiter than milk, sweeter than honey and softer than butter, without stones [or seeds]” [Mustadrak Al-Haakim 3776]

The Gates of Paradise

“Gardens of perpetual bliss: they shall enter there, as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and their offspring: and angels shall enter unto them from every gate (with the salutation)” [Surah Ar-Ra‘d 13:23-24]

“And those who feared their Lord will be led to the Garden in crowds: until behold, they arrive there;* its gates will be opened;* and its keepers will say: Peace be upon you! You have done well! enter here, to dwell forever.” [Surah Az-Zumar 39:73]

“Gardens of Eternity, whose doors will (ever) be open to them“ [Surah Saad 38:50]

Narrated Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “In Paradise there are Eight gates, one of them is called Al-Rayyaan, and none shall enter from it except for those who observe fasting” [Bukhari 3257]

Narrated Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “When Ramadan commences, the gates of Paradise will be opened and the gates of Hell will be shut and the devils [the rebellious jinns] will be put in shackles.” [Bukhari 1899, Muslim 1079, Sahih Ibn Hibban 3435]

Narrated Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “By the One in whose hand is the soul of Muhammad, the distance between the two gateposts of the gates of Paradise is like the distance between Makkah and Hajar or between Makkah and Busraa” [Muslim 194, At-Tirmidhi 2434]

Narrated Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him), that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The Gates Of Paradise will be opened on Mondays and Thursdays, and then all slaves of Allah who do not associate anything with Allah in worship will be granted forgiveness, except for the person who harbours enmity against a fellow [Muslim] brother, then it will be said regarding them: Delay them until they are reconciled with one another.” [Abu Dawud 4916]

The Birds and Animals of Paradise

“And the meat of fowl, from whatever they desire.” [Surah Al-Waaqi‘a 56:21]

Reported Anas ibn Maalik that the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked: What is Al-Kawthar? He said: “That is a river that Allah has given me (i.e. in Paradise) which is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey, in it are birds with necks like the necks of camels“. ‘Umar said: These birds are pampered”. The Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Those who eat them will be more pampered”. [At-Tirmidhi 2542]

Reported from ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas‘oud (may Allah be pleased with them) that “a man brought a haltered she-camel and said, “[O Messenger of Allah, I give] this she-camel for the sake of Allah”. He said: “In its place, You will have seven hundred haltered she-camels on the day of judgement” [Muslim 1892 and others]

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There is No Death or Sleep in Jahannam

“Indeed, whoever comes to his Lord laden with sin – indeed, for him is Hell; he will neither die therein nor live.” [Surah Ta Ha 20:74]

“The admonition will be received by those who fear (Allah); But it will be avoided by those most unfortunate ones; He who will be flung to the great Fire; Wherein he will neither die (to be in rest) nor live (a good living).” [Surah Al-A’laa 87:10-14]