The Second Most Awesome Thing in Paradise

Note: This article is more like an opinion essay, and whatever expressed here is purely my opinion (apart from the obvious facts) and is NOT based on any evidence (well, of course). That title should have been something like ‘the Second Most Awesome Thing of the Blessings of Paradise Accodring to Me,’ but that is ridiculously long, so yeah.

Of all the blessings of Paradise, the most great of them given to its dwellers is the ability to see the Allah with their own eyes. The evidence from the Qur’aan and Sunnah is quite clear with regard to that. I won’t go into that, however, since this is not about that, rather it is about what fascinates me most after that.

It is a widely known attribute of Paradise, which betters whatever of blessings are found in there. Allah mentions this quite frequently in His Book. It might be worth noting that this is also one of the attributes of the Hellfire, which worsens whatever of punishments is found in there, and just like with regard to Paradise, Allah mentions this quite frequently in the Qur’aan.

After the end of the world and the resurrection, mankind will be divided into two groups: either the ones who will dwell in Paradise or the ones that will dwell in the Hellfire (may Allah save us from that). Each group will remain in their respective place forever, eternally and everlastingly.

Eternally. Everlastingly.

Now that is really cool (except for the group in Hellfire, to whom it will be, well, hot).

Allah says in the Qur’aan: They are the dwellers of Paradise, they will abide therein forever [10:26].

And there are numerous other verses that clearly point to that. Likewise, the same is mentioned in the case of the Hellfire.

The Permanent Committee for issuing fatwas said in Fataawaa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah: Those who enter it [i.e. the Paradise] will enjoy real pleasures in both a physical and a spiritual sense, and they will live there forever. It will never cease to exist and they will never leave, and their joy will never come to an end, and they will have nothing to disturb their joy. This is according to the definitive texts and the consensus of the scholars and believers. End quote.

Imagine a life of complete bliss, and imagine that life never ending. Ever.

This attribute of the Paradise, just like I said before, makes everything the Paradise has infinitely better. Imagine an infinte supply of fruits of unimaginable taste for an infinite length of time. Imagine a never-ending holiday or a honeymoon. Imagine being married to the most beautiful women who neither age nor have any defects, for a length of time we are unable to comprehend. Imagine. Or try to imagine.

All that, and a lot more, is possible. If you want that, you know what to do.

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