Islam is the bridge between you and Jannah (paradise).
Jannah is an Arabic word which literally translates to mean “garden”. It is the same concept of Heaven in Christianity or Judaism. It is the final destination that we all are working towards and where we inshallah will spend the rest of eternity.
Getting into Jannah is straightforward, it’s simple but not easy. Allah has been very clear on the type of person who will go to Jannah, it is the believers who obey and submit to Allah’s command in this dunya (world), they are of good character, they are among the one’s who pray, fast, and give to charity. It is the one who abstains from evil things which are haram and lead a life of virtue. We are constantly surrounded by temptations from shaitan, the promise of Jannah will be given to those strong in mind and pure in heart, the one who can discipline him or herself to drown out all the noise and distraction and seek constant refuge in Allah.
Inshallah this will serve as a motivation to remind the Muslim’s of why we are sacrificing our time, our energy and effort towards achieving the afterlife. We will go over Quran verses which highlight the beauty of Jannah and explore what certain hadith has mentioned about Jannah as well.
Islamic Quotes About Jannah (Paradise)
Here’s some quotes and verses from the Quran which cover what Jannah would be like.
Being Reunited with Family & Friends
“Gardens of perpetual residence; they will enter them with whoever were righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their descendants. And the angels will enter upon them from every gate, [saying], ‘Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured. And excellent is the final home.’” (Surah Ar-Ra’d verse 23-24)
And those who believed and whose descendants followed them in faith – We will join with them their descendants, and We will not deprive them of anything of their deeds. Every person, for what he earned, is retained. (Surah Tur verse 21)
They and their spouses – in shade, reclining on adorned couches. For them therein is fruit, and for them is whatever they request [or wish] [And] “Peace,” a word from a Merciful Lord. (Surah Ya-Sin 56-58)
“Shall I inform you of [something] better than that? For those who fear Allah will be gardens in the presence of their Lord beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally, and purified spouses and approval from Allah. (Surah Imran verse 15)
No Suffering Or Pain
“And they will say, ‘Praise to Allah, who has removed from us [all] sorrow. Indeed, our Lord is Forgiving and Appreciative” (Surah Fatir verse 34)
There will circulate among them young boys made eternal With vessels, pitchers and a cup [of wine] from a flowing spring – No headache will they have therefrom, nor will they be intoxicated – And fruit of what they select And the meat of fowl, from whatever they desire. (Surah Waqiah 17-21)
He who has settled us in the home of duration out of His bounty. There touches us not in it any fatigue, and there touches us not in it weariness [of mind]. (Surah Fatir verse 35)
No sins in Jannah
They will not hear therein ill speech or commission of sin – Only a saying: “Peace, peace.” (Surah Waqiah 25-26)
“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 Ar-Rahman verse 62-68)
Beauty of Jannah
“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 verse 15)
Protected From The Suffering of Hellfire
They will long to leave the Fire, but never will they leave there from; and theirs will be a lasting torment. (Quran 5:37)
Surely, God has cursed the disbelievers, and has prepared for them a flaming Fire wherein they will abide forever. (Quran 33:64)
No food will there be for them except from a bitter, thorny plant which neither nourishes nor avails against hunger. (Quran 88:6-7)
LEVELS OF JANNAH
Al-Bukhaari Hadith Number 2790: Narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “In Paradise there are one hundred levels that Allah has prepared for those who strive in jihad for the sake of Allah. The distance between each two levels is like the distance between heaven and earth. So if you ask of Allah, then ask Him for al-Firdaws, for it is the middle of Paradise and the highest part of Paradise. I think above it is the Throne of the Most Gracious, and from it spring the rivers of Paradise.”
Who Will Enter:
Surely the ones who have believed and done deeds of righteousness, the Gardens of Paradise will (duly) be their hospitality. (18:107)
Say, “Is that better or the Garden of Eternity which is promised to the righteous? It will be for them a reward and destination. (25:15)
Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – their Lord will guide them because of their faith. Beneath them rivers will flow in the Gardens of Pleasure (10:9)
[All] sovereignty that Day is for Allah ; He will judge between them. So they who believed and did righteous deeds will be in the Gardens of Pleasure. (22:56)
Allah has promised the believing men and believing women gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally, and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual residence; but approval from Allah is greater. It is that which is the great attainment. (9:72)
MOre Jannah Quotes
Regarding the dua for jannah above, In the hadith book Riyad As Salihin, book 20 hadith 1875 it says, “He who supplicates in these terms during the day with firm belief in it and dies on the same day (before the evening), he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah; and if anyone supplicates in these terms during the night with firm belief in it and dies before the morning, he will be one of the dwellers of Jannah.”
Who shall inherit the Firdaus (Paradise). They shall dwell therein forever. (23:11)
For them will be the Home of Peace with their Lord. And He will be their protecting friend because of what they used to do. (6:127)
The Prophet, said, “Allah said, ‘I have prepared for My pious worshipers such things as no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard of, and nobody has ever thought of. All that is reserved, besides which, all that you have seen, is nothing.” Then he recited:– ‘No soul knows what is kept hidden (in reserve) for them of joy as a reward for what they used to do.’ (32.17) Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an, Hadith 303
If Jannah is your dream then hold tight to your Deen.
Jahimah came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said: “O Messenger of Allah! I want to go out and fight (in Jihad) and I have come to ask your advice.” He said: “Do you have a mother?” He said: “Yes.” He said: “Then stay with her, for Paradise is beneath her feet.” Grade: Sahih (Darussalam) Reference : Sunan an-Nasa’i 3104
Our savior is none but Allah. May Allah save us the believers from the hell-fire and award us a place in paradise (Jannah)
Anas b. Malik reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: 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 lustre 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. (Reference: Sahih Muslim 2833)
Jannah (Paradise) is the fruit of seed planted here in this dunya; it is the retirement package that you save up in all your years of work.