Jannah is the promised paradise or garden in Islam. It’s the same concept as Heaven in English. There are many verses in the Quran that paint a picture as to what Jannah would be like, but the truth is Jannah is unimaginable and can’t be translated into words.
Quran Verse About Jannah:
“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 Ayat 23-24
إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَعَمِلُوا۟ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ كَانَتْ لَهُمْ جَنَّـٰتُ ٱلْفِرْدَوْسِ نُزُلًا
Innal lazeena aamanoo wa ‘amilus saalihaati kaanat lahum Jannaatul Firdawsi nuzulaa
Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds – they will have the Gardens of Paradise as a lodging,
Surah Kahf Ayat 107
Meaning of Jannah al firdous
The literal meaning of jannah is garden, and firdaus is paradise. But to take it further, in Islam, we believe there are many different layers of Heaven. Jannatul firdaus would be the highest level of heaven, it is where you would find Prophet Muhammad (saws).
Other Common Spellings (transliteration):
- jannah al firdous
- jannah al firdaws
- jannat ul firdous
- jannah tul firdaus
- jannatul firdaus
- jannat al-firdaws
- jannatul ferdous
Hadith On Different Layers of Heaven:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whoever believes in Allah and His Apostle, offer prayer perfectly and fasts the month of Ramadan, will rightfully be granted Paradise by Allah, no matter whether he fights in Allah’s Cause or remains in the land where he is born.”
The people said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) ! Shall we acquaint the people with the is good news?”
He said, “Paradise has one-hundred grades which Allah has reserved for the Mujahidin who fight in His Cause, and the distance between each of two grades is like the distance between the Heaven and the Earth. So, when you ask Allah (for something), ask for Al-firdaus which is the best and highest part of Paradise.” (i.e. The sub-narrator added, “I think the Prophet also said, ‘Above it (i.e. Al-Firdaus) is the Throne of Beneficent (i.e. Allah), and from it originate the rivers of Paradise.”)
Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 2790
In-book reference: Book 56, Hadith 8
How To Enter Jannatul Firdaus:
There are many verses and hadith about the characteristic and quality of a person that will be allowed to enter Jannah:
The Righteous Will Enter Jannah
And whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while being a believer – those will enter Paradise and will not be wronged, [even as much as] the speck on a date seed. (4:124)
Do Not Associate Partners, Give Charity, Keep Good Relations
Narrated Abu Aiyub: A man said to the Prophet (ﷺ) “Tell me of such a deed as will make me enter Paradise.” The people said, “What is the matter with him? What is the matter with him?” The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “He has something to ask. (What he needs greatly) The Prophet (ﷺ) said: (In order to enter Paradise) you should worship Allah and do not ascribe any partners to Him, offer prayer perfectly, pay the Zakat and keep good relations with your Kith and kin.” (Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 1396. Volume 2 Book 23 Funerals (Al-Janaa’iz), Hadith 479)
Become A Erudite (Seeker of Knowledge)
Narrated Abu Hurairah: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “Whoever takes a path upon which to obtain knowledge, Allah makes the path to Paradise easy for him.” (Reference : Jami At-Tirmidhi 2646. In-book reference : Book 41, Hadith 2 English translation : Vol. 5, Book 39, Hadith 2646)
Visiting The Sick
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “Whosoever visits an ailing person or a brother of his to seek the Pleasure of Allah, an announcer (angel) calls out: ‘May you be happy, may your walking be blessed, and may you be awarded a dignified position in Jannah”. [At- Tirmidhi].
Used in a sentence:
We went to Twitter and Facebook and searched for users naturally using the word Jannatul Firdaus so you can see how it would be used in a natural way by Muslims.
Mother during sahur: 10% eating -90% making sure everyone else is eating May Allah grant our mothers Jannah Al Firdaus.
I ask you O Allah to take care of our muslim umaah. O Allah take care of those who live with no food or water. O Allah open the gates of mercy upon the believers. O Allah please show guidance and grant each and every muslim Jannah Al Firdaus.
Innalillahi wa Innailahi Rajiun. I lost my dear mother about an hour ago.May Allah grant her al jannah firdaus in this holy month of Ramadan. Ameen.
I’m Muslim before anything and will praise Allah before anything. my background isn’t gonna take me to jannah al firdaus.