Heaven in the Quranic Perspective

Striving for best in accordance to Islamic doctrines and divine commandments to dwell in Paradise is the ultimate goal of every Muslim. Life in a paradise is eternal and long lasting where there is no hatred, hardships or hindrances but mere peace. Quran entails the picturesque details elaborating it a goal to achieve for sheer Muslims. Entire Quran is celestial in its nature, but the adornment of the Quran is its pure beauty.

Reciting Surah Rahman with translation unfolds the beauty and sanctity of heaven that most of the Muslims are oblivious of incomprehension.

“O you who have believed, fear Allah and seek the means [of nearness] to Him and strive in His cause that you may succeed.” [5:35]

How to Dwell in Jannah:

Paradise is the place that Allah has created for his virtuous slaves, in which they will reside forever. It is destined for all those who will strive in the Path of Lord by abstaining from all lucrative and illegal things that Allah has ordered to refrain from it.  Believing in the omnipotence of Allah, following the commandments of Messenger enlisted in the Quran, hold onto Sunnah and Shariah, accomplishing the five pillars of Islam with absolute faith, benevolence with relatives and relinquishing what is destined to shunt in order to attain the place promised in paradise. Allah says:

“… And good men are [an object] of good words. Those [good people] are declared innocent of what the slanderers say. For them is forgiveness and noble provision (paradise).” [24:26]

Paradise and its attractions:

Allah’s Book is full of paradise attractions that have been quoted in its different sacred chapters. About paradise, Allah Almighty reveals:

“Is the description of Paradise, which the righteous are promised, wherein are rivers of water unaltered, rivers of milk the taste of which never changes, rivers of wine delicious to those who drink, and rivers of purified honey, in which they will have from all [kinds of] fruits and forgiveness from their Lord.” [47:15]

The Jannah that Allah has made for the piety ones contain greenery and gardens that will hold beauty and charm at its peak, underneath will flow rivers that will reflect the magnanimity of the sole artist and creator of the universe and heaven.

“.. And give good tidings to those who believe and do righteous deeds that they will have gardens [in Paradise] beneath which rivers flow.” [2:25]

Paradise will contain trees and fruits that will have everlasting taste and the light that will enlighten the whole realm of Jannah. The soil will be off while color bearing the fragrance of musk and reflections like pearls and rubies. There will be no fear, no sickness, and no calamity in the hereafter except contentment of hearts and eternal happiness along festivities of blessings from the Exalted Lord. They will eat and drink with ease without any resentment verily this is the place that Allah has promised to its virtuous followers that he will bless them while the ignorant and transgressors will rot in hell.

The aforementioned are few of the glimpses of those bounties that Allah will bestow on the righteous ones. The life and lavishness we are living in is temporary and will vanish with a single squeak when the day of Qayamah will last, that will be the time when the idolaters will be flogged to hell and have no mercy. The time is nigh and better is to avert back to the teaching until it is too late as narrated in the Quran:

“Say, The enjoyment of this world is little, and the Hereafter is better for he who fears Allah . And injustice will not be done to you, [even] as much as a thread [inside a date seed]." [4:77]

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