"Heaven" / Jannah / Paradise in Islam
Heaven is also known as Paradise. It goes by the Islamic
name of Jannah. There are many levels of Paradise depending
on how righteous a person is on Earth. The highest level
that all Muslims are encouraged to ask for is Jannatul
Like with other aspects of the
unseen, Muslims are obligated to believe in Heaven in order
to complete their faith.
The bounties and beauty of
Heaven are immense, so much so that it is beyond abilities
of mankind’s worldly mind to comprehend.
However, Allah, in his Mercy,
has given us descriptions of what Heaven is like as an
incentive for us to strive to please Him and earn His
ultimate reward – which is a place in Heaven.
Eternal Life – Paradise is forever.
Once a Muslim reaches Paradise, he will not want to be
anywhere else and he will live there for eternity.
Wealth and Riches – there will be an
abundance of wealth and beauty in Paradise. Allah says
in the Quran, Surah Al Kahf, verse 31: “For them will be
Gardens of eternity; beneath them rivers will flow; they
will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold, and they
will wear green garments of fine silk and heavy brocade.
They will recline therein on raised thrones. How good
[is] the recompense! How beautiful a couch [is there] to
- Eligibility for
Paradise – whoever has worshipped no one but
Allah is qualified to enter Heaven. This includes the
followers of past prophets such as Noah, Abraham, Moses,
Jesus, etc who adhered to their true teachings and
worshipped Allah without partners. However, according to
Islamic teachings, the followers of Muhammad (may
Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) will be more
abundant in Heaven than those of other prophets.
- Great Rewards
bounties of Paradise cannot be comprehended when
compared to worldly riches. Allah has told us many
things about Paradise, but in a narration in Saheeh
Muslim, the Prophet said: “Never mind what Allah has
told you; what He has not told you is even greater.”
Resources on Paradise / Heaven / Jannah
10 Steps To Jannah
Rememberance of Death and
Description of Paradise in the Glorious Quran
Paradise Under Which Rivers Flow
Path to Paradise (Jannah)
Road to Paradise
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