بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah The most Gracious The Most Merciful
What is Jannah? Who are the people of Jannah? Why do they deserve Jannah? Will non muslims enter Jannah?
Verses in the Qur’an that Describe Jannah:
And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds, that for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise). Every time they will be provided with a fruit therefrom, they will say: “This is what we were provided with before,” and they will be given things in resemblance (i.e. in the same form but different in taste) and they shall have therein Azwajun Mutahharatun (purified mates or wives) and they will abide therein forever. (Surah Al baqarah 2:25).
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “No person knows what is kept hidden for them of joy as a reward for what they used to do” ( Surah al-Sajdah 32:17).
(there will be) therein all that inner‑selves could desire, and all that eyes could delight in and you will abide therein forever” (Surah al-Zukhruf 43:71)
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said (that Allaah said): ‘I have prepared for My righteous slaves that which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and it has never entered the mind of man.’ Recite if you wish: No person knows what is kept hidden for them of joy as a reward for what they used to do” (Surah Al-Sajdah 32:17). (Al-Bukhaari, 3244; Muslim 2824).
The Jewish man said: What will be presented to them first when they enter Paradise? He said: “Caudate lobe of whale liver.” He said: What food will be given to them after that? He said: “The bull of Paradise, which used to graze along its edges, will be slaughtered for them.” He said: What will their drink be? He said: “From a spring there that is called Salsabeel.”… (Narrated by Muslim, 315)
There is a hadeeth which states that they will enter Paradise “aged thirty-three years” (narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2545; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Takhreej al-Mishkaat, 5634). Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) said concerning this age: “There is obvious wisdom behind this, for it is the most perfect age at which one is most able to enjoy physical pleasures, and the age at which one’s health and strength are most perfect.” (Haadi al-Arwaah, p. 111).
Delights in Al Jannah for the Believers:
For them there will be a known provision (in Paradise). (41) Fruits; and they shall be honoured. (42) In the Gardens of delight (Paradise). (43) Facing one another on thrones. (44) Round them will be passed a cup of pure wine. (45) White, delicious to the drinkers. (46) Neither will they have Ghoul (any kind of hurt, abdominal pain, headache, a sin) from that, nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom.(47) And beside them will be Qasirat-at-Tarf [chaste females (wives), restraining their glances (desiring none except their husbands)], with wide and beautiful eyes. (48) (Delicate and pure) as if they were (hidden) eggs (well) preserved. (Surah As-Saffaat 37:41-49)
Verily, the Muttaqun (the pious. See V.2:2), will be in place of Security (Paradise). (51) Among Gardens and Springs. (52) Dressed in fine silk and (also) in thick silk, facing each other. (53) So (it will be). And We shall marry them to Hur (fair female) with wide, lovely eyes. (54) They will call therein for every kind of fruit in peace and security. (55) They will never taste death therein except the first death (of this world), and He will save them from the torment of the blazing Fire. (56) As a Bounty from your Lord! That will be the supreme success! (Surah Ad-Dukhan 44:51-57)
“Wherein both will be Qaasiraat‑ut‑Tarf [chaste females (wives) restraining their glances, desiring none except their husbands], whom no man or jinni has touched before them” (Surah Ar-Rahmaan 55:56).
What has been proven from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is that they “will never lose their youth.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2539; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 2062).
“When the people of Paradise enter Paradise, Allaah will say, ‘Do you want anything more?’ They will say, ‘Have You not brightened our faces, admitted us to Paradise and saved us from Hell?’ Then the veil will be lifted and they will not have seen anything more dear to them than looking upon their Lord, may He be glorified and exalted. This is what is meant by ‘even more.’” Then he recited the verse (interpretation of the meaning): “For those who have done good is the best reward and even more (i.e. having the honour of glancing at the Countenance of Allaah)” (Surah Yoonus 10:26)
“Some faces that Day shall be Naadirah (shining and radiant). (22) Looking at their Lord (Allaah)”. (23) (Surah al-Qiyaamah 75:22-23)
Jareer ibn ‘Abd-Allaah said: “We were sitting with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), looking at the moon on the night of the fourteenth (of the month). He said, ‘You will see your Lord with your own eyes just as you are looking at this (moon), without any doubt that you are seeing Him.’” (al-Bukhaari, 6883; Muslim, 1002)
The People of Jannah:
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Abu Bakr will be in Paradise, ‘Umar will be in Paradise, ‘Uthmaan will be in Paradise, ‘Ali will be in Paradise, Talhah will be in Paradise, al-Zubayr will be in Paradise, ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn ‘Awf will be in Paradise, Sa’d will be in Paradise, Sa’eed will be in Paradise, and Abu ‘Ubaydah ibn al-Jarraah will be in Paradise.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3680).
Sa’d is Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqaas, and Sa’eed is Sa’eed ibn Zayd. There are also a number of other Sahaabah who were given the glad tidings of Paradise, such as Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid, ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Salaam, ‘Ukaashah ibn Muhsan and others, but the ten mentioned above are called the ten who were given the glad tidings of Paradise because their glad tidings came in one hadeeth. And Allaah knows best.
Jafar ibn Abi Talib bin Abdul Mutaalib, Saad bin Muadh, Bilal bin Rabah, Abu Dahdah al Ansari, Umayr bin al hamaam al ansari the first from the Ansaar who was martyred in Badr, Zaid bin Haritha, Thabit bin Qays, Hatib bin Abi Balta, Hamzah bin Abdul Muttalib bin Hashim, Amro bin Thabit, Waeaqa bin Nawfal, Abdullah bin Salaam, Haritha bin al-Nu’man, Ukaasha bin Muhsin, Haritha bin Suraqa, Hassan ibn Ali, Hussain ibn Ali, Fatima az Zahra, Ayesha bint Abu Bakr, Umm Haram bint Milhan, Umm Sulaym and Umm Zufar.
And those who believe and whose offspring follow them in Faith, to them shall We join their offspring, and We shall not decrease the reward of their deeds in anything. Every person is a pledge for that which he has earned. (21) And We shall provide them with fruit and meat, such as they desire. (22) There they shall pass from hand to hand a (wine) cup, free from any Laghw (dirty, false, evil vagin talk between them), and free from sin (because it will be lawful for them to drink). (23) And there will go round boy-servants of theirs, to serve them as if they were preserved pearls. (24) (Surah At-Tur 52:21-24)
Part of Paradise on Earth:
The Black Stone. It was narrated in a hadeeth that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The Black Stone came down from Paradise and it was whiter than milk, but the sins of the sons of Adam turned it black.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi 877).