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1. The believer in Paradise will be given the strength of one hundred men.

 

 

Anas reported that the Prophet (saw) said:” The believer in Paradise will be given such and such sexual strength.” He was asked,” O Messenger of Allah, will he really be able to do that?” He said:” He will be given strength of one hundred men.” (Tirmidhi)

 

 

2. The people of Paradise will laugh at the people of Fire. After Allah (swt) admits the people of Paradise to Paradise, they will call out to their opponents among the disbelievers in Hell, rebuking and scolding them:” And the dwellers of Paradise will call out to the dwellers of the Fire saying:” We have indeed found true what our Lord promised us; have you also found true what your Lord promised (warning)?” They will say, ‘Yes.” Then a crier will proclaim between them:” The curse of Allah is on the zaalimoon (wrongdoers).” (Qur’an 7: 44)

 

The kuffar (disbelievers) used to dispute with the believers in this world, making fun of them and insulting them, but on that Day the believers will be victorious. They will be in a state of everlasting joy, looking at the wrongdoers and making fun of them.

 

Allah (swt) said:” Verily, Al-Abraar (the pious who fear Allah and avoid evil) will be in delight (Paradise), on thrones, looking at all things. You will recognize in their faces the brightness of delight. They will be given to drink of pure sealed wine; the last thereof will be the smell of musk, and for this let (all) those strive who want to strive. It (that wine) will be mixed with tasneem, a spring whereof drink those nearest to Allah. Verily, (during the earthly life) those who committed crimes used to laugh at those who believed, and whenever they passed by them, used to wink to one another (in mockery); and when they retuned to their own people, they would return jesting; and when they saw them, they said:” Verily! These have indeed gone astray!” But they (disbelievers) had not been sent as watchers over them (the believers). But this Day those who believe will laugh at the disbelievers on high thrones, looking at all things. Are not the disbelievers paid fully for what they used to do?” (Qur’an 83: 22-36)

 

By Allah, the kuffar will finally get the punishment that they deserve, a punishment that fits their crimes. The believer who is now in the luxury of Paradise will remember that colleague who used to encourage him to follow kuffar in this world and called him to embrace those misguided principles that would have placed him in ranks of the kuffar and enemies of Allah.

 

He will tell his companions about that former colleague, and tell them to look at him and his punishment. When he will see how he is being punished, he will realize the extent of the blessing that Allah has bestowed upon him, and how Allah has saved him from a similar fate.

 

He will then address his former companion and rebuke him:” Then they will turn to one another, mutually questioning. A speaker of them will say:’ Verily, I had companion (in this world), who used to say,’ Are you among those who believe in resurrection after death, that when we die and become dust and bones, shall we indeed be raised up to receive reward or punishment (according to our deeds)?’” The man said:” Will you look down?” So he looked down and saw him in the midst of the Fire. He said,” By Allah! You have nearly ruined me had it not been for the Grace of my Lord, I would certainly have been among those brought forth to Hell.” Allah informs about the true believer that he said:” Are we then not to die any more? Except our first death and we shall not be punished (after we have entered Paradise)?” Truly, this is the supreme success!” (Qur’an 37: 50-60)  

 

3. Tasbeeh and takbeer are among the delights of the people of Paradise. Paradise is the abode of reward and delight, not of trials and testing. The Prophet (saw) described the first group to enter Paradise and said:” They will glorify Allah morning and evening.” (Bukhari)

 

Shaikh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah stated that this tasbeeh and takbeer will be one of the pleasures enjoyed by the people of Paradise. He said:” This is not the kind of obligatory work that is done for the sake of a specific reward. It is the same as the kind of deeds that people do for pleasure and enjoyment.”

 

(Prepared by Umar al-Ashqar)