|Living in Paradise|
While living in Paradise, will we desire things that we had liked in this world? |
Everything that the people of Paradise desire will be theirs: ‘… (there will be) therein all that one’s inner-self could desire, all that the eyes could delight in, and you will abide therein forever.’ (Quraan 43:71)
The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam was speaking about the people of Paradise when a Bedouin was present. He described how a man of the people of Paradise will ask his Lord’s permission to grow some plants. Allah will ask him, ‘Do you not already have all that you want?’ He will say, ‘Yes, but I like to grow things.’ So he will go and plant his seeds, and within the blinking of an eye they will grow, ripen, be harvested and piled up like mountains. We learn that whatever worldly desires one wishes for in Paradise can be fulfilled.
The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said: ‘If the believer in Paradise wishes for a child, it will be conceived and delivered, and will grow to the desired age in an instant.’ (Tirmidhi, 2487)
Whatever the people of Paradise desire will appear before them. If a person sees a bird and wishes to taste its flesh, it will appear well -cooked before him. ‘And (they will be served) with the flesh of fowls they desire.’ (Quraan 56:21)
Adapted from article by: Sheikh Salih Al-Munajjid
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