Jannat is an abode which Almighty Allah has created for the believers. He has placed such splendors in Jannat, that no eye has ever seen this before and no ear has ever heard of it, and nor has the thought of these splendors even passed through the mind of any person. None can ever experience the true realities and bounties of Jannat (in this world). The only one that has been blessed with experiencing all the bounties and all the beauties of Jannat is the holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam).
Whatever has been explained about Jannat, is only to give one an idea of the beauties and splendors of Jannat. The most beautiful things on this earth can not be compared in any way to anything in Jannat. There is no doubt, that nothing can be compared to Holy Paradise, but the Holy Kaaba is greater in status than Jannat and as for the Blessed Grave of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), then this is even greater than the Kaaba and more majestic than the Arsh of Allah which is the most Majestic station in the skies.
The Arsh is a creation of Allah and the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is the greatest of all creation. It is thus very evident that the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) being the greatest of Allah’s creation is without doubt more exalted in position than the Arsh.
One can therefore not compare the pleasures and tranquility of Jannat. If one of the maidens of Jannat has to peep into the world, then through her beauty, the entire skies and earth will be lit up and be filled with fragrance. Her beauty will surpass the brightness of the sun and the moon. Her head gear is greater than the world and all its possessions. If a Hoor (maiden of Jannat) has to show her palm between the skies and the earth, then the creation will be plunged into turmoil due to her beauty. If she reveals her head gear, then its beauty will be more than that of the sun. The sun compared to the beauty of her headgear will be like a candle in front of the sun. If anything from Jannat equivalent to a finger nail has to fall onto earth then the entire skies and earth will be adorned by it. If the comb of a Jannati is revealed, then the brightness of the sun will be hidden. The smallest space in Jannat (even an amount of space that one needs to keep a dustbin) is greater than the world and all its possessions. Only Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) know how vast Jannat is. The explanation for understanding is that it has one hundred levels. The distance between every two levels is the distance between the skies and the earth. As for the issue of how vast each level is, then no such narration comes to mind right now. It is mentioned in Tirmizi Shareef, that if all the worlds have to put into one level, then this one level is sufficient for everything. There is a tree in Jannat that if a fast horse has to ride in its shade for a hundred years, it will still remain under its shade. The doors of Jannat are so broad that from one end to the other of one door is the distance that a fast horse will travel in seventy years. With all this, the amount of people that will enter Jannat will be so many, that they will be touching elbows struggling to enter. Because of the crowds of people, the doors will start to make noises. There are all types of Mansions therein, which are made of precious stones. They are so beautiful and pure, that the inside can be seen from outside and the outside can be seen from inside.
The walls of Jannat are made from gold and silver bricks, which are fixed together by musk. One brick will be made of gold followed by a silver one. The ground will be made of saffron and instead of stones; there will be pearls and other precious stones. It is in one narration that the bricks of Jannat are of white pearl, reddish diamonds, green emeralds. These bricks have been placed alternately and are bound by musk. Instead of grass, there is saffron, pearls instead of stones, and sand made from amber. There is a tent in Jannat, made from pearls. The height of this tent will be sixty miles. There are four rivers in Jannat. One of water, one of milk, one of honey and one of heavenly wine. There are streams which flow from each river into the homes of every Jannati. The streams in Jannat do not flow after being dug up, but they flow on the surface. The banks of each stream are of pearls and rubies and the sand below the water is made from musk.
The wine of Jannat is not like the wine of this world, which is overcome with a foul odor and a bitter taste and causes a person to become drunk, and lose his sense of judgment. The wine of Jannat is pure of all the above mentioned shortcomings (which are found in the wine of the world). The Jannatis will eat all delicacies in Jannat. Whatever they desire for will appear before them. If a person sees a bird and wishes to taste its flesh, then immediately it will appear well cooked before him. If he thinks of water etc. then the Jug will come by itself in his hand. The jugs will have the exact amount of water, milk or honey in it that the person desires. There will not be one drop more or less than desired by the Jannati. After the person drinks from it, it will return to where it came from. In Jannat there will be no impurities, such as urine, stool, nose fluid or ear fluid etc. The Jannatis will only burp a fragrant and comfortable burp. Ones perspiration will be fragrant and comfortable and this will cause all the food eaten to be digested. The scent of musk will be present in ones burp and perspiration. Every person will have the strength of one hundred men, to eat, drink and gain sexual satisfaction. Those in Jannat will continuously make Tasbeeh with intent and without intent like the flow of ones breath. There will be ten thousand servants standing at the head side of every person. Each one of them will have a bowl of gold and a bowl of silver in their hands, which will be full of all exalted and splendid things. No matter how much a person eats, the taste will never become less. In reality the taste will increase. Every morsel will have seventy tastes and each taste will be better than the next, which will be felt simultaneously. The clothes of the Jannatis will never become old and they will remain young forever. When the first group of Muslims enters Jannat, their faces will be as bright as the full moon. The second Jamaats faces will be as bright as the brightest star. They will all live in harmony and there will be no disunity or jealousy amongst them.
From amongst the maidens of Jannat given to the men, there will be at least two such maidens, that even though they will be wearing seventy sets of clothes, there ankles will be seen through these clothes like red wine is seen through a clear glass and this is because Almighty Allah has compared them to rubies. If one makes a hole in a ruby and threads a string through it, then the string will be clearly seen through the precious gemstone. A man will see his face in her face more clear than seeing in a mirror. The smallest pearl that she wears will be so beautiful, that it will give brightness from the east right up to the West. One narration says that if a man places his hand on her back, then he will be able to see it through her clothes and flesh. If the clothes of Jannat have to be worn in the world, then all those who see it will fall unconscious, and the sights of the people will not be able to bear its powerful rays. When a man goes to a maiden of Jannat, he will find her pure and chaste as the first time, but there will be no discomfort for the male or female. If a hoor has to drop her saliva into the sea, then because of the sweetness of her saliva, the entire see will become sweet.
It is in one narration that if the maidens of Jannat have to drop there saliva into the seven seas, then the seven seas would become sweeter than honey. When a person enters Jannat, then two maidens will sing to him at his head side in a very beautiful voice. There singing will not be the shaitaani songs of this world, b
ut it will be the Praise of Almighty Allah. They have such sweet voices, that the creation has never heard such a sweet voice. They will also sing a song in which they will say, ‘We are to live for ever and will never die. We are those in comfort and will never be trapped in discomfort. We are happy and will never be sad. Congratulations to those who have become ours and we have become theirs. With the exception of hair on the head, eye lashes and eye brows, the Jannatis will not have any other hair. An ordinary Jannati will receive 80 000 servants and seventy two wives. He will be given such a crown that the smallest pearl in it will illuminate the entire east and west. If a person wishes to have a child, then they will become pregnant and have a child within a moment. They will not be older than thirty years of age. They will not feel the need to sleep, since sleep is a kind of death. When the Jannati enters Jannat, then each will receive a status according to his or her deeds.
After a week, the Jannatis will be given the permission of vision of Almighty Allah. The Arsh of Allah will appear in one of the gardens of Paradise and the Jannatis will see Almighty Allah. Pulpits of Light, pearls, rubies, emeralds, gold, silver, musk and camphor will be laid for the Jannatis to sit on. None of them will feel inferior to another. They will see Almighty Allah so clearly, as every person sees the sun or the full moon from wherever He is (this is an example without comparison). Almighty Allah will address some of the Jannatis reminding of their sins and wrongs. He will say, ‘O certain person, the son of certain! Do you remember that which you did on such and such a day’ The person being addressed will humbly say, ‘O Allah, have you not pardoned me? Allah will say, ‘Yes I have pardoned you. It is through my Mercy that you have received this position. ‘Everyone will still be in this highly special condition, when the sky will become overcast with clouds and a fragrance will rain upon them, and it will be a fragrance that they have never smelt before. Almighty Allah will say, ‘Go towards the place of respect which I have prepared for you and take as you desire.’ They will go towards a special market place which will be guarded by Angels. They will see those items, which they had never seen or heard off and nor did it cross their thoughts. They will be given whatever they desire. There will be no buying and selling. The Jannatis will meet with one another in this market place. The one with a less status will see the clothes of the one with higher status and admire it. All of a sudden he will feel that his own clothes are the best. This is because there is nor sadness in Jannat. From their, they will each go to their respective homes. Their wives will welcome them and say that their beauty has increased and is now more than when they had left their homes. They will say that they have been blessed with the honor of sitting before Almighty Allah. It is for this reason that we have become so illuminated.
When the Jannatis wish to meet with each other, then either their thrones will move to wherever they desire or they will be transported by very swift animals. If they intend to visit any person or place, then their desire will be instantly fulfilled. The Jannati who will be of the lowest order will have wives, orchards etc that will stretch out for a distance of a thousand years. The most chosen ones in Jannat will be blessed with having vision of Almighty Allah morning and evening. When the Jannatis enter Jannat, then Almighty Allah will ask if they desire anything else. They will say, ‘You brightened our faces and entered us into Jannat. You freed us from Hell. There is nothing else we desire.’ Then, the veils will be removed and the Jannatis will have vision of Almighty Allah. Could they receive anything greater and more valuable than the opportunity to have vision of Almighty Allah?
‘O Allah Almighty, Bless us with the great opportunity of making Your vision through the blessings of Your Beloved, Generous and Merciful Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam)’