Jannah” – also known as paradise or garden in Islam – is described in the Qur’an as an eternal future life, of peace and happiness, where the faithful and the righteous are rewarded.
The Qur’an says that the righteous will rest in the presence of God, in the “gardens below which the rivers flow”. The word “Jannah” comes from an Arabic word that means “to cover or hide something”. Heaven, therefore, is an invisible place for us. Jannah is the ultimate destination in the afterlife for Muslims.
The Jannah as described in the Quran
The Qur’an describes Jannah as:
“… A beautiful place of final return – a garden of eternity whose doors will always be open to them.” [Holy Quran 38: 49-50]
People entering Jannah:
“AND THEY WILL SAY:“ PRAISE TO ALLAH, WHO MADE SADNESS GO AWAY FROM US! CERTAINLY, OUR LORD IS FORGIVING, GRATEFUL. “HE IS THE ONE WHO, FOR HIS FAVOR, MADE US LIVE IN THE RESIDENCE ABODE. NO FATIGUE TOUCHES US, IN IT, NOR DOES IT TOUCH US, IN IT, EXHAUSTION. ” [HOLY QURAN 35: 34-35]
The Qur’an says that in Jannah:
“… In it, there are rivers of never-smelling water, and rivers of milk, whose flavor does not change, and rivers of wine, delightful for those who drink it, and rivers of purified honey. And in it, they will have all kinds of fruits, and forgiveness from their Lord. ” [Holy Quran 47:15]
Pleasures of Jannah
At Jannah, there is no sense of possible harm; there is no fatigue and Muslims are never asked to leave.
Muslims in paradise, according to the Qur’an, wear gold, pearls, diamonds and clothes made of the finest silk, and recline on high thrones. In Jannah, there is no pain, sadness or death – there is only joy, happiness and pleasure.
It is this garden of paradise – where the trees are stacked on top of each other, where clean, fresh water flows constantly, and where companions have big, beautiful and bright eyes – that Allah promises to the just.
There are no fights or drunkenness at Jannah – there are four rivers called Saihan, Jaihan, Furat and Nil. There are great mountains made of musk and valleys made of pearls and rubies.
Best Ways to Join Jannah
To enter one of the eight doors of Jannah in Islam, Muslims are asked to perform righteous acts, to be sincere, to seek knowledge, to fear the most merciful, to go to the mosque every morning and afternoon, to be free of arrogance, as well as spoils of war and debt, answer the call to prayer with sincerity and heart, build a mosque, repent and raise righteous children.
Whoever it is, whose last words are ” La ilaha illa Allah “, it is said, will enter Jannah – but can only really enter Jannah by achieving salvation through the judgment of God.