The Delights of the People of Paradise: The Gatherings and Conversations of the People of Paradise The people of Paradise will visit one another, in delightful gatherings where they will remember their lives in this world and how Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala) has blessed them by admitting them to Paradise. Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala) described the gatherings of the people of Paradise: ” And We shall remove from their breasts any lurking sense of injury, [they will be like] brothers, [joyfully] facing each other on thrones [of dignity]. ” [15:47] Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala) has also described some of the kinds of conversation that will take place in their gatherings: ”
The Delights of the People of Paradise: The Couches of the People of Paradise The palaces of Paradise have been prepared, and in their gardens are places to sit and recline, beautiful couches of delightful colours and high beds whose interiors are lined with silk brocade, let alone how magnificent their outward appearance must be. There are cushions and splendid carpets laid out in the most delightful fashion. Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala) says: ” Therein will be thrones raised high, And cups set at hand, and cushions set in rows, and rich carpets [all spread out]” [88:13-16] ” They will recline [with ease] on thrones arranged in ranks. And We shall
The Delights of the People of Paradise: The Clothing, Jewellery and Incense-Burners Of the People of Paradise The people of Paradise will wear the most luxurious clothes, amongst other things, garments of silk and bracelets of gold, silver and pearls. Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala) says: ” And their recompense will be Paradise, and silken garments, because they were patient.” [76:12] “… wherein they will be adorned with bracelets of gold and pearls, and their garments will be of silk.” [ 22:23] “… They will be adorned with bracelets of silver, and their Rabb will give them a pure drink.” [76:21] Their clothes will be colourful, including garments of green silk and brocade: “..
The Delights of the People of Paradise: The Superiority of Paradise Over the Pleasures of This World (continued) 2⃣ The Hereafter is also better from the perspective of quality. The clothing, food, drink, jewellery and palaces of the people of Paradise will be far superior to their counterparts in this world. There is in fact no room for comparison, as even the smallest space in Paradise is better than this world and all that is in it. The Messenger of Allah (Salallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) said, ” The space of a whip in Paradise is better than this world and everything in it” [Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh, 3/85, no. 5613] The Prophet (Salallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam)
The People of Paradise: The Way to Paradise is Very Hard Paradise is very high, and ascending lofty places takes a great deal of effort. The way to Paradise is filled with things that go against human wishes and inclinations. This needs strong determination and willpower. In a hadith narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim from Abu Hurayrah (Radiallaahu Anhu) the Messenger of Allah (Salallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) said, ” Hell has been veiled with desires, and Paradise has been veiled with [surrounded by] hardships.” an-Nasaa’ee, at-Tirmidhi, and Abu Dawud report from Abu Hurayrah (Radiallaahu Anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (Salallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) said, ” When Allah created Paradise, He told Jibreel,