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:
” And some of them draw near to others, questioning, saying, “Aforetime we were afraid with our families [of the punishment of Allah], but Allah has been gracious to us, and has saved us from the torment of the Fire. Verily, we used to invoke Him [Alone and none else] before. Verily He is Al-Barr, the All-Merciful. ” [52:25-28]
The Wishes of the People of Paradise
Some of the People of Paradise will wish for things that will be fulfilled in the strangest ways, unlike anything that happens in this world. The Messenger (Salallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) told of some of these and how they will be fulfilled.
Abu Hurayrah said that the Prophet (Salallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) was speaking and a bedouin man was present. The Prophet (Salallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) said: ” A man from the people of Paradise will ask his Rabb for permission to grow things. Allah will ask him, “Do you not have what you want?” He will say, “Of course, but I love to grow things.” So he will sow the seeds and in the blinking of an eye the plant will grow and its fruit will ripen and become like mountains. Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala) will say, “Here it is. O son of Aadam nothing satisfies you!” The Bedouin said, “By Allah! you wont find him except he is from Quraysh or the Ansaar for these are the people that love to grow things. As for us, we don’t grow anything!” The Messenger of Allah (Salallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) laughed.” [Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh, 3/95, no. 5653]