18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Greatest Delight

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When those deserving of Paradise enter Paradise, the Blessed and Exalted will ask: ‘Do you wish Me to give you anything more?’ They will say: ‘Have You not brightened our faces? Have You not made us enter Paradise and saved us from Fire?’ He (Allah) will then lift the veil (from their eyes), and of things given to them nothing will be dearer to them than the sight of their Lord, the Mighty and the Glorious." [Sahih Muslim]

Doubtless we, men and women, are promised to have what we want in Jannah; Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says in the Quran: “Therein you shall have (all) that your inner selves desire, and therein you shall have (all) which you ask for.” [41:31-32] But the greatest reward for the people in Jannah will be to view the Countenance (Appearance) of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).

Despite having all that their hearts desire, the greatest treat for the inhabitants of Jannah will be to look at the Countenance of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic. There will be nothing more delightful, satisfying and fulfilling, than looking at Him.

When we view a really scenic place on earth, for example a green valley carpeted with flowers and surrounded by majestic mountains or a white beach with palm trees and clear turquoise water, our eyes wish to keep feasting on the gorgeous scene forever and never have to look at anything drab again. Imagine how beautiful Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) must be that the greatest pleasure in Jannah will be to look at Allah’s Face.

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