Jannah – What a beautiful name
The description of heaven is a beautiful garden, filled with greenery and flowing water. The Arabic word, Jannah, means “garden.”
“But give glad tidings to those who believe and work righteousness, that their portion is gardens, beneath which rivers flow” (Quran 2:25).
“Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a garden whose width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous” (Quran 3:133)
“Allah hath promised to Believers, men and women, gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein, and beautiful mansions in gardens of everlasting bliss. But the greatest bliss is the good pleasure of Allah. That is the supreme felicity” (Quran 9:72).
The people of Jannah will reunite with their parents, their spouses, and their offspring.
“Gardens of perpetual bliss: They shall enter there, as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and their offspring. Angels shall enter to them from every gate (with the salutation): ‘Peace be with you because you persevered in patience! Now how excellent is the final home!'” (13:23–24)
“And whoever obeys God and the Messenger—those will be with the ones upon whom God has bestowed favor—of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent are those as companions!” (Quran 4:69).
When the people of Jannah will reunite, they will remember all the times they spoke about Jannah in this world.
They’ll look back and laugh, at how short life was, and then smile because beautiful is their final abode.
The people of Jannah will have all that they desire. They will have plenty of food and drink, without any feelings of satiation or intoxication.
“…Every time they are fed with fruits therefrom, they say: ‘Why, this is what we were fed before,’ for they are given things in similitude…” (Quran 2:25).
“Therein you shall have (all) that your inner‑selves desire, and therein you shall have all for which you ask. An entertainment from Allah, the Oft‑Forgiving, Most Merciful” (Quran 41:31–32).
“Eat and drink at ease for that which you have sent forth (good deeds) in days past!” (Quran 69:24).
“…rivers of water incorruptible; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes…” (Quran 47:15).
One step into Jannah and they will remember no pain. They will say they never suffered, they will say they never cried.
A dip in Jannah, O how much we long for that moment.
The moment where we reunite, we hug our loved ones once again.
We forget about all the pain, and thank Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’la for all the tests!
How strange does it seem that these tests which weigh a ton on our chest, will one day elevate us, elevate us so high, that we will thank Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’la.
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “If Allah loves a people, then he afflicts them with trials. Whoever is patient has the reward of patience, and whoever is impatient has the fault of impatience.”
Thank Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’la for testing us, for loving us, and for giving us more than anyone could imagine.
Jannah is a place of eternity, vast, beautiful, peaceful, everything one can desire.
Be patient O slaves of Allah, for our Lord is more Merciful than a mother is to her child…
“O you who are patient! Bear a little more, just a little more remains.”
(Ibn al-Qayyim rahimahullaah)
Remember Jannah is a place of everlasting life.
“But those who have faith and work righteousness, they are companions of the garden. Therein shall they abide forever” (Quran 2:82).
“For such the reward is forgiveness from their Lord, and Gardens with rivers flowing underneath—an eternal dwelling. How excellent a recompense for those who work (and strive)!” (Quran 3:136).
May Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’la unite us together in Jannat Al-Firdaus.