How will conversations be in Paradise, will you please explain it by giving references from sources?
Submitted by on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 13:18
Dear Brother / Sister,
People who enter Paradise will know each other. That is, anyone will know who is who. However, a person can be present in one thousand places at once. Besides, there is a difference between a plastic orange and a real one; the benefactions in this world are just like plastic when compared to the ones in Paradise. In order to understand the real one, a person should see and realize it.
Of course, there will be the benefaction of conversation in paradise, where there will be all kinds of benefactions. However, conversations in Paradise will be much different from the conversations of the world life. It is very difficult to give the details of the conversations of Paradise because the sources do not give many details about these subjects. However, we will examine some views of Paradise in items:
Verily the Companions of the Garden shall that Day have joy in all that they do; They and their associates will be in pleasant shade, reclining on thrones (of dignity) (Surah Ya Seen, 36/55-56).
And We shall remove from their hearts any lurking sense of injury: (they will be) brothers (joyfully) facing each other on thrones (of dignity). (Al-Hijr, 15/47)
The conversation between the folk of Paradise and the folk of Hell:
Except the Companions of the Right Hand. (They will be) in Gardens (of Delight); they will question each other And (ask) of the Sinners: "What led you into Hell-Fire?" They will say: "We were not of those who prayed (Al-Muddathir, 74/39-43)
The Companions of the Garden will call out to the Companions of the Fire: "We have indeed found the promises of our Lord to us true: have you also found your Lord's promises true?" They shall say "yes" (Surah Al-Araf, 7/44)
The companions of the fire will call the companions of the garden; "pour down to us water or anything that Allah doth provide for your sustenance." They will say: "Both these things hath Allah forbidden to those who rejected Him.” (Al-Araf, 7/50).
Greeting the folk of Paradise:
And those who feared their Lord will be led to the Garden in crowds: until behold, they arrive there; its gates will be opened: and its Keepers will say: "Peace be upon you! Well have ye done! Enter ye here, to dwell therein. They will say: "Praise be to Allah, Who has truly fulfilled His promise to us, and has given us (this) land in heritage: we can dwell in the Garden as we will: how excellent a reward for those who work (righteousness)!" (Az-Zumar, 39/73-74).
Their Last Words:
Praise be to Allah, Who hath guided us to this (felicity): never could we have found guidance, had it not been for the guidance of Allah… (al-Araf, 7/43)
The Prayers of the folk of Paradise;
(This will be) their cry therein: "Glory to Thee O Allah!" and "Peace" will be their greeting therein! And the close of their cry will be: "Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds!" (Surah Yunus, 10/10).
As for the conversation, which is one of the best benefactions of Paradise:
Since paradise is a place where all kinds of pleasures are present, the nicest conversations will be there. The following verses show it very clearly:
Verily the Companions of the Garden shall that Day have joy in all that they do; They and their associates will be in pleasant shade, reclining on thrones (of dignity)” (Ya Seen 55-56)
To them will be passed round, dishes and goblets of gold: there will be there all that the souls could desire all that the eyes could delight in: and ye shall abide therein (for aye). Such will be the Garden of which ye are made heirs for your (good) deeds (in life). Ye shall have therein abundance of fruit, from which ye shall have satisfaction.” (Az-Zukhruf, 71-73)
But Allah will deliver them from the evil of that Day, and will shed over them a Light of Beauty and a (blissful) Joy. And because they were patient and constant, He will reward them with a Garden and (garments of) silk. Reclining in the (Garden) on raised thrones, they will see there neither the sun's (excessive heat) nor (the moon's) excessive cold. And the shades of the (Garden) will come low over them, and the bunches (of fruit) there will hang low in humility. And amongst them will be passed round vessels of silver and goblets of crystal― Crystal-clear, made of silver: they will determine the measure thereof (according to their wishes). And they will be given to drink there of a Cup (of Wine) mixed with Zanjabil― A fountain there, called Salsabil. And round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness): if thou seest them, thou wouldst think them scattered Pearls. And when thou lookest, it is there thou wilt see a Bliss and a Realm Magnificent. Upon them will be Green Garments of fine silk and heavy brocade, and they will be adorned with Bracelets of silver; and their Lord will give to them to drink of a Wine Pure and Holy. "Verily this is a Reward for you, and your Endeavour is accepted and recognised." (Al-Insan, 76/11-22)
Furthermore, their Lord who prepared such beauties such as Paradise and a life which is full of blessings beyond imagination will greet them and say “salam”. Our creator Allah (SWT), will greet the folk of Paradise who are in conversation.
We will hear our Lord’s greeting and salutation personally. There, we will hear and listen our Lord’s greeting from Himself. This is, in fact, an irreplaceable benefaction. Being addressed by Allah’s greeting! What prosperity!
Questions on Islam
- What is the wisdom behind the gradual beautification of Paradise? Since everyone will be rewarded fully for their prayers, why do the benefactions of Paradise rewards increasingly continue?
- Surah 15. Al-Hijr (Stoneland, Rock City)
- Will our personality not develop in Paradise?
- Who are the people of A'raf (Purgatory) that will know the People of Paradise and Hell by their faces mentioned in verse 46 of the chapter of al-A'raf?
- Surah 78. An-Naba' (The Tidings, The Announcement)
- Surah 18. Al-Kahf (The Cave)
- Surah 52. At-Tur (The Mount)
- Surah 25. Al-Furqan (The Criterion, The Standard)
- Surah 10. Yunus (Jonah)
- Surah 36. Ya Sin (Ya-sin)