Why is there no sense of jealousy in Paradise?

The Details of the Question

- A person who is not jealous of his wife is blamed and asked, “Are you a pig?”
- Why are there no feelings of love, being loved, belonging, falling in love, etc. in Paradise?

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

Such interpretations are the products of wrong thinking originating from complete lack of information. We will present the truth about the issue in a few articles:

- There may not be any jealousy that causes evil, that is annoying, disturbing, and that takes place within the framework of unnecessary sensitivity in Paradise because there is no environment to cause such jealousy there. The most important reason underlying the jealousy in the world is the possibility of one’s lover’s inclination to someone else. However, there is no environment that will lead to such a possibility in Paradise because everyone’s feelings will occur in the atmosphere of love in the legitimate circle.

“In them will be (Maidens), chaste, restraining their glances, whom no man or Jinn before them has touched.” (ar-Rahman, 55/56)

Along with the existence of a great love in Paradise, the verse above indicates that there is no environment that triggers the feeling of jealousy in Paradise.

The members of the same family and spouses will definitely be at the forefront of the scene - free from all kinds of negative feelings including jealousy, and full of love - described in the verses below:

“(They will be) on Thrones encrusted (with gold and precious stones), Reclining on them, facing each other. Round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness), With goblets, (shining) beakers, and cups (filled) out of clear-flowing fountains: No after-ache will they receive therefrom, nor will they suffer intoxication:

And with fruits, any that they may select: And the flesh of fowls, any that they may desire. And (there will be) Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes,- Like unto Pearls well-guarded. A Reward for the deeds of their past (life).

Not frivolity will they hear therein, nor any taint of ill,- Only the saying, ‘Peace! Peace’.” (al-Waqia, 56/15-26)

- The mutual love of the spouses is indicated in the verses below because the scenes depicted there make the flavor honey flow with love only.

“Gardens of perpetual bliss: they shall enter there, as well as the righteous among their fathers, their spouses, and their offspring: and angels shall enter unto them from every gate (with the salutation): ‘Peace unto you for that ye persevered in patience! Now how excellent is the final home!’” (ar-Rad, 13/23-24)

“Verily the Companions of the Garden shall that Day have joy in all that they do; They and their associates will be in groves of (cool) shade, reclining on Thrones (of dignity); (Every) fruit (enjoyment) will be there for them; they shall have whatever they call for…” (Yasin, 36/55-57)

- Love and scenes full of love between spouses are pointed out in the verses below because happiness occurs only with love.

“(Being) those who have believed in Our Signs and bowed (their wills to Ours) in Islam. Enter ye the Garden, ye and your wives, in (beauty and) rejoicing. To them will be passed round, dishes and goblets of gold: there will be there all that the souls could desire, all that their ayes could delight in: and ye shall abide therein (for eye). Such will be the Garden of which ye are made heirs for your (good) deeds (in life).” (az-Zukhruf, 43/69-72)

- It is possible to see information in hadiths that love and affection between spouses will increase day by day: For example, the following hadith is included in Muslim:

“In Paradise there is a street to which the people of Paradise come every Friday. The north wind will blow and scatter fragrance on their faces and on their clothes and add to their beauty and loveliness. Then they will go back to their family after having an added luster to their beauty and loveliness. Their wives will say to them: ‘By Allah, you have been increased in beauty and loveliness after leaving us.’ The men will say: ‘By Allah, you have also increased in beauty and loveliness after us.’” (Muslim, Jannah, 13)

Increase in beauty in the hadith means increase in mutual love and affection because love and affection stem from material-spiritual beauty. As beauty increases, love also increases. Reducing such expressions to mere sensual feelings and relationships is the product of thoughts in which animal aspect overweigh.

Expressions such as week-Friday in the hadith aim to express a time period known by the people in the world so that it will be easy to understand. (Nawawi, the explanation of the hadith in question)

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