Believers Seeing Allah (swt) in Paradise

Subhan’Allah what a beautiful sight that would be. Seeing the Lord of all the Worlds. In an authentic hadith narrated by Suhayb ar-Rumi (ra), the Prophet (saw) said that,

“When the people of Paradise enter Paradise, Allah – may He be blessed and exalted – will say: ‘Do you want anything more?’ They will say: Have You not made our faces bright? Have You not admitted us to Paradise and saved us from Hell?’ Then the veil will be removed and they will not be given anything more beloved to them than looking at their Lord, may He be glorified and exalted.”

-Narrated in Muslim

As part of our iman, we believe that the true believers will see Allah (swt) on the Day of Judgment and in Jannah. This is in Surah al-Qiyamah where Allah (swt) says,

“Some faces that Day shall be Nadirah (shining and radiant).

Looking at their Lord (Allah).”

-Surah al-Qiyamah, Ayahs 22-23

By far, this is the greatest blessing that the believers will be granted. Furthermore, from our belief, we as Muslims also believe that in Jannah every Friday the inhabitants of Jannah will have a gathering with Allah (swt). During this gathering, Allah (swt) will allow the people of Jannah to gaze upon His Majesty.

On a separate occasion, Angel Jibreel came to the Prophet (saw) with a white mirror in his hand, and on that mirror was a black spot. The Prophet (saw) inquired as to what that black spot was and Jibreel responded, “This is Jumuah. It is the master of days and we call it Yawm al-Mazeed (day of more).

“There they will have all that they desire, and We have more (for them, i.e. a glance at the All-Mighty, All-Majestic)”

-Surah Qaf, Ayah 35

The Prophet (saw) asked, “What does “more” mean?” Jibreel responded by saying,

“Your Lord has allocated a valley in Paradise that is more fragrant than white musk. When Friday comes, among the days in the hereafter, the Lord, may He be blessed and exalted, will descend from His Throne (‘Arsh) to His Kursiy, and the Kursy will be surrounded with seats of light on which the Prophets will sit. These seats will be surrounded with footstools of gold on which the martyrs will sit. The people of the chambers will come down from the chambers and sit on sand hills of musk, and those who sit on the sand hills will not think that those who sit on the footstools and seats are any better off than them. Then the Owner of Majesty and Honour will appear and say: ‘Ask of Me.’ They will say: ‘We ask for Your good pleasure, O Lord.’ He will say: ‘It is because I am pleased with you that you are in My Paradise, and you are honoured.’ Then He will say (again): ‘Ask of Me.’ They will say all together: ‘We ask for Your good pleasure.’ He will ask them to testify that He is pleased with them. Then He will say (once more): ‘Ask of Me,’ and they will ask of Him until each one of them is finished. Then He will grant them that which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and it has not crossed the mind of any human.”

Narrated by At-Tabaraani in al Mujam al-KabeerMuslim (2833)

In a separate hadith narrated from Anas ibn Maalik that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “In Jannah there is a market to which they will come every Jumuah. Then the north wind will blow and will blow on their faces and garments, and increase them in beauty. Then they will return to their families having increased in beauty and their families will say to them: By Allah, you have increased in beauty, and they will say: By Allah, you too have increased in beauty.”

Scholars such as Ibn Taymiyyah have noted that the increase in beauty will be a result of seeing Allah (swt) and all the blessings that come from that experience. May Allah (swt) allow us all to be from amongst the people who are able to see Allah (swt) in the Hereafter, ameen.

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