Being a Muslim it is our belief this life is temporary and all of us should go back to the Allah Almighty after death. The life after death is permanent also known to be the afterlife. Allah Almighty gives us so many blessings in our daily lives that we can’t even count. We should be thankful and abide by His directions to be eligible for His everlasting rewards of Paradise. Allah Almighty says in the Noble Quran “That is Paradise, which We give as an inheritance to those of Our servants who were fearing of Allah” (Quran, 19:63).
Apart from the worldly incentives that the Gracious Lord bestows upon every one irrespective of religious beliefs, the eternal prize has been promised only for those who have remained resolute and obeyed teachings of all the Messengers of Allah Almighty while living on earth. When one cannot calculate the worldly gains that it benefits from, then one can only imagine the blessings of the Garden of the gardens. In Holy Quran Allah (SWT) says: “And whoever does righteous deeds, whether male or female, while being a believer – those will enter Paradise and will not be wronged, [even as much as] the speck on a date seed.” (Quran, 4: 124) It is the Promise of the Creator of the universe for the believers, which never diminishes, and they will definitely get what they are being told about.
Allah Almighty promises to the believers in the Noble Quran: “Truly, the Muttaqun (the pious and righteous persons) will be amidst Gardens and water-springs (Jannah). (It will be said to them): ‘Enter therein (Jannah), in peace and security.’ And We shall remove from their breasts any deep feeling of bitterness (that they may have). So they will be like brothers facing each other on thrones. No sense of fatigue shall touch them, nor shall they (ever) be asked to leave it.” (Quran, 15:45-48)
In another verse of Holy Quran Allah (SWT) said: “Verily, the Muttaqun (the pious), will be in place of security (Jannah). Among Gardens and springs dressed in fine silk and (also) in thick silk, facing each other. So (it will be). And We shall marry them to Hur (fair females) with wide, lovely eyes. They will call therein for every kind of fruit in peace and security. They will never taste death therein except the first death (of this world), and He will save them from the torment of the blazing Fire. As a bounty from your Rabb! That will be the supreme success!” (Quran, 44:51-57)
In Jannah (Paradise) one will be allowed to reside timelessly. Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran: “[You] who believed in Our verses and were Muslims. Enter Paradise, you and your kinds, delighted. Circulated among them will be plates and vessels of gold. And therein is whatever the soul’s desire and [what] delights the eyes, and you will abide therein eternally.” (Quran, 43: 69-71)
In another Ayah of the Holy Quran, Allah Almighty tells us about a great deal of Allah`s Blessings upon the true believers of Islam. In the Noble Quran Allah (SWT) says: “Is the description of Paradise, which the righteous are promised, wherein are rivers of water unaltered, rivers of milk the taste of which never changes, rivers of wine delicious to those who drink, and rivers of purified honey, in which they will have from all [kinds of] fruits and forgiveness from their Lord….” (Quran, 47: 15)
Many of our wishes are never realized in this life, but it will not be like that in Paradise. The Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran: “They will have whatever they wish therein, and with Us is more.” (Quran, 50: 35)
In another verse of the Holy Quran Allah Almighty says: “Verily, Al-Abrar (the pious and righteous) will be in Delight (Jannah). On thrones, looking (at all things). You will recognize in their faces the brightness of delight. They will be given to drink of pure sealed wine. The last thereof (that wine) will be the smell of musk, and for this let (all) those strive who want to strive (i.e., hasten earnestly to the obedience of Allah). It (that wine) will be mixed with Tasnim. A spring whereof drink those nearest to Allah.” (Quran, 83:22-28)
The greatest prize for the believers will be the spectacle of their Creator the Almighty Allah. Suhayb (RA) reported the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “When the inhabitants of Jannah enter Jannah, Allah, the Glorious and Exalted, will say to them: ‘Do you wish me to give you anything more?’ They will reply: ‘Have You not made our faces bright? Have You not brought us into Jannah and delivered us from Hell?’ And Allah will remove the Veil. The (dwellers of Jannah) will feel that they have not been awarded anything dearer to them than looking at their Rabb.” (Muslim)
May Allah Almighty give us the will to remain steadfast on our faith and make us all eligible to enter paradise on the Day of Judgment through our righteous deeds! Ameen