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Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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A L L A H H A S P R E P A R E D
Pa r a d i s e
F O R H I S B E L I E V E R S
S E L E C T E D T E X T S F R O M “ R I Y Ā Ḍ A L - Ṣ Ā L I Ḥ Ī N ”
BY:
Imam al-Nawawī
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S
VERSES FROM THE QURAN ........................................................................................................................... 3
THE FIRST VERSE ......................................................................................................................................... 3
THE SECOND VERSE .................................................................................................................................... 4
THE THIRD VERSE ........................................................................................................................................ 5
THE FOURTH VERSE .................................................................................................................................... 6
ḤADĪTH 1 ....................................................................................................................................................... 7
ḤADĪTH 2 ....................................................................................................................................................... 8
ḤADĪTH 3 ....................................................................................................................................................... 9
ḤADĪTH 4 ..................................................................................................................................................... 10
ḤADĪTH 5 ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
ḤADĪTH 6 ..................................................................................................................................................... 14
ḤADĪTH 7 ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
ḤADĪTH 8 ..................................................................................................................................................... 16
ḤADĪTH 9 ..................................................................................................................................................... 17
ḤADĪTH 10 ................................................................................................................................................... 18
ḤADĪTH 11 ................................................................................................................................................... 19
ḤADĪTH 12 ................................................................................................................................................... 20
ḤADĪTH 13 ................................................................................................................................................... 21
ḤADĪTH 14 ................................................................................................................................................... 22
ḤADĪTH 15 ................................................................................................................................................... 23
ḤADĪTH 16 ................................................................................................................................................... 24
ḤADĪTH 17 ................................................................................................................................................... 25
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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P a r a d i s e
V E R S E S F R O M T H E Q U R A N :
T H E F I R S T V E R S E
Allah ( تعالى ) says:
إِنَّ الْمُتَّقِينَ فِي جَنَّاتٍ وَعُيُونٍ  وَنَزَعْنَا مَا فِي صُدُورِهِم  ادْخُلُوهَا بِسَلامٍ آمِنِينَ 
لا يَمَسُّهُمْ فِيهَا نَصَبٌ وَمَا هُم مِّنْهَا  مِّنْ غِلٍّ إِخْوَانًا عَلَى سُرُرٍ مُّتَقَابِلِينَ
. بِمُخْرَجِينَ
Surely, the righteous will be in gardens and springs. (They will be told)
“Enter it, safe and secure.” And we will remove whatever feelings of anger
is in their breasts, (so they will become as) brothers, on couches facing
each other. No tiredness will touch them there and they will never be
removed from there.1

1 The Quran, Sūrah al-Ḥijr, 15:45-48
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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P a r a d i s e
T H E S E C O N D V E R S E
يَا عِبَادِ لا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْكُمُ الْيَوْمَ وَلا أَنتُمْ تَحْزَنُونَ  الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا بِآيَاتِنَا وَكَانُوا 
يُطَافُ عَلَيْهِم بِصِحَافٍ مِّن  ادْخُلُوا الْجَنَّةَ أَنتُمْ وَأَزْوَاجُكُمْ تُحْبَرُونَ  مُسْلِمِينَ
 ذَهَبٍ وَأَكْوَابٍ وَفِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِيهِ الأَنسُ وَتَلَذُّ الأَعْيُنُ وَأَنتُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ
لَكُمْ فِيهَا فَاكِهَةٌ كَثِيرَةٌ مِّنْهَا  وَتِلْكَ الْجَنَّةُ الَّتِي أُورِثْتُمُوهَا بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ
. تَأْكُلُونَ
Oh my servants, there is nothing for you to be afraid of today, and you will
not sad – (you) who believed in our verses and were Muslims. Enter
Paradise, you and your wives, in happiness. Circulated among them will be
plates and vessels of gold, and therein is whatever the souls desire and
whatever delights the eyes, and you will stay there forever. And that is
Paradise which you are given for what you used to do. There you will have
fruits in plenty which you will eat.2

2 Sūrah al-Zukhruf, 43:68-73
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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T H E T H I R D V E R S E
إِنَّ الْمُتَّقِينَ فِي مَقَامٍ أَمِينٍ  يَلْبَسُونَ مِن سُندُسٍ وَإِسْتَبْرَقٍ  فِي جَنَّاتٍ وَعُيُونٍ 
. مُّتَقَابِلِينَ
Indeed, the righteous will be in a place of safety (Paradise) in gardens and
springs, dressed in fine and thick silk, facing one another.3
And Allah says:
يَدْعُونَ فِيهَا بِكُلِّ فَاكِهَةٍ آمِنِينَ  لا يَذُوقُونَ فِيهَا الْمَوْتَ إِلاَّ الْمَوْتَةَ الأُولَى 
. فَضْلاً مِّن رَّبِّكَ ذَلِكَ هُوَ الْسَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ  وَوَقَاهُمْ عَذَابَ الْجَحِيمِ
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 – a favor from your Lord;
that is the greatest reward.4

3 Sūrah al-Dukhān, 44:51-57
4 Sūrah al-Dukhān, 44:51-57
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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P a r a d i s e
T H E F O U R T H V E R S E
إِنَّ الأَبْرَارَ لَسِي نَعِيمٍ  تَعْرِفُ فِي وُجُوهِهِمْ نَضْرَةَ  عَلَى الأَرَاكِكِ يَنظُرُونَ 
خِتَامُهُ مِسْكٌ وَفِي ذَلِكَ فَلْيَتَنَافَ  يُسْقَوْنَ مِن رَّحِيقٍ مَّخْتُومٍ . النَّعِيمِ
 عَيْنًا يَشْرَبُ بِهَا الْمُقَرَّبُونَ  وَمِزَاجُهُ مِن تَسْنِيمٍ . الْمُتَنَافِسُونَ
Indeed, the righteous will be in pleasure, on decorated couches, looking.
You will recognize in their faces the radiance of happiness. They will be
given to drink pure, sealed wine, the smell of which is musk. So for this let
the competitors compete. It (that wine) will be mixed with Tasnīm, a spring
from which those near (to Allah) drink.5

5 Sūrah al-Muṭaffifīn, 83:22-28
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Ḥ A D Ī T H 1
Jābir ( رضي الله عنه ) said that the messenger of Allah, Muhammad ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ), said:
يَأْكُلُ أَهْلُ الجَنَّةِ فِيْهَا وَيَشْرَبُوْنَ ، وَلا يَتَغَوَّطُوْنَ ، وَلا يَمْتَخِطُوْنَ ، وَلا يَبُوْلُونَ ، «
وَلَكِنْ طَعَامُهُمْ ذَلِكَ جُشَاءٌ كَرَشْحِ المِسْكِ ، يُلْهَمُوْنَ التَّسْبِيْحَ وَالتَّكْبِيْرَ كَمَا يُلْهَمُوْنَ
» النَّسَ
The people of Paradise will eat and drink there, but they will not defecate, blow
their noses, or urinate. Their food will be digested producing belches that smell
like perfume. They will be made to declare Allah’s perfection and greatness as
easily as they breathe.6

6 Recorded by Muslim
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Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Ḥ A D Ī T H 2
Abū Hurayrah ( رضي الله عنه ) said that Allah’s messenger ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
قَالَ اللََّهُ تَعَالَى : أَعْدَدْتُ لِعِبَادِيَ الصَّالِحِيْنَ مَا لا عَيْنٌ رَأَتْ ، وَلا أُذُنٌ سَمِعَتْ ، «
فَلا تَعْلَمُ نَسْ مَّا أُخْسِيَ لَهُم مِّن  : وَلا خَطَرَ عَلَى قَلْبِ بَشَرٍ ، وَاقْرَؤُوْا إِنْ شِئْتُمْ
»  قُرَّةِ أَعْيُنٍ جَزَاءً بِمَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ
Allah ( تعالى ) said, “I have prepared for my righteous servants what no eye has
ever seen, no ear has ever heard of, and what has never been imagine by a
human heart.” Recite if you like:

And no soul knows what has been hidden
for them of delight for eyes as reward for what they used to do.

7, 8

7 Sūrah al-Sajdah, 32:17
8 Recorded by al-Bukhārī and Muslim
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Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Ḥ A D Ī T H 3
Abū Hurayrah ( رضي الله عنه ) said that the messenger of Allah ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
وَّلُ زُمْرَةٍ يَدْخُلُوْنَ الجَنَّةَ عَلَى صُورَةِ القَمَرِ لَيْلَةَ البَدْرِ ، ثُمَّ الَّذِينَ يَلُوْنَهُمْ عَلَى أشَدِّ «
كَوْكَبٍ دُرِّيٍّ فِي السَّمَاءِ إضَاءةً ، لا يَبُوْلُوْنَ ، وَلا يَتَغَوَّطُوْنَ ، وَلا يَتْسُلُوْنَ ، وَلا
». يَمْتَخِطُوْنَ ، أمْشَاطُهُمُ الذَّهَبُ ، وَرَشْحُهُمُ المِسْكُ ، وَمَجَامِرُهُمُ الأُلُوَّةُ - عُودُ الطِّيبِ
The first group of people to enter Paradise will be shining like the full moon on a
clear night. Then those who come after them will be like the brightest, most
shining star in the sky. They will not urinate, defecate, spit, or blow their noses.
Their combs will be of gold and their sweat will smell like musk. Their incense will
be aloes-wood.9
And in another ḥadīth recorded by al-Bukhārī and Muslim:
» لا اخْتِلاَفَ بَيْنَهُمْ ، وَلا تَبَاغُضَ ، قُلُوبُهُمْ قَلْبُ وَاحِدٍ ، يُسَبِّحُونَ اللهَ بُكْرَةً وَعَشِياً «
They (the people of Paradise) will have no differences or disagreements between
themselves, and there will not be any hatred between them. Their hearts will be
like a single heart. And they will glorify Allah in the morning and afternoon.

9 Recorded by al-Bukhārī and Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Ḥ A D Ī T H 4
al-Mughīrah Ibn Shu’bah ( رضي الله عنه ) said that Allah’s messenger ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
سَأَلَ مُوسَى رَبَّهُ : مَا أَدْنَى أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ مَنْزِلَةً ؟ قَالَ : هُوَ رَجُلٌ يَجِيءُ بَعْدَ مَا أُدْخِلَ «
أَهْلُ الْجَنَّةِ الْجَنَّةَ ، فَيُقَالُ لَهُ : ادْخُلْ الْجَنَّةَ ، فَيَقُولُ : أَيْ رَبِّ كَيْفَ وَقَدْ نَزَلَ النَّاسُ
مَنَازِلَهُمْ وَأَخَذُوا أَخَذَاتِهِمْ ؟ فَيُقَالُ لَهُ : أَتَرْضَى أَنْ يَكُونَ لَكَ مِثْلُ مُلْكِ مَلِكٍ مِنْ
مُلُوكِ الدُّنْيَا ؟ فَيَقُولُ : رَضِيتُ رَبِّ ، فَيَقُولُ : لَكَ ذَلِكَ وَمِثْلُهُ وَمِثْلُهُ وَمِثْلُهُ وَمِثْلُهُ ،
فَقَالَ فِي الْخَامِسَةِ : رَضِيتُ رَبِّ ، فَيَقُولُ : هَذَا لَكَ وَعَشَرَةُ أَمْثَالِهِ وَلَكَ مَا اشْتَهَتْ
نَسْسُكَ وَلَذَّتْ عَيْنُكَ ، فَيَقُولُ رَضِيتُ رَبِّ ، قَالَ : رَبِّ فَأَعْلاهُمْ مَنْزِلَةً ؟ قَالَ : أُولَئِكَ
الَّذِينَ أَرَدْتُ ، غَرَسْتُ كَرَامَتَهُمْ بِيَدِي وَخَتَمْتُ عَلَيْهَا فَلَمْ تَرَ عَيْنٌ وَلَمْ تَسْمَعْ أُذُنٌ
» وَلَمْ يَخْطُرْ عَلَى قَلْبِ بَشَرٍ
Moses asked his Lord, “Who is the lowest person in position of the people of
Paradise?” He replied, “It is a man who will come after the other people of
Paradise have been allowed into Paradise. He will be told, ‘Enter Paradise,’ but
the man will ask, ‘My Lord, how, when all the people have settled into their
homes and taken their belongings?’ He will be told, ‘Would you be happy if you
had like the kingdom of one of the kings of the worldly life?’ The man will answer,
‘I would be happy, my Lord.’” He (Allah) will say to him, “That is for you and as
much like it, and as much like that, and as much like that, and as much like that.”
On the fifth time (that Allah doubles his kingdom), the man will say, “I am happy,
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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my Lord!” Allah will then tell him, “This is for you and ten times as much like it,
and you will have whatever your soul desires and whatever delights your eye.”
The man will say, “I am happy, my Lord.” He (Moses) asked, “And who is the
highest of them in position?” Allah will answer, “They are the ones I want. I have
planted, set their honor with my own hand and sealed it. So no eye has seen it,
no ear has heard of it, and it has never been imagined by a human heart.”10

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Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Ḥ A D Ī T H 5
Ibn Mas’ūd ( رضي الله عنه ) said that the messenger of Allah ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
إنِّي لأَعْلَمُ آخِرَ أَهْلِ النَّارِ خُرُوجاً مِنْهَا ، وَآخِرَ أَهْلِ الجَنَّةِ دُخُولاً الجَنَّةَ ، رَجُلٌ يَخْرُجُ «
مِنَ النَّارِ حَبْواً ، فَيقُولُ اللهُ له : اذْهَبْ فادْخُلِ الجَنَّةَ ، فَيَأتِيهَا ، فَيُخَيَّلُ إلَيْهِ أَنَّهَا مَلأَى ،
فَيَرْجِعُ ، فَيقُولُ : يَا رَبِّ وَجَدْتُهَا مَلأَى ! فَيَقُولُ اللهُ له : اذْهَبْ فَادْخُلِ الجَنَّةَ ، فيأتِيهَا ،
فَيُخيَّلُ إليهِ أنَّها مَلأى ، فيَرْجِعُ ، فَيَقولُ : يا رَبِّ وَجَدْتُهَا مَلأى ، فيقُولُ اللهُ لَهُ :
اذهبْ فَادخُلِ الجنَّةَ ، فَإنَّ لَكَ مِثْلَ الدُّنْيَا وَعَشرَةَ أَمْثَالِهَا ، أوْ إنَّ لَكَ مِثْلَ عَشرَةِ أَمْثَالِ
» ؟ الدُّنْيَا ، فَيقُولُ : أتَسْخَرُ بِي ، أَوْ تَضْحَكُ بِي وَأنْتَ المَلِكُ
I certainly know of the last person of the fire to get out of it, and the last of the
people of Paradise to enter it. It is a man who will come out of the fire crawling.
Allah will tell him, “Go and enter Paradise.” He will come to it and it will seem to
him that it is full. So he will return and say, “My Lord, I saw that it is full!” Again,
Allah will tell him, “Go and enter Paradise.” He will again come to it and find it full
and return, saying, “My Lord, I saw that it is full.” So Allah will say, “Go and enter
Paradise, and you will have like the whole world and ten times as much,” or he
said, “You will surely have ten times as much as the entire world.” The person
will then ask, “Are you making fun of me?” or “Are you laughing at me while you
are the King?”
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Ibn Mas’ūd said: I looked at Allah’s messenger ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) and saw him
laughing or smiling so much that his back teeth could be seen, and he was saying:
» ذلِكَ أَدْنَى أهْلِ الجَنَّةِ مَنْزِلَةً «
That is the lowest of the people of Paradise.11

11 Recorded by al-Bukhārī and Muslim
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Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Ḥ A D Ī T H 6
Abū Mūsá ( رضي الله عنه ) said that the prophet ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
إِنَّ لِلمُؤْمِنِ فِي الجَنَّةِ لَخَيْمَةً مِنْ لُؤْلُؤَةٍ وَاحِدَةٍ مُجَوَّفَةٍ طُولُها في السَّمَاءِ سِتُّونَ «
» مِيلاً.، لِلمُؤْمِنِ فِيهَا أَهْلُونَ ، يَطُوفُ عَلَيْهِمُ المُؤْمِنُ فَلا يَرَى بَعْضُهُمْ بَعْضاً
A believer will have in Paradise a tent made of a single, hollowed-out pearl that
will be sixty miles in the sky. The believer will have his family with him and he will
visit them and they will not be able to see one another (in that tent).12

12 Recorded by al-Bukhārī and Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Ḥ A D Ī T H 7
Abū Sa’īd al-Khudrī ( رضي الله عنه ) said that the prophet ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
» إنَّ في الجَنَّةِ شَجَرَةً يَسِيرُ الرَّاكبُ الجَوَادَ المُضَمَّرَ السَّريعَ مِئَةَ سَنَةٍ مَا يَقْطَعُها «
There is a tree in Paradise that a rider riding fast on a race animal could ride for a
hundred years and still not go all the way around it.13
In another ḥadīth of Abū Hurayrah ( رضي الله عنه ) recorded by al-Bukhārī and Muslim:
» يَسيرُ الرَّاكِبُ في ظِلِّها مئةَ سَنَةٍ مَا يَقْطَعُها «
A rider could ride in its shade for a hundred years and still not pass beyond it (its
shade).

13 Recorded by al-Bukhārī and Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Abū Sa’īd al-Khudrī ( رضي الله عنه ) said that the prophet ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
إنَّ أهْلَ الجَنَّةِ لَيَتَرَاءوْنَ أَهْلَ الغُرَفِ مِن فَوْقِهِمْ كَمَا تَتَرَاءَوْنَ الكَوْكَبَ الدُّرِّيَّ «
» الغَابِرَ فِي الأُفُق مِنَ المَشْرِقِ أو المَغْرِبِ لِتَسَاضُلِ مَا بَيْنَهُمْ
The people of Paradise will look at those in the higher places above them as you
look at a shining star in the eastern or western horizon. That is the difference in
superiority between them.
The prophet’s companions said, “Messenger of Allah, but those are the places of the
prophets which no one else will get.” He said:
» بَلَى والَّذِي نَسْسِي بِيَدِهِ ، رِجَالٌ آمَنُوا بِاللهِ وَصَدَّقُوا المُرْسَلِينَ «
No, I swear by the one in whose hand is my soul (Allah), (they are also for) men
who believed in Allah and accepted what the messengers said as truth.14

14 Recorded by al-Bukhārī and Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Abū Hurayrah ( رضي الله عنه ) said that Allah’s messenger ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
» لَقَابُ قَوْسٍ أَحَدِكم مِنَ الجَنَّةِ خَيْرٌ مِمَّا تَطْلُعُ عَلَيْهِ الشَّمْ وتَغْرُبُ «
A space in Paradise equal to the length of one your bows is better than all that
the sun rises and sets upon (in this life).15

15 Recorded by al-Bukhārī and Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Anas ( رضي الله عنه ) said that the messenger of Allah ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
إِنَّ في الجَنَّةِ سُوْقاً يَأتُوْنَهَا كُلَّ جُمُعَةٍ ، فَتَهُبُّ رِيْحُ الشَّمَالِ ، فَتَحْثُوْ في وُجُوْهِهِمْ «
وَثِيَابِهِمْ ، فَيَزدَادُوْنَ حُسْناً وَجَمَالاً فَيَرْجِعُوْنَ إلَى أَهْلِيْهِمْ ، وَقَدِ ازْدَادُوْا حُسْناً
وَجَمَالاً.، فَيقُوْلُ لَهُمْ أَهْلُوْهُمْ : وَاللهِ لقدِ ازْدَدْتُمْ حُسْناً وَجَمَالاً ! فَيقُولُونَ : وَأنْتُمْ
» وَاللهِ لَقَدِ ازْدَدْتُمْ بَعْدَنَا حُسْناً وَجَمالاً
In Paradise there is a market that people will visit every Friday. The northern
wind will blow and shower fragrance on their faces and clothes and because of
that, they will become more beautiful and attractive. They will then return to their
families who will also have become more beautiful and attractive. Their families
will say to them, “By Allah, you have become more attractive and beautiful!” They
will reply, “And by Allah, you too have become more attractive and beautiful since
we left.”16

16 Recorded by Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Sahl Ibn Sa’d ( رضي الله عنه ) said that Allah’s messenger ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
» إنَّ أهْلَ الجَنَّةِ لَيَتَرَاءُوْنَ الغُرَفَ فِي الجَنَّةِ كَمَا تَتَرَاءُوْنَ الكَوْكَبَ فِي السَّمَاءِ «
The people of Paradise will see the upper places of Paradise as you see the
stars in the sky.17

17 Recorded by al-Bukhārī and Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Sahl Ibn Sa’d ( رضي الله عنه ) also said: I was in a sitting in which the prophet ( صلّى الله عليه
وسلّم ) described Paradise. At the end of his talk, he said:
» فيْهَا مَا لا عَيْنٌ رَأَتْ ، وَلا أُذُنٌ سَمِعَتْ ، وَلا خَطَرَ عَلى قَلْبِ بَشَرٍ «
In it is what no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard of, and what has never
been imagined by any human heart.
He then recited:
تَتَجَافَى جُنُوبُهُمْ عَنِ الْمَضَاجِعِ يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُمْ خَوْفًا وَطَمَعًا وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنسِقُونَ 
فَلا تَعْلَمُ نَسْ مَّا أُخْسِيَ لَهُم مِّن قُرَّةِ أَعْيُنٍ جَزَاءً بِمَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ  
Their sides leave their beds to call upon their Lord in fear and hope, and
they spend (charity) out of what we have given them. And no soul knows
what has been hidden for them of comfort for eyes as reward for what they
used to do. 18, 19

18 Sūrah al-Sajdah, 32:16-17
19 Recorded by al-Bukhārī
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Abū Sa’īd and Abū Hurayrah ( رضي الله عنهما ) both said that Allah’s messenger ( صلّى الله عليه
وسلّم ) said:
إذَا دَخَلَ أهْلُ الجَنَّةِ الجَنَّةَ يُنَادِي مُنَادٍ : إِنَّ لَكُمْ أنْ تَحْيَوْا ، فَلا تَمُوْتُوا أَبَداً ، إِنَّ لَكُمْ «
أَنْ تَصِحُّوْا ، فَلا تَسْقَمُوْا أَبَداً ، وَإِنَّ لَكُمْ أنْ تَشِبُّوْا فَلا تَهْرَمُوْا أَبَداً ، وَإِنَّ لَكُمْ أَنْ
» تَنْعَمُوْا ، فَلا تَبْأَسُوْا أَبَداً
When the people of Paradise have entered Paradise, a caller will call out, “You
will live forever and never die again. You will be healthy forever and never be
sick again. You will be young forever and never grow old again. And you will be
happy forever and never be sad again.”20

20 Recorded by Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Abū Hurayrah ( رضي الله عنه ) said that the messenger of Allah ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
إِنَّ أدْنَى مَقْعَدِ أَحَدِكُمْ مِن الجَنَّةِ أَنْ يَقُوْلَ لَهُ : تَمَنَّ ، فَيَتَمَنَّى وَيَتَمَنَّى فَيَقُوْلُ لَهُ : هَلْ «
» تَمَنَّيْتَ ؟ فَيَقُوْلُ : نَعَمْ ، فَيَقُوْلُ لَهُ : فَإِنَّ لَكَ مَا تَمَنَّيْتَ وَمِثْلَهُ مَعَهُ
The lowest place of any of you in Paradise will be that he is told, “Wish.” So he
will wish and wish for things. He will then be asked, “Have you wished (all you
want)?” and he will answer, “Yes.” Then he will be told, “You will have all you
wished for and the same amount like it.”21

21 Recorded by Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Abū Sa’īd al-Khudrī ( رضي الله عنه ) said that Allah’s messenger said ( :(.صلّى الله عليه وسلّم
إِنَّ اللهَ يَقُوْلُ لأَهْلِ الجَنَّةِ : يَا أهْلَ الجَنَّةِ ، فَيَقُوْلُوْنَ : لَبَّيْكَ رَبَّنَا وَسَعْدَيْكَ ، وَالخَيْرُ فِي «
يَديْكَ ، فَيَقُوْلُ : هَلْ رَضِيْتُمْ ؟ فَيَقُوْلُوْنَ : وَمَا لَنَا لا نَرْضَى يَا رَبَّنَا وَقَدْ أَعْطَيْتَنَا مَا لَمْ
تُعْطِ أحداً مِنْ خَلْقِكَ ، فَيَقُوْلُ : أَلا أُعْطِيْكُمْ أَفْضَلَ مِنْ ذَلِكَ ؟ فَيَقُوْلُوْنَ : وَأَيُّ شَيْءٍ
» أَفْضَلُ مِنْ ذَلِكَ ؟ فَيَقُوْلُ : أُحِلُّ عَلَيْكُمْ رِضْوَانِي فَلا أَسْخَطُ عَلَيْكُمْ بَعْدَهُ أبَداً
Allah will say to the people of Paradise, “Oh people of Paradise.” They will
answer him, “At your service, our Lord, and all good is in your hand.” He will ask
them, “Are you happy?” and they will answer, “How could we not be happy, our
Lord, when you have given us what you have not given to anyone else of your
creation?” Allah will then ask, “Should I give you something even better than
that?” “And what could be better than that?” they ask. “I will give you my pleasure
and will never again be angry with you.”22

22 Recorded by al-Bukhārī and Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Jarīr Ibn ‘Abdullāh ( رضي الله عنه ) said: We were once with the messenger of Allah ( صلّى
الله عليه وسلّم ) and he looked up at the full moon on a clear night and said:
» إنَّكُمْ سَتَرَوْنَ رَبَّكُمْ عِيَاناً كَمَا تَرَوْنَ هَذَا القَمَرَ ، لا تُضَامُوْنَ فِي رُؤْيَتِهِ «
You will all see your Lord with your own eyes just as you see this moon. You will
have no problem in seeing him.23

23 Recorded by Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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Ṣuhayb ( رضي الله عنه ) said that Allah’s messenger ( صلّى الله عليه وسلّم ) said:
إذا دَخَلَ أهْلُ الجَنَّةِ الجَنَّةَ يَقُولُ اللهُ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى : تُرِيْدُوْنَ شَيْئاً أَزِيْدُكُمْ ؟ فَيَقُوْلُوْنَ.: «
أَلَمْ تُبَيِّضْ وُجُوْهَنَا ؟ أَلَمْ تُدْخِلْنَا الجَنَّةَ وَتُنَجِّنَا مِنَ النَّارِ ؟ فَيَكْشِفُ الحِجَابَ ، فَمَا
» أُعْطُوْا شَيْئاً أَحَبَّ إلَيْهِمْ مِنَ النَّظَرِ إلَى رَبِّهِمْ
When the people of Paradise have entered Paradise, Allah ( تبارك وتعالى ) will ask
them, “Do you want something more?” They will say, “Have you not already
brightened our faces? Have you not already let us enter Paradise and saved us
from the fire?” The screen will then be removed and they will have not been
given anything more beloved than looking at their Lord.24
Allah ( تعالى ) says:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ يَهْدِيهِمْ رَبُّهُم بِإِيمَانِهِمْ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهِمُ 
دَعْوَاهُمْ فِيهَا سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَتَحِيَّتُهُمْ فِيهَا سَلامٌ  الأَنْهَارُ فِي جَنَّاتِ النَّعِيمِ
. وَآخِرُ دَعْوَاهُمْ أَنِ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds, their Lord will
guide them by their faith. Beneath them rivers will flow in the gardens of
24 Recorded by Muslim
Title: Allah Has Prepared Paradise for His Believers
Original Title: رياض الصالحين
Original Author: Imam al-Nawawī
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pleasure. Their call therein will be, “Exalted are you, oh Allah,” and their
greeting therein will be, “Peace.” And the last of their call will be, “All
praise and thanks are for Allah, the Lord of the worlds.”25

25 Sūrah Yūnus, 10:9-10

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