Jannat is the abode which Almighty Allah has created for the believers. He has adorned Jannat with marvels unseen or unheard of by anyone. Even the thought of these splendours has not crossed the mind of any person. None can ever experience the true realities and bounties of Jannat (in this world). The only one that has been blessed with experiencing all the bounties and all the beauties of Jannat is the Holy Prophet Sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa sallam. Whatever has been explained with regards to Jannat is only to give one an idea of the exquisiteness and splendours of Jannat.The most beautiful things on this earth cannot compare in any way to anything in Jannat. 1
One can therefore not compare the pleasures and tranquillity of Jannat. If one of the maidens of Jannat has to glance into the world, then through her beauty and radiance, the entire skies and earth will light up and be overwhelmed with fragrance. Her beauty will surpass the brightness of the sun and the moon. Her head gear is greater than the world and all its possessions. If a Hur (maiden of Jannat) has to reveal her palm between the skies and the earth, then the creation will be plunged into turmoil due to her beauty. If she reveals her head gear, its radiance will overshadow the sun. The sun compared to the beauty of her headgear will be like a candle in front of the sun. If anything from Jannat, even equivalent to the size of a finger nail has to fall onto the earth, it will be regarded as the most decorative item. If the bangle (or bracelet) of a Jannati (Dweller of Paradise) is revealed, it will cause the brightness of the sun to be hidden, like the sun causes the brightness of the stars to vanish. The smallest space in Jannat, equivalent to the amount of space needed to keep a dustbin, is more valuable than the world and all its possessions. Only Allah and His Rasool Sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa sallam know how vast Jannat is. For the purpose of understanding, it has been mentioned that Jannat has 100 levels.
1. There is no doubt, that nothing can be compared to Holy Paradise, but the Holy Kaaba is greater in status than Jannat, and as for the Blessed Rauda-e-Mubaarak of the Prophet Sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa sallam, then this is even greater than the Kaaba and more majestic than the Arsh of Allah which is the most Majestic station in the skies. The Arsh is a creation of Allah and the Holy Prophet Sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa sallam is the greatest of all creation. It is thus very evident that the Prophet Sallallahu ta’ala alaihi wa sallam being the greatest of Allah’s creation is without doubt more exalted in position than the Arsh.
The distance between every two levels is equivalent to the distance between the skies and the earth. As for the issue in regards to the actual vastness of each level, then no such narration comes to mind right now. It is however mentioned in Tirmizi Shareef, that if all the worlds have to be put into one level, then this one level is vast enough for everything. There is a tree in Jannat that is so vast, that a fast horse is able to ride in its shade for a hundred years and still not come out of its shade.
The doors of Jannat are so extensive that, the distance from one door post to the other door post is the distance in which a swift horse travels in 70 years. With all this, the amount of people that will enter Jannat will be so many, that they will be touching elbows, struggling to enter. Because of the vast crowds of people that will enter Jannat, the doors of Jannat will actually creak. Jannat boasts a variety of unique mansions made from precious gemstones. They are so beautiful and pure; that the inside can be seen from outside and the outside can be seen from within. Read the rest of this entry »