The Beauty Of Paradise

The parable of Paradise which the righteous are promised! Beneath it flow rivers: perpetual is the enjoyment thereof and the shade therein. Such is the end of the righteous; and the end of disbelievers is hell. (Surat ar-Ra'd: 35)
 
An excellent vista of lakes, rivers, and lush greenery is the sort of paradise imagined by the ordinary person. However this image of paradise needs to be clarified because it does not accurately reflect the Qur'anic point of view. It is certainly true that paradise has significant natural beauty; which is one of its perfect blessings. It is yet another beautiful aspect that splendid mansions are built in shady gardens, by flowing rivers. However such accounts will definitely prove to be inadequate to the magnificence of paradise.
 
The beauty and glory of paradise are beyond one's imagination. The Qur'anic words "containing all kinds (of delights)" (Surat ar-Rahman: 48) surely illustrate a vivid picture of the real nature of paradise. What is meant by "delights" are things specially created by Allah the All-Knowing. These delights may well be surprising rewards or things in which to take such pleasure as human beings have never imagined. The promise of Allah "they shall have, before their Lord, all that they wish for. That will indeed be the magnificent bounty (of Allah)" (Surat ash-Shura: 22) makes it explicit that, as a favor of Allah, the imagination of believers will shape a Paradise according to their own tastes and wishes. 

Harun Yahya!
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Jul 28, 2010