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What is jannah like?


Can you give me a full description about what jannah is like….

Please try to include all the hadith and verses of the quran that describes about jannah

Also tell me will there be feelings in jannah like the feeling when you first see a new toy.


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

فَلَا تَعْلَمُ نَفْسٌ مَّآ أُخْفِىَ لَهُم مِّن قُرَّةِ أَعْيُنٍ جَزَآءً بِمَا كَانُواْ يَعْمَلُونَ‏

So no soul knows what is hidden for them of that which will refresh the eyes; a reward for what they did. (32:17)

الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ بِآيَاتِنَا وَكَانُواْ مُسْلِمِينَ  ادْخُلُواْ الْجَنَّةَ أَنتُمْ وَأَزْوَاجُكُمْ تُحْبَرُونَ‏  يُطَافُ عَلَيْهِم بِصِحَافٍ مِّن ذَهَبٍ وَ أَكْوَابٍ وَ فِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِيهِ الْأَنفُسُ وَتَلَذُّ الْأَعْيُنُ وَأَنتُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ‏  وَتِلْكَ الْجَنَّةُ الَّتِى أُورِثْتُمُوهَا بِمَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ‏  لَكُمْ فِيهَا فَاكِهَةٌ كَثِيرَةٌ مِّنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ‏

Those who believed in Our communications and were submissive: Enter the garden, you and your wives; you shall be made happy. There shall be sent round to them golden bowls and drinking-cups and therein shall be what their souls yearn after and (wherein) the eyes shall delight, and you shall abide therein. And this is the garden which you are given as an inheritance on account of what you did. For you therein are many fruits of which you shall eat. (43:69-73)

In heaven there are no restrictions, and what we know of it, is less. For us, it is just like explaining the world to the fetus in the womb. Life in paradise will be full of happiness and no hatred will be found like that of this world. Man has a body in the hereafter; Of course, the body is proportional to the Akhirah, and has differences with the material body; For example, he doesn’t get tired, his body doesn’t get sick etc. So it also has physical pleasures ( a body meant for that world and is nothing like this world’s).

Since this world is a materialistic world, we feel worldly desires and good things in this world are also present there, but as it is beyond our understanding, we cannot imagine the blessings and mercies that a person will be given in heaven. The bounties and mercies are incomparable, especially to this mundane world.

We also know that the people in heaven will benefit from material and spiritual blessings and enjoy them.

By feeling, if you mean to enjoy, yes, but the truth of heaven is beyond our imaginations. Whatever people want in heaven is provided for them. But surely in paradise, their intellect will be more perfect


The literal meaning of Jannah is a green garden, whether in the earth or the heavens. According to the religious interpretation, it is a place created by Allah for the believers (Mo’minin) and His virtuous slaves, in which they shall dwell forever.

It is related from Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) in “Sifatush Shi’ah” that he (a.s.) has said that a person who does not believe in the following four things is not from our Shi’ahs: (i) Me’raj (ascension) of Prophet Muhammad (s). (ii) Questioning in the grave by Munkir and Nakeer, (iii) Existence of paradise and hell and (iv) Our intercession (Shafa’at).”

Please read in detail about the topics below with the verses about the Paradise from the link given below:

  • Kingdom of Paradise
  • Vastness of Paradise
  • Food of Paradise
  • Drinks of Paradise
  • Dresses & Ornaments of the people in Paradise
  • Palaces of Paradise and their adornment
  • Rooms of paradise and their beautification
  • Cups of Paradise
  • Houries and Women of Paradise
  • Perfumes of Paradise
  • Lamps of paradise
  • Songs of paradise
  • Blessings and Pleasures of Paradise

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider