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Jannah is the Islamic name for paradise. It is derived from the Hebrew term Gan Eden or Garden of Eden. The Arabic form Jannah, is a shortened version meaning simply "Garden". According to Islamic eschatology, after death, one will reside in the grave until the appointed resurrection on Yaum al-Qiyamah. Muslims believe that the treatment of the individual in the life of the grave will be according to his or her deeds in the worldly life. Jannah is often compared to Christian concepts of Heaven. Islam (Arabic: ; ( ) is a monotheistic faith and the worlds second-largest religion. ... Look up Paradise in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Paradise is also a title of a tv-series The word paradise is derived from the Avestan word of pairidaeza (a walled enclosure), which is a compound of pairi- (around), a cognate of the Greek peri-, and -diz (to create, make). ... Islamic eschatology is concerned with the Qiyamah (end of the world; Last Judgement) and the final judgement of humanity. ... It has been suggested that Resurrection of the dead be merged into this article or section. ... Yawm al-Qiyâmah (يوم القيامة; literally: Day of the Resurrection (Quran 71. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. ... Michelangelos interpretation of Heaven Heaven is an afterlife concept found in many religions or spiritual philosophies. ...


The Qu'ran contains many references to an afterlife in Eden for those who do good deeds. Heaven itself is commonly described in the Qu'ran in verse 35 of Surah Al-Ra’d: "The parable of the Garden which the righteous are promised! Beneath it flow rivers. Perpetual is the fruits thereof and the shade therein. Such is the End of the Righteous; and the end of the unbelievers is the Fire, wherein a person dwells forever." Since Islam rejects the concept of original sin, Muslims believe that all human beings are born pure and will naturally turn to God, but it is their environment which influences them to choose ungodly ways of life. In Islam, therefore, a child who dies automatically goes to heaven, regardless of the religion of his or her parents. The highest level of heaven is Firdaws (فردوس), which is where the prophets, the martyrs and the most truthful and pious people will dwell.


Muslims believe that it is only God's will that determines who may enter Jannah and who may not. For other uses, see Allah (disambiguation). ...


In contrast to Jannah, the words Jahannam and Nar are used to refer to the concept of hell. Jahannam is the Islamic equivalent to hell. ... Medieval illustration of Hell in the Hortus deliciarum manuscript of Herrad of Landsberg (about 1180) Hell, according to many religious beliefs, is a place and/or a state of painful suffering. ...

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Qu'ranic Names of Heavens

  • Firdaws — The Highest Gardens of the Heaven (Al-Kahf:107, Al-Mu'minūn:11)
  • Dar al-maqama — The Home (Fātir:35)
  • Dar al-salam — Home of Peace (Yūnis:25)
  • Dar al-hywan — The Home in the Hereafter (Al-‘Anqabūt:64)
  • Janna — This is the most commonly used term in the Qur’an and Hadith. (Al-Baqara:35, Āl al-‘Imrān:133 & 142, Al-Mā'ida:72)
  • Janna al-adan — Gardens of Everlasting Bliss (Tawba:72, Al-Ra’d:23)
  • Janna al-khuld — The Eternal Gardens (Al-Furqān:15)
  • Janna al-mawa — Garden of Abode (Al-Najm:15)
  • Janna al-na’īm — The Gardens of Delight (Al-Mā'ida:65, Yūnis:9, Al-Hajj:56)
  • Maqad as-sidq — Assembly of Truth (Al-Qawr:55)
  • Al-maqam al-amīn — The House of Security (Al-Dukhan:51)
  • Qadam as-sidq — Assembly ofTruth (Al-Qawr:55).

Hadith (Arabic: hadīth, Arabic pl. ...

Descriptions of Heavens

  • Accessibility: "When Allah Almighty created the heaven and the hell, He asked [the angel] Gabriel to go and take a look at what He has prepared for believers in the Heaven. Gabriel went and had a look at what was there in the Heaven, and then he came back and expressed himself thus: 'By your dignity! Whoever will hear of this Heaven will certainly strive for it.' Then it was said that the road to the heaven is littered with hardships, and Gabriel was asked to take another look at the Heaven. He came back and said, 'By your dignity I am afraid that nobody will be able to enter it.'" (Tirmizi)
  • Gates: "The Prophet of Allah (SAW) said: Whoever performed a perfect ablution and recited the Shahada then all the eight doors of the heaven are thrust open for him — he may enter from whichever door he likes." (Sahih Muslim)
  • Distances: "By Him in whose hands my soul is, the distance between the two gate posts of paradise is like the distance between Mecca and Himyar or between Mecca and Basra." (Bukhari)
  • God's throne: "When you pray ask for Firdaws, for it is in the middle of heaven and is higher in grade than the heaven and above Firdaws is Allah’s throne, moreover the canals of heaven flow from Firdaws." (Bukhari)
  • Climate: The Qur’an says of the dwellers of the heaven: "They will see there neither the sun’s [excessive heat] nor the moon’s excessive cold."
  • Soil: "And then I was showed in the heaven, I saw there were camps made of pearls and the soil was of musk." (Bukhari)
  • Vegetation: "Indeed, there is a tree in heaven so big that if a person keeps riding on a brisk Madhamar [a specially bred horse] for a hundred years even then he would not reach the end of that tree." (Bukhari)
  • Splendour: "Abu Huraira (RA) reported that the Prophet of Allah (SAW) said: There is no tree in the heaven that does not have a trunk of gold." (Muslim)
  • Sleep: "Sleep is the sister of death and the dwellers of the heaven will not sleep." (Silsalat al-ahadith)
  • Beauty: "Indeed, there is a bazaar in the heaven where the dwellers of the Heaven will come on every Friday. The northerly wind will spray scent on them and this will enhance their beauty. And when they will return to their homes, their households will say 'By Allah, your beauty has enhanced.' 'So has yours,' they will return the compliment." (Muslim)
  • Within: Isa said that the kingdom of heaven is 'within'.

12th-century icon of Archangel Gabriel from Novgorod. ... For other uses, see ISA. Isa (عيسى `Īsā), often seen as Isa, son of Mary ( عيسى بن مريم`Īsā bin Maryam) is the Arabic name for Jesus, who is one of the Prophets of Islam. ...

See also

Concepts of Heaven
Judeo-Christian Kingdom of Heaven | Empyrean | Eden | Paradise
Islam Jannah
Mythology Golden Age | Elysium | Tomoanchan | Valhalla | Hesperides | Avalon | Aaru
Fiction Aman | Valinor | Neverland | Divine Comedy | Myth of Er
Related concepts Utopia | Arcadia | Shangri-La | Millennialism | Utopianism | Christian Anarchism

Masjid al-Nabawi or Mosque of the Prophet is the second holiest mosque in the Islamic world. ... The Badshahi Masjid in Lahore, Pakistan with an iwan at center, three domes, and five visible minarets A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... Michelangelos interpretation of Heaven Heaven is an afterlife concept found in many religions or spiritual philosophies. ... In Greek mythology, Elysium was a section of the Underworld (the spelling Elysium is a Latinization of the Greek word Elysion). ... In the Indian religions Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism, nirvāna (from the Sanskrit निर्वाण, Pali: Nibbāna -- Chinese: 涅槃; Pinyin: niè pán), literally extinction and/or extinguishing, is the culmination of the yogis pursuit of liberation. ... Michelangelos interpretation of Heaven Heaven is an afterlife concept found in many religions or spiritual philosophies. ... Judeo-Christian (or Judaeo-Christian) is a term used to describe the body of concepts and values which are thought to be held in common by Judaism and Christianity, and typically considered (along with classical Greco-Roman civilization) a fundamental basis for Western legal codes and moral values. ... The Kingdom of Heaven (or the Kingdom of God, Hebrew מלכות השמים, malkhut hashamayim, Greek basileia tou theou) is a key concept in both Judaism and Christianity. ... Empyrean (from the Med. ... The various meanings of Eden: Garden of Eden Eden programming language Garden of Eden pattern, a term used in cellular automata Eden is the name of a film. ... Look up Paradise in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Paradise is also a title of a tv-series The word paradise is derived from the Avestan word of pairidaeza (a walled enclosure), which is a compound of pairi- (around), a cognate of the Greek peri-, and -diz (to create, make). ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( ) is a monotheistic faith and the worlds second-largest religion. ... The Golden Age by Pietro da Cortona. ... In Greek mythology, Elysium was a section of the Underworld (the spelling Elysium is a Latinization of the Greek word Elysion). ... In Aztec Mythology, Tomoanchan is a mythical paradise ruled over by Itzpapalotl. ... Valhalla as portrayed in the animated film Valhalla In this illustration from a 17th century Icelandic manuscript Heimdallr is shown guarding the gate of Valhalla. ... The Fortunate Isles, also called the Isles (or Islands) of the Blessed (makarôn nêsoi). ... Avalon (probably from the Celtic word abal: apple; see Etymology below) is a legendary island somewhere in the British Isles, famous for its beautiful apples. ... In Egyptian mythology, Aaru (alternatives: Yaaru, Iaru, Aalu), is the heavenly underworld where Osiris ruled. ... A map of Aman, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... A fan-created map of Aman and Valinor. ... Neverland is the fictional island featured in J. M. Barries play Peter Pan and subsequent novel Peter and Wendy. ... Dante shown holding a copy of The Divine Comedy, next to the entrance to Hell, the seven terraces of Mount Purgatory and the city of Florence, in Michelinos fresco. ... The Myth of Er is an analogy used in Platos Republic. ... It has been suggested that utopianism be merged into this article or section. ... Arcadia is a poetical name for fantasy land (having more or less the same notation as Utopia ), named after the Greek land. ... Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the novel, Lost Horizon, written by British writer James Hilton in 1933. ... Millennialism (or chiliasm), from millennium, which literally means thousand years, is primarily a belief expressed in some Christian denominations, and literature, that there will be a Golden Age or Paradise on Earth where Christ will reign prior to the final judgment and future eternal state, primarily derived from the book... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Christian anarchism (also known as Christian libertarianism) is the belief that the only source of authority to which Christians are ultimately answerable is God, embodied in the teachings of Jesus. ...

External links

  • The Eternal Path to Peace
  • Islamic information

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