The Islamic conception of paradise.

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Which ancient scholars have held the position that the hoors mentioned in the Quran are of both the sexes, and not just female?

There is a modern trend to say that the hoors referred in the Islamic scriptures are both males and females, as Muhammad Asad is quoted most often in this regard. I want to know which Muslim scholars ...
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Once in hell, under what known circumstances will a person be able to leave?

Of course, as Muslims we believe that Allah knows what we do not. However, I was wondering what known circusmstances there are under which a person in hell will be able to leave, taking into account ...
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Are the heaven of the children (who die) the same as the main Jannah who Momenin go? (Shia view)

I have heard that children won't go to the heaven which Mo'menin will go (I mean the children who die before the age of puberty). In truth, they will go to another place which is not as fantastic as ...
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According to Sunni, will children who die, go to heaven or they'll go to another place?

Will children who die, go to the Jannah(heaven) or they'll go to another place? I have heard that children won't go to the heaven which Momenin will go (I mean the children who die before the age of ...
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According to Shia Islam, Why Solaiman bin Dawud(a.s.) is the last prophet who enters the heaven?

I have heard that it has been narrated from Imam Jafar Sadiq (peace be upon him) as the sixth Imam of Shia Islam that he has said: Solaiman bin Dawood (a.s.) is the last prophet who enters the heaven ...
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Why Solaiman bin Dawud(a.s.) is the last prophet who enters the heaven? (Sunni view)

I have heard that it has been narrated from Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s)that he said: Solaiman bin Dawood (a.s.) is the last prophet who enters the heaven (Jannah) Initially do Sunni have any hadith ...
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Can we make dua to ask for the highest point in Jannah (heaven)?

Can we make dua to ask for the highest point in Jannah (heaven)?
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Does getting killed by a woman affect eligibility for 72 houris?

From Isil fanatics 'fear being killed by a woman will deprive them of virgins in paradise' The increasing number of female soldiers taking to the front line against extremists of the Islamic ...
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Questions about heaven

In heaven, we will be able to remember the friends who were on earth and in the seven gates of heaven. Say if a person was in the first gate, will he be able to go to the second, third, fourth, etc... ...
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Would I really enjoy Jannah [paradise], if at all I manage to get there?

So I am just a run of the mill guy who makes a decent living. I don't expect to go to Jannah unless I mend my ways, and Allah forgives me. However, I am kinda confused if I would enjoy Jannah. I love ...
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Our relation to God and the prophet Muhammad in paradise

When is the first time that we can see God? In paradise can we talk to God while seeing him and have an answer from him on the spot, and can we talk to the prophet Muhammad at any time?
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What do we remember in paradise from life?

In paradise, do we maintain what we had learned during our life on earth, I mean sciences, human inventions and so on?
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I have some questions about paradise [closed]

I would be happy and a little bit relieved if I could get these questions answered (based on what we know in islam), I've been thinking about them since a long time: 1- In paradise, do we maintain ...
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What are the names of the 7 gates of heaven?

I have heard the there are more than one gates of Heavens or if I am not mistaken, there are 7 of them. If so, then what are their names?
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Will we be able to forget our past once we are in paradise?

My question is in regards to life in paradise. I have read that the people of paradise will be able to recall their earthly life, including the trials they faced. I would like to know if we will be ...
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What is the appearance of Hoor?

I have heard many things about Hoor. Some from Qur'a n and some from Hadith. From Qur'an Hoor's eyes are like Deer's eye. "sorry I don't know surah name and ayat's number." I can understand a ...
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if we have memorized the Quran by heart, will we be saved from hell fire?

If a memorized the Quran by heart, will he be saved from hellfire , irrespective of his deeds ? On the internet somewhere it says yes, whereas somewhere it says not if a person has commuted major bad ...
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Does hell and heaven, the ones mentioned in the Quran, currently exist?

In Quran we have a lot of verses talking about the hell and the heaven and their characteristics. What I want to know is that whether the hell and heaven mentioned in Quran currently exist?
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Where are the Prophet's parents now?

When Prophet Muhammad (saw) went to see heaven and hell on the night of Miraj his parents were taken out of hellfire and put in heaven. Which part of heaven was it? Was it one of the seven levels or ...
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Gelman in Qura'n. Is gay encouraged in heaven?

In some of Ayahs in Qur'an, are mentioned that Allah gifts a wonderful Gelman to a good man in heaven. I'm not that familiar with arabic language, but as my best of knowledge Gelman, means a ...
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Where is Paradise and Hell?

Do paradise and hell exist within the universe as it's so vast that humans haven't even been the other galaxies.
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In Islamic tradition, what actions or reasons will put you to spend eternity on Hell?

I'm a Catholic and I'm stuck with an atheist in a discussion regarding, according to the atheist folk, illogical result receiving the consequences of choosing not to believe in something, as in: I ...
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Heaven and Hell

My question is that if my bad deed surpasses my good deed then why do I go to hell since Allah already knows what good deed and bad deed I'm going to do before I die? Since Allah has already delegated ...
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Cult you have all in jannah? [duplicate]

In Jannah, can you ask for your own universe or universes? where you create it's start, end, energy, physics, laws, creatures etc, and your own judgements to end your creations if you wish to? ...
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will it possible to have in jannah your own galaxy or universe?

it came my mind and i want ask that it is possible to wish or have your own galaxy or even your own universe in jannah? as it possible that jannah is located one multiverse or parallel universe? as ...
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What is the purpose of 7 heavens?

Why did Allah create 7 heavens? I am aware that only Allah knows the answer, but is it explained in the Quran why there are 7 heavens?
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Arabs and other nationalities

Do Arabs stand a better chance in getting into Heaven as the Holy Quran is written in Arabic? What i'm trying to ask is that, since they know Arabic and the Holy Quran is written in Arabic, isn't it ...
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When people die, do they go directly go to heaven or hell till judgement day?

I am not a expert on my religion, but have confusion. When a person dies, suppose like someone died in 60's or 90's. Where will be their soul be? As judgement day is know by Allah Almighty and what i ...
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Existence of places other than the hell and heaven

Recently it was brought to my knowledge that there are certain hadith which point to the fact that places other then sole hell and heaven exist. Is it that true? "Places" here refers to the places ...
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Jannah, it's levels and the extent to which wishes shall be fulfilled

Will there be levels in jannah? I have heard that all wishes would be accepted in jannah so if I wish myself to be at a upper level of jannah will I be granted that? I wish to know more about jannah ...
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Do Islamic Martyrs really get 72 virgins in heaven?

I'm interested in knowing whether martyrs are promised 72 virgins in heaven. I've already searched this site, and the question has not come up before.
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Human appearance in Jannah(Paradise)

I heard in a bayan that the age of men in jannah will be 33 and women will be 18 and their height will be nearly 60 feet. What wil be the appearance of people in paradise? Please, post some ...
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Who keeps the gates of Heaven?

In Christian tradition (and popular culture), the role of keeper of the Pearly Gates is often taken by Simon Peter, one of the companions of Jesus who was reportedly given "the keys of the kingdom of ...
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Soul with or without physical body in the hereafter ? (Sunni view)

Will the people of paradise/heaven be physical beings or spiritual beings? Here on earth, I understand that we are physical beings with souls. My question is, will the people of paradise/heaven also ...
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Why bilal R.A name was not included in the names of ten sahabas to enter paradise?

I have seen a hadith in Sunni references that Abdul Rahman bin `Awf said: The prophet (PBOH) said: Abu Bakr in Paradise Omar in Paradise Uthman in Paradise Ali in Paradise Talha ...
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Is this true that all Mumins will eventually go to Paradise?

A friend of mine told me few days ago that all of those who do believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam will ultimately go to Jannat, after suffering punishment (if awarded) for their sins in Jahannam. ...
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Is Jannah one place?

According to Islam, which of the following understandings of Jannah is more correct; All people who will go Jannah, will be in same place. There will be different Jannahs, and one will go into a ...
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Status / Condition of women after death [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Men get Alhour Alein, what do women get? I am concerned about the part after people go to heaven. Men will get to marry beautiful virgin women called "hoor" or "hur" ...
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Men get Alhour Alein, what do women get?

We all know that when Muslims who die while believing in Islam and go to heaven will be rewarded many things from Allah, one of these things is exclusively for men which is (Alhour Alein) or the "Fair ...