Allah says in Surah Maryam:

They will not hear therein any ill speech - only [greetings of] peace - and they will have their provision therein, morning and afternoon.

Does this ayah mean there is day and night in heaven?


No. Most Tafsirs from scholars say it means 'equivalence' of those time measurements, not literal day/night in Paradise. Among the Tafsirs on this portion of the ayah (19:62):

  • "This means, in what is similar to mornings and evenings. This does not mean that there is a night and a day (in Paradise), but they will be living in times that alternate. They will know its lighted times from its lights and illumination" [Tafsîr Ibn Kathir].
  • "(for morn and evening) in the measure of the morning and evening of this worldly life" [Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs]
  • "And therein they will have their provision morning and evening, in other words, according to the [equivalent] measure of these two in the [life of this] world, since there is no day or night in Paradise, only everlasting light and illumination" [Tafsîr Al-Jalalayn].

So there may be different time periods with varying levels of light (some brighter than other times) but there'll be no darkness/'night'. Darkness will just be a setting in Hell.

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  • Barakallahu fiki for this useful answer. Can I ask you, what website or app are you using which allows you to consult multiple tafasir of one verse at once? – drake035 Jul 12 at 14:55
  • Jazakallahu khairan – drake035 Aug 15 at 21:40

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