The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) tells us:
No one is single in Paradise
Adam (peace be upon him) was given Hawwa’ (Eve) and everyone that enters into Paradise would be given a spouse. Who that spouse is? It depends. Allah says:
Enter you and your spouses into Paradise
First and foremost, those that were married will enter together. The scholars say that the first relationship that Allah created in the world was that of Adam and Eve. For between human beings even the parent and the child relationship came later.
Ibn Kathir goes through these possibilities of what would happen in Jannah for people, he says for example that someone you loved in Dunya but you were unable to marry for some reason, you’ll be married to that person.
Or it could just be a heavenly spouse. So it wasn’t someone from this world or someone that was desired in this world but you’re given a heavenly spouse.
Sisters ask all the time about the Hoor al-Ayn (spouses) for men, what about women? There is no such thing is impermissible in Paradise. A person can have whatever they want but Allah addresses that which is common and that which is known.
We really have no restrictions in Paradise but the point is that The Prophet (peace be upon him) says that there is no person that’s single in Jannah, just like Adam (peace be upon him) was not left single in Jannah.
Let’s say that you enter into Jannah with your spouse, I actually have people come to me and say: “If going to Paradise means I’m still going to be with my wife, it’s not Paradise!” or “If going to Paradise means he’s still going to be there, it’s not really Paradise!” “Can I get to Paradise and can I switch out husbands? Can I switch out wives…?”
It’s not going to be like when you enter Paradise. It’s not going to be like you again, can you go to that other house in Paradise, can I have my own space in Paradise.
- Because in Paradise, there are no grudges, no ill feelings… you might work out your problems before you get into Paradise
- There is no dissatisfaction in Paradise. You will love your spouse in Paradise, whether a spouse that is heavenly, or a spouse from people of the Dunya… whoever it is, you will love that spouse.
- Something beautiful that the Prophet said about spouses in Paradise that every time a person sees their spouse in Paradise, that they would see that their spouse is more beautiful than the last time they saw them, and you would say to your wife “you’re even more beautiful than the last time I saw you”. She would say: “You’re even more handsome than the last time I saw you.”
Meaning, part of Paradise is that Allah makes the spouses perpetually more attractive, more beautiful, more loving… so Allah grows that interest and attraction so that the bond continues to get stronger and stronger in Paradise.
We ask Allah to enter us into Jannatul Firdaws with our spouses and companionship with our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).