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Marriages

Are Marriages Made in Heaven?

Wa`alykum As-Salaamu Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Believing that marriage is predestined by Allah does not mean that one should not use one’s reason or experience. 2- Whenever there …

Eternal Life

Wouldn't an Eternal Life in Heaven Be Boring?

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Muslims believe that Allah created everything that is in the heavens and the earth. These things didn’t come into existence by any other means except through His Will. Why he chose to create things is for Him alone to know. He certainly …

Description

What is the Description of Paradise?

As-salamu Alaykum Chevalnoir, Thank you for your question. The Quran and Sunnah are full of references to Paradise and the great reward that is in store for those who believe and do righteousness in this life. The reward for goodness is eternal goodness. Rewards for males and females are equally gratifying. No one will feel …

Adam

Did Allah Obligate Adam to Disobey Him?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- As Muslims, we believe that Almighty Allah has the absolute knowledge of what happened and what is going to happen …

The Wonders Prophet Muhammad Saw in Heavens

The magnitude of this is unimaginable. Our earth, and what we call the universe, is contained within the first heaven. Even with the scientific knowledge of the 21st. century, we have no idea how big this is, how far the universe extends, or what wonders it contains. Prophet Muhammad travelled…

Houris in Heaven: Are They Slaves and Prisoners?

Salam, Thank you for your question. The verse you are referring to reads: {Houris reserved in pavilions} (Ar-Rahman 55:72) From a linguistic view, houris mean beautiful, fair women or heavenly wives. The issue of houris is always raised to cast doubts about Islam and how it is unfair to women when it comes to the number of houris that …

Rajab - First Sacred Month: Time for Peace

Why do we need sacred months nowadays, when most of us are not involved in fighting in this or any month? The special feature of Rajab is not more rituals, but peaceful behavior..

From Heaven to Earth - Where did Adam First Land?

Where did Adam put his feet when he landed on Earth? He descended in the mountains of Ceylon – or Sri Lanka – known in antiquity as Sarandeep (The Island of Diamonds). I myself tried to climb that mountain and get to the top of it where exists, according to popular legend…

70 Virgins for Men in Paradise: What Is for Women?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Sister, first of all, we’d like to say that we are impressed by your question, which emanates from a thoughtful heart. May Allah …

Where is God?

God is everywhere. God is in your heart. God is where goodness and beauty exist. What happens however, when your heart is empty and your surroundings are dismal, dirty, and ugly? Does God cease to exist? No! Of course not! Amidst this confusion…



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