The Reward for Women in Paradise

1175 The Reward for Women in Paradise

Posted on May 07, 2013 | Filed under Aqeedah, Faith

Question :
Whenever I need the Nobla Quran, I find in many verses Allah giving glad tidings to His believing male servants of al-hoor al-ain who extrol in beauty. Does the woman have any patner in Paradise other than her husband? Furthermore, most of the statements concerning bounties in Paradise are directed towars the believing men. Is the reward of the believing women in Paradise less than that of the believing men?

Answer :
There is no doubt that reward in the Hereafter encompasses both men and women. This is based on the following statements of Allah:

"Never will I allow to be lost work of any of you, male or female" (Al-Imran 195).

"Whosoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he (or she) is a true believer, We will give a good life" (Al-Nahl 97)

"And whoever does righteous good deeds, being a male or a female, and is a true believer, such will enter Paradise" (Al-Nisa 124).

"Verily, the Muslims, men and women, the believers, men and women... [up to the end of the verse where Allah says:] Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward" (Al-Ahzab 35).
Allah mentions them entering into Paradise together,

"They and their wives will be in pleasant shade" (Ya Sin 56).

"Enter Paradise, you and your wives, in happiness" (Al-Zukhruf 70).
Allah also mentions that He will recreate the women in the verse,

"Verily, We created them of special creation and made them virgins" (al-Waqia 35-36).
That is, Allah will recreate the slderly women and make them virgins. Similarly, Allah will recreate th e elderly men and make them youths. It is also mentioned in the hadith that the women of this worldly life have a superiority over al-hoor al-ain due to the acts of worship and obedience that they performed [in this world]. Therefore, the believing women will enter Paradise just like the enters Paradise with them, she will choose among them and will choose the one with the best charactera and behavior. Shaikh ibn Jibreen.

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