They Will Be Youthful Without Bodily Hair or Beards

Upon the authority of Abu Hurairah (radhiyallaahu anhu) who said the Messenger of Allah – (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said: “Indeed the people of Jannah will not have bodily hair or beards, and they will have (Natural) Kuhl (I.e. Eyeliner) on their eyes. Their youth will never end and their garments will never wear out“

[Collected by At Tirmidhi (2539) and declared ‘Saheeh’ By Shaykh Albaani in Saheeh At Targheeb]

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And if they desire children in Jannah!…

Upon the authority of Abu Sa’eed Al Khudri (Radhiyallaahu ‘Anhu) who said that the Messenger of Allah – (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said: “If the believer desires a child in Jannah, then pregnancy, child birth and the child coming of age occurs in an hour (or in a short period) and the child is just as they desire!

[Source: Collected by Ahmad 11079 and Tirmidhi (2563) and declared ‘Saheeh’ By Shaykh Albaani in ‘Saheeh Sunanit Tirmidhi’ 2077]

The Seas of Jannah

Upon the authority of hakeem Ibn Mu’aawiyah Al Qushairi from his father who said i heard the Messenger of Allah – (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) say:”In Jannah there is an Ocean of Water, an Ocean of Milk, An Ocean of Honey and an Ocean of Wine, then the rivers (of Jannah) emanate from them.”

[Source: Collected by Ibn Hibbaan (2623 – Mawaarid) and Tirmidhi 2574 and declared ‘Hasan’ by Shaykh Albaani in ‘Saheeh At targheeb’ 3722]

Subhaan Allaah! || The first [three] who will be consumed by the Fire – by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Sa’īd Raslān حفظه الله

Knowledge is an act of worship and a means of gaining nearness to Allāh. So, if your intention is pure in this worship, it will be accepted, purified, and blessed. And if you intend with it other than the Pleasure of Allāh, it will be nullified, wasted, and you will lose its value. It might be that one can miss out on these noble goals and not achieve them, thereby wasting his energy and effort.”All of the above can be summarized in the hadīth of the Messenger of Allāh (Sallallahu Alaihi wa sallam) that was reported by Muslim in his ‘Sahīh,’ on the authority of Abū Hurayrah: “The first who will be consumed by the Fire on the Day of Resurrection will be three: a scholar, a Mujāhid, and a generous donator.
As for the scholar, Allāh will bring him and ask him: ‘What did you do in the dunyā?’ So, he will say: ‘I acquired knowledge for Your Sake, and I spread it seeking Your Pleasure.’ So, it will be said to him: ‘You lied. You learned so that you would be referred to as a scholar, and it was done, and you have obtained your reward in the dunyā.’ Then, he will be ordered thrown into Hell.
Then, the donator will be brought, and Allāh will ask him: ‘What did you do in the dunyā?’ He will say: ‘I acquired wealth from permissible means, and I donated it for Your Sake.’ It will be said to him: ‘You lied. You donated your money so that it would be said that you are generous, and it was done, and you have had your reward in the dunyā.’ Then, he will be ordered thrown into Hell.
Then, the fighter will be brought, and asked: ’What did you do?’ ‘I fought in Your Cause until I was killed.’ ‘You lied. You fought so that you would be referred to as a brave man, and it was done, and you took your reward in the dunyā.’ Then, he will be ordered thrown into Hell.”

an-Nawawī (may Allāh have Mercy on him) said: “His (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) statement regarding the fighter, the scholar, and the generous donator, and their punishment for their actions being for other than Allāh’s Face, and their entering the Fire – these are all proofs for the emphasized prohibition of showing off and the severe punishment for doing so, as well as for the obligation of having a pure intention in one’s actions, as Allāh Azza wa jal Said:

وَمَا أُمِرُوا إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ مُخْلِصِينَ لَهُ الدِّينَ حُنَفَاء وَيُقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَيُؤْتُوا الزَّكَاةَ وَذَلِكَ دِينُ الْقَيِّمَةِ
{“And they were not commanded except to worship Allāh, making the Religion sincerely for Him…”}[98:5]

And it also shows that the general texts regarding the virtues of Jihād are referring to the one who seeks only the Pleasure of Allāh, just as with the texts praising the scholars and generous donators – all of these are interpreted to be only in regards to the one who does these things for Allāh, the Exalted.”
And the aforementioned hadīth leaves no question that the student of knowledge should purify his intention in his studies, such that his seeking of knowledge is not for anyone other than Allāh, seeking His Pleasure, and hoping for His reward – not so that he would use this knowledge to be elevated in the eyes of others, sitting on their necks, and standing on their shoulders, as the Messenger of Allāh (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever seeks knowledge in order to compete with the scholars, to prove himself superior to the ignorant, or to make the people look up to him, he is in the Fire.”Source
The Manners of the Student of Knowledge by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Sa’īd Raslān حفظه الله pages 10-11

Ibn Al-Qayyim on Trials: Allah afflicts a servant with trials until he becomes honorable

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Were it not that Allah the Exalted cured His servants with the medicine of tests and trials, they would transgress and commit evil. When Allah the Exalted intends goodness for a servant, He makes him drink the medicine of tests and trials from providence according to his situation in order to cure him from deadly diseases, until He purifies him and cleans him and he achieves the most honorable status in the world, that of being a true servant of Allah, and he is given the greatest reward in the Hereafter, that of seeing Allah and being close to Him.”

Source: Zaad Al-Ma’ad 179

Subhaan Allaah- Three Categories of People on the Day of Resurrection

Tafseer Ibn Kathir : 56. Al-Waqi’ah

(7. And you (all) will be in three groups. )

(8. So those on the right — how (fortunate) will be those on the right!)

(9. And those on the left — how (unfortunate) will be those on the left!)

(10. And those foremost will be foremost.)

Allah’s statement,

(And you (all) will be in three groups.) This means that people will be divided into three categories on the Day of Resurrection.

  1. Some will on the right of Allah’s Throne, and they are those who were brought forth from `Adam’s right side. This category will be given their Books of Records in their right hand and will be taken to the right side. As-Suddi explained that they will comprise the majority of the residents of Paradise.
  2. Another category is those who will be placed to the left of Allah’s Throne, and they are those who were brought forth from `Adam’s left side. This category will be given their Books of Records in their left hands and will be taken to the left side. They are the residents of the Fire, may Allah save us from their actions.
  3. A third category is comprised of those who are the foremost and nearest before Allah. They are in a better grade and status and nearer to Allah than those on the right side. They are the chiefs of those on the right side, because they include the Messengers, Prophets, true believers and martyrs. They are fewer than those on the right side;

so Allah said,

(So those on the right — how will be those on the right! And those on the left — how will be those on the left! And those foremost will be foremost.) Allah divides people into these three groups upon their death, as indicated by the end of this Surah. Allah mentioned them in His statement as well,

(Then We gave the Book as inheritance to such of Our servants whom We chose. Then of them are some who wrong themselves, and of them are some who follow a middle course, and of them are some who are, by Allah’s leave, foremost in good deeds.)(35:32) Muhammad bin Ka`b, Abu Hazrah Ya`qub bin Mujahid said that,

(And those foremost will be foremost.) is about the Prophets, peace be upon them, while As-Suddi said that they are the residents of the utmost highs (Ahl Al-`Illiyyin, in Paradise). The meaning of foremost is that they were foremost in performing the acts of righteousness just as Allah commanded them,

(And march forth in the way to forgiveness from your Lord, and for Paradise as wide as the heavens and the earth.)(3:133) and,

(Race with one another in hastening towards forgiveness from your Lord, and Paradise the width whereof is as the width of the heaven and the earth.)(57:21) Therefore, those who rush to obey Allah in this life and are foremost in performing acts of righteousness, will be among the foremost believers honored in the Hereafter. Verily, the reward is according to the kind of deed, and as one does, so he is judged. So Allah said:

(These will be the nearest (to Allah). In the Gardens of Delight.)

Source : Quran : Tafsir Ibn Kathir : Surah List : Surah No.56 : Three Categories of People on the Day of Resurrection

Question: Who will have a worse punishment (in the Hereafter): The sinners or the innovators?

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Question: Who will have a worse punishment (in the Hereafter): The sinners or the innovators?

Answer The innovators will have a worse punishment, since innovations are worse than sins. Innovations are more beloved to the Devil than sins because (it is likely that) the sinner may repent –

Quote:
Sufyaan Ath-Thawree, may Allaah have mercy on him, said:
“Innovation is more beloved to Iblees (the Devil) than sins. This is because sins are repented from whereas innovations are not repented from.”

(Majmoo’-ul-Fataawaa (11/472))

The Prophet said:

“Verily Allaah has prevented repentance from every person of innovation.”

(Silsilat-ul-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah (1620))

– but as for the innovator, then very rarely does he repent because he thinks that he is upon the truth. This is contrary to the sinner for he knows that he is disobeying Allaah and that he is committing a sinful deed. As for the innovator, he considers himself to be obeying Allaah and to be upon obedience. This is why innovation – and Allaah’s refuge is sought – is worse than sin. And this is why the Salaf warned the people from sitting and gathering with the innovators –

Quote:
Al-Hasan Al-Basree, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said:
“Do not sit with a person of innovation, for indeed he will put a disease in your heart.”

(Al-I’tisaam of Ash-Shaatibee (1/72) verified by Saleem Al-Hilaalee and Al-Bid’a wan-Nahee ‘anhaa of Ibn Waddaah (pg. 54))

Ash-Shaatibee (158) said:

“Indeed the saved sect – and they are Ahl-us-Sunnah – are commanded to disassociate themselves from the people of innovations, to expel them, and to punish severely anyone that follows in their direction, whether by killing them or less than that. And the scholars have warned us against accompanying and gathering with them.”

I (the compiler) say : may Allaah have mercy on the Salaf (predecessors). They did not leave behind any person of innovation except that they subdued him and warned against him.

– for they would influence those whom they sat with, and their danger is great. There is no doubt that innovation is worse than sin and that the danger of the innovator is worse to the people than the danger of the sinner. –

Quote:
Concerning the danger of the people of innovation, Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah, may Allaah have mercy on him, said:
“If it were not for those whom Allaah placed to repel the danger of them [meaning the innovators], the Religion would have been corrupted. Their corruption is worse than the corruption caused by the conquering of the enemies at times of war. For indeed, when they conquer, they do not corrupt hearts or the Religion found in them, except for a while. But as for these people [i.e. the innovators], then they corrupt the hearts from the very beginning.”

(Majmoo’-ul-Fataawaa: (28/232)

He (Ibn Taimiyyah) also said (20/103):

“The people of innovation are worse than the people of lustful sins, according to the Sunnah and the Ijmaa’ (consensus).”

– This is why the Salaf would say:

“Being moderate while upon the Sunnah is better than exerting oneself while upon Innovation.”

[This statement is reported from Ibn Mas’ood, may Allaah be pleased with him. Refer to Al-Laalikaa’ee (1/188, no. 114), Al-Ibaanah (1/320, no. 161) and As-Sunnah of Ibn Nasr (30).]

Reference: Beneficial Answers to Questions on Innovated Methodologies by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan Hafithahullaah. (Beneficial footnotes by Jamaal bin Fareehan Al-Harithee). Pg. 31-32

Source: http://salaf-us-saalih.com/2010/12/28/who-will-have-a-worse-punishment-in-the-hereafter-the-sinners-or-the-innovators/