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Artistry in Paradise

Rivers and Springs

What is the example [i.e. description] of Paradise promised to the righteous like? It has rivers flowing under it, and its foodstuffs and cool shade never fail. That is the final fate of those who have done their duty. But the final fate of the unbelievers is the Fire. (Surat ar-Ra'd: 35)

The heedful will be amid gardens and springs: "Enter them in peace, in complete security!" We will strip away any rancor in their hearts—brothers [and sisters], resting on couches face-to-face. (Surat al-Hijr: 45-47)

An image of Paradise that is promised to the righteous: In it there are rivers of water that will never spoil, rivers of milk whose taste will never change, and rivers of wine that are delightful to all who drink it, and rivers of honey of undiluted purity. In it they will have fruit of every kind and forgiveness from their Lord. Is that like those who will be in the Fire timelessly, forever, with boiling water to drink, which lacerates their bowels? (Surah Muhammad: 15)

Gushing Springs

In it is a gushing spring. (Surat al-Ghashiyya: 12)

In them [two other gardens] are two gushing springs. (Surat ar-Rahman: 66)

High-Ceilinged Halls and Lofty Chambers

She was told: "Enter the courtyard." But when she saw it, she supposed it to be a pool and bared her legs. He said: "It is a courtyard paved with glass." She said: "My Lord, I have wronged myself, but I have submitted with Sulayman to the Lord of all the worlds." (Surat an-Naml: 44)

But those who heed their Lord will have high-ceilinged halls, and more such halls built one above the other, and rivers flowing under them. That is Allah's promise. Allah does not break His promise. (Surat az-Zumar: 20)

As for those who believe and do right actions, We will lodge them lofty chambers in Paradise, with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever. How excellent is the reward of those who do (good)! (Surat al-`Ankabut: 58)

Fine Dwellings

Allah has promised male and female believers gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, forever, and fine dwellings in the Gardens of Eden. And Allah's good pleasure is even greater. That is the great victory. (Surat at-Tawba: 72)

The Highest Paradise

Such people will be repaid for their steadfastness with the Highest Paradise, where they will meet with welcome and "Peace." (Surat al-Furqan: 75)

Gardens

And We gave Sulayman power over the wind—a month's journey in the morning and a month in the afternoon. And We made a fount of molten brass flow out for him. And some of the jinn worked in front of him by his Lord's permission. And if a single one of them deviates at all from Our command, We let him taste the punishment of the Searing Blaze. They made for him anything he wished: high arches and statues, huge dishes like cisterns, great built-in cooking vats. "Work, family of Dawud, in thankfulness!" But very few of My servants are thankful. Then when We decreed that he should die, nothing divulged his death to them except the worm that ate his staff; so that when he fell down, it was made clear to the jinn that if they had truly had knowledge of the Unseen, they need not have stayed there suffering humiliating punishment. There was also a sign for Saba in their dwelling place: two gardens—one to the right and one to the left. "Eat of your Lord's provision and give thanks to Him: a bountiful land and a forgiving Lord." (Surah Saba: 12-15)

We place in it gardens of dates and grapes, and cause springs to gush out in it, so they may eat its fruits—they did not do it themselves. So will they not be thankful? (Surah Ya Sin: 34-35)

How many gardens and fountains they left behind, and ripe crops and noble residences. (Surat ad-Dukhan:24-25)

Cool Pavilions

Dark-eyed (women), secluded in cool pavilions. (Surat ar-Rahman: 72)

Couches

Reclining in it on couches, they will experience there neither burning sun nor bitter cold. (Surat al-Insan: 13)

The Companions of Paradise are busy enjoying themselves today, they and their wives reclining on couches in the shade. They will have fruits there and whatever they request. (Surah Ya Sin: 55-57)

They will recline on couches ranged in rows, and We will marry them to dark-eyed maidens. (Surat at-Tur: 20)

The truly good will be in perfect Bliss on couches, gazing in wonder. (Surat al-Mutaffifin: 22-23)

We will strip away any rancor in their hearts—brothers [and sisters], resting on couches face-to-face. (Surat al-Hijr: 47)

They will have Gardens of Eden with rivers flowing under them. They will be adorned in them with bracelets made of gold and wear green garments made of the finest silk and rich brocade, reclining there on couches under canopies. What an excellent reward! What a wonderful repose! (Surat al-Kahf: 31)

They and their wives reclining on couches in the shade. (Surah Ya Sin: 56)

[In it are] raised-up couches. (Surat al-Ghashiyya: 13)

Those are the Ones Brought Near in Gardens of Delight. A large group of the earlier people but few of the later ones. On sumptuous woven couches, reclining on them face to face. (Surat al-Waqi'a: 11-16)

They will be reclining on couches lined with rich brocade, the fruits of the gardens hanging close to hand. (Surat ar-Rahman: 54)

Cups

Sweet fruits and high honor in Gardens of Delight on couches face-to-face; a cup from a flowing spring passing round among them, as white as driven snow, delicious to those who drink, which has no headache in it and does not leave them stupefied. (Surat as-Saffat: 42-47)

Carrying goblets and decanters and a cup from a flowing spring. (Surat al-Waqi'a: 18-19)

The truly good will drink from a cup mixed with the coolness of camphor. (Surat al-Insan: 5)

They will be given there a cup to drink mixed with the warmth of ginger. (Surat al-Insan: 17)

Platters, Goblets, and Decanters

Platters and cups of gold will be passed around among them, and they will have there all that their hearts desire and all in which their eyes find delight. You will remain in it timelessly, forever. (Surat az-Zukhruf: 71)
 

Carrying goblets and decanters and a cup from a flowing spring. (Surat al-Waqi'a: 18-19)

Silver Roofs and Doors

Were it not that mankind might all become one community, We would have given those who reject the All-Merciful silver roofs to their houses, silver stairways and silver doors to their houses, silver couches on which to recline, and gold ornaments. All that is merely the trappings of the life of the world. But the Hereafter, with your Lord, is for those who do their duty. (Surat az-Zukhruf: 33-35)

Exquisite Cushions, Quilts, and Rugs

[In them are sweet, lovely maidens] reclining on green quilts and exquisite rugs. (Surat ar-Rahman: 76)

[It it are] lined-up cushions, and spread-out rugs. (Surat al-Ghashiyya: 15-16)

The Most Beautiful Garments

[In them they will] wear green garments made of the finest silk and rich brocade, reclining there on couches under canopies. What an excellent reward! What a wonderful repose! (Surat al-Kahf: 31)

[Allah will admit those who believe and do right actions into gardens] where their clothing will be of silk. (Surat al-Hajj: 23)

Gold, Silk, Pearls, and All Sorts of Jewels

They will have Gardens of Eden with rivers flowing under them. They will be adorned in them with bracelets made of gold... (Surat al-Kahf: 31)

But Allah will admit those who believe and do right actions into gardens with rivers flowing under them, where they will be adorned with gold bracelets and pearls... (Surat al-Hajj: 23)

A large group of the earlier people, but few of the later ones. On sumptuous woven couches, reclining on them face-to-face. There will circulate among them ageless youths carrying goblets and decanters and a cup from a flowing spring—it does not give them any headache nor does it leave them stupefied. And any fruit they specify and any bird-meat they desire. And dark-eyed maidens like hidden pearls. As recompense for what they did. They will hear no prattling in it nor any word of wrong. All that is said is: "Peace. Peace." And the Companions of the Right: what of the Companions of the Right? Amid thornless lote-trees, fruit-laden acacias, wide-spreading shade, outpouring water, and fruits in abundance never failing, unrestricted. And on elevated couches. (Surat al-Waqi'a: 13-34)

 Wearing fine silk and rich brocade, face-to-face with one another. (Surat ad-Dukhan: 53)

Gold and Silver Bracelets

But Allah will admit those who believe and do right actions into gardens with rivers flowing under them, where they will be adorned with gold bracelets and pearls, and where their clothing will be of silk. (Surat al-Hajj: 23)

They will enter Gardens of Eden, where they will be adorned with gold bracelets and pearls, and where their clothing will be of silk. (Surah Fatir: 33)

They will have Gardens of Eden with rivers flowing under them. They will be adorned in them with bracelets made of gold and wear green garments made of the finest silk and rich brocade, reclining there on couches under canopies. What an excellent reward! What a wonderful repose! (Surat al-Kahf: 31)

They will wear green garments of fine silk and rich brocade. They will be adorned with silver bracelets. And their Lord will give them a pure draught to drink. (Surat al-Insan: 21)

All Sorts of Desirable Fruits

And any fruit that they specify. (Surat al-Waqi'a: 21)

They will call there for fruit of every kind, in complete security. (Surat ad-Dukhan: 55)

… fruits in abundance. (Surat al-Waqi`a: 32)

Those who do their duty will have a good Homecoming: Gardens of Eden, whose gates will be open to them, where they will recline, calling for plentiful fruit and drink. (Surah Sad: 49-51)

We will supply them with any kind of fruit and meat that they desire. (Surat at-Tur: 22)

… sweet fruits and high honor. (Surat as-Saffat: 42)

In them are fruits and date-palms and pomegranates. (Surat ar-Rahman: 68)

Amid thornless lote-trees and fruit-laden acacias. (Surat al-Waqi`a: 28-29)

They will have fruits there and whatever they request. (Surah Ya-Sin: 57)

The Fruits of the Gardens Hanging Close to Hand

Its shading branches will droop down over them, its ripe fruit hanging ready to be picked. (Surat al-Insan: 14)

They will be reclining on couches lined with rich brocade, the fruits of the gardens hanging close to hand. (Surat ar-Rahman: 54)

Its ripe fruit hanging close to hand. (Surat al-Haqqa: 23)

Non-failing Foodstuff

What is the example [i.e. description] of Paradise promised to the righteous like? It has rivers flowing under it, and its foodstuffs and cool shade never fail. That is the final fate of those who have done their duty. But the final fate of the unbelievers is the Fire. (Surat ar-Ra'd: 35)

Delicious Drinks

... A cup from a flowing spring passing round among them, as white as driven snow, delicious to those who drink, which has no headache in it and does not leave them stupefied. (Surat as-Saffat: 45-47)

They will pass round there a drinking cup to one another with no foolish talk and no wrong action in it. (Surat at-Tur: 23)

The truly good will drink from a cup mixed with the coolness of camphor, a spring from which Allah's servants will drink, making it gush forth at will abundantly. (Surat al-Insan: 5-6)

And a cup from a flowing spring—it does not give them any headache nor does it leave them stupefied. (Surat al-Waqi'a:19-20)

Non-Spoiling Blessings

An image of Paradise that is promised to the heedful. In it there are rivers of water that will never spoil, rivers of milk whose taste will never change, rivers of wine that are delightful to all who drink it, and rivers of honey of undiluted purity. In it they will have fruit of every kind and forgiveness from their Lord. Is that like those who will be in the Fire timelessly, forever, with boiling water to drink, which lacerates their bowels? (Surah Muhammad: 15)

landscape

And the Companions of the Right: what of the Companions of the Right? Amid thornless lote-trees, fruit-laden acacias, wide-spreading shade, outpouring water, and fruits in abundance never failing, unrestricted. And on elevated couches. (Surah Al-Waqi'a: 27-34)

golden

Seeing them, you see delight and a great kingdom. They will wear green garments of fine silk and rich brocade. They will be adorned with silver bracelets. (Surat al-Insan: 20-21)

But Allah will admit those who believe and do right actions into gardens with rivers flowing under them, where they will be adorned with gold bracelets and pearls, and where their clothing will be of silk. (Surat al-Hajj: 23)

trees

 

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