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Jannat al-Khuld

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Jannat al-Khuld (Arabic: جَنَّةَُ الخُلد) or everlasting paradise is a quranic term mentioned in Sura al-Furqan.[1] The lexical meaning of "khuld" is to stay somewhere without leaving.[2]

In Qur'an 25:15-16 , God has promised everlasting paradise to pious believers and not only the paradise itself is eternal but also its inhabitants.[3]

Some exegetes hold that the addition of the term “khuld” (everlasting) to the term “Jannat” (paradise) denotes that this paradise is eternal and will never be destroyed.[4]

Jannat al-khuld has appeared in hadith literature as well. If someone desires to have a life and death similar to the life and death of the Prophet (s) and to reside in the eternal paradise which God has promised his messenger, the Prophet (s) has recommended to have the love of Imam Ali (a) and his sons.[5] In another hadith, al-Shaykh al-Saduq quotes the Prophet (s) as saying anyone who fasts eighteen days of the month of Rajab, he or she will reside in eternal paradise along with Prophet Ibrahim (a).[6]

Based on a hadith in Amali by al-Shaykh al-Saduq, there are one hundred thousand cities of light in this paradise.[7]

See Also

Notes

  1. Isḥāqnīā Turbatī, Jannat al-Khuld; Dāʾirat al-maʿārif Qurʾān Karim, vol. 10, p. 64.
  2. Ḥusaynī al-Zabīdī, Tāj al-ʿarūs, vol. 4, p. 437.
  3. Makārim Shīrāzī, Tafsīr-i nimūna, vol. 15, p. 39.
  4. Ṭabāṭabāʾī, al-Mīzān, vol. 15, p. 189.
  5. Ibn Ṭāwūs, al-Taraʾif, vol. 1, p. 118.
  6. Ṣadūq, Thawāb al-aʿmāl, p. 56.
  7. Ṣadūq, al-Amālī, p. 52.

References

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  • Isḥāqnīā Turbatī, Riḍā. Dāʾirat al-maʿārif Qurʾān Karim. Qom: Būstān-i Kitāb, 1391 Sh.
  • Makārim Shīrāzī, Nāṣir. Tafsīr-i nimūna. Tehran: Dār al-Kutub al-Islāmīyya, 1374 Sh.
  • Murtaḍā al-Zabīdī, Muḥammad b. Muḥammad. Tāj al-ʿarūs min jawāhir al-qāmūs. Edited by ʿAlī Hilālī, ʿAlī Sīrī. Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1414 AH.
  • Ṣadūq, Muḥammad b. ʿAlī al-. Al-Amālī. 5th edition. Beirut: Muʾassisat al-Aʿlamī, 1400 AH.
  • Ṣadūq, Muḥammad b. ʿAlī al-. Thawāb al-aʿmāl wa ʿiqāb al-aʿmāl. Qom: Dār al-Sharīf al-Raḍī, 1406 AH.
  • Ṭabāṭabāʾī, Sayyid Muḥammad Ḥusayn al-. Al-Mīzān fī tafsīr al-Qurʾān. Qom: Daftar-i Intishārāt-i, 1417 AH.