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List of Jannah in Islam (Paradise) – Levels

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Jannah is the concept of paradise in the teachings of Islam. In Islamic eschatology, after death a person will remain in the grave (barzakh) until the ‘Day of Resurrection’ (Yawm al-Qiyāmah). According to the Islamic law, that the treatment of each individual in barzakh is applicable to one’s own deeds, then becomes a picture of the afterlife.

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The Qur’an explains a lot about the Hereafter (life after death) for people who always do good. Heaven itself is often described in various chapters in the Qur’an, as the place of eternity in the form of jannah (beautiful garden / garden) where rivers flow beneath it. Here is some of verse in Qur’an about Jannah :

The example of Paradise, which the righteous has been promised, is beneath it rivers flow. Its fruit is lasting, and its shade. That is the consequence for the righteous, and the consequence for the disbelievers is the Fire.’ (Ar-Ra’d : 35)

 

Is the description of Paradise, where the righteous are promised, wherein are rivers of water unaltered, rivers of milk the taste of which never changes, rivers of wine delicious to those who drinks, and rivers of purified honey, in which they will have from all [kinds of] fruits and forgiveness from their lord, like [those of] those who abide eternally in the fire and are given to drink scalding water that will sever their intestines?’ (Muhammad : 15)

 

That home of the Hereafter We assign to those who do not desire exaltedness upon the earth or corruption. And the [best] outcome is for the righteous.’ (Qashash : 83)

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Description of Heaven in Qur’an

Some sort of verse in Al-Qur’an described about heaven. First from Al-Hijr verse 45 to 48 :

Indeed, the righteous will be within gardens and springs. [Having been told], “Enter it in peace, safe [and secure].” And We will remove whatever is in their breasts of resentment, [so they will be] brothers, on thrones facing each other. No fatigue will touch them therein, nor from it will they [ever] be removed.’

Second verse is come from Al Hajj verse 23 :

Indeed, Allah will admit those who believe and do righteous deeds to gardens beneath which rivers flow. They will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearl, and their garments therein will be silk.’

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The Level of Heaven in Islam

Every Muslim believes that all human beings are born holy. The highest heavens are Paradise (فردوس), which is prophets and apostles, martyrs and pious people live in it. Here is the level of Heaven in Islam :

1. Al-Firdaus

The privilege of paradise Al Firdaus is the inhabitants will be able to see the face of Allah SWT twice a day, morning and evening. While the higher favors again in this paradise is when people can look at the face of Allah SWT. As for how to see Allah SWT is not the way we see with the usual eyes that prevalent, but the way is with eyesight that has been determined by Allah SWT for the inhabitants of heaven. Everything in heaven is beautiful, far more beautiful than anything on earth.

However the most beautiful in heaven is the view of Allah SWT, nothing can exceed his privileges. Let’s just imagine in this world, if we are given the opportunity to meet and tell the story of one of the leaders of the country, of course we will be very happy and happy with the beautiful experience. This is what will happen to the inhabitants of heaven; how happy to meet the Creator. The description of Al-Firdaus is in this verse :

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‘[Some] faces, that Day, will be radiant, Looking at their Lord.’ (Al-Qiyamah : 22-23)

In the Qur’an also described there are seven groups of residents of heaven al-Firdaus, as mentioned in Surat Al-Mu’minuun verses 1-11:

Certainly will the believers have succeeded: Those who are humbly submissive. And they are turn away from ill speech. And they who are observant of zakah. And they who guard their private parts. Except from their wives or those they are right hands possess, for indeed, they will not be blamed – But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors – And they are their prominent attributes. And they who carefully maintain their prayers – Those are the inheritors. Who will inherit al-Firdaus. They will abide therein eternally.’

2. Al-Adn

Heaven ‘Adn is created from a white diamond and is inhabited only by the elect. It turns out that the residents of this heaven will soon dilimpakah various kinds of pleasure by Allah SWT. The first pleasure that the inhabitants of heaven will receive is that Allah has promised that paradise for both men and women believers. It is contained in His word in the letter of At-Taubah verse 72:

Allah has promised and believes women gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally, and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual residence; but approval from God is greater. It is that which is the great attainment.’

Not only promised to men and women believers, it turns out God gives pleasure to the inhabitants of heaven ‘Adn that heaven is a reward for servants of Allah who truly obedient to Him. In this paradise, the righteous are gathered, as described in the letter of Ar-Ra’d verses 22 through 24:

And those who are patient, seeking the countenance of their Lord, and establishing the consolation of the [home] Gardens of perpetual residence ; they will enter them with whoever were righteous among their fathers, their spouses and their descendants. And the angels will enter upon them from every gate, [saying], “Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured.” And excellent is the final home.’

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3. Heaven Na’im

Paradise na’im is the third heaven after Al-Firdaus and Al-adn. Paradise Naim is a heaven created by God from white silver. There are some verse that explained about Na’im, such as surah Luqman verse 8 and Al-Hajj verse 56 :

‘Indeed, those who believe and do righteous deeds – for them are the Gardens of Pleasure.’

 

[All] sovereignty that Day is for God; He will judge between them. So they who believed and did righteous deeds will be in the Gardens of Pleasure.’

4. Paradise Ma’wa

The fourth paradise is Ma’wa. It is a heaven created from a green emerald. The prospective residents of this paradise are mentioned in Surat As-Sajdah verse 19:

‘As for those who believed and did righteous deeds, for them will be the Gardens of Refuge as the accommodation for what they used to do.’

The existence of heaven is indicated by the proposition of the Qur’an and as-Sunnah. From the Qur’an, among them is the word of Allah Subhanahu wata’ala in the letter of An-Najm verses 13-15:

And he sure saw him in another descent. At the Lote Tree of the Utmost Boundary – Near it is the Garden of Refuge.’.

It is mentioned in as-Sahihain (narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim) from the hadith of Anas radhiyallahu ‘anhu in the story of Isra’ Mi’raj that the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam saw Sidratul Muntaha and saw on his side there was Jannatul Ma’wa. He said,

“Then Jibril (Gabriel) took me away to stop at Sidratul Muntaha, then the Sidratul Muntaha was covered with colors that I did not know what it was. Then he said, “Then I went into heaven and in it there was a pearl and her thigh made of mischief.”

5. Heaven of Darussalam

Paradise Darussalam is the fifth heaven of the seven paradises of Islam. Heaven Darussalam is a place of residence in the afterlife where the place is covered by various pleasures and happiness that has never been a servant of Allah swt. see, hear, and enjoy it while living in the world.

Heaven is accomplished by keeping His commandments and away from all His prohibitions and know that Heaven is prepared for His pious servant during his life, as well as for His faithful servants and always doing righteous deeds. It is a reward for him for ever. This is in accordance with the word of Allah swt. in the Qur’an surah Asy-Syu’ara verse 90 and Al-Baqarah verse 82 :

‘And Paradise will be brought near [that Day] to the righteous.’

 

But they who believe and do righteous deeds – those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide therein eternally.’

6. Heaven Daarul Muqamah

Paradise Daarul Muqamah is a paradise that is on the sixth level. This heaven is a heaven made of white gems. The prospective residents are people who do a lot of good. There are some verse that described about Daarul Muqamah, such as Fathir verse 34-35:

And they will say, “Praise to Allah, who has removed from us [all] sorrow.” Indeed, our Lord is Forgiving and Appreciative – There are notes in it. any fatigue, and there touches us not in it weariness [of mind].”‘

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7. Heaven Maqamul Amin

The seventh heaven in Islam is Maqamul Amin. The word Al-Maqamul Amin according to Dr. M Taquid-Din and Dr M Khan means a place and is reserved for those who are cautious. While the paradise of Al-Maqamul Amin is made of white gems. The explanation of Maqamul Amin is in surah Ad-Dukhaan verses 51 through 57:

Indeed, the righteous will be in a secure place; Within gardens and springs, Wearing [garments of] fine silk and brocade, facing each other. Thus. And We will marry them to fair women with large, [beautiful] eyes.

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They will call therein for every [kind of] fruit – safe and secure. They will not taste death therein except the first death, and He will have protected them from the punishment of Hellfire. As bounty from your Lord. That is what is the great attainment.’

8. Heaven Khuld

Heaven Khuld is the eighth heaven in Islam. Called by this name because the inhabitants of heaven are eternally in heaven, not moving to another place, and not looking for a place other than heaven. The description about Khuld is in surah Al-Furqaan verse 15:

‘Say, “Is that better or the Garden of Eternity which is promised to the righteous? It will be for them a reward and destination.’

That was the description about heaven in Islam. If we want to live in His heaven, doing the good deeds as much as we can, and keep ourselved from the bad deeds. We hope you get the benefit as much as we get. See you in the next article.

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