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    I've found a lot of quotes to the women in paradise which will be given for pious men who worked righteous deeds in this life.

    I've been wondering why they've been described so specifically i.e. from reading various ayah's from the Qur'an you can deduce the following:

    A houri is a beautiful and fair young woman (virgin) with a transparent body and big eyes. The marrow of her bones is visible like the interior lines of pearls and rubies.

    It makes me think like there are people out there who's idea of attractiveness may be a female with a dark complexion rather than white. I, personally would definitely not find someone attractive if I could see their bones or other insides. Also I'm puzzled by the idea that in several places the women of heaven or the beautiful women have been refferred as to being women with white skin.

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    Brother can you comprehend "Infinite" ? I guess no, none can in this world. The rewards of Paradise is with Allaah alone and that is what no eyes have seen, no ears have heard and no nose has smelled, no hands have touched and no tongue have tasted. We often might think that how can we find someone beautiful if we can see through their flesh, well the answer lies in only going to Jannah and find it out for ourselves. Like I said, "Infinite" we can not comprehend in this world, but we can comprehend it in the hereafter. So these are special things and we only understand their value not here but there. Hope that clarifies.
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    no need to go into details. first try to get into Paradise. this is important. houris come after words. you will like whatever will be there. this topic i think is not worth discussing
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    Hmm yes that clarifies things a bit. I've also been thinking about what effect this can have on the women of this world. I.e. if a non muslim woman began reading the Qur'an and read that white women are meant to be more beautiful. Or even that on judgement day the bad people's faces will be black that's how you will recognise them - now Allah says that he can construct them back exactly to ressurrect them even to their fingertips but what happens if that person already had a dark complexion?

    It's a bit confusing to me. And I'm sorry to the guy who thinks it's a worthless topic, you don't have to read it.
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    salaams to all

    i dont know about transparent but im just wondering how many people really would prefer to be dark skinned if they had the choice.
    if Allah ta'ala asked us what colour skin would we like to have- & some people choose dark skin.
    and by fair- im not talking about albinos & by dark im referring to the complexion of most Africans & many South Indians.

    who would honestly choose that? just like to know.

    and Allah ta'ala knows best
    jazakallah
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    I don't know about everyone but I'm fairly light skinned but I wouldn't have minded if I wasn't.
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    Then again dark does not probably mean the color black literally. It can also mean lack of light, distress, grief, regret, failure, etc.
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    It doesn't say dark, it says black. But I see your point.
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    I don't understand Arabic^^
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    Assalamualikum,

    Brother allah describes them as 'beautifull' and that is sufficent..regarding the tranparent, you have to remember brother that jannah is a different complextion to this world..there will be different dimensions etc..soo you cannot compare the beauty of this worlds women to jannahs. allah said their 'beuatifull' and thats enough. whatever you see in jannah will please you...
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    as salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu

    ilyas dont let google fool yaa

    google cant always tell you the right answer it aint always that google translate the right answer for you wallahu a3la waa a3lam

    what i am trying to say is that jannah is something no eyes have seen, no ears have heard and no nose has smelled, no hands have touched and no tongue have tasted so why keep asking and searching for a answer while you already know the answer ??



    may Allah swt Reward you guys Allahuma ameen


    i am just sayin ,,, wa aleikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu
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    brother can you possibly write your answers in english so we can all understand???? please
    :hijabi:
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    wa 3laykkum assalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

    Jazak Allahu khyir ukhti.. yes im aware of it. It works good sometime and sometime its really bad.
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    ok mashallah 3afwaan ilyas
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    A righteous women of this world
    will be much more superior and
    beautiful than houris in Jannah .

    What is the description of al-hoor al-iyn
    as stated in the Qur'aan and Sunnah? If
    a wife is righteous in this world, what
    will her form or attributes be in
    Paradise if Allaah wills that she should
    enter Paradise?. Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: Pleasing the most Merciful and entering Paradise are the ultimate aim that believing men and women should wish for. If a person departs this world having won the pleasure of Allaah, then
    he will have the glad tidings of all that is good after that. When he enters Paradise he will have delights and pleasures such as no eye has seen, no ear has heard and it has not entered the mind of any man. He will have all that he wishes for in the best ways. Everything that he asks for will be granted, and everything that he longs for he will get. He will never find anything to upset or disturb him, because he is in the care of the Most Merciful, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Therein you shall have (all) that your inner‑selves desire, and therein you shall have (all) for which you ask. 32. An entertainment from (Allaah), the Oft‑Forgiving, Most Merciful” [Fussilat 41:31-32] One of the best things that people long for in the Hereafter is, for men, the women of Paradise, namely al-hoor al-‘iyn, and for women there is an equivalent delight. By His great wisdom, Allaah has not mentioned what the women will have as the equivalent of al-hoor al-‘iyn for men, and that is due to modesty and shyness. How can He encourage them to seek Paradise by mentioning something that they are too shy and modest to mention or speak about themselves? So He has simply hinted at it, as in the verse (interpretation of the meaning): “Therein you shall have (all) that your inner‑selves desire [Fussilat 41:31-32] The description of al-hoor al-‘iyn is mentioned in more than one place in the Book of Allaah, such as the following: 1 – Allaah says, describing the reward of the people of Paradise (interpretation
    of the meaning): “ And (there will be) Hoor (fair females) with wide lovely eyes (as wives for Al- .(Muttaqoon – the pious 23. Like unto preserved pearls” [al-Waaqi’ah 56:22, 23] al-Sa’di (may Allaah have mercy on him)said: “And (there will be) Hoor (fair females)
    with wide lovely eyes”. Al-Hawra’ is a
    woman in whose eyes are lined with
    kohl, beautiful and bright. Al-‘iyn refers
    to beautiful and huge eyes. The beauty
    of eyes in the female is one of the greatest signs of beauty. “Like unto preserved pearls” means, as if they are pure, white, shining pearls, which are covered and protected from people’s eyes, the wind and the sun. Their colour is one of the most beautiful of colours and they have no fault or blemish of any kind. This is how al-hoor al-‘iyn are: they have no faults of blemishes of any kind, rather they are beautiful in all ways. Every time you gaze upon her, you see
    nothing but that which gladdens the
    heart. End quote. Tafseer al-Sa’di, p. 991 2 – Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “(In beauty) they are like rubies and coral” [al-Rahmaan 55:58] al-Tabari (may Allaah have mercy on
    him) said: Ibn Zayd said concerning the words “they are like rubies and coral” it is as if they are rubies in their purity and like coral in their whiteness. So their purity is that of rubies and their whiteness is that of pearls. End quote. Tafseer al-Tabari, 27/152 3 – Allaah says describing the women of Paradise, in Soorat al-Waaqi’ah (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, We have created them (maidens) of special creation. 36. And made them virgins. 37. Loving (their husbands only), (and) of equal age” [al-Waaqi’ah 56:35-37] Ibn Katheer (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: With regard to the word “loving (‘uruban)”, Sa’eed ibn Jubayr said, quoting from Ibn ‘Abbaas that it means: they are loving towards their husbands. It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas that al-‘urub are those who love their husbands and their husbands love them. With regard to the word “of equal age (atraaban)”, al-Dahhaak said, quoting from Ibn ‘Abbaas, that it means: of the same age, thirty-three years. Al-Saddi said: “atraaban” means that they are equal in temperament and they do not resent or envy one another,
    i.e., they are not like hostile co-wives. End quote. Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 4/294 Al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar said: It was narrated that Mujaahid said concerning the verse “Loving (their husbands only), (and) of equal age”: i.e., those who are dear to their husbands. Fath al-Baari, 8/626 4 – Allaah says, describing them (interpretation of the meaning): “Therein (Gardens) will be Khairaatun‑Hisaan [fair (wives) good and beautiful]” [al-Rahmaan 55:70] Ibn al-Qayyim said: They are described as being fair and
    beautiful. The word khayraat (fair and
    good) is derived from the word
    khayyarah, which refers to the woman
    who combines all good qualities, both
    outward and inward, and whose physical appearance and attitude are
    perfect. So they are good in attitude
    and fair of face. Rawdat al-Muhibbeen, p. 243. 5 – Allaah describes them as pure, as He says (interpretation of the meaning): “and they shall have therein Azwaajun Mutahharatun (purified mates or wives) , and they will abide therein forever” [al-Baqarah 2:25] Ibn al-Qayyim said: Allaah describes them as pure: “and they shall have therein Azwaajun Mutahharatun (purified mates or wives) ”, pure from menses, urine and the like (stools) and all off-putting features that may exist in the women of this world. And their hearts are pure from envy, annoyance of their husbands, meanness or wishing for husbands other than them. Rawdat al-Muhibbeen, p. 243, 244 6 – Allaah describes them as refraining from looking at anyone except their husbands (interpretation of the meaning): “Wherein both will be Qaasiraat‑ut‑Tarf [chaste females (wives) restraining their glances, desiring none except their husbands]” [al-Rahmaan 55:56] “Hoor (beautiful, fair females) guarded in pavilions” [al-Rahmaan 55:72] Ibn al-Qayyim said: Allaah describes them as being “guarded in pavilions”, i.e., they are prevented from making a display of themselves before anyone except their husbands. They are guarded for their husbands and they do not go out of their houses, and they restrain themselves for them and do not desire anyone else. And Allaah describes them as “Qaasiraat‑ut‑Tarf [chaste females (wives) restraining their glances”. This description is more complete than the first, for one of them restrains her gaze and focuses her love upon her husband, she is content with him and does not look beyond him at anyone else. Rawdat al-Muhibbeen, p. 244 This is a brief look at what has been
    said about them in the Qur’aan. In the
    Sunnah there are descriptions of their
    beauty and fairness which defy the
    imagination, such as the following: 1 – It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The first group will enter Paradise looking like the moon on the night when it is full, and those who follow them will be like the brightest shining star in the sky. Their hearts will be as one, and there will be no hatred or jealousy among them. Each man will have two wives from among al-hoor al-‘iyn, the marrow of whose calves can be seen from beneath the bone and flesh.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, no. 3014; Muslim, 2843. Ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: The stunning beauty of the hoori is such
    that the marrow of her calves can be
    seen from beneath her clothes, and a
    man will be able to see his face in the
    liver of one of them, like a mirror
    because of the fineness of her skin and the purity of her colour. Fath al-Baari, 8/570 2 – It was narrated that Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “If a woman from among the people of Paradise were to look out over the earth, she would illuminate everything that is in between them, and would fill everything that is in between them with fragrance. And the scarf on her head is better than this world and everything in it.” If she were to show her face, it would shine between heaven and earth; how beautiful is the light of her face and how beautiful the scent that is filling the space between heaven and earth. As for her garments, the scarf that she places on her head is better than the beauty of this world and all that is in it of delights and pleasure and natural beauty and splendid palaces and other kinds of luxuries. Glory be to their Creator, how great He is, and congratulations to the one for whom she is and he is for her. Secondly: The situation of the believing woman in
    Paradise will be better than the situation of the hoor al-‘iyn; she will be higher in status and more beautiful. Several ahaadeeth and reports have been narrated concerning that, but none of them can be proven to be sound. But if a righteous woman from among the people of this world enters Paradise, then she will do so as a reward for her righteous deeds and as a honour from Allaah to her for her religious commitment and righteousness. As for the hoori who is one of the delights of Paradise, she has only been created in Paradise for the sake of someone else, and has been made the reward for the believing man for his righteous deeds. There is a great difference between one who enters Paradise as a reward for her righteous deeds and the one who was created as a reward for one who did righteous deeds. The former is a queen and a princess, and the latter, no matter how beautiful she is, is undoubtedly lower in status than a queen, and she is subject to the command of her believing master for whom Allaah created her as a reward. Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked: Does the description of the hoor al-‘iyn include the women of this world? He replied: It seems to me that the women of this
    world will be better than the hoor
    al-‘iyn, even in outward appearance,
    and Allaah knows best. Fataawa Noor ‘ala al-Darb. We ask Allaah the Almighty to give us the best of that which He gives to His believing slaves. And Allaah knows best. Islam Q&A
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    :salam2:

    and more about banat al-Hur (houris as you said) at:

    http://abdurrahman.org/finaljourney/bountiesheaven.html

    other information:


    translation: ^
    Assalam aleikum: (Hur are pictured in the your place in heaven (khiyam is a large tent) These are from the women of Jennah. Of the blessing Allah has promised for whom he promised and not of a level of believer and what he chooses. This is of the blessings of Allah.

    This is not the way of the sahaba, ra. They used to discuss often the blessings to encounter in Jennah with each other. Just wanted to mention that.




    Additionally about paradise: even though there is mentioning of Hur you must know of the characteristics that your spouse will be of:

    Any defect or bad you feel about the other will be removed. They will be totally pleasing to each other. That means look, character, companionship, etc...

    wa Allah ya'lam

    The ultimate of being accepted to Jennah can be depicted by a poem of a past scholar Ibn Alqayyam rahmat Allah alay


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    I think we should remember two things
    Allah sobhanahu wa taala is the one who makes us love something he is the one who control our hearts ,.......

    Second people of janna will be different , and for sure we will get what we exactly want .......

    So for now let us concentrate how to reach there .....it is not an easy task.....

    لَهُمْ فِيهَا مَا يَشَاؤُونَ خَالِدِينَ كَانَ عَلَى رَبِّكَ وَعْدًا مَسْؤُولًا

    Lahum feeha ma yashaoona khalideena kana AAala rabbika waAAdan masoolan
    25:16 "For them there will be therein all that they wish for: they will dwell (there) for aye: A promise to be prayed for from thy Lord."

    وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَا إِلَّا الَّذِينَ صَبَرُوا وَمَا يُلَقَّاهَا إِلَّا ذُو حَظٍّ عَظِيمٍ

    Wama yulaqqaha illa allatheena sabaroo wama yulaqqaha illa thoo haththin AAatheemin
    41:35 And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint,- none but persons of the greatest good fortune.
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    I have a theory about this. Based on quraan and hadith we know that muslim women will be more beautiful than huurs. A muslim man may get many huris but he will prefer his wife over them even though they are so beautiful. However the muslim women will be prettier than the huris giving them superiority over all the huris. As far as i am aware all women want to be the most beautiful particularly in the eyes of their man.

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