Spouses in Paradise

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askmufti.co.za

Q: I would like to know if the men have their wives and also hoorul ain as their partners in jannah (paradise) and what partners do women who are unmarried or divorced or widowed get? Do women have a choice of a partner in jannah? Is it permissible to desire or make dua to be partnered with any Prophet or sahabah in jannah?

A: Yes, the man will have his wife and Hoors in Jannah. The wife will be the queen.

Such Du’aa should not be made (in my opinion) because they are much higher than us. Allah Ta’aala knows best.

HUSBANDS AND WIVES IN JANNAH:

SPINSTER
A woman who never married in this world will be given a choice in the hereafter. She will choose any Jannati of her choice and her Nikah will be made to him. If she does not choose anyone, a male will be created from the Hoor and her Nikah will be made to this created male.

WOMAN WITH MORE THAN ONE HUSBAND
There are two opinions regarding this woman

1. She will be with the last husband.
2. She will choose one from her husbands.

Both these opinions are backed by proof. Those who say that she will be with the last husband are supported by the narration of Sayyidina Abu Dardaa’ (Radhiyallaahu Anhu) that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said that in the hereafter a woman will be with her last husband. Thereafter Sayyidina Abu Dardaa’ tells Sayyidah Ummi Dardaa’ not to marry someone else after him because he wants her to also be his wife in the hereafter. She narrated this when Sayyidina Mu’aawiyah (Radhiyallaahu Anhu) proposed to her (and she refused to marry Sayyidina Mu’aawiyah).

Those who say that she will be given a choice are backed by the narration of Sayyidah Ummi Habeebah (Radhiyallaahu Anhaa), wife of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam). She asked Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) that some women had two husbands so with whom will she be in the hereafter? He answered: she will be given a choice, but she will choose the one who adopted a better character towards her.

MAN WITH MORE THAN ONE WIFE
A man with more than one wife will have all his wives in the hereafter.

(Taken from Fataawa Mahmoodiyah V3 P431/433)

Moulana Yusuf Laher


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