Answered by: Maulana Nazrul Islam
My question is, some brothers claim that those whom the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did not declare to be in Paradise cannot be called certain in Paradise.
In this case, can we call Umm al-Muminin Hazrat Ayesha (ra) a sure paradise? Since it is a matter of the unseen. If there was any hadith about her being in Paradise, I would have benefited a lot. Zajakallah.
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
We are taught in our religion to think good and positive of people, especially righteous individuals. So to assume people are going to paradise is a good thing, as long as we are not claiming with certainty unless we have reported regarding them from Hadith.
Regarding the mother of believers Aishah R.A., we can claim that she is a dweller of Jannah.
There are many authentic narrations in which it is mentioned that Aishah R.A. will be the wife of our beloved Prophet S.A.W. in the hereafter as well. (1)
It is reported by Ibn Hibban R.A. on the authority of Aishah R.A. that she asked the messenger of Allah S.A.W. “O Prophet of Allah! Who will be amongst your wife in paradise?”
He peace be upon him said; “you will be amongst them” (2)
Only Allah knows best.
Written by Maulana Nazrul Islam
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
(1)حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ، حَدَّثَنَا غُنْدَرٌ، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنِ الْحَكَمِ، سَمِعْتُ أَبَا وَائِلٍ، قَالَ لَمَّا بَعَثَ عَلِيٌّ عَمَّارًا وَالْحَسَنَ إِلَى الْكُوفَةِ لِيَسْتَنْفِرَهُمْ خَطَبَ عَمَّارٌ فَقَالَ إِنِّي لأَعْلَمُ أَنَّهَا زَوْجَتُهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ، وَلَكِنَّ اللَّهَ ابْتَلاَكُمْ لِتَتَّبِعُوهُ أَوْ إِيَّاهَا.
(2)عَنْ عَائِشَةَ أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ أَزْوَاجُكَ فِي الْجَنَّةِ؟ قَالَ: “أَمَا إِنَّكِ مِنْهُنَّ”
قَالَتْ: فَخُيِّلَ إِلَيَّ أَنَّ ذَاكَ أَنَّهُ لَمْ يَتَزَوَّجْ بِكْرًا غَيْرِى
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