The characteristics of the inhabitants of Jannah

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There are narrations that claim all of mankind will have the voice of Dawud, age of ‘Isa, the looks of Yusuf (‘alayhimus salam).

Can, you confirm the narration, and it’s authenticity?



1) Sayyiduna Miqdam (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“…[The inhabitants] of Jannah will have the appearance of Adam (‘alayhis salam), the looks of Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) and the heart of Adam (‘alayhis salam)…”

(Al Ba’th Wan Nushur of Imam Bayhaqi with a sound chain; Refer: Targhib, vol. 4 pg. 501)


2) Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The inhabitants of Jannah will enter Jannah, with the height of Adam (‘alayhis salam), sixty cubits tall, the beauty of Yusuf (‘alayhis salam), the age of ‘Isa (‘alayhis salam) and the language of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)”

(Sifatul Jannah of Imam Ibn Abid Dunya, Hadith: 215 with a weak chain)


The inhabitants of Jannah being as tall as Adam (‘alayhis salam) has been authentically reported in Sahih Bukhari, (Hadith: 3327) and Sahih Muslim, (Hadith: 2834). Imam Tirmidhi has recorded a sound narration which states they will be thirty three (33) years of age, (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2545)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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