Q: Why are the people in paradise described as having a white complexion? Is it a symbol for purity/metaphorical or is it literal, part of their beauty? If so, then why not for example brown skin/dark skin?
A: Endeavour to get into Jannah. Once you are there, Insha Allah you will understand the reason for the complexion.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)