A person’s wife being far more beautiful than the hoors of Jannah

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Q: An Islamic preacher said that if a worldly wife is compared to a hoor then it is as if she is the light of a candle compared to the light of the sun. What does this mean? Are hoors more beautiful and superior to human wives? Or are human wives superior and beautiful than hoors? 


A: The human wives in Jannah will be far more beautiful than the hoors.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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