Wife with her righteous husband in Paradise
Fatwa No: 2207

  • Fatwa Date:2-3-2010 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 17, 1431
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Question

Would a Muslim wife be with her worldly husband in Paradise, even if they were not in the same rank? Or would she be able to choose someone else? If a woman gets married to a number of men in life which one would be her husband in the Hereafter?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.

 

In Paradise a wife would be with her husband even if they were in different ranks in Paradise.

If a woman gets married to more than one husband, she would be with the last one. It  was narrated by Abu ‘Ali Al-Harraani Al-Qushayri  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him in Taareekh Ar-Raqqah, Abu Ash-Shaykh in At-Taareekh, and Al-Baghawi in Hadeeth ‘Eesaa ibn Saalim that Mu‘aawiyah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him proposed to Umm Ad-Dardaa’  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her but she refused and told him that she heard the Prophet, sallaallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, saying that the woman would be in Paradise with her last husband in the worldly life. She told him that she wanted to be with Abu Ad-Dardaa’ in the Hereafter. Thus, Mu‘aawiyah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him advised her to fast (and not marry him). [authenticated by Al-Albaani]

In another narration it said that any woman who gets married after the death of her husband, would be with her last husband in the Hereafter. [At-Tabaraani: in Al-Awsat, Ibn ‘Asaakir: in Taareekh Dimashq (Damascus), Al-Albaani: authentic]

It was narrated on the authority of Huthayfah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him that he told his wife not to get married after his death if she wanted to be with him in Paradise, because a women would be in Paradise with her last husband in the worldly life. This why it was prohibited for the wives of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, to marry after his death as they would be his wives in Paradise. [Al-Bayhaqi in As-Sunan]

It was said that the woman would be with the husband having the best morals and this is based on the Hadeeth that was narrated on the authority of Umm Salamah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her. She had asked the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, about women who marry more than once in the worldly life then die, who would be their husband in the Hereafter. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, told her that the woman would be with the man who had the best morals. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, added that having good behavior may be the reason for having the best in this life and in the Hereafter. [Ad-Daaraqutni]

Allaah Knows best.

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