Men in Paradise will have Hooris (Maidens), what will women have?
Fatwa No: 16675


Scholars always mention that men will have Hooris in Paradise and that a man will enjoy more than one woman. What about women? I believe that Allaah the Almighty is just and never wrongs anyone but I hope to understand.


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.

Muslims should believe that Allaah the Almighty is the Just who never wrongs, the Ever-Generous, Ever-Kind, Ever-Affectionate, Ever-Wise and Ever-Knowing, and that He does what He wills. No one should reject what He has decreed.

Allaah the Almighty decreed that a man is allowed to marry four women in this life and this does not apply to women. Those with faith and spiritual insight know the wisdom behind this ruling.

Allaah the Almighty also decreed that a man is allowed to enjoy scores of Hooris in Paradise and that a woman in Paradise will have eyes only for her husband. She will neither love nor desire any other man. Allaah the Almighty Says about them (what means): {Women limiting [their] glances.}[Quran 37:48]

You should know that no one will be unmarried in Paradise. If a woman does not marry or if her husband goes to Hell forever, then she will be married in Paradise and she and her husband will thereafter have unimaginable pleasure.

Things are different in the Hereafter. A woman may desire in this life to marry more than one man, however there is no place in Paradise for such a prohibited desire.  Her utmost pleasure and the delight of her heart will be only to have one husband. This is the wisdom of Allaah the Almighty and His mercy upon His slaves.

In this life a Muslim should strive to enter Paradise and not be preoccupied with unalterable matters. If a person enters Paradise they will see pleasure that no one has ever seen, heard about or expected.

We ask Allaah the Almighty to make us all dwellers of Paradise and those whom He is pleased with.

And Allaah Knows best.

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