Frequency of seeing Allaah in Paradise
Fatwa No: 247033

  • Fatwa Date:8-4-2014 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 8, 1435
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Question

Assalamualykum, Jazakallah for answering. Will everyone from every rank in Jannah be able to see Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala? How often will they see Him? Any time they wish or only on the congregation day? Will only the men see Him or the women including the Hoor-al-ayn will see Him as well? Thank you.

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 ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The believers will see their Lord in Paradise and this is confirmed by the Quran, the authentic Sunnah, and the consensus of the scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah. For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 82549 and 83717.

Every believer who enters Paradise will see Allaah, including women according to the correct view of the scholars; this is also the opinion favored by Imaam Ibn Taymiyyah and others, due to the generality of the evidence, as there is no evidence that seeing Allaah is for men in particular.

With regard to whether the Hoor-al-ayn will see Allaah, then we do not know of any specific evidence about this or any statements of the scholars in this regard, so Allaah knows best.

As regards the frequency of seeing Allaah, there is no explicit authentic evidence about it as far as we know. The well-known view is that the people of Paradise will see their Lord every Friday, and those who are in the highest degrees of Paradise will see Him twice every day: in the morning and in the evening. There are some Ahaadeeth about this but their chains of narrators are not authentic. Ibn Rajab  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said: “All the people of Paradise will see their Lord, but they vary in their nearness to Him and how many times they see Him. The general people of Paradise will see Him on the day of Mazeed which is Friday, and the favored ones amongst them will look at the Countenance of Allaah twice every day, in the morning and in the evening.

Anyway, what is required of a Muslim is to believe in the bliss of Paradise and that the believers will see their Lord, and not ask about details which are not clarified by religious text.

Allaah Knows best.

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