Sayings of the Hoor (Maidens of Paradise)
Fatwa No: 26059

Question

The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, saw some women who told him that they were the good and beautiful wives of righteous men who were pure and never become defiled, and that they live without aging and are immortal and will never die. Who are these women?

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.

The women in question are the Hoor. Al-Haafith Ibn Katheer, a Shaafi‘i scholar may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said that in a Hadeeth on the authority of Anas ibn Maalik  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) asked his Lord, to show him the Hoor. The angel Jibreel (Gabriel)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention descended and showed him the Hoor. The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) attended to them and greeted them with Salaam and they replied to his greeting. He  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) asked them about themselves, and they informed him that they were good and beautiful women and the wives of righteous men who were pure and would never become defiled, and that they live without aging, are immortal and will never die. 

Allaah Knows best.

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