People of Paradise will have same size, not features
Fatwa No: 319582

  • Fatwa Date:12-1-2016 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 2, 1437
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Question

Assalaamu alaykum Brother. I was just wondering; it sounds like we will all look the same and act the same in heaven, like all white, all 90 feet tall, no beard, and all looking like Aadam, may Allaah exalt his mention, but that sounds horrible; looking all the same like robots. Why can we not look different, why can we not be black, white, or of different colours and different heights and with or without beards if we want to? I thought: it is heaven, so we can look like whatever we want. May Allaah reward you. Also, what does it mean that we can see the bones of the Houris, that sounds disgusting. If you could explain, that would be great. May Allaah reward 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 ʻalayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger. 

Before answering, we would like to remind the dear Brother who sent the question of our previous advice to him to refrain from asking such questions about matters that require no action and can only be classified as extreme and futile, especially your second question about the visible marrow of the shins of the Houris, which you described as 'disgusting'. We do not know how you judge it as disgusting when you have not seen it or seen anything like it! Ibn ʻAbbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him said, “Nothing in Paradise resembles anything in the life of this world except in name.” Moreover, the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, considered this a sign of beauty. He said, “Each one of them has two wives, so beautiful that the marrow of their shins can be seen through the flesh.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

As for the first question, you should know that it was reported that the people of Paradise will have the size of their father Aadam (Adam) in terms of height and width but will not be identical in features in terms of beauty and handsomeness. Ibn Al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him wrote, “It was narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, said, ‘Their form will be that of a single man, the form of their father Aadam, sixty cubits tall.’ [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] ...This means that they will be of equal height, width, and age, yet their shares of beauty shall vary.” [Haadi Al-Arwaah]

The questioner's remark, “That sounds horrible; looking all the same like robots,” is actually what is horrible and odd.

Allaah knows best.

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