Watching movies in Paradise
Fatwa No: 327427

Question

Are there films and movies in Paradise? I am asking because I am very fond of movies.

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.

The inhabitants of Paradise shall get therein whatever pleasures they desire and wish for; Allaah, The Exalted, says (what means): {They will have whatever they wish therein, and with Us is more.} [Quran 50:35] There are many ahaadeeth relating how the wishes of the dwellers of Paradise that are related to the worldly life, such as cultivation of the land and having children, shall be instantly met.

Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him reported that, once, the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, was preaching while a Bedouin was sitting there. The Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, said, “A man from among the people of Paradise will ask Allaah to allow him to cultivate the land. Allaah will say to him, 'Have you not got whatever you desire?' He will reply, 'Yes, but I like to cultivate the land.' (Allaah will permit him and) he will sow the seeds, and within seconds the plants will grow and ripen and (the yield) will be harvested and piled in heaps like mountains. Upon that, Allaah will say (to him), 'Here you are, O son of Aadam (Adam), for nothing satisfies you.'” [Al-Bukhari]

Al-Haafith Ibn Hajar  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him commented on the hadeeth, saying, “It is deduced from this hadeeth that the people of Paradise shall be granted whatever they desire of the worldly pleasures therein, as stated by Al-Muhallab.” [Fat-h Al-Baari]

Moreover, it has been reported on the authority of Abu Saʻeed Al-Khudri  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him that the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, said, “When the believer wants a child in Paradise, it will be conceived and born and will grow up in a short while, according to his desire.” [At-Tirmithi graded it hasan ghareeb (good-strange, i.e. it is an authentic good hadeeth that is strange to come from this chain of narration), Al-Albaani graded it hasan (good)]

In general, all the wishes of the people of Paradise will be fulfilled; however, it cannot be said that a certain wish will certainly be met unless it is clearly stated in the authentic religious texts.

It should be noted that the Muslim should concern himself with the means to attain Paradise and safeguard himself from Hellfire.

Finally, the present-day movies in this worldly life mostly contain many sharee'ah violations such as singing, music, and nudity. On the contrary, Paradise will be deemed above such sinful pleasures. And please note that persistence in committing sin is one of the reasons for entering Hellfire; so you should be beware of this peril.

Allaah knows best.

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