Women in Paradise will see Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam
Fatwa No: 367405

  • Fatwa Date:22-12-2017 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 4, 1439
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Question

Assalaamu alaykum. Will women be able to see their friends and the female believers of this world, like ‘A’ishah etc., and will women be able to see the Prophet, sallallahu ʻalayhi wa sallam.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

Allah, the Exalted, promised that the people of Paradise shall be granted whatever their souls desire and whatever delights their eyes therein. It was narrated that the people of Paradise shall exchange visits; if any of them wishes to see their friend or any of the inhabitants of Paradise, their wish shall be granted.

Allah, the Exalted, says (what means): {And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger - those will be with the ones upon whom Allah has bestowed favor of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent are those as companions.} [Quran 4:69]

Al-Qurtubi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him commented on the verse, saying, "What is meant is that they will be with them in one abode of bliss, enjoying seeing them and being present with them; not that they will be equal with them in degree, for they will vary in degree, and everyone in it will be granted contentment with his lot and would not feel that anyone is favored over him.

As for seeing the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, this shall be possible for all the obedient believers, men and women alike, given the general indication of the previously cited verse and the other religious texts to the same effect.

Allah knows best.

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