Number of Palaces in Paradise
Fatwa No: 384340

Question

Assalam aalekum it is in Hadith that in jannah palaces made of gold and silver,palace made of pearl ,palace made of gold .does every person who will enter jannah will get many palace .what is the least no of palace one person who will enter jannah will get in jannah

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  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It is confirmed that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Two gardens, the utensils and the contents of which are of silver, and two other gardens, the utensils and contents of which are of gold. And nothing will prevent the people who will be in the Garden of Eden from seeing their Lord except the curtain of Majesty over His Face.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Among the bliss that Allah has prepared for the people of the Gardens are good houses; Allah Says (what means):

• {Allah has promised the believing men and believing women gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they abide eternally, and pleasant dwellings in gardens of perpetual residence....} [Quran 9:72]

• {But those who have feared their Lord - for them are chambers, above them chambers built high, beneath which rivers flow.} [Quran 39:20]

Ibn al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him wrote a chapter in his book Hadi al-Arwah ila Bilad al-Afrah in which he elaborated on the palaces of Paradise, its dwellings and tents, and that there are in it palaces of gold, palaces of silver, and palaces of pearls, rubies, and aquamarine.

Nonetheless, we have not come across any evidence of the number of palaces that each and everyone who enters Paradise will have, or the lowest number that each one who enter it will get.

However, Allah is the possessor of great bounty, and it was reported in Islamic texts what indicates that the last one who enters Paradise will have several houses, as in the long Hadeeth in the Mustadrak of al-Haakim, which includes: ... one starts to walk quickly in Paradise until when he gets near the people, he was made to see a palace of gem, so he prostrates; it will be said to him: “Lift your head, what is wrong with you?” He says: “I saw my Lord –or my Lord appeared to me –it will be said to him: “Rather, this is just a house among your houses...,Al-Hakim classified this Hadeeth as Saheeh (authentic), and ath-Thahabi and Al-Albani agreed with him.

Allah knows best.

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