وارِدُ الجَنَّةِ مُخَلَّدُ النَّعْماءِ۔

Those who enter Paradise are in perpetual bliss.



Those who enter Paradise are in perpetual bliss.

— Imam Ali a.s.
(Ghurar al-Hikam: Paradise And The People Of Paradise)

Personal Reflection

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds. May peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (), his pure progeny, and his noble companions.

The Arabic Hadith of Imam Ali (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) states,

وارِدُ الجَنَّةِ مُخَلَّدُ النَّعْماءِ۔

This can be translated as,

Those who enter Paradise are in perpetual bliss.

Let us delve into the deeper meaning of this beautiful saying. The word (waridu) "وارِدُ" refers to those who enter or arrive at a particular place. In this context, it signifies the believers who are granted entry into Paradise. The word (al-jannah) "الجَنَّةِ" refers to Paradise, the eternal abode of bliss and happiness. It is a place of ultimate reward and fulfillment for the righteous.

The term (mukhalladu) "مُخَلَّدُ" is derived from the root word (khalada) "خَلَدَ", which means to remain or stay permanently. It emphasizes the everlasting nature of the blessings and delights that the inhabitants of Paradise will experience. The word (an-na'ma) "النَّعْماءِ" refers to the bounties, blessings, and pleasures that will be bestowed upon the dwellers of Paradise.

To understand the significance of this Hadith, we can turn to the Quran for guidance. Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) says in Surah Yunus (10:26),

For those who have done good is the best reward and extra. No darkness will cover their faces, nor humiliation. They are companions of Paradise; they will abide therein eternally.

This verse affirms that the righteous believers will receive the best reward for their good deeds. They will be free from any darkness or humiliation and will be granted the honor of being companions of Paradise, where they will dwell forever. This aligns perfectly with the Hadith of Imam Ali (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ), which emphasizes the perpetual nature of the blessings and delights in Paradise.

Another verse that supports the concept of perpetual bliss in Paradise is found in Surah Al-Hijr (15:48), where Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) says,

And the dwellers of Paradise will call out to the companions of the Fire, 'We have already found what our Lord promised us to be true. Have you found what your Lord promised to be true?' They will say, 'Yes.' Then an announcer will announce among them, 'The curse of Allah shall be upon the wrongdoers.'

This verse depicts a conversation between the dwellers of Paradise and the companions of the Fire. The people of Paradise affirm that they have indeed found the promises of their Lord to be true, indicating the fulfillment of the eternal bliss that was guaranteed to them. This further reinforces the idea that the blessings and joys of Paradise are everlasting.

Reflecting on the Hadith of Imam Ali (عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ) and the supporting Quranic verses, we understand that those who enter Paradise will experience perpetual bliss. This means that the blessings, delights, and pleasures of Paradise will never diminish or fade away. The inhabitants of Paradise will be in a state of eternal happiness, free from any sorrow, pain, or suffering.

This Hadith serves as a reminder for Muslims to strive for righteousness and to seek the pleasure of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ) in order to attain the everlasting rewards of Paradise. It motivates us to engage in acts of worship, good deeds, and the pursuit of knowledge, as these are the means to attain the eternal bliss that awaits us in the Hereafter.

May Allah (تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَىٰ) grant us the ability to follow the path of righteousness and enter into the eternal bliss of Paradise. May we be among those who are granted perpetual blessings and delights, and may we be in the company of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (), his pure progeny, and the righteous companions.

. : . (Readers are advised to verify the sources mentioned above, and to independently research for an accurate understanding of Hadith. Remember, personal research and seeking guidance from scholars are essential in gaining a better insight. Please, do contact us if you find any wrong citations or explanations.)

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