Have you ever dreamt about Jannah? We too often wonder about Jahannum; what it would be like to live in hell. We get scared of the fire, of the anguish and the pain that will consume its inhabitants. Auzubillahi min zalik (May Allah swt protect us from it).
But why don’t we as often enough also wonder about Jannah; the picture-perfect sketch of a perfect place – our dream world – as described by the Creator of beauty Himself?
The fresh breeze, the always sunrise-hour; that’s really something to dream about. When I think of a perfect place, I think of lush grass. I think of green leaves that would feel like silk. I wonder how soft they would be. I wonder what “silk” would actually feel like in Jannah.
I wonder about the 70,000 shades of colours sparkling in their glory. I wonder what that dress would look like. I wonder what colours would look like in Jannah. We look at the HD pictures and think that this is better than reality. So what would be the HD quality of our vision in Jannah?
Sometimes I take a long, deep breath and try to imagine the most unimaginably delightful scent. I wonder what it would be like to touch the tip of the grass or dip the palm of my hand in the flowing river. I wonder what water would taste like in Jannah.
I wonder what it would be like to see Syedna Ayesha (ra) for the very first time. I wonder if she would talk to me. I wonder what I would say to her. Maybe I’ll just tell her that I love and adore her, that I respect her and wished I could be pure like her. Maybe I’ll just smile at her and maybe she will give me one of those meaningful smiles as though she understands. You know? Yeah, one of those smiles.
I wonder what it would be like to meet the companions of the cave. Maybe I’ll tell them how their story kept me going when things were tough, when the world would look down at me for what I did, or for all the things I refused to do which they wanted me to… Maybe I’ll tell their dog, you know, I’m like you. I also got here like you did 🙂
I wonder what it would be like to actually be in the blessed company of Nabi sallallahu alaihi wassalam…. to listen to the same blessed voice which one often wonders about during Hadith class.
I wonder what it would be like to listen to the Qur’an by Allah subhana wa taa’ala Himself!
O reassured soul, return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [to Him]
I wonder what I would do, what I would say, how I would feel in the company of the pious. Maybe I’ll look around and recognize the people I know from this dunya – and finally have the long over due reunion in the company of our elders.
Maybe I’ll tell them that I love each and everyone of them.
Maybe I’ll just be quiet and muse at how lucky I am.
By ZAO Student, Lahore.