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Allah tells us that His blessed, believing servants will have a good final return in the Hereafter, which means their ultimate destination. Then He explains it further, as He says:

﴿جَنَّـتِ عَدْنٍ﴾

(`Adn Gardens) meaning, eternal gardens (of Paradise),

﴿مُّفَتَّحَةً لَّهُمُ الاٌّبْوَابُ﴾

(whose doors will be opened for them.) means, when they come to them (these gardens), their gates will open for them.

﴿مُّتَّكِئِينَ فِيهَا﴾

(Therein they will recline;) It was said that this means that they will sit cross-legged on chairs beneath canopies.

﴿يَدْعُونَ فِيهَا بِفَـكِهَةٍ كَثِيرَةٍ﴾

(therein they will call for fruits in abundance) means, whatever they ask for, they will find it, and it will be prepared just as they wanted it.


(and drinks;) means, whatever kind of drink they want, the servants will bring it to them,

﴿بِأَكْوَابٍ وَأَبَارِيقَ وَكَأْسٍ مِّن مَّعِينٍ ﴾

(With cups, and jugs, and a glass of flowing wine.) (56: 18).

﴿وَعِندَهُمْ قَـصِرَتُ الطَّرْفِ﴾

(And beside them will be Qasirat-at-Tarf (chaste females)) means, they restrain their glances from anyone except their husbands, and do not turn to anyone else.


((and) of equal ages.) means, they will all be of the same age. This is the understanding of Ibn `Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, Mujahid, Sa`id bin Jubayr, Muhammad bin Ka`b and As-Suddi.

﴿هَـذَا مَا تُوعَدُونَ لِيَوْمِ الْحِسَابِ ﴾

(This it is what you are promised for the Day of Reckoning!) means, `this that We have mentioned of the features of Paradise is what He has prepared for His pious servants who will reach it after they have been resurrected from their graves and been saved from the Fire.' Then Allah tells us that Paradise will never come to an end or disappear or cease to be. He says:

﴿إِنَّ هَـذَا لَرِزْقُنَا مَا لَهُ مِن نَّفَادٍ ﴾

(Verily, this is Our provision which will never finish.) This is like the Ayat:

﴿مَا عِندَكُمْ يَنفَدُ وَمَا عِندَ اللَّهِ بَاقٍ﴾

(Whatever is with you, will be exhausted, and whatever is with Allah will remain) (16:96).

﴿عَطَآءً غَيْرَ مَجْذُوذٍ﴾

(a gift without an end.) (11:108)

﴿لَهُمْ أَجْرٌ غَيْرُ مَمْنُونٍ﴾

(for them is a reward that will never come to an end.) (84:25).

﴿أُكُلُهَا دَآئِمٌ وِظِلُّهَا تِلْكَ عُقْبَى الَّذِينَ اتَّقَواْ وَّعُقْبَى الْكَـفِرِينَ النَّارُ﴾

(its provision is eternal and so is its shade; this is the end of those who have Taqwa, and the end (final destination) of the disbelievers is Fire.)(13:35). And there are many similar Ayat.

﴿هَـذَا وَإِنَّ لِلطَّـغِينَ لَشَرَّ مَـَابٍ - جَهَنَّمَ يَصْلَوْنَهَا فَبِئْسَ الْمِهَادُ - هَـذَا فَلْيَذُوقُوهُ حَمِيمٌ وَغَسَّاقٌ - وَءَاخَرُ مِن شَكْلِهِ أَزْوَجٌ - هَـذَا فَوْجٌ مُّقْتَحِمٌ مَّعَكُمْ لاَ مَرْحَباً بِهِمْ إِنَّهُمْ صَالُو النَّارِ - قَالُواْ بَلْ أَنتُمْ لاَ مَرْحَباً بِكُمْ أَنتُمْ قَدَّمْتُمُوهُ لَنَا فَبِئْسَ الْقَرَارُ - قَالُواْ رَبَّنَا مَن قَدَّمَ لَنَا هَـذَا فَزِدْهُ عَذَاباً ضِعْفاً فِى النَّارِ - وَقَالُواْ مَا لَنَا لاَ نَرَى رِجَالاً كُنَّا نَعُدُّهُمْ مِّنَ الاٌّشْرَارِ - أَتَّخَذْنَـهُمْ سِخْرِيّاً أَمْ زَاغَتْ عَنْهُمُ الأَبْصَـرُ - إِنَّ ذَلِكَ لَحَقٌّ تَخَاصُمُ أَهْلِ النَّارِ ﴾

(55. This is so! And for the Taghin will be an evil final return.) (56. Hell! Where they will enter it, and worst (indeed) is that place to rest!) (57. This is so! Then let them taste it - Hamim and Ghassaq.) (58. And other of similar kind - all together!) (59. This is a troop entering with you (in Hell), no welcome for them! Verily, they shall enter in the Fire!) (60. (The followers will say to those who misled): "Nay, you (too)! No welcome for you! It is you who brought this upon us, so evil is this place to stay in!'') (61. They will say: "Our Lord! Whoever brought this upon us, add to him a double torment in the Fire!'') (62. And they will say: "What is the matter with us that we see not men whom we used to count among the bad ones'') (63. "Did we take them as an object of mockery, or have (our) eyes failed to perceive them'') (64. Verily, that is the very truth -- the mutual dispute of the people of the Fire!)

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