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I believe that heaven has 7 levels. When a Muslim dies and is assigned to a particular level, say lower level than another Muslim, can he/she visit a friend who is designated to stay on the upper level?
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Your Question: I believe that heaven has 7 levels.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 29:
29 It is He Who hath created for you all things that are on earth; moreover His Design comprehended the heavens for He gave order and perfection to the seven firmaments; and of all things He has Perfect Knowledge.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 67 Surah Mulk verses 3-4:
3 He Who created the seven heavens one above another; no want of proportion wilt thou see in the Creation of (Allah) Most Gracious; so turn thy vision again: Seest thou any flaw?
4 Again turn thy vision a second time; (thy) vision will come back to thee dull and discomfited in a state worn out.
Although it is indeed a fact that the Lord Most Majestic
created seven heavens or skies, one above the otherto say that
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 21:
21 See how We have bestowed more on some than on others (in this world); but verily the Hereafter is more in rank and gradation, and more in excellence.
In light of the guidance of the Glorious Quran and the
Sunnah, the levels in
Such are the innumerable grades, ranks and levels in
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.48 Narrated by Abu Huraira
The Prophet said, "Whoever believes in
Allah and His Messenger (saws), offers prayer perfectly and fasts the month of
Ramadan, will rightfully be granted Paradise by Allah, no matter whether he
fights in Allah's Cause or remains in the land where he is born." The
people asked, "O Allah's Messenger (saws)! Shall we acquaint the people
with this good news?" He (saws)
Of all the grades and levels of Paradise, the Messenger of Allah (saws) declared the absolute highest rank and level is called the Al-Firdaus..
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 5.318 Narrated by Anas
Haritha was martyred on the day (of the
battle) of Badr, and he was a young boy then. His mother came to the Prophet
(saws) and said, "O Allah's Messenger (saws)! You know how dear Haritha is
to me. If he is in
Your Question: ..When a Muslim dies and is assigned to a particular level, say lower level than another Muslim, can he/she visit a friend who is designated to stay on the upper level?
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 36 Surah Ya Seen verses 55-58:
Verily the People of the Gardens shall that Day enjoy in everything that they do; they and their wives will be in groves of (cool) shade, reclining on Thrones (of dignity). They shall have all kinds of tasteful fruits, and they shall have there, whatever they may desire. They will have been greeted with Peace, a Word (of salutation) from a Lord, Most Merciful.
Allah Say sin the Holy Quran Chapter 40 Surah Ghafir verses 7-9:
7 Those (Angels) who sustain the Throne (of Allah) and those around it sing Glory and Praise to their Lord; believe in Him; and implore forgiveness for those who believe: "O Our Lord! Thy reach is over all things in Mercy and Knowledge. Forgive then those who turn in repentance and follow Thy Path: and preserve them from the Penalty of the Blazing Fire!
8 And grant O our Lord! That they enter the Gardens of Eternity which Thou hast promised to them and to the righteous among their fathers, their wives, and their posterity! For Thou (Allah) art the Exalted in Might, Full of Wisdom.
Without an iota of a doubt sister, every single person one
knew and loved on this earth will recognize and remember each other in
Not only will Allah Subhanah re-unite the members of ones family from amongst their righteous wives, and parents, and children in those
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 37 Surah Saafaat verses 40-61:
40 But the sincere (and devoted) Servants of Allah
41 For them is a Sustenance Determined
42 Fruits (Delights) and they (shall enjoy) honor and dignity.
43 In Gardens of Felicity.
44 Facing each other on Thrones (of Dignity):
45 Round will be passed to them a Cup from a clear-flowing fountain
46 Crystal-white of a taste delicious to those who drink (thereof)
47 Free from headiness; nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom.
48 And beside them will be chaste women; restraining their glances with big eyes (of wonder and beauty).
49 As if they were (delicate) eggs closely guarded.
50 Then they will turn to one another and question one another.
51 One of them will start the talk and say: "I had an intimate companion (on the earth)
52 "Who used to say `What! Art thou amongst those who bear witness to the truth (of the Message)?
53 `When we die and become dust and bones shall we indeed receive rewards and punishments?' "
54 (A voice) will say: "Would ye like to look down?"
55 He will look down and see him in the midst of the Fire.
56 He will say: "By Allah! Thou wast little short of bringing me to perdition!
57 "Had it not been for the Grace of my Lord I should certainly have been among those brought (there)!
58 "Is it (the case) that we shall not die
59 "Except our first death and that we shall not be punished?"
60 Verily this is the Supreme Achievement!
61 For the like of this let all strive who wish to strive.
Your Question: .When a Muslim dies and is assigned to a particular level, say lower level than another Muslim, can he/she visit a friend who is designated to stay on the upper level?
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 50 Surah Qaaf verse 35:
There they (the men and women of
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqan verses 15-16:
Ask them, Is this (the Fire) better, or the
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 32 Surah Sajdah verse 17:
No living being knows what comfort of the eyes has been kept hidden from them, as a recompense for their (righteous) deeds!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 119:
Allah will say: "This is a Day on which the Truthful will profit from their Truth: theirs are Gardens with rivers flowing beneath their eternal home: Allah well-pleased with them and they with Allah: that is the Great Salvation!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 98 Surah Al-Bayyinah verse 8:
Their reward is with Allah: Gardens of Eternity Beneath which rivers flow; They will dwell therein for ever; Allah well pleased with them and they with Him: all this for such as fear their Lord and Cherisher.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 6.302 Narrated by Abu Huraira
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Allah said, 'I have prepared for my pious worshipers such things as no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard of, and nobody has ever thought of.' "
Respected sister, leave alone being able to merely meet or
visit a loved one in Paradise..each and every desire of each and every
fortunate dweller of Paradise will be fulfilled in an instant by the Grace of
the Lord Most Gracious..for ever and ever and ever!!! It is the solemn Promise of the Lord Most
Majestic Most Supreme Himself that He will fulfill every single desire of every
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa verse 122:
The promise of Allah is True; and who can be truer in his word than Allah?
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,