Understanding Islam: Hi all readers! In this article I will explain about the trees in Heaven. This explanation is a series of explanations about Heaven that I have explained in several previous articles.
In Daqa’iqu al-Akhbar fi Dzikri al-Jannati wa an-Nar, it is explained that Ka’ab radliyallahu ‘anhu said, “I once asked the Messenger of Allah ‘alaihi as-Salam about the spotted trees in Heaven. He then said, “The branches are not dry, the leaves do not fall, and the greenness does not disappear. The biggest tree in heaven is the Thuba tree. The base is made of pearls, the center is made of yaqut , the branches are made of emerald gems, and the leaves are made of fine silk. In the tree there are seventy thousand branches. The branches are connected to Arsy’s feet. Its lowest branches are in the sky of the world. There is not a single tree, not a dome, and not a single tree in Heaven, except in it there is a branch of that tree (the Thuba tree) that shelter it. On the tree there are a lot of fruits that can arouse appetite. The equivalent of this tree in this world is the sun. The base of the sun is in the sky and the light reaches all the places.”
There is an explanation narrated from Ali radliyallahu ‘anhu, that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “In fact in Heaven there is a tree that can take clothes from above and can pull horses from underneath. The horses have many wings attached with saddles and studded with pearls and yaqut. The saliva does not pass stool and does not urinate. The lovers of Allah Exalted mounted these horses. The horses then flew to read them in Heaven. The people below them said, “O Lord, with what do your servants come to this glory?” Allah then said, “They are those who pray when you sleep. They fast when you eat. They fight in the way of Allah when you stay by your wives. They dedicated their wealth in my path when you were not stingy.”
There is a hadith narrated from the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “Do you want if I tell you about the time in the world that is very similar to the time in Heaven? This time is the time before sunrise. Its shadow stretched, its grace was general, and its blessings were many.”
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of trees in Heaven. May we be among those who will go to Heaven. Amen!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you in the next article!
Abdurrahim bin Ahmad al-Qadli, Daqa’iqul al-Akhbar fi Dzikri al-Jannati wa an-Naar, al-Haramain Publishing, Surabaya, Indonesia, p. 42.