Will a Husband and Wife be Together in Jannah?
A couple of husband and wife is decided by Allah SWT. And the sacred knot of marriage is bended on the earth. Both partners accept each other with their complete conscience. They decide to live together forever. But then a question comes in the mind, if Allah has made two persons best for each other in this world, will a husband and wife be together in Jannah as well?
In this article we will come to know about it with the reference of Holy Quran and Hadith.
What Quran Says About a Husband and Wife in Jannah in Islam?
Being Muslims we believe that the life hereafter will be more successful and prolonged. Therefore we more focus on the life after death. Every act done by us should be according to Islam and we should know its consequences in this life and the life hereafter.
In the same way being practical Muslims, if a couple of husband and wife do righteous things, then the holy relation of marriage is not ended up with their death.
We find its evidence in Quran. Allah SWT says in Quran,
جَنَّـٰتُ عَدْنٍۢ يَدْخُلُونَهَا وَمَن صَلَحَ مِنْ ءَابَآئِهِمْ وَأَزْوَٰجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّـٰتِهِمْ ۖ وَٱلْمَلَـٰٓئِكَةُ يَدْخُلُونَ عَلَيْهِم مِّن كُلِّ بَابٍۢ ٢٣سَلَـٰمٌ عَلَيْكُم بِمَا صَبَرْتُمْ ۚ فَنِعْمَ عُقْبَى ٱلدَّارِ ٢٤
“The Gardens of Eternity, which they will enter along with the righteous among their parents, spouses and descendants. And the angles will enter upon them from every gate, saying, and “Peace be upon you for your perseverance. How excellent is the ultimate abode”.
Al-Quran 13: 23-24
In the above mentioned ayahs of Holy Quran, Allah SWT clearly says that if the persons who are united in this world will be entered in Jannah together. It will be the reward of their patience and all good deeds they have been doing in this world. The word “righteous” in this ayah means the faith of a person in Allah Almighty, His obedience towards his Great Lord and our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAWW as well.
Similarly on another place Allah SWT mentions in Quran,
ٱدْخُلُوا۟ ٱلْجَنَّةَ أَنتُمْ وَأَزْوَٰجُكُمْ تُحْبَرُونَ ٧٠
“Enter the Paradise, you and your spouses, showered with bliss”
Paradise will be a place of happiness for pious people. They will live there with happiness and a stress free life will be awarded to the families who lived patiently in this world. Definitely that would be a better place than this world.
Surah Yaseen is called the core heart of the holy book of Quran. In this surah Allah SWT again indicates,
هُمْ وَأَزْوَٰجُهُمْ فِى ظِلَـٰلٍ عَلَى ٱلْأَرَآئِكِ مُتَّكِـُٔونَ ٥٦
“They and their spouses will be in (cool) shade, reclining on (canopied) couches”.
Al-Quran 36: 56
When a couple is tied in sacred knot of marriage, they become peace of heart for each other. And how beautiful is that Allah SWT will break this holy relation even after their death.
Husband and Wife in Jannah According to Hadith
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAWW always emphasizes on the life after death. With the reference of many Sunnahs and hadiths we conclude that the life of this world is so very short and temporary, we should collect maximum good deeds in this life to get higher and higher rank in Jannah.
With reference to the life of a woman in Jannah Prophet Muhammad SAW said,
“If a woman’s partner is believer and possesses a good character, then in paradise, that woman will be married to her husband of this world. And if he is not, then Allah SWT will marry that woman to one of the martyrs”.
[Mu’jam Ahādīth Maymūnah bint Hārith Zawj al-Nabī, pg 16]
Similarly if a woman is married more than one time then Prophet Muhammad SAWW said,
‘She will be given an option to select the one who possessed the best character in the world, he will be her husband.”
May Allah SWT stick us on our strong believes. May He accept our good deeds and keep us away from bad practices so we can live a blessed lives in Jannah along with our families. Ameen