[Al-Ghashiyah 88:8-11] Lofty Jannah

(Other) faces that Day will be joyful. Glad with their endeavor.
In a lofty Jannah.
Where they shall neither hear harmful speech nor falsehood.
[Al-Ghashiyah 88: 8-11]

Have you always wondered why Jannah is always described as high gardens in the Qur’an? When we travel or go on a road trip, don’t we normally stop upon reaching higher grounds – where we can see far? When we go to a hotel, we want the top floor because we want the view. We go hiking on top of the hill, because that’s the most beautiful part. The most expensive property in real estate is the one with the best kind of view!

And on top of that, Allah s.w.t. says there will be no useless, lewd, obnoxious speech in Jannah. One of the pleasures of Jannah is that there will be no bad talks, and we may wonder: What’s the big deal? Because in this dunya, no matter how rich or successful we may be, if someone – especially our loved ones – talk to us in a hurtful way, will all our wealth and success protect us from not feeling hurt? We can have the best property, be the wealthiest person, but hurtful words can take all those pleasure away. This is one of the gifts in Jannah.

The passage continues:

Therein will be a running spring.
Therein will be thrones raised high.
And cups set at hand.
And cushions set in rows.
And rich carpets (all) spread out.
[Al-Ghashiyah 88:12-16]

These are the beautiful estates, which no eyes nor mind could ever imagine, that will be granted to the believers.

May Allah s.w.t. grant us all Jannatul Firdaus.