Hadith is a collection of traditions containing sayings of the prophet Muhammad (SAW) with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunna), which serve as the major source of guidance for Muslims aside the Quran. There are more than 1000 documented sayings of the Prophet (pbuh) covering every aspect of the human life such as faith, family, trade, labour, law, the afterlife, charity, Good deeds, authority, responsibility etc. Below are a few on Jannah and its inhabitants.
#1.Narrated Anas: Haritha was martyred on the day (of the battle) of Badr, as a young boy. His mother came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! You know how dear Haritha is to me. If he is in Paradise, I shall remain patient, and hope for reward from Allah, but if it is not so, then you shall see what I do” He said, “May Allah be merciful to you! Have you lost your senses? Do you think there is only one Paradise? There are many Paradises and your son is in the (most superior) Paradise of Al-Firdaus.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 59 Hadith 318
#2.Narrated Anas: ‘Abdullah bin Salam heard the arrival of the Prophet (peace be upon him) at Medina, he came to him and said, “I am going to ask you about three things which nobody knows except a prophet: What is the first portent of the Hour? What will be the first meal taken by the people of Paradise? Why does a child resemble its father, and why does it resemble its maternal uncle” Allah’s Apostle said, “Gabriel just told me the answers” ‘Abdullah said, “He (i.e. Gabriel), from amongst all the angels, is the enemy of the Jews.” Allah’s Apostle said, “The first portent of the Hour will be a fire that will bring together the people from the east to the west; the first meal of the people of Paradise will be Extra-lobe (caudate lobe) of fish-liver. As for the resemblance of the child to its parents: If a man has sexual intercourse with his wife and gets discharge first, the child will resemble the father, and if the woman gets discharge first, the child will resemble her.” On that ‘Abdullah bin Salam said, “I testify that you are the Apostle of Allah.” …….
Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 55 Hadith 546
#3.Narrated Ali: While the Prophet (peace be upon him) was in a funeral procession, he picked up something and started scraping the ground with it, and said, “There is none among you but has his place written for him either in the Hell Fire or in Paradise.” They said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Shall we not depend upon what has been written for us and give up deeds?” He said, “Carry on doing (good) deeds, for everybody will find easy to do such deeds as will lead him to his destined place for which he has been created. So he who is destined to be among the happy (in the Hereafter), will find it easy to do the deeds characteristic of such people, while he who is destined to be among the miserable ones, will find it easy to do the deeds characteristic of such people.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 60 Hadith 474
#4.Narrated Sahl bin Sad: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Paradise has eight gates, and one of them is called Ar-Raiyan through which none will enter but those who observe fasting.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said, “If a person spends two different kinds of something (for Allah’s cause), he will be called from the gates of Paradise.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 54 Hadith 479
#5.Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “There is a tree in Paradise (which is so big and huge that) if a rider travels in its shade for one hundred years, he would not be able to cross it.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 54 Hadith 474
#6.Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The first group (of people) who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like the moon when it is full. They will not spit or blow their noses or relieve nature. Their utensils will be of gold and their combs of gold and silver; in their centers the aloe wood will be used, and their sweat will smell like musk. Everyone of them will have two wives; the marrow of the bones of the wives’ legs will be seen through the flesh out of excessive beauty. They (i.e. the people of Paradise) will neither have differences nor hatred amongst themselves; their hearts will be as if one heart and they will be glorifying Allah in the morning and in the evening.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 54 Hadith 468
#7.Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “The generous man is near Allah, near Paradise, near men and far from Hell, but the miserly man is far from Allah, far from Paradise, far from men and near Hell. Indeed, an ignorant man who is generous is dearer to Allah than a worshipper who is miserly.”
Tirmidhi transmitted it. Al-Tirmidhi – Hadith 1869
May Allah(SWT) grant and make us among the inhabitants of Jannah, Amin.