Paradise will be brought close to the pious

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Allah the Exalted said:

وَأُزْلِفَتِ الْجَنَّةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ غَيْرَ بَعِيدٍ

And Paradise will be Uzlifat to those who had Taqwa, not far off.

{ And Paradise will be Uzlifat to those who had Taqwa, not far off } means, Paradise will be brought close and near to the pious, according to Qatadah, Abu Malik and As-Suddi.

{ not far off } means, and this will occur on the Day of Resurrection, which is not far off. Surely that Day will come to pass and all that is bound to come is near.

هَٰذَا مَا تُوعَدُونَ لِكُلِّ أَوَّابٍ حَفِيظٍ

[It will be said], “This is what you were promised – for every returner [to Allah ] and keeper [of His covenant]…

{ This is what you were promised (it is) for those returning } means who go back to Allah in sincere repentance intending not to repeat sin.

{ Hafith }, who preserve their covenant with Allah and do not break or betray it.

مَّنْ خَشِيَ الرَّحْمَٰنَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَجَاءَ بِقَلْبٍ مُّنِيبٍ

…Who feared the Ar-Rahman (Most Merciful) unseen and came with a heart returning [in repentance]…

{ Who feared Ar-Rahman unseen } means who feared Allah in secret when only Allah the Exalted and Most Honored could see him.

The Prophet said, “And a man who remembered Allah the Exalted while alone, and his eyes became tearful.”

Allah said, { and brought a heart turned in repentance }  meaning, he will meet Allah, the Exalted and Most Honored, on the Day of Resurrection with a heart turned in repentance to Him and absolutely free (of Shirk) and humbled to Him.

ادْخُلُوهَا بِسَلَامٍ ۖ ذَٰلِكَ يَوْمُ الْخُلُودِ

…Enter it in peace (and security). This is the Day of Eternity.”

{ Enter you therein }, meaning Paradise,

{ in peace and security }, they will earn security from the torment of Allah, the Exalted and Most Honored, and the angels of Allah will greet them with the Salam, according to the explanation of Qatadah.

The statement of Allah the Exalted and Most Honored: { — this is a Day of eternal life! }, meaning, they will reside in Paradise forever and will never die, neither be transferred from it nor wish to be transferred from it.

The statement of Allah the All-Mighty:

لَهُم مَّا يَشَاءُونَ فِيهَا وَلَدَيْنَا مَزِيدٌ

They will have whatever they wish therein, and with Us is more.

{ There they will have all that they desire }, means, whatever delights they wish and desire, they will find it brought before them.

Allah’s statement, { and We have more } is similar to His other statement, { For those who have done good is the best and even more. } (10:26)

In the Sahih, Muslim recorded that Suhayb bin Sinan Ar-Rumi said that ‘more’ refers to looking at the Most Honorable Face of Allah.

 

Reference: Tafsir ibn Kathir: Surah Qaf 50:31-35

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