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Holy Qur’an:

Garden of Eternity, which they will enter: beneath them flow pleasant rivers: therein they will have all they wish: thus doth God reward the righteous. 16:31

Holy Qur’an:

God has promised to Believers, men and women, Gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell there, and beautiful mansions in Gardens of everlasting bliss.

But the greatest bliss is the Good Pleasure of God. The Peak of Eloquence Imam Ali said If you take a glance at Paradise you will begin to hate the pleasures of this life. The life after death takes two forms.

One is the life in Hell for those who perform evil deeds. The second is the life in Paradise for the people who did righteous deeds. The word Paradise is used for the true bliss of the righteous. Since Paradise’s blessings cannot be comprehended or perceived by our physical senses, then why does the Qur’an refer to Paradise as a place of Gardens in which rivers flow? These two descriptions of the gardens and rivers states what has happened in the past compared to the materialization in the Hereafter according to the spirituality of the present life. The idea that faith, which is the water of spiritual life, is converted to rivers, the good deeds, which come from faith, are the seeds that grow the beautiful Gardens of Paradise.

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