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Greeting mufti, I was wondering, which is a more correct interpretation of things in Jannah, for example, like a watermelon:

1. We see a watermelon, for example; it looks nice, it tastes nice. Will there be watermelons in Jannah? Yes, there will. Just of a much better quality. The same watermelon, but of a quality and taste beyond what we’ve ever experienced. But it is a watermelon nonetheless. What we are saying is that a watermelon in the Dunyaa is a watermelon in Jannah. Just, the one in Jannah will taste better, look better, smell better, etc.

2.It is not really a watermelon. So for example, in regards to let say a watermelon in Jannah. Since you say our conception of things will be different, so in Jannah, it’s not really a watermelon nonetheless, just something better than we can imagine.t Jannah’s watermelon is something else entirely.

I was curious between these two views, which is the more correct interpretation.

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Asked on September 26, 2016 5:05 am
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AsalaamuAlaikum
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُاللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

1.) These examples are to facilitate understanding.
So that we can understand things are going to be better to another level there.

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Answered on September 27, 2016 12:01 pm