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What is Heaven like?

Really I'm not trying to start a religious argument, I'm not religious but this random religious freak told me, in Heaven that we do nothing but worship GOD for all eternity. What??? First of all why would anybody want to live for all eternity, I'm only 17 and already bored, but ALL ETERNITY, no way! Second of all doesn't that seem boring and you got to do that forever, Holy Shi+?!?!? Even if you didn't have to worship God it will still get boring eventually, I mean come on guys, it's forever. Everything gets boring eventually.

If anyone wants to live forever, can you give me a good reason why, cuz I can't think of one.

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The reality of Paradise is something which people will never be able to understand until they actually enter it, but God has shown us glimpses of it in the Quran. He has described it as a place essentially different to the life of this world, both in the very nature and purpose of life, as well as the types of delights which people will enjoy therein. The Quran tells people about Paradise, which God offers to them, describes its great blessings, and proclaims its beauties to everyone. It informs people that Paradise is one of two ways of life prepared for them in the afterworld, and that every good thing will be theirs in Paradise to a degree that surpasses our present ability to imagine. It also shows that Paradise is a place where all blessings have been created perfectly and where people will be offered everything their souls and hearts will desire, and that people will be far removed from want and need, anxiety or sadness, sorrow and regret.

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. Every kind of beauty and blessing exists in Paradise and will be revealed with a perfection never seen or known before. God has prepared such blessings there as a gift, and these will be offered only to people with whom He is pleased.

But what is the nature of these delights in Paradise, and how will it be different from the delights of this world? I will try to highlight a few of these differences.
Pure delight without pain and suffering

While people in this world experience some delight, they also face much toil and suffering. If one was to scrutinize the life which they live, they will find that the amount of hardship they face is much more than the ease and comfort. As for the life of the Hereafter, there will be no hardship nor suffering in it, and people will live therein in pure joy and delight. All the causes of sorrow, pain and suffering which people experience in this life will be absent in the Hereafter. Let?s take a look at some of these causes.
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Wealth

When one thinks of success in this life, they usually conjure the image of big houses, fine jewelry and clothing, and expensive cars; financial stability is seen to be the key to a happy life. To most people, success is inseparably related to wealth, even though this is the furthest from the truth. How many times have we seen the wealthiest of people living such miserable lives, that it sometimes even leads them to commit suicide! Wealth is something which humans in their very nature desire at any cost, and this desire has been created for a great and wise purpose. When this desire is not satiated, it causes some extent of grief in a person. For this reason, God has promised the inhabitants of Paradise that they will have all that they imagined as far as wealth and belongings are concerned, both for those who were extremely poor, experiencing even hunger and thirst, to those well-to-do but who desired even more. God gives us a glimpse of this when he says:

"... there will be there all that the souls could desire, all that the eyes could delight in ?" (Quran 43:71)

"Eat and drink at ease for that which you have sent forth (good deeds) in days past!" (Quran 69:24)

"? They will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold, and they will wear green garments of fine silk and heavy brocade. They will recline therein on raised thrones. How good [is] the recompense! How beautiful a couch [is there] to recline on!" (Quran 18:31)
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Disease and Death

Another cause of pain and suffering in this life is the death of a loved one or disease, which are both non-existent in Paradise. None will feel any sickness or pain in Paradise. The Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said about the people of Paradise:

"They will never fall ill, blow their noses or spit." (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)

None will die in Paradise. All shall live eternally enjoying the pleasures therein. The Prophet Muhammad said that a caller will call out in Paradise when people enter it:

"Indeed may you be healthy and never be sick again, may you live and never die again, may you be young and never grow feeble again, may you enjoy, and never feel sorrow and regret again." (Saheeh Muslim)


Social Relationships

As for the remorse felt due to a rift in personal relationships, people will never hear any evil or hurting comments or speech in Paradise. They will only hear good words and words of peace. God says:

"They will not hear therein ill speech or commission of sin. But only the saying of: Peace! Peace!"(Quran 56:25-26)

There will be no enmity between people nor ill-feelings:

"And We shall remove from their breasts any (mutual) hatred or sense of injury (which they had, if at all, in the life of this world)..." (Quran 7:43)
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The Prophet said:

"There will be no hatred or resentment among them, their hearts will be as one, and they will glorify God, morning and evening." (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)

People will have the best of companions in the Hereafter, who were also the best people in the world:

"And whoever obeys God and the Messenger ? those will be with the ones upon whom God has bestowed favor ? of the prophets, the steadfast affirmers of truth, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent are those as companions!"(Quran 4:69)

The hearts of the people of Paradise will be pure, their speech will be good, their deeds righteous. There will be no hurtful, upsetting, offensive or provocative talk there, for Paradise is free of all worthless words and deeds. If we were to discuss all the causes for anguish in this life, we would surely find its absence or opposite to be true in Paradise.
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The Eternalness of the Hereafter

The Pleasures of this world are transient whilst the joys of the hereafter are lasting and eternal. In this life when a person enjoys something, it is only a short while before they get bored with it and proceed to search for something they feel is better, or they may not feel a need for it altogether. As for the delights of Paradise, a person will never feel bored with anything, but rather, its goodness will increase each time they indulge in it.

Also, the life of this world is very short. Humans only live on this earth for a short while, and very few people reach the age of seventy.

"...Say: Short is the enjoyment of this world. The Hereafter is (far) better for him who fears God..."(Quran 4:77)

As for Paradise, people will live forever. God says:

"...its provision is eternal and so is its shade..." (Quran 13:35)

"What is with you must vanish, and what is with God will endure ..." (Quran 16:96)

"(It will be said to them): This is Our Provision, which will never finish" (Quran 38:54)
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Superior Delights

The delights of the people of Paradise, such as their clothing, food, drink, jewelry and palaces, will be far superior to their counterparts in this world. There is in fact no room for comparison, as even the smallest space in Paradise is better than this world and all that is in it. The Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said:

"The space of the bow of any one of you in Paradise is better than all that the sun rises upon" (Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh 3/85, no. 5615)

Free from all Impurities

Paradise is free from all the impurities of this world. Eating and drinking in this life results in the need for excretion and its associated unpleasant odors. If a person drinks wine in this world, he loses his mind. Women in this world menstruate and give birth, which are sources of pain and hurt. Paradise is free from all of these discomforts: its people will not urinate, defecate, spit or suffer from catarrh. The wine of Paradise, as described by its Creator, is:

"Crystal-white, delicious to those who drink (thereof), free from intoxication, nor will they suffer intoxication therefrom" (Quran 37:46-47)

The water of Paradise does not become brackish, and its milk never changes in flavor:

"...rivers of water incorruptible; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes..."(Quran 47:15)
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The women of Paradise are pure and free from menstruation, postnatal bleeding and all the other impurities suffered by women in this world, and all are free from stool and feces. God says:

"...and they shall have therein purified mates..." (Quran 2:25)

The prophet answered a person when they asked how the people of Paradise will relieve themselves:

"They relieve themselves by perspiring through their skins, and its fragrance will be that of musk, and all stomachs will have become lean."(ibn Hibbaan)

What we have mentioned has been a mere comparison in order to understand the nature of Paradise, but as God said, its delights are truly hidden:

"No person knows what is kept hidden for them of joy, as a reward for what they used to do." (Quran 32:17)

Paradise: There is Nothing Like It

The delights of Paradise surpass the imagination and defy description. They are like nothing known to the people of this world; no matter how advanced we may become, what we achieve is as nothing in comparison with the joys of the Hereafter. As is mentioned in several reports, there is nothing like Paradise:

"It is sparkling light, aromatic plants, a lofty palace, a flowing river, ripe fruit, a beautiful wife and abundant clothing, in an eternal abode of radiant joy, in beautiful soundly-constructed high houses". (Ibn Maajah, Ibn Hibbaan)
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The Sahabah(companions of the prophet) asked the Prophet about the buildings of Paradise and he replied with a wonderful description:

"Bricks of gold and silver, and mortar of fragrant musk, pebbles of pearl and sapphire, and soil of saffron. Whoever enters it is filled with joy and will never feel miserable; he will live there forever and never die; their clothes will never wear out and their youth will never fade." (Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi, ad-Daarimee)

God says:

"And when you look there (in Paradise) you will see a delight (that cannot be imagined), and a great dominion." (Quran 76:20)

What God has kept hidden from us the delights of Paradise is beyond our ability to comprehend. The Prophet said that God said:

"I have prepared for My slaves what no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no human heart can imagine." Recite if you wish:

"No person knows what is kept hidden for them of joy as a reward for what they used to do." (Quran 32:17)

In another report:

"Never mind what God has told you; what He has not told you is even greater." (Saheeh Muslim)
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That would suck... Maybe it would be like a huge trampoline... If it's a giant trampoline I just might convert to Christianity... Just kidding... I really doubt anyone knows... Keep in mind.... Bible was written by man...

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Yeah, for all the BS I have to put up with I wouldn't want to grovel for God for eternity let alone live forever. I also don't think anybody has any right to say what heaven would be like because one of the conditions that has to be met is... you have to be dead. lol

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FunnyLittleFrog

They are scared of death. I'm scared too, the rare times I think about it.

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Smh...my gosh go read the bible

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wickedpissah

I've heard that there's a shortage of chairs.

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It's different for everyone because it and its counter part exist only in the minds of those that believe in them. People don't want to die but that have no understanding of what eternity really is. It's like waiting for Christmas, the excitement mounts, it arrives and then there's a flurry of joy as you play with your new toys, then within a month the toys sit on the bottom of the closet as you wait for the next Christmas. The difference is when it comes to eternity, there is no next Christmas.

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Well the bible while it was written on paper by man is inspired and God-breathed.

Heaven is the best; human imaginations can't wrap around the mind of God as it is more awesome than our brains can comprehend.

There are some descriptions in revelation about jeweled walls. It does mention that there is no pain, no tears, no sorrow.

As for groveling at God's feet as you put it. It wont be like that. Yes, we will worship God, but to know Him is to live Him. Have you ever been in love? Think about the beginning of the relationship when that guy or girl was just the absolute greatest and you didn't see their faults yet. You just wanted to spend forever being with them because it was wonderful.

God is like that except He has no faults. He loves you exactly as you are, but loves you too much to leave you they way. If you accept a relationship with Jesus as He paid your way into heaven with His death, then you will be made perfect after your death.

We will no longer have those sinful desires and the feelings of not belonging in our skin, just having to do something exciting so we can feel at all. The wanting to do it our way will be gone as well and we'll have a chance to spend eternity in the presence of perfect love.

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I don't know what it's like. When I was a kid I asked someone and they told me it was like being in Church all the time. I thought: Oh, no! What's the other place like?!

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I believe that heaven is different for everybody. I believe that we will have the things that make us most happy. For example I believe that I will be surrounded by all of my pets so that I can spend eternity playing with them. Like I said different for everyone. I think we will each have out own little corner carved out just for us.

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Will there be a '67 Impala 4 door hardtop there?
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Probably, lolol. and Sam and Dean Winchester too. haha
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I'm with you. Great explanation by the way.

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I'm pretty sure the scriptures say there will be a new heaven & a new earth. Sounds to me like we will go to & fro, for the New Jerusalem will come down out of heaven & God will dwell with mankind forever. We'll have a mansion in the City & land outside the city. We will go & worship & have festivals & celebrations. All things will be perfect once again, no more pain or tears or hatred or injustice. Yah, who wouldn't want to go.

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G'day SJ. this is what I meant by the Kingdom of God, the Heaven & Earth. We Christians all strive towards this. I was offended when Pontes told me to read the Bible.
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I thought you might find that offensive. it was a bit blunt. As if we don't read our scriptures. I felt the judgement. Don't stress, tell me if you wanna do my "coming closer to God" project. are you still getting plenty of mail, because I send at least a few a day. xxx
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Yes I will do the "coming closer to God" project. But, I'm going to need a lot from you in way of support and friendship. My wanting for you know what is increasing and I am afraid to fail. It's been 3 mths without it.
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a well you tripped into falling to your death but never hitting bottom.

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I'm with you, Dude. I didn't find much joy in worship even an hour a week down here. To spend eternity doing nothing else, no sports, no beer, no sleeping late, no ladies( you know what I mean) what's to look forward to in all that? A wise comrade here once posted, "heaven for the scenery, hell for the company". I've always thought it ironic that hell is described in such vivid detail, while heaven is just too wonderful to describe at all.

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Beautiful with streets of gold

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What you fallow that's what you will like.

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No one really knows other that it will be free of any suffering, meanness, sadness and misery and will be better than anything we can imagine. Boredom is not an emition that will exist in heaven. Boredom is a result of discontent and discontent is not an emotion of God.
You are right living forever the way we are now is a terrible thought. But think of being in perfect health with optimum energy and totally, intensely happy forever. Think of your happiest moment then multiply that by 100. Heaven will be a million times better than that. There will be nothing bad, and everything that is good.

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heaven is what you make it. so you can either go around your whole life wondering what it is, or you can have a good relationship with god, and know when you die, you'll be in comfort with the lord for all eternity.because god gave us free will, we ultimately decide what happens to us after death. I am a christian myself, and it is one of the most beneficial things I ever came across. there is no such thing as "boring" in heaven. if you are a true christian, you won't think worshiping the lord is boring. I am only 13, and I am extremely blessed to say I was raised to believe that from the start. hope this helps. god bless.

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No human knows exactly what Heaven is like. Of course, we want to know. And we hope some day we may find out. But you said you are not religious. I hope one day you will know the glory of God. Peace.

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perfect answer my dear.
Hey you didn't tell me if you got my prayer mail. I can't seem to find it anywhere. peace.
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