The Maidens of Jannat (Paradise)
Title of the book is “The Maidens of Jannat (Paradise) and Other Bounties” Which was written by Mufti Zubair Bayat. Complied by Abdullah Nana.
The Temporary life of this world is a great test for man. Temptations are many and man is weak. The possibilities of faltering and sinning are not remote. Of all the temptations, the temptation relating to the opposite sex is the highest. If the sexual urge of man is left unchecked and unregulated, there will be total anarchy and mischief in the world. Therefore, Almighty Allah is placed various restrictions upon man in this regard.
To control and regulate this desire, any form of illicit affiliation with the opposite sex. To maintain a high level of morality, Islam has ordained very strict laws and many restrictions to curtail the unlawful, carnal desires of man.
All of these strict restrictions weigh heavily on the Nafs “the bestial self” of man. The nafs constantly seeks carnal gratification and indulgence of its desires. To control the wild desires of the nafs is no easy task. It can be likened to riding a strong, wild horse. Either the rider will keep the horse in check with great effort. This is the constant struggle that exists between man and his desires in this world. For the youth, the struggle is even more intense and great.
For these who restrain and control the desires of the nafs in this world, Allah has promised immense rewards in the akhirah (hereafter). Man sometimes forgets these rewards and becomes inclined to sin. If he is reminded of these rewards, his resolve to turn to the control of nafs becomes stronger and more vigorous. It becomes easier to sacrifice the desires in view of these great rewards of the Hereafter. In addition to the promise of the eternal rewards of the Hereafter, there is little that can control the desires of man, especially the desires of the youth.
In this book, some of the rewards of the Hereafter, to the gorgeous, celestial, wide-eyed beauties “The Hurs” of Jannah, have been set out in a clear and concise manner. By reading and pondering about the bounties of Jannah (Paradise) and its beautiful virgins, the youth will feel a renewed vigil to fight the carnal desires and strive for the pleasure of Allah by doing righteous deeds. Furthermore, the beauty of the women of this world will appear pale and insignificant before the beauty of those stunning damsels of Paradise.
There is not much evidence on this specific topic, and hence this book fulfills this requirement in a captivating way. I would recommend every youngster to acquire a copy of this book, to read it, and ponder over its contents.
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