Friday, 6 May 2011

Ages of children who die in childhood when they enter Paradise

Ages of children who die in childhood when they enter Paradise
My wife was pregnant with twins and on the day the babies were due, her waters broke, so she went to the doctor who told her that one of the twins had died shortly before because he had drunk some of the water in which he was swimming in the uterus. She went to the hospital and had a Caesarean in order to save the other twin, who was born alive, praise be to Allah. 

I want to ask about the twin who died. How will he be raised on the Day of Resurrection? Will he be raised like us as a young man or what?.


Praise be to Allaah.

The scholars are unanimously agreed that the fate of Muslim
children -- if they die after the soul has been breathed in and before
reaching puberty -- is Paradise, as an honour from Allah, may He be
exalted, to them and their parents and as a mercy from Him, Whose mercy
encompasses all things. 

The texts of the scholars concerning this matter have been
quoted in the answer to question number

By studying the texts which speak of the situation of Muslim
children in al-Barzakh and at the time of resurrection and reckoning on the
Day of Resurrection, then when entering Paradise, we can divide their
journey into the following stages: 


Their situation in al-Barzakh. It is proven that as soon as
they die they are transferred to Paradise and that their souls are blessed
there under the care of our father Ibraaheem (peace be upon him). 

This was narrated in the hadeeth of Samurah ibn Jundub (may
Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) often used to say to his companions: “Has
anyone among you seen a dream?” and whoever Allaah willed would tell him
what he had seen. One day he said: “Last night two people came to me and
made me get up, and they said to me: ‘Let’s go.’ So I set off with them…” He
mentioned things that he had seen, then he said:  

“We set off, and we came to a verdant garden, in which were
all the colours of spring, where there was a man who was so tall that I
could hardly see his head in the sky. Around the man was the largest number
of children I had ever seen…” Then among things that the two angels
explained to him was: “As for the tall man who was in the garden, that was
Ibraaheem. As for the children who were around him, these are all the
children who died in a state of fitrah.” One of the Muslims said: “O
Messenger of Allaah, what about the children of the mushrikeen?” He said:
“And the children of the mushrikeen.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (7047).

And it was narrated that Ibn Mas’ood (may Allah be pleased
with him) said: 

The souls of the children of the believers are in the crops
of birds which go wherever they want in Paradise and return to lamps hanging
from the Throne. End quote. 

Narrated by Ibn Abi Haatim with his isnaad. See Tafseer
al-Qur’aan al-‘Azeem, 7/148 

For some of the details concerning that on our site, please
see the answer to question number


On the Day of Resurrection, people will be raised from their
graves and the children will also be raised in the state of childhood and
youth in which they died, and they will intercede for their parents and
admit them to Paradise by Allah’s mercy towards them: 

It was narrated that Abu Hassaan said: I said to Abu Hurayrah:
Two of my sons have died. Can you narrate to me any hadeeth from the
Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) which will
console us for our loss? He said: Yes: “Their little ones are the little
ones (da’aamees) of Paradise. When one of them meets his father – or his
parents – he takes hold of his garment – or his hand – as I am taking told
of the hem of your garment, and he does not let go until Allaah admits him
and his father to Paradise.”

Narrated by Muslim, 2635 

Ibn al-Atheer said: Da’aamees is the plural of da’moos, which
refers to a small creature that lives in ponds. Da’moos also refers to the
one who wanders about, i.e., they go everywhere in Jannah, entering all
places, and they will not be barred from any place, as children in this
world are not barred from entering upon women and no one hides away from
them. End quote. Al-Nihaayah, 2/279 

This hadeeth clearly indicates that the children will remain
as children at the time of resurrection, recompense and reckoning, and even
the miscarried foetus into whom the soul had been breathed will remain as he
was on the day he was miscarried from his mother's womb. 


When the people of Paradise enter Paradise and take their
places there.

Some scholars are of the opinion that they will all -- old
and young alike -- enter Paradise aged thirty-three, and they will not grow
old; they will enjoy their youth for ever and ever. Allah will make children
grow older and old men grow younger, until they are all the same age, the
age that is the prime of youth, thirty-three years. 

It was narrated from Mu’aadh ibn Jabal (may Allah be pleased
with him) that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:

“The people of Paradise will enter Paradise hairless,
beardless with their eyes anointed with kohl, aged thirty or thirty-three

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2545; he said it is hasan ghareeb.
It was also narrated by Imam Ahmad in al-Musnad, 2/315, from Abu
Hurayrah, and classed as hasan by the commentators. Also narrated by al-Haythami
in Majma’ al-Zawaa’id, 10/402; classed as saheeh by Abu Haatim in
al-‘Ilal, 3.272 and by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah,

This was stated clearly in the report of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri
(may Allah be pleased with him) – although its isnaad is subject to some
discussion -- according to which the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah
be upon him) said: “Whoever of the people of Paradise dies, young or old,
will be aged thirty-three in Paradise and will never grow older, and the
same applies to the people of Hell.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (2562) who
classed it as da’eef, as he said: This is a ghareeb hadeeth which we know
only from the hadeeth of Rashdeen – namely Ibn Sa’d. Ibn Ma’een said: He is
not trustworthy. Al-Nasaa’i said: He is matrook (i.e., his hadeeth is to be

Other scholars among the Sahaabah and Taabi’een were of the
view that Muslim children who die before reaching the age of puberty will be
the servants of the people of Paradise, who will go around among them with
drinks and food and other delights; these are the ones who are mentioned in
the verses in which Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“Immortal boys will go around them (serving),

18. With cups, and jugs, and a glass of flowing wine”

[al-Waaqi’ah 56:17-18] 

“And there will go round boy‑servants of theirs, to serve
them as if they were preserved pearls”

[al-Toor 53:24] 

“And round about them will (serve) boys of everlasting
youth. If you see them, you would think them scattered pearls”

[al-Insaan 76:19]. 

That was narrated by al-‘Allaamah Ibn al-Qayyim from ‘Ali ibn
Abi Taalib (may Allah be pleased with him) and from al-Hasan al-Basri (may
Allah have mercy on him), but he favoured the view that these children who
will serve the people of Paradise are slaves who are created especially for
Paradise, like al-hoor al-‘iyn, and that they are something other then the
children of Muslims who die in this world. He said: As for the children of
people in this world, on the Day of Resurrection they will be 33 years old.
End quote. 

See: Haadi al-Arwaah ila Bilaad al-Ifraah, p. 309-311 

Perhaps the second opinion is the more correct view
concerning this matter, because of the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah quoted above,
in which it says: “Their little ones are the little ones of Paradise.” This
is more sound and more correct than the view of the other scholars. 

Al-Manaawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: 

Meaning: they wander around in Paradise and enter its houses,
and they are not prevented from doing so just as children in this world are
not prevented from entering even private places.  

And it was said that al-da’moos refers to the man who
frequently visits kings, because such people frequently come in and go out,
and they do not wait for permission and do not care where they go in their
houses. The child of Paradise is likened to him because he goes wherever he
wants in Paradise and is not kept out of any part of it. End quote. Fayd
al-Qadeer, 4/194; something similar was stated in Mirqaat al-Mafaateeh
by Mulla ‘Ali al-Qaari 4/16. 

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