I heard Jannatul Firdaws is the highest level of Jannah, also within Jannatul Firdaus there is a highest level called Firdawsul A’la, is that correct?
The authentic Hadiths cite the highest stage to be ‘Al-Firdaws’ which is also referred to as ‘Jannatul Firdaws’.
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2790. Also see Al-Budurus Safirah, pg.496)
I have not seen reference to what you heard as the highest stage within Firdaws, called A’la.
This seems to be a misunderstanding of the following Hadith:
Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said to the mother of Sayyiduna Harithah (radiyallahu’anhu) -who was martyred in the battle of Badr-
‘O Mother Mother of Harithah! Indeed there are many gardens [in Jannah], and your son as achieved Firdaws, [which is] the highest.’
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2809)
The words used here are: ‘Firdawsul A’la’ which translate as: Firdaws [which is] the highest.
It seems like someone misread is as: Al-A’la in Firdaws. This is incorrect.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar