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The language of Jannah

Question 

Is the language of Jannah Arabic?

Answer

1) Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

The inhabitants of Jannah will enter Jannah as tall as Adam (‘alayhis salam)…., speaking the language of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)….

 

2) Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says:

The language of the inhabitants of Jannah is Arabic

 

3) Ibn Shihab Az Zuhri (rahimahullah) says:

The language of the inhabitants of Jannah is Arabic

(Refer: Sifatul Jannah of Ibn Abid Dunya, Hadith: 212-216, Hadil Arwah of Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyyah, pg. 218 and 534, Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah, vol. 17 pg. 349 and 522 and Al Budurus Safirah, pgs. 416-418)

 

4) Sufan Thawri (rahimahullah) is reported to have said:

Whomsoever enters Jannah, will speak Arabic

(Refer: Tafsir Ibn Abi Hatim and Tafsir Ibn Kathir: Surah, 26 verse, 195)

 

The above narrations support and lend strength to each other.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar