Will a Woman of Paradise Who Was Unmarried in this World Choose Whomever She Wishes?
Fatwa No: 398791

Question

Salam. I heard if a woman did not married in this dunya Allah will permit her in Jannah to marry whoever is in Jannah. I apologize if my question is not beneficial but I would like to know does this mean a woman is allowed to choose a husband in Jannah who is married to one or more wives who came with him from the dunya or she will choose the one who never married in the dunya?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Paradise is among the matters of the Unseen and we can only speak about it with evidence from the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).

Regarding the subject you have asked us about, as far as we know, there is no single person in Paradise.

Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “There is no single person in Paradise.” [Muslim]

Therefore, if an unmarried woman enters Paradise, she will get married, but we have not come across any evidence about the method of how she will get married and whether or not she will be given a choice to choose whomever she wishes.

Nonetheless, a woman should be concerned about how to enter Paradise and strive to do the deeds that will make her achieve this precious wish, and afterwards, she will find eternal bliss and happiness.

For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 26953, 23427, 117217, 5147 and 2207.

Allah knows best.

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