I think we have this idea that Jannah is where things end…but it’s where things begin. We are just in the trailer and the film…
-Break dance with all the Prophets.
-Myself, Ibrahim alayhi salam, and all the little kids that are with him, would go around pulling pranks on everyone in Jannah
-Talk to all those people that Muslims called “deviant!” who got into Jannah and ask them, “so, like what happened, man?”
-Bungee jump from the seventh heaven to the first
-Find out the truth about aliens, Mayan calendars, freemasons and all that craziness
-Read every book in existence and then write many, many more
-Have my own theme song
-Shoot my own Bollywood film and be my own cheesy hero
-Sleep upside down
-Surf a black hole
-Have my own version of the Deen Show
-Ride a T-rex
-Learn all the languages of the world, especially Aramaic, Hebrew and Syriac (the languages of the Prophets)
-Do what Muslims love to do which is argue incessantly on haram and halaal…even though, it is irrelevant what you say
-Never lower my gaze
-Show off how religious I am
-Invent swear words
-Take a dump on the people of Hell
There is a hadith about the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam being asked if he wanted to visit Damascus, since the Muslims had just conquered it. The Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam refused saying, “A man should only enter Jannah once.” Subhana Allah! Now, Damascus itself is said to be the oldest city in the world and the amount of history their is sooo rich, going back to so many civilizations of old. This makes me think, that Jannah itself will contain relics, signs and momentoes of our human history.
-Jokingly ask Imam al-Albani which one of the sayings of the Prophets are authentic, while in the presence of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam
-Listen to Dawud alayhi salam sing with the mountains
-Hear Rumi recite poetry
-Ask Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Ata’illah, the kalam (Ashari, Maturidi) scholars and the Athari scholars, about the religious feuds and arguments, “So…what now?”
-Fall in love with a thousand houris
-Invent 100 new languages and teach them
-Recite the Quran 1 million times in a second and write 500 books of Tafsir on it
-Study astrology, magic and all those haram sciences and then invent my own versions of them!
-Create and pioneer 50 new branches of social science, write my own theories
-Build perpetual motion machines
-Build a thousand Taj Mahals, combined into one grand building
-Film a feature film on the biography of Jibreel alayhi salam, get the inside scoop on all the hidden and special things…
-Learn all the prime numbers that exist (or don’t now, but will in Jannah) and all the digits Pi goes up to
-Eating contest with the jinns
-Have my own surveillance system to spy on people
-Start my own university of Muslimology
-Learn to cook every style of food
-Invent new technology
-Have a fist-fight with every fictional super-hero
-Make all the Greek myths come true and live as each character…from Narcissus to Prometheus and then have a party
I don’t think “religion” will exist in Jannah…so we can just live.
The point of this article was to connect your imagination with the idea of Jannah and to strive and achieve….just about anything you want therein! We want Islam to have a Golden Age once again…and I can tell you, if it doesn’t happen in this lifetime, it will definitely happen in Jannah!
Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, ameen.