Maqrur thus tasted the life of bliss in Paradise and on top
of the material blessings came the Houris.
The existence of this shy and beautiful Houri in his life
was enough to change his feelings towards existence and his own self.
In a moment of serenity Maqrur talked to his wife about his
He said, "Every moment I feel more grateful to Allah.
He blessed me with the ability of giving and receiving love though I had
forgotten love a long time ago."
The Houri said, "You have not forgotten love a long
time ago as you say, your life under the shade of faith was a continuous love
story. Worship and religion in their true essence are nothing but love. Your
faith was your love for Allah and when you called people to monotheism it was
out of your love for them. Paradise is the place where all those who love Allah
gather, so how can you say that you have forgotten love?!"
Maqrur thought about the Houri's words. He felt that her words
filled him with inner peace and tranquility. Maqrur then lived his life in
Paradise enjoying Allah's Blessings to His believing servants. On top of these
blessings came the Houri whose love filled his whole world with peace,
contentment and tranquility.
In the beginning Maqrur thought that the earth of Paradise was
made out of pure silver and its dust was made out of musk and saffron, this was
how it seemed at first. However, he then discovered that the dust of Paradise
was made out of something that looked like musk but that was actually much more
beautiful than musk. This was the case with everything in Paradise, i.e.
The internal truth of anything is much more beautiful than
its external appearance.
The thing he admired most in Paradise was its air and light
that looked like a spring of love that knows nothing except joy. The light in
Paradise was not the light of a sun or a moon or a lamp but it was rather the
light of the Great Lord.
Allah, the Almighty, says, (And the earth shone with the
light 0f its Lord.)