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Woman, Man and Heaven

In modern times, society’s attitude towards the status of women has generally changed dramatically. Therefore, many questions keep coming up in this regard to the people of religion. These questions are not only related with this world but to the world hereafter. For example, a question is often asked that if men are given maidens in heaven, what will women get?

A simple answer to this question is that the Quran has given at various places that man and woman will not be kept alone in Paradise but in the form of couples. Obviously, its hidden in this answer that women will be paired with men. “Women will be given men”, this interpretation was contrary to modesty, so the Quran mentions the couple. As far as maidens are concerned, of course they are mentioned in the Quran, but not as often as presented in our society. Many people will be surprised to know that the Quran mentions maidens in only four places, while mating is frequently mentioned.

However, there is another side to this issue. There are certain requirements of human psychology that make men need women. While Allah Almighty has given women the virtue that they do not need this level of men psychologically. Women need men mostly economically or socially, not psychologically. There will be no economic or social problems in the life of heaven. However, psychological needs will remain. So, women will not need men as much as men need women. As a result, the status of women will increase, while some problems will arise for men. The existence of maidens in the life of heaven is the solution to some of these problems of men.      Women, be satisfied! They do not need a blessing like the maidens. In the life of heaven, their own existence will be a great blessing. This is a virtue that men will not have in heaven.

Translated by Muzamil Nazeer