Exemplify the qualities of the inhabitants of Paradise

Exemplify the qualities of the inhabitants of Paradise

Allah Almighty says;

As for those who believe and do good deeds, and humble themselves before their Lord—these are the inhabitants of Paradise, where they will abide forever. Hud: 23

The word ‘akhbatu’ (humble) is unique  – it appears on only two occasions, once in Surah Hud (al-ladhina akhbatu) and once in Surah Hajj, (wa bashiril mukhbiteen). Yet it is very deep.

Who are the al-ladhina akhbatu?

Humble and repent

Ibn Abbas said ‘akhbatu anabu’ – those who are humble are those who repent and come back to Allah Almighty.

Obedient and sincere

Also they are obedient and sincere. Al mukhbitun are like level ground, not rough and rebellious.

Who are al mukhbiteen?

In Surah Hajj, Allah Almighty says:

We have appointed a rite for every nation, that they may commemorate God’s name over the livestock He has provided for them. Your God is One God, so to Him submit, and announce good news to almukhbiteen the humble. Al-Hajj: 34

Those whose hearts tremble when God is mentioned, and those who endure what has befallen them, and those who perform the prayer and spend from what We have provided for them. Al-Hajj : 35

  • Their hearts are soft
  • When they hear Allah’s name mentioned they tremble and feel tranquillity
  • They are patient no matter what they go through
  • They continuously pray on time
  • They spend from what they have been blessed

So if you want to be from al-Mukhbiteen fulfil their characteristics

Out of interest, Surah Hud, (verse 28) has the longest word in the Quran which is ‘Anulzimukumuha’.

May Allah make us from the mukhbatin. Ameen.

Shaykh Haytham Tamim


Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001. His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College). He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.