Description of Paradise: from the Qur'an and Authentic Sunnah
The abundance of literature on the issue of Paradise and Hellfire can hardly be overlooked. However, the problem with this literature is that it contains both authentic and weak traditions of the prophet (PBUH), and its authors were so tolerant towards the issue on the grounds that weak traditions are part of instilling in the reader a sense of desire of Paradise and fear of Hellfire. There are two arguments concerning this point: First, information on Paradise and its blessings, and Hellfire and its torment is part of the unseen (Al-Ghayb) which is at the heart of the Islamic Creed (Aqida). But, how can one be so tolerant towards this matter? Second whoever has studied the books on traditions deeply, would find out that authentic traditions are sufficient evidence and would do away fabricated traditions. Therefore, the reason of this book is to state only authentic traditions so that the reader and, therefore, the speaker at any sermon may use them without resorting to weak or fabricated traditions.