Assalamu ‘alaykum. Can the Muslims in Paradise see their non-mahram relatives, including cousins?
Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.
I pray you are well.
Yes, I believe they will. There will be no temptation in Paradise with regards to the opposite gender. No one will look at another’s spouse with a lustful gaze. They will not even feel a need to because of their deep attachment to their own spouses. “In [those gardens] are [ladies] who’s gaze is restricted [to their spouses.]” [Qur’an, 55:56] This is one of the verses which affirms this. [Biqa’i, Nazm al Durar]
Therefore, in light of the other verses that state believers will be sat together and with their believing descendants, it would seem that they will be able to see their relatives, even those who are not mahrams to them. Allah knows best.
May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.