Will We Be Able to Watch TV and Play Video Games in Paradise?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question

This is serious, I’m curious and want to know. Can I watch anime in Heaven? Or play PlayStation/pc/Xbox in Heaven? Can I feel the pleasure from this world in Heaven like watching new movies? Can I access the internet? Thank you.

Answer

Thank you for your question. Of course, I see that you are serious and I am happy that you asked about what is important to you.

Paradise

Obviously, there is no primary text that informs us about TV and so on, but Allah Most High has told us in His book, “And Paradise will be brought near to the righteous, not far off. And it will be said to them,˺ “This is what you were promised, for whoever ˹constantly˺ turned ˹to Allah˺ and kept up ˹His commandments˺, who were in awe of the Most Compassionate without seeing ˹Him˺, and have come with a heart turning ˹only to Him˺. Enter it in peace. This is the Day of eternal life! There they will have whatever they desire, and with Us is ˹even˺ more.” [Quran, 50:35]

Seeing Allah

Jarir narrated, “Allah’s Messenger, (Allah bless him and give him peace), came out to us on the night of the full moon and said, ‘You will see your Lord on the Day of Resurrection as you see this (full moon) and you will have no difficulty in seeing Him.’” [Bukhari]

I am quite certain that one will have no desire to watch movies or do other things when Allah lifts the veil and allows the dwellers of Paradise to gaze upon His countenance. One’s earthly desires are totally different from one’s heavenly desires because everyone will have been purified. Focus on getting to Paradise, by staying away from that which Allah has prohibited, and even disliked, and I guarantee that you will not be disappointed for the rest of eternity.

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Eternal Pleasure

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), said, “Allah will say to the inhabitants of Paradise, ‘O inhabitants of Paradise!’ They will say: ‘O our Lord, we present ourselves and are at Your pleasure, and goodness rests in Your hands.’ Then He will say, ‘Are you contented?’ And they will say, ‘And how should we not be contented, O Lord, when You have given to us that which You have given to no one else of Your creation?’ Then He will say, ‘Would you not like Me to give you something better than that?’ And they will say, ‘O Lord, and what thing is better than that?’ And He will say,‘I shall cause My favor to descend upon you and thereafter shall never be displeased with you.’” [Bukhari; Muslim; Tirmidhi]

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May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.
[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.