JANNAT—what does it mean?
What is Jannat….PARADISE LOST
Jannat or Jannah (Arabic: جنّة Jannah), is Quran’s word for paradise. The Arabic word Jannah means The Garden. Quranists and several Quran scholars world-wide believe that the word Jannah is a metaphor for The Islamic State, or The Kingdom of God where Allah rests on Kursi or The Throne. In such a State, God is virtually The King and His Government acts as The Authority that guarantees to provide for all citizens. Citizens serve God and God serves the citizens. Living under Authority of God’s law, life attains a state of heavenly bliss with all citizens enjoying their right to free food and right to equal comforts of life. Thus citizen get an equal opportunity to develop and actualize their human potential to the fullest. Citizens live their lives purposefully and passionately, actualizing life’s potential and thus entering Paradise in their afterlife. Quranists believe that in the Prophet’s Islamic State, all citizens enjoyed equal access to all resources of the State, free from subservience to any human authority. Quranists also believe that a life of Peace and Security with freedom from all fears and a guaranteed protection of human dignity is the responsibility of The State. Quranists believe that the motivational drive for citizens to work in such a State comes from the core Islamic belief that by doing good to others in this life, one develops ones ‘self’ and attains a blissful afterlife. The belief that human spirit or self ‘grows’ in this life by giving to others, is a strong motivational force which acts best in a culture of liberty preserved through a rule of law and the liberated human spirit tends to override all instinctive drives of self-preservation. The core Islamic belief of accountability to God and self discipline developed through exercises of self-control through the Ramadan creates citizens with super human potential. A culture where human beings act passionately to excel one another in doing good deeds makes them Divine. Quranists believe that the Prophet fostered and developed such human beings and consequently the Islamic State attained an exponential growth of prosperity and the pool of human talent flourished. According to Quranists, it is the responsibility of The Believers to establish The Law of God. Believers acts as fiduciaries of the Islamic State having contracted with God to give their lives to protect and to serve the State. Quranists believe that by ‘entering’ this Paradise on earth, believers shall attain the Paradise of afterlife. Quranists believe that Prophet Muhammad is known to have defined the relationship of the State and the citizen:
” The individual for the State, the State for the individual, and all for Allah.”