Fataawaa Regarding Women: The situation of an unmarried woman who enters paradise, or a married woman whose husband did not enter paradise- By Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)
If a woman is from the people of paradise but she was not married in the worldly life, or she was married but her husband did not enter paradise, then what will be her situation?
The answer to this is taken from the general statement of Allaah (The Most High):
وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِي أَنفُسُكُمْ وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَدَّعُونَ
نُزُلًا مِّنْ غَفُورٍ رَّحِيمٍ
Therein you shall have (all) that your inner-selves desire, and therein you shall have (all) for which you ask for. An entertainment from (Allah), the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [41:31-32]
And from the statement of Allaah (The Most High) said:
وَفِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِيهِ الْأَنفُسُ وَتَلَذُّ الْأَعْيُنُ ۖ وَأَنتُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ
”(There will be) therein all that the one’s inner-selves could desire, all that the eyes could delight in, and you will abide therein forever.” [43:71]
If a woman is from the people of paradise but she was not married (in the worldly life) or her husband is not from the people of paradise, then when she enters paradise there will be men from the people of paradise who were not married (in the worldly wife). They (i.e. those men of paradise who were not married in the worldly life) will have wives from the ‘Hoorul Ain’ and wives from the people of the worldly life if they wish.
Likewise if a woman did not have a husband in the worldly life, or she had a husband but he did not enter paradise, then what she desires has to be available if she wishes to marry due to the general statement of Allaah [i.e. in soorah 41, aayaat 31-32].
However, I do not have a specific text with me at present in this affair and with Allaah is knowledge of the affair. [Majmoo Fataawaa 2/52]
Abu Mu’aawiyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)