Ibn Katheer Describing The Hoor Al-Ayn
Ibn Katheer said:
“They (the women of paradise) lower their gaze and avoid looking at men other than their husbands, so they do not think that there is anything in paradise that is more handsome than their husbands. This was stated by Ibn ‘Abbaas, Qataadah, ‘Ataa` Al-Khurasaanee and Ibn Zayd.
It was also narrated that one of them will say to her husband, ‘By Allaah, I do not think that there is anything in Paradise finer than you, or that there is anything in Paradise dearer to me than you. Praise be to Allaah Who has made me for you, and made you for me.‘ “
[Tafseer Ibn Katheer]
A note to sisters:
Allaah described the Hoor Al-‘Ayn with descriptions that He knows man likes and is attracted to. Paradise is a reward for the believers, and He describes these rewards to attract mankind towards Jannah. Allaah is The Creator of men and women, and Allaah knows the fitrah of man and what he is attracted to. A wise women pays heed to the descriptions of the Hoor Al-‘Ayn and tries to adopt these traits to gain the pleasure of their husbands (and their Lord).