i thought of posting this in the sisters section, but figured there would be more beneficial out here, inshallah...
from Shiekh Muhammad al-3areefi (here's
the Arabic link )
Surely those who guard (against evil) are in a secure place, Among Gardens and Springs;
What is their situation like?
Dressed in fine silk and in rich brocade, they will face each other; So; and We shall join them to fair women with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes.
Some of the sisters ask: don’t we have Hoor al-Eyn in Paradise?
Ali ibn Abi Taalib, radhiallahu anhu, says: Verily, the righteous woman (of this world) in Paradise will be more beautiful than 70, 000 Hooris. And know (O sister) that on the day of Judgment if Allah has described them with beauty that has never before existed and unlike you, they do not get up for Qiyam ul-Layl, or fast, or be insulted/degraded for wearing the Hijab and be patient as you have done, and she hasn’t lowered her gaze as you have done. Whatever her situation was of trials, she hasn’t remained patient, for she has been created in Jannah. So how about you since Allah has heard your tears in the night and has seen your fast during the day and has heard your duas and your tears and has seen the trials around you whilst you hold your Nafs. No doubt your situation is far greater than hers....