Hadith on al-Firdaws: Ask Allah for the highest level of Paradise

Ubadah ibn al-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Paradise has one hundred levels and between each two levels is a distance like that between the heavens and earth. Al-Firdaws is its highest level, from which four rivers of Paradise flow and above which is the Throne. When you ask from Allah, ask for Al-Firdaws.”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 22232

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut

عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ الصَّامِتِ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ الْجَنَّةُ مِائَةُ دَرَجَةٍ مَا بَيْنَ كُلِّ دَرَجَتَيْنِ مِنْهُمَا كَمَا بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ الْفِرْدَوْسُ أَعْلَاهَا دَرَجَةً مِنْهَا تُفَجَّرُ أَنْهَارُ الْجَنَّةِ الْأَرْبَعَةُ وَمِنْ فَوْقِهَا يَكُونُ الْعَرْشُ وَإِذَا سَأَلْتُمْ اللَّهَ فَاسْأَلُوهُ الْفِرْدَوْسَ

22232 مسند أحمد باقي مسند الأنصار

22738 المحدث شعيب الأرناؤوط خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في تخريج المسند