Some Ahadeeth Pertaining to Paradise & Hell-Fire
Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah
Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’
Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani
Abbas Abu Yahya
37 – 1500 – From Abu Hurairah who said: the Messenger of Allaah –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– said:
‘There is nothing on the earth the like of that in Paradise, except three things: the plant of the Ajwaa date tree, and leaves which fall in the river Euphrates every day from the blessings of Paradise and the Black Stone [Hajr al-Aswad].
38 – 1501 – From Ibn Abbas:
‘There is nothing in Paradise which resembles that what is on the earth except names of those things.’
39 – 1502 – From Abu Hurairah who said: the Messenger of Allaah –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– said:
‘A slave of Allaah does not seek refuge – deliverance – security from the Hell-Fire seven times in one day, except that the Hell-Fire says: O my lord your such and such slave has sought your deliverance from me so save him.
A slave of Allaah does not ask Allaah for Paradise seven times a day except that Paradise says: O my lord, your such and such slave asked me, so enter him to Paradise.’
40 -1503 – From Zayd bin Arqam who said: We were with the Messenger of Allaah –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– on a journey, and we stopped at a place and I heard the Messenger of Allaah –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– saying:
‘You are not even a part-section of the hundred thousand parts of those who will come to me at the lake in Paradise from my Ummah.’
How many of you were there at that time? He said: seven hundred or eight hundred.
41-1505-From Al-Miqdam from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-:
‘There is no one who dies from miscarried before normal delivery or old age/long life – rather the people will be between those types – except that he will be resurrected at the age of thirty years old. If he was from the people of Paradise then he will be upon a copy of Adam, and in Yusuf’s form and Ayoob’s heart.
And whoever was from the people of the Hell-Fire, then his body will be huge, or made huge like the mountains.’
42 – 1509 – From Abu Hurairah from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-:
‘Whoever is entered into Paradise will live blessed, he will not feel misery, his garments will not wear away, and his youthfulness will not end.’
43 – 1510 – From Abu Hurairah from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-:
‘The space equivalent to a person’s whip in Paradise is better than the Dunyaa and what is in it.’
Then he recited: << The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing).>> [3:185]
44 – 1512 – From Jabir from the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- who said:
‘Sleep is the brother of death, and the people of Paradise will not sleep.’
45 – 1513 – From Mujahid who said Ibn Abbas said: ‘Do you know the expanse of Hell-Fire?’
I said: ‘No.’
He said: ‘Of course, I swear by Allaah you do not know; indeed between the fleshy part of one [person] of their ears and between his shoulders is the distance one can travel seventy years, there flows therein valleys of pus and blood.’
I said: ‘Rivers?’
He said: ‘No, but actual valleys.’
Then Ibn Abbas said: ‘Do you know the expanse of the Hell-Fire?’
I said: ‘No.’
He said: ‘Of course, I do swear by Allaah that you do not know; ‘Aeysha narrated to me that she asked the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- about the saying of Allaah: << and the earth will be grasped by His Hand and the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand.>> [Zumar: 67]
Where will the people be on that day O Messenger of Allaah?
‘They will be upon the bridge of Hell-Fire.’