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Meaning of a word in the Hadith regarding the last person to gain entry into Jannah

Question

Which time is being referred to in the following Hadith in Sahih Muslim?

أتذكر الزمان الذي كنت فيه

Atadhkuruz zamanal ladhi kunta fihi

 

Answer

This Hadith is regarding the last person to be removed from Jahannam and granted entry into Jannah.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 186)

 

When he will be removed from Jahannam, Allah Ta’ala will ask him, ‘Do you recall the time when you were in the world…’

‘Zaman’ refers to the time spent in this world.

(Refer: Fathul Bari, Hadith: 6572, vol. 11 pg. 443)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar