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The debate between Jannah and Jahannam

Question

What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Jannah and Jahannam argued. Jahannam said, ‘I have been preferred by being given the arrogant and the tyrants.’ Jannah retorted, said, ‘What is with me? Only the weak and disregarded among people will enter me.’ Allah Ta’ala then said to Jannah, ‘You are My mercy which I show to whomever I wish of My slaves’ and said to Jahannam, ‘ You are My punishment by which I punish whomever I wish of My slaves, and each of you will have its fill.’

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 4850, 7449 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2846)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar