Is this narration reliable?
إن الحميم ليصب على رءوسهم فينفذ الحميم حتى يخلص إلى جوفه فيسلت ما في جوفه حتى يمرق من قدميه وهو الصهر ثم يعاد كما كان
Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the Hadith authentic (hasanun sahihun gharib).
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2582)
A similar punishment is mentioned in the Quran, in Surah Hajj (Verse: 20) and Surah An Nisa (Verse: 56)
Certainly boiling water will be poured over their heads [the inhabitants of Jahannam]. It will penetrate his belly and melt away his organs which will then pour over his feet. Then he will be returned to how he was [healthy again and this process will be repeated].
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar