I wanted to know the status and commentary of the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“By My Grandeur, I will never allow my slave to be fearful or fearless twice. If he fears me in the world, I will grant him safety in the Hereafter, but if he feels safe from me [my punishment] in this world, I will cause him to fear in the Hereafter.”



Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith authentic. See here.


This Hadith explains that if a person fears Allah Ta’ala in this world and carries out good deeds, on the Day of Qiyamah, Allah Ta’ala will protect him from punishment and remove his fears.

However, if a person is bold and fearless in this world and carries out sins, Allah Ta’ala will punish him in the Hereafter. He will therefore be fearful on the Day of Qiyamah.


A similar message is echoed in the Holy Quran. Allah Ta’ala says:

“Surely those who say ‘Our Rabb is Allah’ and then stay steadfast, the angels will descend on them [at the time of their death] saying, ‘Do not be frightened or grieved, but be delighted at the good news of Jannah that you have been promised.'”

(Surah Fussilat, Verse: 30)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar