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How many doors are there in Jahannam?

Question

Kindly share an authentic Hadith which states how many doors Jahannam has.

 

Answer

The number of doors of Jahannam is mentioned in the Holy Quran.

 

Allah Ta’ala says regarding the deviant ones who choose to follow Shaytan:

1) “Certainly Jahannam is their promised abode. It has seven doors, each door shall have a stipulated share of them” (Surah Hijr, Verse: 43/44)

 

2) “Those who disbelieved will be driven to Jahannam in groups. When they arrive it’s doors will be open…” (Surah Zumar, Verse: 71)

 

Some Mufassirun have stated that these doors refer to the different levels of Jahannam. These levels are as follows:

  1. Jahannam
  2. Laza
  3. Hutamah
  4. Sa’ir
  5. Saqar
  6. Jahim
  7. Hawiyah

(Refer: Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah Hijr, Verse: 44. Also see: At Tadhkirah Fi Ahwalil Mawta Wa Umuril Akhirah, vol. 2 pg. 264)

 

May Allah Ta’ala protect us!

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar