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The number of doors in Jannah

Question

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

 

Answer

Allah Ta’ala mentions:

“Those who feared their Rabb will be led to Jannah in groups. When they arrive and its doors will be open [in welcome]…” (Surah Zumar, Verse: 73)

 

Hadiths on this topic:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If anyone of you performs wudu well and then says,  ‘Ash hadu al la ilaha illallahu wa anna Muhammadan ‘Abdullahi wa Rasuluh’, the eight doors of Jannah will be opened for him and he may enter from whichever of them he wishes”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 234)

 

Names of some of the doors:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“Whoever gives two kinds of things in charity in the way of Allah will be summoned from the gates of Jannah and told, ‘O slave of Allah, this is better.’ All those who offered Salah will be called from the door of Salah. All those who fought in Allah’s path will be called from the door of Jihad. All those who fasted will be called from the door of Rayyan. All the people who gave charity will be called from the door of sadaqah.”

Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “May my father and mother be sacrificed for you, O Rasulullah. No one called from all those doors will feel any distress. Will anyone be called from all those doors?” He said, “Yes, and I hope that you will be among them”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1897 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1027. Also see At Tadhkirah Fi Ahwalil Mawta Wa Umuril Akhirah, vol. 2 pg. 385)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

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