The person who will call out ‘Ya Hannan Ya Mannan’ for 1000 years in Jahannam

Question

What is the reference for the following Hadith and can you mention the full narration?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“An inhabitant of Jahannam will call out to Allah saying ‘Ya Hannan’ and ‘Ya Mannan’ for 1000 years. Eventually, Allah Ta’ala will then order for him to be removed from Jahannam”

 

Answer

You are probably referring to the following Hadith recorded in Musnad Ahmad and other Hadith collections on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu):

“A person in Jahannam will call out ‘Ya Hannan Ya Mannan‘ for 1000 years in Jahannam. Allah Ta’ala will then order Jibril (‘alayhis salam) to remove him from Jahannam. Jibril (‘alayhis salam) will go to Jahannam, only to find all the inhabitants facing downwards and crying. He will return to Allah [unable to locate this person]. Allah Ta’ala will then pinpoint his location. He will then be made to stand in front of Allah Ta’ala and Allah Ta’ala will question him, ‘How was [Jahannam] and your resting place?’ He will reply, ‘O my Rabb! It was the worst possible place.’ Allah Ta’ala will then order that he be returned to Jahannam. This person will say, ‘O My Rabb! I hoped that once I was removed from Jahannam, I will not have to re enter it.’ Allah Ta’ala will then order that he be left alone.

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 230. Refer: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 384)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

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