Description of jahannam

​السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُُ

Depth of hell
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Moosa Ash’ari رضي الله عنه that the Holy Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم  , describing the depth of hell remarked: If a stone is thrown into hell, it will take seventy years to reach its bottom.

Walls of hell
The Holy Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم  has observed that hell has been encircled by four walls, and the breadth of each wall covers a period of forty years-that is to say, each wall is so wide that it requires forty years continuous walking to cover its breadth.

Gates of hell
The holy Quraan has observed about the gates of hell. “And verily hell is the promised place for them all. It has seven gates and each gate has a seperate portion for each one of them.” (Surah Hijr). The Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم  has Himself observed: “Hell has seven doors, and one of them has been reserved for those who draw a sword against My followers.”

An estimate of the Torments in jahannam
The Holy Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم  has said: “The lightest punishment would be inflicted on that sinner whose boots and straps would be filled with fire; and it will cause his mind to boil miserably. He will take this punishment for the severest, whereas it is the very first stage of the hellish tortures.”

“And the denizens of hell shall be given to drink boiling water which will cut their intestines into pieces.” (Surah Muhammed)

Hadhrat Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه said: “Ta’am dhi Ghussa is a sharp thorn that will get stuck in the throat; it will neither pass down the throat nor will it come out.”

“And when they shall cry out of thirst, they would be given water that will be like the dreg of oil to drink and it will burn their faces. What an evil water it would be and what a terrible place the hell indeed is.” (Surah Kahf)

The Holy Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم  stated: “Verily, there are many longnecked snakes in jahannam. If one of them bites a sinner he will suffer its pain for forty years.” [So great is the poisonous effect of its venom].

“Without doubt the food for the sinners is the ‘Zaqqum’ tree which is like liquid tin and which will boil in the stomach like hot water. So those who deny and are misguided! You will eat the trees of Zaqqum and fill your bellies with it and then you shall drink boiling water in the manner of thirsty camels. Such hospitality will be shown to them on the Day of Doom.” (Surah Waqia)
{Zaqqum is a tree which sprouts from the roots of hell and its fruit resembles the expanded hood of  snakes.}

“When once their skin has been burnt, we shall form a fresh layer of skin upon their bodies so that they may continue to suffer the same torture over and over again.” (Surah Nisa)

Besides these which are mentioned above , there are many more…the details above were extracted from ‘The Spectacle of Death’.
InshaAllah, I will try to add glimpses from Jannah.

Oh Allah. Save us from jahannam.
¤Hadhrat Anas رضي الله عنه said: that the Holy Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم  often recited this duaa:
ﺭَﺑَّﻨَﺎ ﺁﺗِﻨَﺎ ﻓِﻲ ﺍﻟﺪُّﻧْﻴَﺎ ﺣَﺴَﻨَﺔً ﻭَﻓِﻲ ﺍﻵﺧِﺮَﺓِ ﺣَﺴَﻨَﺔً ﻭَﻗِﻨَﺎ ﻋَﺬَﺍﺏَ
ﺍﻟﻨَّﺎﺭ”
O our Lord, grant us the good in this world and good in the Hereafter and save us from the torment of Hell-fire.

The Holy Prophet صلي الله عليه و سلم  told one of His companions: After having offered sunset prayer (maghrib), before talking to anybody recite this duaa 7 times:
اللهم اجرنا من النار 
(Allahuma ajirna minan naar) Oh Allah. Save us from the fire.

This is a very scary thing. Jahannam.. who wants to go there? Nobody!
Allah save the entire ummah from jahannam. We wouldn’t want any of our Muslim brothers and sisters going to jahannam now, would we? Offcourse not. Let us make an effort on our reformation. InshaAllah, we will try to become better Muslims that Nabi صلي الله عليه و سلم  would be pleased to hear our names.

C’mon! I wanna go jannah and get saved from jahannam so lets do something!

Allah help us all. Aameen.

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