Islamic Site: Hi all readers! In this article I will explain the doors of Hell and people who are in them. As Muslims we must know about it. The goal is that we are more vigilant as long as we live in this world.
In Daqa’iqu al-Akhbar fi Dzikri al-Jannati wa an-Nar is explained;
Hell has seven doors. At every door there are men and women. There is a hadith narrated from the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) ‘alaihi as-Salam, “That he once asked Gabriel ‘alaihi as-Salam, “Are the doors the same as our doors?” Gabriel then replied, “No! But the doors are open. Some of the doors are lower than others. The distance between one door to another traveled for seven hundred years. Every door is hotter up to seventy times than the next door.”
The Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam then asked Gabriel again, “Who are the people of these doors?” Gabriel replied, “Inside the first door there were hypocrites, infidels who were involved in the events of al- Maidah, and the family of Pharaoh. The name of the first door is al-Hawiyah. Inside the second door are polytheists. The name of the second door is al-Jahim. Inside the third door are the ash-Shabi’un (people who worship animals). The name of the third door is Saqar. Inside the fourth door are Satan, the people who followed him, and the Magi. The name of the fourth door is Ladhah. Inside the fifth door are the Jews (who defied). The name of the fifth door is Huthamah. Inside the sixth door are Christians (who defied). The name of the sixth door is Sa’ir.”
Then Gabriel was silent. The Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam then said, “O Gabriel, why did you not tell me about the people of the seventh door?” Gabriel said, “O Muhammad, did you ask me about that?” He replied, “Certainly.” Gabriel said, “O Muhammad, those who have the great sins of your people who die before they repent. “He then fell unconscious. When he came to his senses, he said, “O Gabriel, how great was the disaster which abounded me and how great was my fear. Is there someone from my people who will go to Hell?” Gabriel answered, “Yes. People who have great sins from your people will go to Hell.”
Then the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam cried. Gabriel was crying because he cried. He then said, “O Gabriel, why are you crying? You are ar-Ruh al-Amen.” Gabriel said,”I am afraid of getting trials like those that Harut and Marut experienced. That’s what makes me cry.”
Allah the Exalted then said, “O Gabriel, O Muhammad! Truly I have kept both of you from Hell. But don’t ever feel safe from my torment.”
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of doors of Hell and people who are in them. Hopefully we are not one of them. Amen!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you in the next article!
Abdurrahim bin Ahmad al-Qadli, Daqa’iqul al-Akhbar fi Dzikri al-Jannati wa an-Naar, al-Haramain Publishing, Surabaya, Indonesia, p. 35.