Hadith on Hellfire: Bring one believer from every thousand to go to Paradise and send the rest to Hellfire

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah will say: O Adam! Adam will reply: I am at Your service. Allah will say: Bring out the people of the Hellfire. Adam will say: Who are the people of the Hellfire? Allah will say: They are nine hundred and ninety-nine of every thousand. At that time, the hair of children will turn gray and every pregnant woman will drop her load and you will see people in a state of drunkenness, although they are not intoxicated, for the punishment of Allah is severe.” This news greatly distressed the companions and they said, “O Messenger of Allah, who is the one man who will be saved?” The Prophet said, “The good news is that the one thousand will be from the nations of Gog and Magog and the one will be from your nation.” Then the Prophet said, “By the one in whose hand is my soul, I hope you will be a third of the people of Paradise.” Then we praised Allah and exalted Him, and the Prophet said, “By the one in whose hand if my soul, I hope you will be half of the people of Paradise. Verily, your example is that of a white hair on the skin of a black ox, or  a hairless spot on the leg of a donkey.

Source: Sahih Bukhari 6078

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ اللَّهُ يَا آدَمُ فَيَقُولُ لَبَّيْكَ وَسَعْدَيْكَ وَالْخَيْرُ فِي يَدَيْكَ قَالَ يَقُولُ أَخْرِجْ بَعْثَ النَّارِ قَالَ وَمَا بَعْثُ النَّارِ قَالَ مِنْ كُلِّ أَلْفٍ تِسْعَ مِائَةٍ وَتِسْعَةً وَتِسْعِينَ فَذَاكَ حِينَ يَشِيبُ الصَّغِيرُ وَتَضَعُ كُلُّ ذَاتِ حَمْلٍ حَمْلَهَا وَتَرَى النَّاسَ سَكْرَى وَمَا هُمْ بِسَكْرَى وَلَكِنَّ عَذَابَ اللَّهِ شَدِيدٌ فَاشْتَدَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَيْهِمْ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَيُّنَا ذَلِكَ الرَّجُلُ قَالَ أَبْشِرُوا فَإِنَّ مِنْ يَأْجُوجَ وَمَأْجُوجَ أَلْفًا وَمِنْكُمْ رَجُلٌ ثُمَّ قَالَ وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ إِنِّي لَأَطْمَعُ أَنْ تَكُونُوا ثُلُثَ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ قَالَ فَحَمِدْنَا اللَّهَ وَكَبَّرْنَا ثُمَّ قَالَ وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ إِنِّي لَأَطْمَعُ أَنْ تَكُونُوا شَطْرَ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ إِنَّ مَثَلَكُمْ فِي الْأُمَمِ كَمَثَلِ الشَّعَرَةِ الْبَيْضَاءِ فِي جِلْدِ الثَّوْرِ الْأَسْوَدِ أَوِ الرَّقْمَةِ فِي ذِرَاعِ الْحِمَارِ

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