Hadith on Islam: Former enemies, prisoners embrace Islam

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah wonders at people who enter Paradise in chains.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 2848

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari

Ibn al-Jawzi said, “It means they are taken prisoner and restrained, but when they recognize the rightness of Islam, they embrace it willingly and enter Paradise.”

Source: Fatḥ al-Bārī 2848

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ عَجِبَ اللَّهُ مِنْ قَوْمٍ يَدْخُلُونَ الْجَنَّةَ فِي السَّلَاسِلِ

2848 صحيح البخاري كتاب الجهاد والسير باب الأسارى في السلاسل

قَالَ ابْنُ الْجَوْزِيِّ مَعْنَاهُ أَنَّهُمْ أُسِرُوا وَقُيِّدُوا فَلَمَّا عَرَفُوا صِحَّةَ الْإِسْلَامِ دَخَلُوا طَوْعًا فَدَخَلُوا الْجَنَّةَ

2848 فتح الباري شرح صحيح البخاري