Some attributes of the Inhabitants of Paradise and Hell
Some attributes of the Inhabitants of
Paradise and Hell
35) A'Iyad bin Himar Al-Mujashi'i narrated that one day Allah's Messenger said in his speech: Behold! Indeed Allah has commanded me to inform you of what you are unfamiliar with; and what He has taught me today: Every wealth, I have conferred upon a slave is lawful. Indeed I have created My slaves being true in Faith; but the satans approached them and turned them away from their religion and what had been permissible declared as forbidden for them. Further the satans ordered them to make partners with me for which I have revealed no evidence. Verily, Allah looked at the people on earth and hated both Arabs and non-Arabs - except a few people of the Scripture. Allah added: I have sent you as a Prophet to the people so that I may test you and test the believers through you and revealed to you a book that water cannot erase. So you should read it while asleep and awake. The Prophet said: Indeed Allah has ordered me to bum (the disbelievers of) Quraish (the Prophet's tribe of Makkah). So I said: 0 Lord! They would crush my head like bread. Allah said: Drive them out as they drove you out of your city. Fight them, We shall support you. Spend (money in the cause of Allah), We will spend on you. Send an army, We will send five like that. Fight with your followers against those who deny you. He said: The inhabitants of Paradise are three kinds of people: First is a powerful, just, almsgiver, and a successful man. second is a kind, tender-hearted man towards every relative and Muslim. Third is a decent father to many children. He also said: Dwellers of Hell are of five types: First is a weakfollower man who has no sense to avoid the evil or work for family or wealth. Second is a dishonest man whose greed is well-known to people, even for minor things. Third is a man who will betray you about your family and wealth at both the ends of the day. He also mentioned a miser or a liar and a person who uses bad words.
(This Haditb is sound and reported by Muslim).
In this Hadith the Prophet said that Allah did not like the Arabs and non-Arabs except a few remnants of the peoples of the Books. This is meant for the period before the Message of Muhammad but after the Message the previous Books were rendered invalid by the Noble Qur'an, and the peoples of the Books (Christians and Jews) should have believed in Prophet Muhammad. Otherwise their belief in the invalidated and superceded Books will not be accepted by Allah unlike what many people would think.