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Length of the Bridge over Jahannum (Pul Siraat)


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Mufti shb hope you are well

Mufti shb i heard some 1 saying in a bayaan that pull siraat is up till 500 years down for 500 years this is the length of pull siraat

Plz need clarification according to authentic ahaadeeth


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We have not come across the narration of 500 years.

However, Fudhail Bin Iyaadh Rahimahullah is recorded to have said: [1]

‘I have heard that the bridge over Jahannam is the distance of 15,000 (fifteen thousand) years journey.

5000 years upwards, 5000 years straight and 5000 years down’

(Fathul Baari)

The above narration regarding 15,000 years can be quoted without attributing it to Nabi (ﷺ).

One should be extremely cautious in attributing narrations to Nabi (ﷺ).

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Muhammad I.V Patel

Checked and Approved by

Mufti Nabeel Valli.

Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah

Lusaka, Zambia



فتح الباري لابن حجر (11/ 454)

وَجَاءَ عَنِ الْفُضَيْلِ بْنِ عِيَاضٍ قَالَ بَلَغَنَا أَنَّ الصِّرَاطَ مَسِيرَةُ خَمْسَةَ عَشَرَ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ خَمْسةُ آلَافٍ صُعُودٌ وَخَمْسَةُ آلَافٍ هُبُوطٌ وَخَمْسَةُ آلَافٍ مُسْتَوَى أَدَقُّ مِنَ الشَّعْرَةِ وَأَحَدُّ مِنَ السَّيْفِ عَلَى مَتْنِ جَهَنَّمَ لَا يَجُوزُ عَلَيْهِ إِلَّا ضامر مهزول من خشيَة الله أخرجه بن عَسَاكِرَ فِي تَرْجَمَتِهِ وَهَذَا مُعْضَلٌ لَا يَثْبُتُ


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