Explanation on the Hadith regarding the number of people to enter Jahannam

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Could you please explain this Hadith?

As far as I understood, 999 out of 1000 people will end up in Jahannam, If you consider over 1 billion Muslims in the world today, would most of them enter Jahannam?



The Hadith further explains that from every 1000 destined for Jahannam only one will be from this Ummah. The rest will be from Gog and Magog.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3348-6530 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 222)


See the full Hadith here.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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