MAJORITY OF WOMEN IN HELL & WHY WILL THERE BE MORE WOMEN IN HELL THAN MEN?
1) NARRATIONS CONFIRMING MAJORITY OF WOMEN IN HELL.
2) WHY WILL THERE BE MORE WOMEN IN HELL THAN MEN ?
1) NARRATIONS CONFIRMING MAJORITY OF WOMEN IN HELL. :-
Narrated `Imran:The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “I looked at Paradise and saw that the majority of its residents were the poor; and I looked at the (Hell) Fire and saw that the majority of its residents were women.”
SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 7, Book 62, Hadith 126)
SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 8, Book 76, Hadith 456)
SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 8, Book 76, Hadith 554)
SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 4, Book 54, Hadith 464)
Narrated Usama:The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “I stood at the gate of Paradise and saw that the majority of the people who had entered it were poor people, while the rich were forbidden (to enter along with the poor, because they were waiting the reckoning of their accounts), but the people of the Fire had been ordered to be driven to the Fire. And I stood at the gate of the Fire and found that the majority of the people entering it were women.”
SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 8, Book 76, Hadith 555)
SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 7, Book 62, Hadith 124)
SAHIH MUSLIM (Book 36, Hadith 6596)
Ibn Abbas reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said:I had a chance to look into the Paradise and I found that majority of the people was poor and I looked into the Fire and there I found the majority constituted by women.
SAHIH MUSLIM (Book 36, Hadith 6597)
2) WHY WILL THERE BE MORE WOMEN IN HELL THAN MEN ? :-
With regard to the reason for that, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about it and he explained the reason.
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:The Prophet (p.b.u.h) said: “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” It was asked, “Do they disbelieve in Allah?” (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, ‘I have never received any good from you.”
SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol 1,Book 2,Hadith 28)
Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:Once Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h) went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o `Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).” They asked, “Why is it so, O Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h) ?” He replied, “You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.” The women asked, “O Allah’s Messenger () ! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?” He said, “Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?” They replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?” The women replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her religion.”
SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 1, Book 6, Hadith 301)
Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri:On `Id ul Fitr or `Id ul Adha Allah’s Messenger (p.b.u.h) went out to the Musalla. After finishing the prayer, he delivered the sermon and ordered the people to give alms. He said, “O people! Give alms.” Then he went towards the women and said. “O women! Give alms, for I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-Fire were you (women).” The women asked, “O Allah’s Messenger ! What is the reason for it?” He replied, “O women! You curse frequently, and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. O women, some of you can lead a cautious wise man astray.” Then he left. And when he reached his house, Zainab, the wife of Ibn Mas`ud, came and asked permission to enter It was said, “O Allah’s Messenger ! It is Zainab.” He asked, ‘Which Zainab?” The reply was that she was the wife of Ibn Mas’ub. He said, “Yes, allow her to enter.” And she was admitted. Then she said, “O Prophet of Allah! Today you ordered people to give alms and I had an ornament and intended to give it as alms, but Ibn Mas`ud said that he and his children deserved it more than anybody else.” The Prophet (p.b.u.h) replied, “Ibn Mas`ud had spoken the truth. Your husband and your children had more right to it than anybody else.”
SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 2, Book 24, Hadith 541)
Narrated `Abdullah bin `Abbas: He (p.b.u.h.)said, “I saw Paradise (or Paradise was shown to me), and I stretched my hand to pluck a bunch (of grapes), and had I plucked it, you would have eaten of it as long as this world exists. Then I saw the (Hell) Fire, and I have never before, seen such a horrible sight as that, and I saw that the majority of its dwellers were women.” The people asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is the reason for that?” He replied, “Because of their ungratefulness.” It was said. “Do they disbelieve in Allah (are they ungrateful to Allah)?” He replied, “They are not thankful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors done to them. Even if you do good to one of them all your life, when she seems some harshness from you, she will say, “I have never seen any good from you.’ ” …
SAHIH BUKHARI (Vol. 7, Book 62, Hadith 125)
Jabir b. ‘Abdullah reported:I observed prayer with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) on the ‘Id day. He commenced with prayer before the sermon without Adhan and Iqama. He then stood up leaning on Bilal, and he commanded (them) to be on guard (against evil for the sake of) Allah, and he exhorted (them) on obedience to Him, and he preached to the people and admonished them. He then walked on till he came to the women and preached to them and admonished them, and asked them to give alms, for most of them are the fuel for Hell. A woman having a dark spot on the cheek stood up and said: Why is it so, Messenger of Allah? He said: For you grumble often and show ingratitude to your spouse. And then they began to give alms out of their ornaments such as their earrings and rings which they threw on to the cloth of Bilal.
SAHIH MUSLIM (Book 4, Hadith 1926)
It was narrated that Jabir said:”I attended the prayer with the Messenger of Allah (p.b.u.h) on the day of ‘Eid. He started with the prayer before the Khutbah, with no Adhan and no Iqamah. When he finished the prayer, he stood leaning on Bilal, and he praised and glorified Allah (SWT) and exhorted the people, reminding them and urging them to obey Allah (SWT). Then he moved away and went to the women, and Bilal was with him. He commanded them to fear Allah (SWT) and exhorted them and reminded them. He praised and glorified Allah, then he urged them to obey Allah, then he said: ‘Give charity, for most of you are the fuel of Hell.’ A lowly woman with dark cheeks said: ‘Why, O Messenger of Allah?’ He said: ‘You complain a great deal and are ungrateful to your husbands.’ They started taking off their necklaces, earrings and rings, throwing them into Bilal’s garment, giving them in charity.” (Sahih)
SUNAN NASEEI ( Vol. 2, Book 19, Hadith 1576)
Our believing sisters who learn of this hadeeth should behave like those Sahaabiyaat who, when they learned of this, did good deeds which would be the means, by Allaah’s leave, of keeping them far away from being included in that majority of the inhabitants of Hell. So our advice to the sisters is to strive to adhere to the rituals and obligatory duties of Islam, especially prayer, and to keep away from that which Allaah has forbidden, especially shirk in its many forms which are widespread among women, such as seeking one’s needs from someone other than Allaah, going to practitioners of witchcraft and fortune-tellers, etc. We ask Allaah to keep us and all our brothers and sisters far away from the Fire and the words and deeds that bring one close to it.