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September 14, 2011

If he will be the last, what about the first?

by Simple Muslimah

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

One of the supplications which a Muslim never tires of making is asking to be saved from the Hellfire.  Again and again, day after day and night after night, we seek refuge in Allah from being amongst those who will enter that evil place where there is no comfort and happiness, but only pain and wretchedness.  

There is a hadith of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم describing the condition of the last man who will be freed from Hellfire.  He will be the last person to ever enter Paradise.  It is a very powerful and amazing hadith and a great motivator for believers: if this will be the condition of the last man to enter Paradise, what about those who will be amongst the first?  We ask Allah to make us of them, ameen.

So, want to know what we believe the very last person to enter Paradise will receive?

Now try to imagine what those before him will receive from their Lord…


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