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Abu Huraira reported Messenger of Allah ﷺ as say- ing: There was a dispute between the Hell and the Paradise and it (the Hell) said: The haughty and the proud would find abode in me. And the Paradise said: The meek and the humble would find their abode in me. Thereupon Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, (addressing the Hell) said: You are (the means) of My punishment by which I punish those of My servants whom I wish. (And addressing the Paradise) He said: You are only My Mercy by means of which 1 shall show mercy to those whom I wish, but each one of you would be full.
حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي عُمَرَ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ، عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ،
قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏
"‏ احْتَجَّتِ النَّارُ وَالْجَنَّةُ فَقَالَتْ هَذِهِ يَدْخُلُنِي
الْجَبَّارُونَ وَالْمُتَكَبِّرُونَ ‏.‏ وَقَالَتْ هَذِهِ يَدْخُلُنِي الضُّعَفَاءُ وَالْمَسَاكِينُ فَقَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لِهَذِهِ
أَنْتِ عَذَابِي أُعَذِّبُ بِكِ مَنْ أَشَاءُ - وَرُبَّمَا قَالَ أُصِيبُ بِكِ مَنْ أَشَاءُ - وَقَالَ لِهَذِهِ أَنْتِ
رَحْمَتِي أَرْحَمُ بِكِ مَنْ أَشَاءُ وَلِكُلِّ وَاحِدَةٍ مِنْكُمَا مِلْؤُهَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih Muslim, 2846a
• Sahih Muslim, Vol. 7, Book of Paradise, its Description, its Bounties and its Inhabitants, Hadith 6818
• Sahih Muslim, Book of Paradise, its Description, its Bounties and its Inhabitants, Hadith 6818