Al-Muwatta' of Imam Malik

by Imam Malik ibn Anas
Translated by: Ustadha Aisha Bewley

57.0 Jahannam


57.1 Description of Jahannam

1 Malik related to me from Abu'z-Zinad from al-A'raj from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "The fire of the children of Adam which they kindle is a seventieth part of the fire of Jahannam." They said, "Messenger of Allah, this fire is certainly enough." he said, "That fire is sixty-nine times greater."

[Bukhari 3092 and Muslim]

2 Malik related to me from his paternal uncle, Abu Suhayl ibn Malik, from his father that Abu Hurayra said, "Do you think that it is red like this fire of yours? It is blacker than tar."