Monday, 20 July 2015
Hadith More Women in Hell Discussed by Dr Jonathon Brown
Dr Jonathon Brown mentions the opinion of Abu Huraira and the scholar Ibn Hajar. He stresses the importance of the wisdom of this Hadith and touches on views of the companions of the Prophet as well as the generations of scholars on this issue. He also warns against reading Ahadith from a hermeunitc of suspicion.
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet 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, Hadith 28)
Waqar Akbar Cheema of the Islamic Center for Research and Academics has discussed the Hadith here:
Do women form majority in the hell?
Whether you are a Christian or Muslim, it's important to avail yourself of these points as superficial and intellectually dishonest Christian apologetics are being circulated both offline and online.
Here are a few take-home points from Cheema's article:
Women don't go to Hell for simply being women.
In the Hadith mentioned by Christians, the Prophet stated only what he had seen during his Miraculous Journey which is not bound to remain the same for ever.
Other traditions plainly establish that in the Paradise women will be much larger in number compared to men
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