Ustadh Farid Dingle answers a question on a hadith about Hell being emptied.
Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh.
would like to know if the Hadith in Kanz al-Ummal vol. 14, number 39505 is authentic? It says that there will be one day when hell will be empty. Shukran for your answer!
Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh.
Hell-Fire will last forever. This is an agreed upon tenet of faith.
The hadith #39505 in Kanz al-Ummal is:
There will come a day that Jahannam will be dried crops, reddened completely empty.
The source given is Tabarani. It seems like it could be a misprint, and the it is “and another [day] in which it is completely empty.” A similar hadith is found in Khatib’s Tarikh.
The editor of Juz fihi ma intaqa Ibn Mardawayhi min hadith al-Tabarani, Badr ibn Abdullah al-Badr, states that this hadith has been deemed weak by al-Haythami, and deemed fabricated by al-Dhahabi, Ibn al-Jawzi and al-Suyuti.
I pray this helps.
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.