November 29, 2022

Answer 17

It is slippery on which there are clamps and (hooks like) thorns which are wide at one side and narrow at the other and have bent ends.

A plant with such thorns is found in Najd and is called al-Sa’daan.

1, Some of the believers will cross as quickly as the wink of an eye,

2, Some others as quick as lightning,

3, like a strong wind,

4, or fast horses

5, or she-camels

6, So some will be safe without any harm;

7, some will be safe after receiving some scratches,

8, and some will fall down into Hell (Fire)

9, The last person will cross by being dragged

It is narrower than a hair and sharper than a sword.

Answer

Pul siraat

In Saheeh al-Bukhaari (7439) and Muslim (183)

it is narrated from Abu Sa‘eed al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) in a lengthy hadith: “……

Then the bridge will be laid across Hell.’ We said, “O Messenger of Allah! What is the bridge?’ He said, ‘It is a slippery (bridge) on which there are clamps and (hooks like) thorns which are wide at one side and narrow at the other and have bent ends.

A plant with such thorns is found in Najd and is called al-Sa’daan. Some of the believers will cross the bridge as quickly as the wink of an eye, some others as quick as lightning, a strong wind, or fast horses or she-camels. So some will be safe without any harm; some will be safe after receiving some scratches, and some will fall down into Hell (Fire). The last person will cross by being dragged (over the bridge).”

Muslim added: Abu Sa‘eed said: I heard that the bridge is narrower than a hair and sharper than a sword

 

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