The Least Tortured Man

Nu’man bin Bashir (radi Allahu anhum) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “The least tortured man on the Day of Resurrection is one underneath whose feet will be placed two live coal, and his brain will be boiling, and he would think that he is the most tortured, while he is the least tortured.”

[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]


According to the narration in Muslim, the straps of shoes to be worn by the inhabitants of Hell would be of fire which will make their brains boil like a cooker placed on oven. Some narrators have stated that the man alluded to will be Abu Talib, the real uncle of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and his most kind and sympathetic supporter. But since he had died as polythiest, he will be sent to Hell.

May Allah save us from such an evil end, Ameen.

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