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muslim:2755Yaḥyá b. Ayyūb And Qutaybah And Ibn Ḥujr > Ismāʿīl b. Jaʿfar > Ibn Ayyūb > Ismāʿīl > al-ʿAlāʾ from his father > Abū Hurayrah

If a believer were to know the punishment (in Hell) none would have the audacity to aspire for Paradise (but he would earnestly desire to be rescued from Hell), and if a non-believer were to know what is there with Allah as a mercy. none would have been disappointed in regard to Paradise.  

مسلم:٢٧٥٥حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ أَيُّوبَ وَقُتَيْبَةُ وَابْنُ حُجْرٍ جَمِيعًا عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ قَالَ ابْنُ أَيُّوبَ حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ أَخْبَرَنِي الْعَلاَءُ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ لَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنَ الْعُقُوبَةِ مَا طَمِعَ بِجَنَّتِهِ أَحَدٌ وَلَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْكَافِرُ مَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ مَا قَنِطَ مِنْ جَنَّتِهِ أَحَدٌ  


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Collected by Tirmidhī, Aḥmad, Ibn Ḥibbān, Suyūṭī
tirmidhi:3542Qutaybah > ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Muḥammad > al-ʿAlāʾ b. ʿAbd al-Raḥman from his father > Abū Hurayrah

“If the believer knew what is with Allah of punishment, none would hope for Paradise, and if the disbeliever knew what is with Allah of mercy, none would despair of (attaining) Paradise.”  

الترمذي:٣٥٤٢حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْعَلاَءِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ لَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنَ الْعُقُوبَةِ مَا طَمِعَ فِي الْجَنَّةِ أَحَدٌ وَلَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْكَافِرُ مَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ مَا قَنَطَ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ أَحَدٌ  

قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ لاَ نَعْرِفُهُ إِلاَّ مِنْ حَدِيثِ الْعَلاَءِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ
ahmad:10280ʿAbd al-Raḥman > Zuhayr > al-ʿAlāʾ from his father > Abū Hurayrah

[Machine] The Prophet ﷺ said, "If the believer knew what punishment Allah has in store, they would not desire Paradise. And if the disbeliever knew what mercy Allah has, they would not despair of entering Paradise. Allah has created one hundred portions of mercy, and He has placed one portion among His creation that they show mercy to one another. And with Allah are ninety-nine portions of mercy."  

أحمد:١٠٢٨٠حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرٌ عَنِ الْعَلَاءِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ لَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مَا عِنْدَ اللهِ مِنَ الْعُقُوبَةِ مَا طَمِعَ بِالْجَنَّةِ أَحَدٌ وَلَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْكَافِرُ مَا عِنْدَ اللهِ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ مَا قَنَطَ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ أَحَدٌ خَلَقَ اللهُ مِائَةَ رَحْمَةٍ فَوَضَعَ وَاحِدَةً بَيْنَ خَلْقِهِ يَتَرَاحَمُونَ بِهَا وَعِنْدَ اللهِ تِسْعٌ وَتِسْعُونَ رَحْمَةً  

ahmad:8415Abū ʿĀmir > Zuhayr > al-ʿAlāʾ from his father > Abū Hurayrah

[Machine] The Prophet ﷺ said, "If the believer knew what punishment Allah has in store for him, he would not desire Paradise, and if the disbeliever knew what mercy Allah has in store for him, he would not despair of Paradise. Allah has created one hundred units of mercy, and He placed one unit among His creation, and it is by this unit that they show compassion amongst themselves. And it is with Allah that the remaining ninety-nine units of mercy exist."  

أحمد:٨٤١٥حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَامِرٍ حَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرٌ عَنِ الْعَلَاءِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ لَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مَا عِنْدَ اللهِ مِنَ الْعُقُوبَةِ مَا طَمِعَ فِي الْجَنَّةِ أَحَدٌ وَلَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْكَافِرُ مَا عِنْدَ اللهِ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ مَا قَنَطَ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ أَحَدٌ خَلَقَ اللهُ مِائَةَ رَحْمَةٍ فَوَضَعَ رَحْمَةً وَاحِدَةً بَيْنَ خَلْقِهِ يَتَرَاحَمُونَ بِهَا وَعِنْدَ اللهِ تِسْعَةٌ وَتِسْعُونَ رَحْمَةً  

ahmad:9164Sulaymān > Ismāʿīl > al-ʿAlāʾ > Abīhiʿan Abū Hurayrah

If a believer were to know the punishment (in Hell) none would have the audacity to aspire for Paradise (but he would earnestly desire to be rescued from Hell), and if a non-believer were to know what is there with Allah as a mercy. none would have been disappointed in regard to Paradise. (Using translation from Muslim 2755)   

أحمد:٩١٦٤حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ أَخْبَرَنِي الْعَلَاءُ عَنْ أَبِيهِعَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ قَالَ لَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مَا عِنْدَ اللهِ ﷻ مِنَ الْعُقُوبَةِ مَا طَمِعَ بِجَنَّتِهِ أَحَدٌ وَلَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْكَافِرُ مَا عِنْدَ اللهِ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ مَا قَنَطَ مِنْ رَحْمَتِهِ أَحَدٌ  

ذِكْرُ الْإِخْبَارِ عَمَّا يَجِبُ عَلَى الْمَرْءِ الْمُسْلِمِ مِنْ تَرْكِ الْقُنُوطِ مِنْ رَحْمَةِ اللَّهِ جَلَّ وَعَلَا مَعَ تَرْكِ الِاتِّكَالِ عَلَى سَعَةِ رَحْمَتِهِ، وَإِنْ كَثُرَتْ أَعْمَالُهُ

ibnhibban:345Abū Khalīfah > al-Qaʿnabī > ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Muḥammad > al-ʿAlāʾ from his father > Abū Hurayrah

“If the believer knew what is with Allah of punishment, none would hope for Paradise, and if the disbeliever knew what is with Allah of mercy, none would despair of (attaining) Paradise.” (Using translation from Tirmidhī 3542)   

ابن حبّان:٣٤٥أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو خَلِيفَةَ قَالَ

حَدَّثَنَا الْقَعْنَبِيُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنِ الْعَلَاءِ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ «لَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنَ الْعُقُوبَةِ مَا طَمِعَ فِي الْجَنَّةِ أَحَدٌ وَلَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْكَافِرُ مَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ مَا قَنَطَ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ أَحَدٌ»  

ذِكْرُ الْبَيَانِ بِأَنَّ الْوَاجِبَ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِ أَنْ يَجْعَلَ لِنَفْسِهِ مَحَجَّتَيْنِ يَرْكَبُهُمَا إِحْدَاهُمَا الرَّجَاءُ، وَالْأُخْرَى الْخَوْفُ

ibnhibban:656Ḥāmid b. Muḥammad b. Shuʿayb al-Balkhī > Yaḥyá b. Ayyūb al-Maqābirī > Ismāʿīl b. Jaʿfar > al-ʿAlāʾ from his father > Abū Hurayrah

If a believer were to know the punishment (in Hell) none would have the audacity to aspire for Paradise (but he would earnestly desire to be rescued from Hell), and if a non-believer were to know what is there with Allah as a mercy. none would have been disappointed in regard to Paradise. (Using translation from Muslim 2755)  

ابن حبّان:٦٥٦أَخْبَرَنَا حَامِدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ شُعَيْبٍ الْبَلْخِيُّ حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ أَيُّوبَ الْمَقَابِرِيُّ حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ أَخْبَرَنِي الْعَلَاءُ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ «لَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْمُؤْمِنُ مَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنَ الْعُقُوبَةِ مَا طَمِعَ بِجَنَّتِهِ أَحَدٌ وَلَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْكَافِرُ مَا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ مَا قَنَطَ مِنْ جَنَّتِهِ أَحَدٌ»  

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السيوطي:١٨٠٠٠a

"لَو يَعْلَمُ المُؤْمِنُ مَا عندَ الله مِنَ العُقُوبَةِ مَا طَمِعَ فِي الجَنَّة أَحَدٌ، ولَوْ يُعْلَمُ الكافِرُ مَا عِنْدَ اللهِ مِنَ الرَّحْمَة، مَا قَنط مَن الجَنَّة أحَدٌ".  

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