28 Ṣafar '44 — Quick Benefit

The Names of the 7 Gates of Jahannam


Jahannam (hell-fire) consists of 7 gates, each leading to a level of Jahannam depending on what a person of the Hell-fire did in his life. This quick benefit will inform of the names of the 7 gates of Jahannam, and brief descriptions of them.

1. Jahannam

The main level of hell. In the Qurʾān:

"Those who remained behind rejoiced in their saying [at home] after [the departure of] the Messenger of Allāh and disliked to strive with their wealth and their lives in the cause of Allāh and saif 'Do not go forth in the heat'. Say: 'The fire of Jahannam is more intense in heat' — if they would but understand." (1)

2. Jaheem

In the Qurʾān:

"[Allāh will say], 'Seize him and shackle him. Then into Jaheem drive him.'" (2)

3. Sa'ir

In the Qurʾān:

"And they will say, 'If only we had been listening or reasoning, we would not be among the companions of as-Sa'ir.'" (3)

4. Saqar

In the Qurʾān:

"I will drive him into Saqar. And what can make you know what is Saqar? It lets nothing remain and leaves nothing [unburned]." (4)

5. Ladha

In the Qurʾān:

"No! Indeed, it is al-Ladha. A remover of exteriors. It invites he who turned his back [on truth] and went away [from obedience]" (5)

6. Hutama

In the Qurʾān:

"No! He will surely be thrown in al-Hutama. And what can make you know what is al-Hutama? It is the fire of Allāh, [eternally fueled]," (6)

7. Hawiyah

In the Qurʾān:

"The Hawiyah will embrace the person whose scales are light, His refuge will be an abyss, And what can make you know what al-Hawiyah is? It is a Fire, intensely hot." (7)

I ask Allāh to protect us from Jahannam, and make us all of the Muttaqūn of Jannat al-Firdous.

May Allah bless you, and shukran.

Sources :

1. Qurʾān 9:81

2. Qurʾān 69:30-31

3. Qurʾān 67:10

4. Qurʾān 74:26-28

5. Qurʾān 70:15-17

6. Qurʾān 104:4-6

7. Qurʾān 101:8-11