The valley which Hell itself seeks refuge with Allaah from
Fatwa No: 305458

  • Fatwa Date:13-12-2015 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 2, 1437
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Question

Assalaamu alaykum. What is the valley which Hell itself seeks refuge from? May Allaah reward you.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

According to what was narrated, this is a valley known as Jubb Al-Hazan (the pit of grief). It has been reported on the authority of Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him that the Messenger of Allaah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said, "Seek refuge with Allaah from Jubb Al-Hazan." People inquired, "O Messenger of Allaah, what is Jubb Al-Hazan?" He  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said, "A valley in Hell from which Hell itself seeks refuge one hundred times each day." It was said, "O Messenger of Allaah, who will enter it?" He  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said, "It has been prepared for reciters of the Quran who show off their deeds..." [At-Tirmithi]

At-Tirmithi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him declared it a ghareeb hadeeth (i.e. strange [weak] according to At-Tirmithi). The hadeeth's chain of narration includes ʻAmmaar ibn Sayf Adh-Dhabbi, whose narrations were rejected by hadeeth scholars, and this is why Al-Albaani  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him labeled it as Dha'eef (weak).

Allaah knows best.

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