Hadith on Hereafter: The vision of Paradise and Hell

📖Sahih Muslim 426 a
Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) one day led us in the prayer. and when he completed the Prayer he turned his face towards us and said: 0 People, I am your Imam, so do not precede me in bowing and prostration and in standing and turning (faces, i. e. In pronouncing salutation), for I see you in front of me and behind me, and then said: By Him in Whose hand Is the life of Muhammad, if you could see what I see, you would have laughed little and wept much more. They said: What did you see, Messenger of Allah? He replied: (I saw) Paradise and Hell.

  • In this hadith, Anas reported that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) led them in prayer and after completing the prayer, he warned the people not to precede him in any action of the prayer. Then, he informed them that if they could see what he saw, they would have laughed little and wept much more. When asked what he had seen, he replied that he had seen Paradise and Hell. This hadith highlights the importance of following the imam in prayer and the seriousness of the reward and punishment that await us in the afterlife.