Ustadh Farid Dingle answers a question on a hadith about Hell being emptied.
would like to know if the Hadith in Kanz al-Ummal vol. 14, number 39505 is authentic? It says that there will be one day when hell will be empty. Shukran for your answer!
Hell-Fire will last forever. This is an agreed upon tenet of faith.
The hadith #39505 in Kanz al-Ummal is:
There will come a day that Jahannam will be dried crops, reddened completely empty.
The source given is Tabarani. It seems like it could be a misprint, and the it is “and another [day] in which it is completely empty.” A similar hadith is found in Khatib’s Tarikh.
The editor of Juz fihi ma intaqa Ibn Mardawayhi min hadith al-Tabarani, Badr ibn Abdullah al-Badr, states that this hadith has been deemed weak by al-Haythami, and deemed fabricated by al-Dhahabi, Ibn al-Jawzi and al-Suyuti.
I pray this helps.
Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani.