What is the fate of the last person to enter heaven? Ibn Mas’ud said, Rasulullah ﷺ said:
إِنِّى لأَعْلَمُ آخِرَ أَهْلِ النَّارِ خُرُوجًا مِنْهَا وَآخِرَ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ دُخُولاً الْجَنَّةَ رَجُلٌ يَخْرُجُ مِنَ النَّارِ حَبْوًا فَيَقُولُ اللَّهُ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى لَهُ اذْهَبْ فَادْخُلِ الْجَنَّةَ فَيَأْتِيهَا فَيُخَيَّلُ إِلَيْهِ أَنَّهَا مَلأَى فَيَرْجِعُ فَيَقُولُ يَا رَبِّ وَجَدْتُهَا مَلأَى. فَيَقُولُ اللَّهُ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى لَهُ اذْهَبْ فَادْخُلِ الْجَنَّةَ – قَالَ – فَيَأْتِيهَا فَيُخَيَّلُ إِلَيْهِ أَنَّهَا مَلأَى فَيَرْجِعُ فَيَقُولُ يَا رَبِّ وَجَدْتُهَا مَلأَى فَيَقُولُ اللَّهُ لَهُ اذْهَبْ فَادْخُلِ الْجَنَّةَ فَإِنَّ لَكَ مِثْلَ الدُّنْيَا وَعَشَرَةَ أَمْثَالِهَا أَوْ إِنَّ لَكَ عَشَرَةَ أَمْثَالِ الدُّنْيَا – قَالَ – فَيَقُولُ أَتَسْخَرُ بِى – أَوْ أَتَضْحَكُ بِى – وَأَنْتَ الْمَلِكُ » قَالَ لَقَدْ رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- ضَحِكَ حَتَّى بَدَتْ نَوَاجِذُهُ. قَالَ فَكَانَ يُقَالُ ذَاكَ أَدْنَى أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ مَنْزِلَةً
“Indeed, I know who is the last to be expelled from hell and the last to go to heaven. Namely a man who came out of hell by crawling.
Then Allah said to him, “Go thou, enter thy heaven.”
He went to heaven, but he imagined that heaven was full. He returned and said, “O my Rabb, I have come to heaven but it seems to be full.”
Allah said to him, “Go thou and enter heaven.”
He went to heaven, but he still imagined that heaven was full. Then he returned and said, “O my Rabb, I have come to heaven but it seems to be full.”
Allah said to him, “Go thou and enter heaven, because for you heaven is like the world and ten times that of it.”
The person said, “Are you making fun of me or laughing at me, while you are the King of Kings?”
Ibn Mas’ud said, “I saw the Prophet ﷺ laughing until his molars appeared. Then he said, “That is the lowest in heaven.”HR. Bukhari no. 6571, 7511 and Muslim no. 186
The above hadith shows that ordinary people break promises. Therefore, the man was astonished to see the promise of his Rabb.
He felt that he would be underestimated or given something trivial. Though God could not possibly break his promise.
إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ
“Surely Allah does not break his promise.” (Surah Ali Imran: 9). If God promises to be kept.QS. Ali Imran : 9
The above hadith also shows that the lowest position of the inhabitants of heaven will get 10 times the pleasure of the pleasures of the world. Really extraordinary favors.
The above hadith also shows the lesson that if a believer who still has faith even though he is small, when he goes to hell, will not be eternal in it.
It is different from the belief of some people who believe that if anyone enters hell cannot get out of it again.
May Allah put us in heaven easily and be saved from the torments of hell.
Aamiin ya Mujibbasailiin