Q. Scholars say that there is a Hadith which mentions that only one in a 1,000 persons will enter Jannat. That means 999 in every thousand will be assigned to Hell. Is this correct?
A. The narration regarding 999 out of 1,000 going to Jahannum is authentic and correct. The vast majority of mankind is mushrik and kaafir, and also the vast majority of Muslims are grossly disobedient and rebellious, hence the Qur’aan Majeed states that the majority is mushrik and kaafir. May Allah Ta’ala save us and make us from the Inmates of Jannat. In this world, from its inception, Haqq (Truth) has always been a small minority, and this Sunnah of Allah Ta’ala will remain for all time. Majority has no significance in matters pertaining to the Haqq. The Qur’aan Majeed says:
“And, if you follow the majority on earth, then most certainly you will be among the mushrikeen.”
Hence 999 of every thousand will be the tinders and inmates of Hell-Fire.