Imam Ali ibna Abu Thalib and Hadrat Fatimah once visited the Prophet SAW and found him in tears.
They asked him the cause and he replied:
‘O Ali, on the night of my ascension (Miraj) I saw women of my ummah who were being severily punished that i became concerned for them and started cyring.
I saw a woman who had been hung by her breast.
Then I saw a second woman who was eating her own flesh and fire raged below her.
A third woman was hanging by her tongue and boiling water was being poured down her throat.
A fourth was bent over, her hands and feet were tied together, and snakes and scorpions were crawling all over her
A fifth was deaf, dumb, and blind, enclosed in a cage of fire, herbrain oozing out of the holes in her skull. Her body fell appart due to leprosy.
Another was hung by her feet, inside and over.
Yet another woman’s body was being shredded to pieces by scissors made of fire.
One woman had a head of a pig and a body of a donkey and was given several punishments.
Another had the face of a dog, fire was entering her body from her posterior and come out of her mouth and the angels were beating her with iron rods.’
Fatimah then inquired her father, ‘Please, tell me, what did these
women do (to deserve such punishment)? ‘
Then the Prophet SAW said : ‘Listen my dear;
The one who was hanging by her breast used to deny her husband, his righful pleasure;
The one hanging by her feet used to go out of her house without her husband’s permission;
The one eating her own flesh used to beautify herself and show her body to men other than her husband
The one who’s hands and feet were tied together and covered with snakes and scorpions never to care impurity and wasn’t careful about ghusl, thus taking her prayer lightly;
The deaf, blind, and dumb used to bear children through adultery but claim the children belonged to her husband;
The one whose body was being cut by scissors made of fire never observed hijab in front of non mahrem men.
The one whose body was burned and who was eating her own intestines used to provide other woman for sex;
The one with the face of a pig and a body of a donkey was a backbiter and a liar.
And those with the face of a dog and who had fire entering her behind and coming out of her face was a jealous woman.’
For Muslim men and women
for believing men and women
for devout men
and women for true men and women
for men and women who are patient
and constant for men and women who humble themselves
for men and women who give in charity
for men and women who fast (and deny themselves)
for men and women who guard their chastity and,
for men and women who engage much in Allaah’s praise For them has Allaah prepared forgiveness and great reward. ( surah Ahzab : 35)