Hadith on most people in Jahannum will be women

Q: I heard somewhere, the prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, most of the people in hell will be women and scholars (Ulamaa) of my Ummah. Is there any kind of hadith like this? Please, give some brief answer and reference too. 

A: We have not come across the part of the scholars of the ummat. However there is a hadeeth about women being in Jahannum.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)