Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hell can Speak and See



  Whoever reads the descriptions of Hell in the
Qur'an and hadiths will
discover that it is a creation that can see, speak and complain. The
Qur'an tells us that Hell will be able to see its people from afar when
they are coming towards it, and it will start to utter terrifying cries
that will indicate how much anger and hatred it feels towards these


"When it [Hell] sees them from a far place, they will hear
its raging and roaring".

Ibn Jareer reports that Ibn 'Abbaas said:

"A man will be dragged towards Hell, which will shrink into
itself. Allah (swt) will say: "What is the matter with you?" It will say,
"He is seeking refuge with you from me". He will say, "Release My slave".
Another man will be dragged towards Hell and it will send out a gust of
air like a mule snorting at a camel, then it will take in a gust of air
and there will be no-one left except it will terrify him".
Katheer quoted this report in an-Nihaayah, 2/21, and said that its isnaad
is saheeh).

Imaam Ahmad and at-Tirmidhi report from Abu Salih from Abu
Hurayrah (ra) that the Prophet (saw) said:

"On the Day of Resurrection a neck will stretch forth
from Hell; it will have two eyes to see, two ears to hear, and a tongue to
speak. It will say, "I have been appointed to take care of three types of
people: every arrogant tyrant, every person who called on some deity other
than Allah (swt) and those who made pictures"
(at-Tirmidhi stated
that this hadith was saheeh - at-Takhweef min an-Naar, p.179, See also
Jaami' al-Usool, 10/518, the editor said its isnaad is


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