Thursday, December 8, 2011

How Hell Affects this Earth and its Inhabitants


How Hell Affects this Earth and its


al-Bukhaari reports in his saheeh that Abu Hurayrah said:

"Hell complained to its Rabb, saying "O my Rabb, some parts of
me have consumed others." So He allowed it to exhale twice, once in the
winter and once in the summer. That is why you find extreme heat (in the
summer) and extreme cold (in the winter)".

al-Bukhaari also narrated from Abu Sa'eed (ra) that the Prophet
(saw) said:

"Delay your prayers until it cools down, for the
intensity of heat is from the exhaled air of Hell".
al-Bukhaari, Kitaab Bad' al-Khalq, Baab Siffaat an-naar wa annaha
makhluqah and Fath al-Baari 6/330. The author of Jaami' al-Usool 10/517
attributed these two reports to al-Bukhaari, Muslim and



The People of Hell and Their Evil Deeds

The People Who Will Abide Therein Forever


The people of Hell who will abide therein forever, never
leaving it and never dying, are the disbelievers and polytheists. Allah
(swt) says:

"But those who reject Allah, for them will be the Fire of
Hell. No term shall be determined for them, so they should die, nor shall
its penalty be lightened for them"
. (35:36)

"But those who reject Faith and belie Our Signs, they shall
be companions [or dwellers] of the Fire; they shall abide therein".


"Verily those who reject faith and die rejecting - on them
is Allah's Curse and the Curse of the Angels and of all
mankind. They will abide therein: their penalty will not be
lightened, nor will respite be their lot."


"Know they not that for those who oppose Allah and His
Messenger is the Fire of Hell - wherein they shall dwell? That is the
supreme disgrace".

"It is not for such as join gods with Allah to visit or
maintain the Mosques of Allah while they witness against their own souls
to infidelity [or disbelief]. The works of such bear no fruit: In Fire
shall they dwell."

Because they will abide therein forever, Allah (swt) described
the torment of Hell as a lasting torment, one that will never end, one
that is eternal:

"Their wish will be to get out of the Fire, but never will
they get out therefrom: their Penalty will be one that endures".


"At length it will be said to the wrongdoers: "Taste you the
enduring punishment! You get but the recompense of what you earned!"

Death will be slaughtered, as is stated in the hadith narration
from Ibn 'Umar by al-Bukhaari and in Muslim from Abu Sa'eed who

"The Messenger of Allah of Allah (saw) said: "Death
will be brought like a horned ram, and will be made to stand between
Paradise and Hell". It will be said, "O people of Paradise, do you know
what this is?" They will raise their heads and look, and will say, "Yes,
this is death". It will be said, "O people of Hell, do you know what this
is?" They will raise their heads and look, and will say, "Yes, this is
death". Then the command will be given for death to be slaughtered. Then
it will be said, "O people of Paradise, it is eternal, there is no death.
O people of Hell, it is eternal, there is no death"
. Then the
Messenger of Allah (saw) recited:

"And warn them of the Day of Grief and regrets when the case
has been decided, while [now] they are in a state of carelessness, and
they believe not".

and in the narration of at-Tirmidhi, Abu Sa'eed al-Khudree
added: "If any were to die of joy it would be the people of Paradise
and if any were to die of despair, it would be the people of
. (at-Tirmidhi, said "This is a sahih hasan

2. Hell will be the Dwelling Place of the Kuffar and

Because the disbelievers and polytheists will remain in Hell
forever, it is considered to be their abode or dwelling place, just as
Paradise is the abode of the believers:

"Their abode will be the Fire; and evil is the home of the

"Their abode is the Fire, because of the [evil] they

"Is there not a home in Hell for those who reject Faith?"

Hell is abode that they deserve:

"Your abode is the Fire: that is the proper place to claim

Hell is the worst abode and destination:

"But for the wrongdoers will be an evil place of [final]
Return! - they will burn therein - an evil bed [indeed to lie on]!"


Those Who Call Others to Hell

Those who follow misguided beliefs and ideologies that
contradict the laws of Allah (Swt) and those who believe in their false
causes, these are the ones who call others to Hell:

"Those [unbelievers] do [but] beckon you to the Fire.."

"And We made them [but] leaders inviting to the Fire; and on
the Day of Judgement no help shall they find".

One of them is Shaytaan:

"..[would they do so] even if it is Shaytaan beckoning them
to the Penalty of the [Blazing] Fire?"

"He [Shaytaan} only invites his adherents that they may
become Companions of the blazing Fire"

Those who call others to the Fire in this world will lead their
people and their followers to the Fire in the Hereafter. An example is

"He will go before his people on the Day of Judgement, and
lead them into the Fire."

All evil leaders who call people to their belief systems that
go against Islaam are in fact calling people to the Fire of Hell, because
the only way to escape the Fire of Hell and enter Paradise is to follow
the path of Faith:

"And O my people! [strange] it is for me to call you to
salvation while you call me to the Fire!"

This man's people were calling him to the kufr and shirk of
Pharaoh while he was calling them to Tawheed and faith in Allah (swt).
Because the kuffaar invite people to the Fire, Allah (swt) forbade
believing men to marry mushrik women, just as He forbade believing women
to marry mushrik men:

"And do not marry unbelieving (literally, polytheist) women
until they believe. A slave woman who believes is better than a [free]
unbelieving woman, even though she allures you. Nor marry [your girls] to
unbelievers until they believer; a male slave who believes is better than
a [free] unbeliever, even though he allures you. Those [unbelievers] do
[but] beckon you to the Fire, but Allah invites by His Grace to the
Garden [of Bliss] and forgiveness, and makes His Signs clear to mankind
that they may receive admonition"


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