In the last edition, we started the issue of the two final abodes of everybody i.e the Jinn and men. We discussed paradise, its description and the people that will be admitted into it. May Allaah make-us one of the inheritors of Paradise (Aamin). In this edition, we are discussing the other abode; Hell Fire; we pray Allaah to protect us from the fire, (Aameen)
Nu'maan Ibn al-Basheer, said 'I heard the Prophet saying:
'I warn you of the fire, I warn you of the fire' until his over garment fell from his' shoulders to his feet.” (Ahmad).
The Fire will be brought on the Day of Resurrection with seventy thousand handles. Seventy thousand angels will pull each handle (Muslim). It will come in an angry state and the criminals will be certain of the consequence of their deeds, which they are to face, when they see it.
Nations will drop to their knees, and Man will remember what he had set forth. Allaah says:
"And Hell will be brought near that Day. On that Day will man remember, but how will that remembrance (then) avail him? He will say: 'Alas! Would that I had sent forth (good deeds) for (this) my life!' So on that Day, none will punish as He will punish. And none will bind as He will bind.” (Q 89: 23-26).
Hell fire is so deep it takes seventy years to reach its bottom. Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said when he heard a sound of a rock:
"This is a rock which was thrown in Hell Fire seventy years ago and it just reached its bottom now.” (Muslim).
The hypocrites will be punished in its deepest portions. They will cry and be saddened, and will cry out loud from the severity of the torment while they are in its valleys, Allaah says:
"And they will call, '0 Maalik. let your Lord put an end to us!' He will say, 'Indeed you will remain" (Q43:77).
Their sorrow will be continuous, so they will never feel happy. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
"The dwellers of Hell will cry so much that ships can sail in their tears and their tears will be of blood." (AI-Haakim).
They will be crying because they wasted their lives without taking provisions from it for the hereafter, and the more they weep the more they feel the craving to cry. What a moment to regret for having their Creator angry with them! The Hell is already created. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
" By the one whose hand is my soul, if you had seen what I saw, you would laugh little and cry much" They said: "What did you see, 0 Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings be upon him)?" He said: I saw Paradise and Hell (Muslim).
This shows that the Hell Fire already exist because the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said he saw Paradise and Hell Fire At that time. Muslims whose sins were not forgiven will be released after the completion of their term therein. (We seek Allaah's refuge from that).
This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited