Wednesday, June 15, 2011

-80- Muslim Concept of the Hellfire

Tafseer Surah Baqarah: The Muslim Concept of the Hellfire
by Shaikh Abdullah Faisal

(morning dars: 6.15.11)

The deceivers put someone's Hereafter in jeopardy
--the victim expects to come on Judgment Day and claim "ignorance"
--you can NOT claim ignorance!

Investigating
--you should have an investigative mind: ask questions

Verily! The worst of (moving) living creatures with Allah are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not (i.e. the disbelievers) Al-Anfal 8:22

The Bible is full of contradictions

--see: Psalms 2:7 and John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Psalms 2:7


How the two verses contradict each other:
John 3:16 - Jesus is the only begotten son
Psalms 2:7 - says David is another begotten son

"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent ; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Numbers 23:19

And Jehovah felt regrets that he had made men in the earth, and he felt hurt at his heart. Genesis 6:6


How these two verses contradict each other:
Numbers 23:19 - God does not repent
Genesis 6:6 – God repented

--it's important to quote from the same version / translation of the Bible to see contradictions
--other translations:

Has he himself said it and will he not do it, And has he spoken and will he not carry it out? (Numbers 23:19)

And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. (Genesis 6:6)


Numbers 23:19- it says God does not repent
Genesis 6:6 - says God repented
--these are obvious contradictions
--we should show the contradictions and discrepancies

The Bible encourages drunken behavior:
Jeremiah 25:27 says “Then tell them, ‘This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword I will send among you.’

The Bible encourages wife-swapping:
Job 31:9-10 says “If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor’s door, then may my wife grind another man’s grain. and may other men sleep with her. then let my wife belong to[a] another man; let other men sleep with her. 11 For lust is a shameful sin, a crime that should be punished.”

The Bible encourages incest:
Genesis 19:35-37 says “Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. The two who were said to have sexual relations with Lot were apparently “virgin” daughters, those who were betrothed.”

Incest is rife in the west among westerners

--and they use the Bible to justify incest w/ their daughters
--the kids from these relationships continue till today
--we can not say that this book is the word of God
--so we see the Bible glorifies wife-swapping, drinking, incest

Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands and then say, "This is from Allah," to purchase with it a little price! Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for that they earn thereby. (Al Baqarah 2:79)

The Jews say the Hellfire will not touch us but for a few days
--let’s explore the truth about the Hellfire

And they (Jews) say, "The Fire (i.e. Hell-fire on the Day of Resurrection) shall not touch us but for a few numbered days." Say (O Muhammad Peace be upon him to them): "Have you taken a covenant from Allah, so that Allah will not break His Covenant? Or is it that you say of Allah what you know not?" (Al Baqarah 2:80)


THE MUSLIM CONCEPT OF THE HELLFIRE Al Baqarah 2:80
1. it is 70x hotter than the fire we use to cook @ home
2. it is already created [it's alive and kicking]
3. it has heat and freezing temperatures

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "The (Hell) Fire complained to its Lord saying, 'O my Lord! My different parts eat up each other.' So, He allowed it to take two breaths, one in the winter and the other in summer, and this is the reason for the severe heat and the bitter cold you find (in weather)." (Bukhari 4:482)

4. no Muslim will be in the hellfire forever; he will come out from intercession by Muhammad (saws)
5. hypocrites will be in the bottom of the hellfire forever
--see Nisa 145

6. kaafirs will be in hellfire to abide forever

Lo! the hypocrites (will be) in the lowest deep of the Fire, and thou wilt find no helper for them; (Al Baqarah 2:145)

Lo! Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise. (An-Nisa 4:56)


--there's no coming out of the hellfire for the kaafir

7. any man or woman who follows a religion OTHER than Islam will be in the hellfire

Whosoever intercedes for a good cause will have the reward thereof, and whosoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a share in its burden. And Allah is Ever All-Able to do (and also an All-Witness to) everything (Nisa:85)

And whoever seeks a religion other than Islâm, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers. (Surah Imran 3:85)

Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam. Those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) did not differ except, out of mutual jealousy, after knowledge had come to them. And whoever disbelieves in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allah, then surely, Allah is Swift in calling to account. (Imran :19)

8. the kids who die before puberty will NOT go to Hellfire
--every child is born a Muslim, it's the parents who make them pagans

Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No. 1292 “Every child is born on Fitrah, then the parents turn the child into a Jew or a Christian”

Sahih Muslim Vol 4, pg1398 “The Nabi(saws) said: No child is born except according to his true and upright nature(Islam). It is his parents who make him a Jew or Christian or a Magian(Pagan).”


--we must wash away the muck from the kids who take Shahadah

9. the kids who died before puberty will beg Allah tala to save their parents from Hellfire
--''where is my mother or father"
--if we had children who died, consider it an investment for our future

10. people in Paradise will see the people in hellfire (sinful and wicked scholars)
--sinful scholars do haraam but doesn't justify it
--wicked scholars make haraam, halal
--Paradise is an exclusive place
--only those who declare La Illah illallah, Muhammad Rasul Allah will be there

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 728H): “Whenever a person makes halal what is haraam by consensus or makes haraam what is halal by consensus or replaces the Sharee’ah that is agreed upon by consensus, then he is a Kaffir by the agreement of the scholars of Fiqh.” – “Al-Fataawa”, Vol. 3/267

--many of us don't know Ibn Taymiyyah made takfir on wicked scholars [see above Hadith]

11. the section of the hellfire where the bad Muslims were kept, will go out
--the fasiqoon (the bad Muslim / weak Muslims)
--the fire goes out AFTER they are transferred into the Paradise

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "The (Hell) Fire complained to its Lord saying, 'O my Lord! My different parts eat up each other.' So, He allowed it to take two breaths, one in the winter and the other in summer, and this is the reason for the severe heat and the bitter cold you find (in weather)." Bukhari 4:482

12. the hellfire has the ability to speak
13. the false deities that were worshipped in the dunya will be dumped into the hellfire w/ their worshippers
--ie the Buddha statute and the followers of Hindu

Recapping the Muslim concept of the Hellfire:
1. it is 70x hotter than the fire we use to cook @ home
2. it is already created [it's alive and kicking]
3. it has heat and freezing temperatures
4. no Muslim will be in the hellfire forever; he will come out from intercession by Muhammad (saws)
5. hypocrites will be in the bottom of the hellfire forever
6. kaafirs will be in hellfire to abide forever
7. any man or woman who follows a religion OTHER than Islam will be in the hellfire
8. the kids who die before puberty will NOT go to Hellfire
9. the kids who died before puberty will beg Allah tala to save their parents from Hellfire
10. people in Paradise will see the people in hellfire (sinful and wicked scholars)
11. the section of the hellfire where the bad Muslims were kept, will go out
12. the hellfire has the ability to speak
13. the false deities that were worshipped in the dunya will be dumped into the hellfire w/ their worshippers