scary thoughts

4 Apr

I was in dire need of painkillers which might help to alleviate the ache in my tummy.

Perspiration drizzled down the sides of my chubby cheeks. Human nature when in pain –  ask God for forgiveness and promise to be a better person.

The suffering during illness will Insyallah act as sin-cleasing for the sinful individual. BUT I couldnt take it! I prayed for God to relieve me of my pain. This is the first time, thoughts of death entered my head when im in pain. Sinful me would suffer much more in hellfire. Masyallah, i pray to be better but im unworthy of heaven. God is the decider of all things.

Verses of the Quran cited the sufferings in the hellfire in whatever we do; the food we eat will not cause pleasure but pain as our throats will be scratched by the thorns of the food and burnt by the boiling hot water we will have no choice but to consume.

This is only one of the many descriptions of what the residents of the hellfire will endure. The pain inflicted will cause us to die many times. Dying once is already very painful, described as a thousand knives inserted into our body.

The intensity of the fire of Hell will be such that people will be willing to give up their dearest possessions to escape it:

“Indeed, those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers – never would the (whole) capacity of the earth in gold be accepted from one of them if he would (seek to) ransom himself with it.  For those there will be a painful punishment, and they will have no helpers.” (Quran 3:91)

The Prophet of Islam said:

“One of the people of Hell who found most pleasure in the life of this world will be brought forth on the Day of Resurrection and will be dipped into the Fire of Hell.  Then he will be asked, ‘O son of Adam, have you ever seen anything good?’  Have you ever enjoyed any pleasure?’  He will say, ‘No, by God, O Lord.”[1]

Few moments in Hell and the person will forget all the good times they had.  The Prophet of Islam informs us:

“On the Day of Resurrection, God will ask the one whose punishment in the Fire is lightest, ‘If you had whatsoever you wanted on earth, would you give it to save yourself?’  He will say, ‘Yes.’  God will say, ‘I wanted less than that from you when you were still in the loins of Adam, I asked you not to associate anything in worship with Me, but you insisted on associating others in worship with Me.’

The horror and intensity of the Fire is enough to make a man lose his mind.  He would be willing to give up everything he holds dear to saved from it, but he never will be.  God says:

“The criminal will wish that he could be ransomed from the punishment of that Day by his children, and his wife and his brother, and his nearest kindred who shelter him, and all – all that is on earth – so it could save him.  No!  Indeed, it is the Flame (of Hell), plucking out (his being) tight to the skull!” (Quran 70:11-16)

The punishments of Hell will vary in degree.  The torment of some levels of Hell will be greater than others.  People will be put in a level according to their deeds.  The Prophet of Islam said:

“There are some whom the Fire will reach their ankles, others up to their knees, others up to their waists, and yet others up to their necks.”[3]

He spoke of the lightest punishment in Hell:

“The person who will receive the least punishment among the people of Hell on the Day Resurrection will be a man, a smoldering ember will be placed under the arch of his foot.  His brains will boil because of it.”[4]

This person will think no one else is being punished more severely than himself, even though he will be the one receiving the lightest punishment.[5]

Many verses of the Quran speak of various levels of punishment for the people of Hell:

“The hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Fire.” (Quran 4:145)

“and on the Day that Judgment will be established (it will be said to the angels): Cast the people of Pharaoh into the severest penalty!” (Quran 40:46)

The Fire kindled by God will burn the skin of the people of Hell.  The skin is the largest organ of the body and the site of sensation where the pain of burning is felt.  God will replace the burnt skin with a new one to be burnt again, and this will keep on repeating:

“Indeed, those who disbelieve in Our verses – We will drive them into a Fire.  Every time their skins are roasted through We will replace them with other skins so they may taste the punishment.  Indeed, God is ever Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Quran 4:56)

Another punishment of Hell is melting.  When super-heated water will be poured on their heads, it will melt away the internals:

“…poured upon their heads will be scalding water by which is melted that within their bellies and (their) skins.” (Quran 22:19-20)

One of the ways God will humiliate the sinful in Hell is by gathering them on Judgment Day on their faces, blind, deaf, and dumb.

“and We will gather them on the Day of Resurrection (fallen) on their faces – blind, dumb and deaf.  Their refuge is Hell; every time it subsides We increase them in blazing fire.” (Quran 17:97)

“The Fire will burn their faces and they will grin therein, their lips displaced.” (Quran 23:104)

“The Day their faces will be turned over in the Fire, they will say, ‘How we wish we had obeyed God and obeyed the Messenger.’” (Quran 33:66)

Another painful punishment of unbelievers will be getting dragged on their faces into Hell.  God says:

“Indeed, the criminals are in error and madness.  The Day they are dragged into the Fire on their faces (it will be said), ‘Taste the touch of Hell.’” (Quran 54:47-48)

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2 Responses to “scary thoughts”

  1. Asmaa April 4, 2009 at 3:53 am #

    Assalaamoalaikum

    Say: “O ‘Ibadi (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allah, verily Allah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful

    Surah Zumar…

    Allaah is the most Gracious and the most Merciful to those who turn to Him in repentance.. Don’t despair, have hope, Islam is exactly the middle path, not too much hope and not too much despair, just enough to keep us moving in the right direction

    May Allaah protect you..

    • crazylaughter April 4, 2009 at 5:25 am #

      Waalaikumsalam,
      Asmaa,
      beautifully said, i tend to worry too much. Thanks for the reminder 🙂
      p.s welcome to my blog…

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