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Cursing in the Mechanism of Torment In Hell with Neither Mercy nor Light

Cursing in the Mechanism of Torment In Hell with Neither Mercy nor Light

 

Published in June 20, 2018

Translated by: Ahmed Fathy

 

 

N.B. This is a continuation of the series of articles of our book titled "Torture and Torment within Quranist Viewpoint"

 

Introduction:

1- We have mentioned that being cursed on the Last Day means to be removed/distanced from God's mercy and therefore Hell is the fate for the cursed ones. We have mentioned also that those nearer to God on the Day of Judgment means that they will enter into God's mercy and therefore Paradise is their fate. Hence, all humanity will be divided in the Hereafter into three categories: the Forerunners and those on the Right in Paradise and those on the Left who are cursed/distanced in Hell as they will never attain the mercy of the Lord God. A fence/wall will be created between Hell-dwellers and Paradise-dwellers; the latters in mercy will be placed higher above everyone else, and the formers will be located deep down and distanced in torment: "...A wall will be raised between them, in which is a door; within it is mercy, and outside it is torment." (57:13).    

2- We tackle another feature in the points below; Paradise dwellers will enjoy mercy and Light; in contrast, the Hell-dwellers will be in sheer torment and blackness/darkness.

 

Firstly: mercy between this world and the Hereafter:

 God's Scriptures revealed in this world form the basis of mercy in the Hereafter

1- To believe in the Book revealed by the Lord God and to apply it bears the fruit of mercy in the Hereafter.

2- God says the following in the Quran about the Book revealed to Moses.

2/1: "We gave Moses the Book after We had annihilated the previous generations; as Light for the humankind, and guidance, and mercy, so that they may remember." (28:43); we see here that the Book revealed to Moses by God is described as the source of guidance and mercy to those who remember and fear the Lord God within piety.

2/2: This is also about the Book revealed to Moses: "And before it was the Book of Moses, a guidance and a mercy...." (46:12).

3- The Quran was revealed as a mercy as well.

3/1: God sent Muhammad with the Quranic message as a mercy to all humankind: "We did not send you except as mercy to the humankind." (21:107).

3/2: This mercy will be attained only by monotheistic believers who have guided themselves using the Quran and performed many good deeds: "And it is guidance and mercy for the believers." (27:77); "A guide and a mercy for the charitable ones." (31:3); "This is Light for the humankind, and guidance, and mercy for people who believe with certainty." (45:20); "O people! There has come to you advice from your Lord, and healing for what is in the hearts, and guidance and mercy for the believers. Say, "In God's grace and mercy let them rejoice. That is better than what they hoard."" (10:57-58).

3/3: To believe in the Quran means to believe in it as the Only Discourse in Islam; this means that one has to reject and disbelieve in all devilish/Satanist narratives/discourses/hadiths which fill sanctified books/tomes of earthly, man-made religions of the Muhammadans, such as hadiths of Al-Bokhary book revered by Sunnites, hadiths of "Al-Kafi" by Al-Kulayni revered by Shiites, and hadiths of "Ehiaa Olom Eddine" by Al-Ghazaly revered by Sufis. This monotheistic belief in the Quran as the Only Source of Islam will make believers attain guidance and mercy. More examples to explain this are found in the points below.     

3/3/1: The Quran is the Only Source and Sole Discourse in Islam as it explains everything we need to know about religion; we are to submit to it and never to man-made, devilish discourses; Go says the following in the Quran about the Quran itself: "...We have revealed to you the Book, as an explanation of all things, and guidance, and mercy and good news for those who submit." (16:89).

3/3/2: Real monotheists know that the Quran is Enough for them as the Sufficient source of religion revealed by God: "Does it not suffice them that We revealed to you the Book, which is recited to them? In that is mercy and a reminder for people who believe." (29:51).

3/3/3: This entails that a monotheistic person's belief must include the fact that the Quran contains all details we need which explain religion in order to attain mercy and guidance: "We have given them a Book, which We detailed with knowledge - guidance and mercy for people who believe." (7:52).  

4- Therefore, the Quran increasing the loss of those who follow and believe in other 'holy' books besides the Quran while assuming that the Quran is not enough for them as they need such books to 'understand' and 'interpret' it; such Satanist hadiths insult the Quran and distort, twist, and warp the meanings of its verses. The Quran is a source of healing and mercy only to those monotheists who believe in it as the Only Source and Sole Discourse in Islam: "We send down in the Quran healing and mercy for the believers, but it increases the unjust ones only in loss." (17:82).

 

Mercy on the Day of Judgment:

 Mercy attained by Quran-believing monotheists will be interpreted, embodied, fulfilled, or realized on the Day of Judgment when they will be made to enter into Paradise and be spared from entering into Hell. We provide more details in the points below.

1-The meaning of mercy is to be spared from the Hell-torment:

1/1: God says the following about the Hell-torment: "Whoever is spared on that Day - He had mercy on him. That is the clear victory." (6:16).

1/2: Sinners in Hell will be tormented by their sins and evil deeds; the angels will say the following to God on the Last Day about the believers: "And shield them from the evil deeds. Whomever You shield from the evil deeds, on that Day, You have had mercy on him. That is the supreme achievement."" (40:9).

2- Entering into the mercy of the Lord God means to enter into Paradise; we infer this from the following verses.

2/1: "As for those who believe in God, and hold fast to Him, He will admit them into mercy and grace from Him, and will guide them to Himself in a Straight Path." (4:175).

2/2: "As for those who believed and did righteous deeds, their Lord will admit them into His mercy. That is the clear triumph." (45:30).

2/3: "He admits into His mercy whomever He wills. But as for the unjust ones, He has prepared for them a painful torment." (76:31).

2/4: Moses supplicated to the Lord God this way: "He said, "My Lord, forgive me and my brother, and admit us into Your mercy; for you are the Most Merciful of the merciful."" (7:151).

3- Because the Paradise-dwellers are of two categories, God's mercy has degrees in Paradise: "Degrees from Him, and forgiveness, and mercy. God is Forgiving and Merciful." (4:96).

4- Paradise-dwellers are nearer to the Dominant Lord God; in contrast, the Hell-dwellers are distanced/removed/cursed away from God's mercy and will never enter into Paradise.

4/1: Charitable persons in this world will be nearer to God's mercy on the Day of Judgment and will enter into Paradise: "...and pray to Him with fear and hope. God's mercy is near to the doers of good." (7:56).

4/2: God will reward in Paradise within His mercy the charitable doers of good within belief; this is exemplified within some believing desert-Arabs who drew nearer to their Lord by good deeds and spending money to serve God's cause: "Yet among the Desert-Arabs are those who believe in God and the Last Day, and consider their contribution to be a means towards God, and the prayers of the Messenger. Surely it will draw them closer, and God will admit them into His mercy. God is Forgiving and Compassionate." (9:99).

4/3: This term (Near) is among the Holy Names/Epithets of the Lord God. We refer readers to our article, in English, titled "Quranic Terminology: Near", found on this link: (http://www.ahl-alquran.com/English/show_article.php?main_id=17840).

4/3/1: Saleh said the following to his people: "..."O my people, worship God, you have no god other than Him. He initiated you from the earth, and settled you in it. So seek His forgiveness, and repent to Him. My Lord is Near and Responsive."" (11:61).

4/3/2: Muhammad was commanded by the Lord God to say the following: "Say, "If I err, I err only to my own loss; but if I am guided, it is by what my Lord inspires me. He is Hearing and Near."" (34:50).

4/3/3: God is Near His faithful servants.

4/3/3/1: This occurs when they implore Him and supplicate to Him: "And when My servants ask you about Me, I am Near; I answer the call of the caller when he calls on Me. So let them answer Me, and have faith in Me, that they may be rightly guided." (2:186); "...and pray to Him with fear and hope. God's mercy is near to the doers of good." (7:56).

4/3/3/2: This occurs when they prostrate to God; He has said this to Muhammad: "...but kneel down, and become near." (96:19).

4/3/3/3: God is Nearer to us in these cases: more than the jugular vein: "We created the human being, and We know what his soul whispers to him. We are nearer to him than his jugular vein." (50:16) and in the moment of one's death: "So when it has reached the throat. As you are looking on. We are nearer to it than you are, but you do not see." (56:83-85).

5- Hence, those who get nearer to their Lord God with many good deeds done within piety in this world will be also nearer to God on the Day of Judgment, within His mercy leading to Paradise and they will be spared from Hell. God says the following about the Paradise-dwellers and how Hell will be away from them: "As for those who deserved goodness from Us-these will be kept away from it. They will not hear its hissing, and they will forever abide in what their hearts desire. The Supreme Fear will not worry them, and the angels will receive them: "This is your Day which you were promised."" (21:101-103).

 

Secondly: Light between this world and in the Hereafter:

 Being guided with the Quranic Light in this world will make one attain God's mercy in the Hereafter and be made to enter into Paradise.

1- God addresses all human beings directly here: "O people! A proof has come to you from your Lord, and We sent down to you a Clear Light. As for those who believe in God, and hold fast to Him, He will admit them into mercy and grace from Him, and will guide them to Himself in a Straight Path." (4:174-175). The Quran is described as Light; those who adhere to it and never believe in discourses/hadiths besides it will enter into God's mercy and Paradise.

2- God says the following to the People of the Book about the Quran itself: "O People of the Book! Our Messenger has come to you, clarifying for you much of what you kept hidden of the Book, and overlooking much. A light from God has come to you, and a clear Book. God guides with it whoever follows His approval to the ways of peace, and He brings them out of darkness into Light, by His permission, and He guides them in a Straight Path." (5:15-16). Only those who follow the Quranic Light of guidance will enter into the Dwelling of Peace of Paradise; the Light of the Quran will turn into the Paradise Light for them in the Hereafter. 

 

 A comparison between the Light of the Quran (and the belief in it) and the blackness/darkness of disbelief:

1- Those who have blinded their hearts/minds/souls and decided to ignore the Quranic Light are controlled by devils who make the Truth appear to term as falsehoods and falsehoods appear to them as truths; such devils distract/repel them away from the Quranic Truth while making them assume as if they were guided. Of course, misguided human beings never see such devils in this temporary world; they will see them in the Hereafter on the Last Day and they will feel regrets in vain after it is too late for them: "Whoever shuns the Remembrance of the Dominant Lord, We assign for him a devil, to be his companion. They hinder them from the Path, though they think they are guided. Until, when He comes to Us, he will say, "If only there were between me and you the distance of the two Easts." What an evil companion! It will not benefit you on that Day, since you committed injustices. You are partners in the torment." (43:36-39).

2- The comparison between those who are guided by the Quranic Light in this world and those who wander within devilish blackness/darkness of Satan is stressed here in these verses.

2/1: "Is he who was dead, then We gave him life, and made for him a Light by which he walks among the people, like he who is in total darkness, and cannot get out of it? Thus the doings of disbelievers are made to appear good to them." (6:122).

2/2: "What about someone whose heart God has opened to Islam, so that he follows a light from His Lord? Woe to those whose hearts are hardened against the mention of God. Those are in manifest error.God has sent down the Best Discourse: a Book consistent and paired. The skins of those who reverence their Lord shiver from it, then their skins and their hearts soften up to the remembrance of God. Such is God's guidance; He guides with it whomever He wills. But whomever God leaves astray, for him there is no guide." (39:22-23).

3- The Quranic Light will turn into Light in the Hereafter to being glad tidings to good souls that they will enter into Paradise.

3/1: "On the Day when you see the believing men and believing women - their Light radiating ahead of them, and to their right: "Good news for you today: gardens beneath which rivers flow, dwelling therein forever. That is the great triumph."" (57:12).

3/2: "O you who believe! Fear God, and believe in His Messenger: He will give you a double portion of His mercy, and will give you a Light by which you walk, and will forgive you. God is Forgiving and Merciful." (57:28).

3/3: "O you who believe! Repent to God with sincere repentance. Perhaps your Lord will remit your sins, and admit you into gardens beneath which rivers flow, on the Day when God will not disappoint the Prophet and those who believed with him. Their Light streaming before them, and to their right, they will say, "Our Lord, complete our light for us, and forgive us; You are capable of all things."" (66:8).

4- The comparison between the Light in the Hereafter to the pious ones and the blackness/darkness of sinners/disbelievers is stressed here in these verses.

4/1: "Faces on that Day will be radiant. Laughing and rejoicing. And Faces on that Day will be covered with misery. Overwhelmed by remorse. These are the disbelieving sinners." (80:38-42).

4/2: "For those who have done good is goodness, and more. Neither gloom nor shame will come over their faces. These are the inhabitants of Paradise, abiding therein forever. As for those who have earned evil deeds: a reward of similar evil, and shame will cover them. They will have no defense against God - as if their faces are covered with dark patches of night. These are the inmates of the Fire, abiding therein forever." (10:26-27).

4/3: "On the Day when some faces will be whitened, and some faces will be blackened. As for those whose faces are blackened: "Did you disbelieve after your belief?" Then taste the torment for having disbelieved. But as for those whose faces are whitened: they are in God's mercy, remaining in it forever." (3:106-107).

5- Those who ascribed  lies and falsehoods to God and to His Religion, such as Al-Bokhary, Al-Shafei, Al-Kulayni, Al-Ghazaly, Ibn Taymiyya, Ibn Al-Qayyim, Ibn Katheer, and Ibn Abdul-Wahab, will be within the lower depth of Hell: "On the Day of Resurrection, you will see those who told lies about God with their faces blackened. Is there not a place in Hell for the arrogant ones?" (39:60).

 

 

 


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