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Should We Take the Quranic Punishments of Hell Literally?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally, from Let the Quran Speak, addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question today is about hell. And someone is asking: is the experience of Hell as terrible as it sounds or is it that …

These Eyes Will Not See Hell

This is a beautiful reminder that when we pray in the night to Allah to ask Him to forgive us, when we remember the bad things that we have done and cry in prayer to Him. If the eyes remember Allah, we may not see Hell.

How Fear of Hell Fire Wins You Paradise

How Fear of Hell Fire Wins You Paradise

This inspiring talk takes you in a journey to the beautiful, blissful gardens of Paradise, Jannah. Sheikh Kamani, as he describes Jannah, elaborates on some necessary steps to win it. How to turn fear of Hell fire, the opposite of Jannh, into a positive force that draws us closer to Allah and maximizes our chances …

God Is Merciful- Why Hell?

God Is Merciful- Why Hell?

God is looked upon as a just God. He is hasty to reward and slow to punishment. But one may ask why would He punish if He is a loving God? It all boils down to whether we believe in God or not. If we believe in Him and His supreme justice, then it would make sense that He would guide us to the straight path.

10 Things that Can Save You from Hell Fire

10 Things That Can Save You from Hell Fire

What is ultimate success? The Qur’an gives a succinct answer for this question: {Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only …

Does God Need Our Worship?

Salam Zainy, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your interesting questions. Since Allah has created us as free beings and endowed us with reason and curiosity, we are able to raise questions like, “why does Allah ask us to worship Him?” And Allah the Merciful will forgive us for trying to find answers to …

I’ll Go to Hell, but I’m Cool with That

One day, a friend of my husband asked me point blank: “When you die where are you going to go, Ann?” I paused, and reflected upon that statement for a few moments. I knew the answer…

Are There More Women Than Men in Hell? Part 1

Salam Dear Helen, Thank you for this very important question.  Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. In my view, women’s issues are the real test for current Islamic reform. The reason is that groundless and unfair differentiation between men and women …

Are There More Women Than Men in Hell? Part 2

Salam Dear Helen, Thank you for this very important question.  Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. Additionally, it is necessary to differentiate between Islam and the politics of Muslims. Islam is a way of life that, naturally, includes politics and …

70 Virgins for Men in Paradise: What Is for Women?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Sister, first of all, we’d like to say that we are impressed by your question, which emanates from a thoughtful heart. May Allah …



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