Islam: The Complete Way of Life (5-3) Religious & Spiritual Values

(5-3) Religious and Spiritual Values (Part 3)

By Mamarinta Omar Mababaya and Dr. Norlain D. Mababaya

Some Forbidden Conducts:

“…For Allah loves not the arrogant, the vainglorious, (nor) those who are niggardly, enjoin niggardliness on others, hide the bounties which Allah has bestowed on them; for We have prepared, for those who resist Faith, a punishment that steeps them in contempt; nor those who spend of their substance, to be seen of men, and have no faith in Allah and the Last Day. If any take the Satan for their intimate, what a dreadful intimate he is!” (Qur’an 4:36-38)

“And be not like those who forgot Allah; and He made them forget themselves! Such are the rebellious transgressors!” (Qur’an 8:19)

“Allah… forbids all indecent deeds, and evil and rebellion. He instructs you, that you may receive

admonition.” (Qur’an 16:90)

“…And seek not (occasions for) mischief in the land: for Allah loves not those who do mischief.” (Qur’an 28:77)

“Those who slander chaste, indiscreet and believing women are cursed in this life and in the Hereafter. For them is a grievous Chastisement.” (Qur’an 24:23)

“And swell not your cheek (for pride) at men. Nor walk in insolence through the earth: for Allah loves not any arrogant boaster.” (Qur’an 31:18)

“O You who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others. It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former). Nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former). Nor defame not be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames. Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after he has believed. And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong.” (Qur’an 49:11)

“O You who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin. And spy not one each other behind their backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, you would abhor it… But fear Allah: for Allah is Most Returning, Most merciful.” (Qur’an 49: 12)

“Obey not every mean swearer, a slanderer, going about with calumnies, (habitually) hindering (all) good), transgressing beyond bounds, deep in sin, violent (and cruel), with all that of a doubtful birth, because he possesses wealth and (numerous) sons. Woe to him are rehearsed Our Signs, “Tales of the Ancients”, he cries! Soon shall We brand (the beast) on the snout!” (Qur’an 68:10-16)

Anas bin Malik t narrated that the Prophet r said: “Whenever anyone of you is in prayer, he is speaking in private to his Rabb (Sustainer) and so he should neither spit in front of him nor on his right side but to his left side under his left foot.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 305)

Ibn Abbas t narrated that the Prophet r said: “One who takes back his gift which he has already given) is like a dog that swallows its vomit.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 3 Hadith 762)

Al-Bara bin ‘Azibt narrated that the Prophet r forbade us (men) to use seven things. He forbade using gold rings, silk, Istabraq (kind of silk), Dibaj (also silk), red Mayathir (luxurious cushions), Al-Qassiy (garments decorated with silk), and silver utensils…” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 7 Hadith 753)

Al-Mughira t narrated that the Prophet r said: “Allah has forbidden you to be undutiful to your mothers, to withhold (what you should give) or demand (what you do not deserve), and to bury your daughters alive. And Allah has disliked that you talk too much about others, ask too many questions (in religion), or waste your property.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 6)

‘Aishah(Radhiallahu anha) narrated that the Prophet r said: “The most hated person in the sight of Allah is the most quarrelsome person.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 637)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that the Prophet r said: “Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales. Do not look for the others’ faults and do not spy, and do not be jealous of one another. Do not desert (cut your relation with) one another. Do not hate one another. And O Allah’s worshippers! Be brothers (as Allah has ordered you!)” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 90 and Muslim 4:6214-6218)

Abu Ayub Al-Ansari t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “It is not lawful for a man to desert his brother (Muslim) for more than three nights. (It is unlawful for them that) when they meet, one of them turns away his face from the other, and the other turns his face from the former, and the better of the two will be the one who greets the other first.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith:100)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “The strong is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the strong is the one who controls himself while in anger.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 135 and Muslim 4:6311-6314)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that a man said to the Prophet r “Advise me!” The Prophet r said: “Do not be angry and furious.” The man asked (the same) again and again, and the Prophet r said in each case, “Do not be angry and furious.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 137)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that the Prophet r said: “If somebody fights (or beats somebody) then he should avoid the face.” (Al-Bukhari 3:734 and Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6321)

Abu Mas’ud t narrated that the Prophet r said: “One of the sayings of the early Prophets which the people have got is: ‘If you don’t feel ashamed, then do whatever you like.'” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 141)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that the Prophet r said: “A believer is not stung twice (by something) of one and the same hole.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 154)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r as saying: “Do you know what is backbiting?” They (the Companions) said: “Allah and His Messenger r know best.” Thereupon he r said: “Backbiting implies your talking about your brother in a manner which he does not like.” It was said to him: “What is your opinion about this that if I actually find (that failing) in my brother which I made mention of?” He said: “If (that failing) is actually found (in him) what you assert, you in fact, backbite him, and if that is not it is a slander.” (Muslim Vol. 4Hadith 6265)

Abu Hurairah t reported Allah’s Messenger r as saying: “The worst amongst the people is the double-faced one; he comes to some people with one face and to others with the other face.” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6300, see also 6301-6302)

Ibn Umar t reported Allah’s Messenger r as saying: “No person should ask another person to stand at his place and then he should himself sit there, but he should simply say: ‘Make room and accommodate.'” (Muslim Vol. 3 Hadith5409)

Allah’s Messenger r said: “It is not legal for a woman who believes in Allah and the Last Day to mourn for more than three days for any dead person except her husband, for whom she should mourn for four months and ten days.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 370)

Ibn ‘Abbast narrated that the Prophet r cursed effeminate men (those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners) of women and those women who assume the manners of men) and he said: “Turn them out of your houses.” The Prophet r turned out such and such man, and Umar turned out such and such woman. (Al-Bukhari Vol. 7 Hadith 774)

(For other relevant Ahadith, see: Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6351, Muslim Vol. 3, Hadith 4813 and Hadith 5237.)

Some Major Sins:

“The Hypocrites, men and women, are alike. They enjoin evil, and forbid what is just, and tighten their purse’s strings. They have forgotten Allah: so He has forgotten them. Verily the Hypocrites are rebellious and perverse. Allah has promised the Hypocrites men and women and the rejecters of Faith, the fire of Hell. Therein shall they dwell. Sufficient is it for them. For them is the curse of Allah and an enduring punishment.” (Qur’an 9:68-69)

‘Ubada bin As-Samit t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said while a group of his companions were around him, “Give me the Bai’a (pledge) for: 1. Not to join anything in worship along with Allah, 2. not to steal, 3. not to commit illegal sexual intercourse, 4. not to kill your children, 5. not to utter slander intentionally forging falsehood, 6. not to be disobedient (when ordered to do all good deeds) (The Prophet added): “Whoever amongst you fulfils his pledge will be rewarded by Allah and whoever indulges in anyone of these (sins) gets the punishment in this world, that punishment will be an expiation for that sin. And if one indulges in any of them, and Allah conceals (his sin), it is up to Him to forgive or punish him (in the Hereafter).” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 17)

‘Abdullah bin Amr t narrated that the Prophet r said: “Whoever has (these) four qualities is a hypocrite, and whoever has any one of them has one quality of hypocrisy until he gives it up. These are: whenever he talks, he tells a lie; whenever he makes a promise, he breaks it; whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous; and whenever he quarrels, he behaves impudently in an evil insulting manner.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 3 Hadith 639)

Anas bin Malik t narrated from the Messenger r about the major sins. He (the Prophet) said… Associating anyone with Allah, disobedience to parents, killing a person and false utterance. (Muslim Vol. 1 Hadith 159)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that the Prophet r said: “The signs of a hypocrite are three: 1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie. 2. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise). 3. If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest. (If you keep something as a trust with him, he will not return it.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 32)

Wathila bin Al-Asqa t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “Verily, one of the worst lies is to claim falsely to be the son of someone other than one’s real father, or to claim to have had a dream one has not had, or to attribute to me what I have not said..” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 4 Hadith 712)

Abu Bakra t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “Shall I not inform you of the biggest of the great sins? We said: “Yes, O Allah’s Messenger.” He said “To join partners in worship with Allah; to be undutiful to one’s parents.” The Prophet r sat up after he had been reclining and added, “And I warn you against giving forged statement and a false witness; I warn you against giving forged statement and a false witness.” The Prophet r kept on saying that warning till we thought that he would not stop.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 7)

Abdullah bin Mas’ud t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride shall not enter Paradise. A person (amongst his hearers) said: Verily a person loves that his dress should be fine, and his shoes should be fine. He (the Prophet) remarked: Verily Allah is Graceful and He loves Grace. Pride is disdaining the truth (out of self-conceit) and contempt for the people.” (Muslim Vol. 1 Hadith 164)

Abdullah bin Umar t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “He who took arms against us is not of us.” (Muslim Vol. 1 Hadith 179)

Abdullah bin Mas’ud reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Messenger r said: “He who deliberately attributes a lie to me, let him seek his abode in the Hell-fire.” (Ibn Majah Vol. 1 Hadith 30)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verses and Ahadith, see: (Also 4:142, 145, 8:49, 33:48, 48:6, Al-Bukhari Vol. 4 Hadith 711, Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 82, Muslim Vol. 1 Hadith189, and Muslim Vol. 3 Hadith 5193.)

Good versus Evil

“Whatever good, (O man!) happens to you is from Allah. But whatever evil happens to you is from yourself and We have sent you (O Muhammad) as a Messenger to (instruct) mankind. And enough is Allah for a witness.” (Qur’an 4:79)

“Whoever intercedes in a good cause becomes a partner therein. And whoever recommends and helps an evil cause, shares in its burden. And Allah has power over all things.” (Qur’an 4:85)

“Say: ‘Not equal are things that are bad and things that are good, even though the abundance of the bad may dazzle you. So fear Allah, O you that understand; so that you may prosper.'” (Qur’an 5:100)

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurairah t that the Messenger of Allah said: “The Great and the Glorious Rabb (Sustainer) said (to angels): ‘Whenever My bondsman intends to commit an evil, do not record it against him, but if he actually commits it, then write it as one evil. And when he intends to do good but does not do it, then take it down as one act of goodness, but if he does it, then write down ten good deeds (in his record).'” (Muslim Vol. 1 Hadith 233)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verses, see:, 4:149 and 40:58.)

Virtue versus Vice

Nawwas bin Sim’an Al-Ansari t reported: “I asked Allah’s Messenger r about virtue and vice. Her said: ‘Virtue is a kind disposition and vice is what rankles in your heart that you disapprove that people should come to know of it.'” (Muslim Vol. 1 Hadith 6195)

Repentance/Asking Allah’s Forgiveness

“Allah accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will Allah turn in mercy; for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom. Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil, until death faces one of them, and he says, ‘Now have I repented indeed.’ Nor of those who die rejecting Faith: for them have We prepared a chastisement most grievous.” (Qur’an 4:17-18)

“(And to preach thus), ‘Seek the forgiveness of your Rabb (Sustainer), and turn to Him in repentance; that He may grant you enjoyment, good (and true), for a term appointed, and bestow His abounding grace on all who abound in merit! But if you turn away, then I fear for you the Chastisement of a Great Day.'” (Qur’an 11:3)

“O you who believe! Fear, Allah, and believe in His Messenger, and He will bestow on you a double portion of His Mercy: He will provide for you a Light by which you shall walk (straight in your path), and He will forgive you (your past); for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’an 57:28)

Ibn Abbast narrated that he heard the Prophet r saying, “If the son of Adam (the human being) had two valleys of money, he would wish for a third, for nothing can fill the belly of Adam’s son except dust, and Allah forgives him who repents to Him.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 444)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verses, see: 3: 134-136, 9:104, 57:21and 66:8.)

Obligation to Acquire and Teach Islamic Knowledge

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. . Read, therefore, of the Qur’an as much as may be easy (for you)… Read … and establish regular Prayer and give zakat and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan. And whatever good you send forth for your souls, you shall find it in Allah’s Presence. Yeah, better and greater, in Reward . . .” (Qur’an 73:20)

“Those to whom We have given the Book study it as it should be studied: they are the ones that believe therein: those who reject faith therein the loss is their own.” (Qur’an 2:121)

“Say (O Muhammad): ‘This is my Way; I do invite unto Allah with a certain knowledge. I and whoever follows me (must also invite others to Allah, Oneness of Allah with sure knowledge). Glory to Allah! and I am not of the polytheists.'” (Qur’an 12: 108)

“…Allah will raise up, to (suitable) ranks (and degrees), those of you who believe and have been granted Knowledge. And Allah is well-acquainted with all you do.” (Qur’an 58:11)

“He grants wisdom to whom He pleases; and he to whom wisdom is granted receives indeed a benefit overflowing; but none will grasp the Message but men of understanding.” (Qur’an 2: 269)

Mu’awiya t narrated in a sermon that he heard Allah’s Messenger r saying, “If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor, but the grant is from Allah. (And remember that) this nation (true Muslims) will keep on following Allah’s teachings strictly and they will not be harmed by any one going on a different path till Allah’s order (Day of Judgement) is established.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 71)

‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud t narrated that the Prophet r said: “Do not wish to be like anyone except in two cases. (The first is) A person whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it righteously; (the second is) the one whom Allah has given wisdom (the Holy Qur’an ) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 73 and 255)

Uthman bin Affan t reported that Allah’s Messenger r said: “The most excellent amongst you is he who acquires knowledge of the Qur’an and then passes it on (to others).” (Ibn Majah Vol. 1 Hadith 212)

Ali bin Abu Talib t reported that Allah’s Messenger r said: “Whoso recites the Qur’an commits it to his memory and complies with it, Allah will enter him in the Paradise, and will grant him His intercession regarding ten members of His household, all of them deserving the Hell-Hire.” (Ibn Majah Vol. 1 Hadith 216)

Ibn Abbas t reported that Allah’s Messenger r said: “One single scholar of Religion is more formidable against the Devil than one thousand devout persons.” (Ibn Majah Vol. 1 Hadith 222)

Muawiya bin Abu Sufyan t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “Goodness is a (natural) habit while the evil is a stubbornness. To whomsoever Allah wills to show goodness, He favours him with the understanding in the Religion.” (Ibn Majah Vol. 1 Hadith 221)

Anas bin Malik t reported that Allah’s Messenger r said: “Seeking of knowledge is incumbent upon every Muslim and he who imparts knowledge to the persons who do not deserve it, is like him who puts on a necklace of pearls, jewels and gold around the necks of swine.” (Ibn Majah Vol. 1 Hadith 224)

Abdullah bin Qatada t reported on his father’s authority that Allah’s Messenger r said: “The best of what a man leaves behind (after his death) are three things: A pious son who invokes blessings upon him; a sadaqa (charity), which continues (even after his death) and its rewards benefits him; and the knowledge that is acted upon after him.” (Ibn Majah Vol. 1 Hadith 241)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verse, see: 39:18, 17:36, Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 75), Ibn Majah Vol. 1 Hadith 223 and Ibn Majah Vol. 1 Hadith 239.)

Enjoining the Right and Forbidding the Wrong

“You (the Muslims) are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah.” (Qur’an 3:110)

“Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: they are the ones to attain felicity.” (Qur’an 3:104)

“O my son! (said Luqman)! Establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just, and forbid what is wrong: and bear with patient constancy whatever betide you; for this is firmness (of purpose) in (the conduct of) affairs.” (Qur’an 31:17)

“Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong; they are the ones to attain felicity. Be not like those who are divided amongst themselves and fall into disputations after receiving Clear Signs; for them is a dreadful Chastisement.” (Qur’an 3:104-105)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “Whoever guides somebody to what is good will have a reward similar to the rewards of the doer of that good deed to whom he has guided to it.” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6470, Abu Daud and Tirmidhi)

“Be patient till you face them (i.e., the infidels) and invite them to Islam and inform them of what Allah has enjoined upon them by Allah. By Allah! If a single person embraces Islam at your hands (i.e., through you) that will be better for you than the red camels.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 4 Hadith 192 and Vol. 5 Hadith 51)

Balance Between Material and Spiritual Life

“It is no crime in you if you seek of the bounty of your Rabb (Sustainer) (during pilgrimage). Then when you pour down from (Mount) Arafat, celebrate the praises of Allah at the Sacred Monument, and celebrate His praises as He has directed you even Though, before this you went astray.” (Qur’an 2:198)

“Our Rabb (Sustainer)! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter. And save us from the torment of the Fire!” (Qur’an 2:201)

“But seek with the wealth which Allah has bestowed on you, the Home of the Hereafter, nor forget your portion in this World: But do good, as Allah has been good to you, and seek not (occasions for) mischief in the land: for Allah loves not those who do mischief.” (Qur’an 28:77)

“And when the prayer is finished, then may you disperse through the land, and seek of the Bounty of Allah: and remember Allah frequently that you may prosper.” (Qur’an 62:10)

‘Abdullah bin Jabir t narrated that he heard Allah’s Messenger r said: “There is an hour during the night in which no Muslim individual will ask Allah for good in this world and the next without His giving it to him; and that applies to every night.” (Muslim Hadith 1654)

‘Abdullah bin As-Sa’ib t narrated that he heard Allah’s Messenger r said: “Between the two corners, ‘O Allah, bring us a blessing in this world and a blessing in the next and guard us from punishment of Hell.'” (Abu Dawud 1887)

Eternal Life in the Hereafter Versus the Temporary Life in this World

“Nothing is the life of this world but play and amusement, but best is the Home in the Hereafter, for those who are righteous, will you not then understand?” (Qur’an 6:32)

“Allah does enlarge, or grant by (strict) measure, the sustenance (which He gives) to whom so He pleases — (the worldly) rejoice in the life of this world. But the life of this world is but little comfort compared to the Hereafter.” (Qur’an 13:26)

Mujahidt narrated that according to Abdullah bin Umart Allah’s Messenger r took hold of his shoulder and said: “Be in this world as if you were stranger or a traveller.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 425)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verses and Hadith see: Qur’an 3:14-19, 57:20 and Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 425.)

Death and the Dead

“Every soul shall have a taste of death: and on the Day of Judgement shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have succeeded: for the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception.” (Qur’an 3:185)

“Wherever you are, death will find you out, even if you are in towers built up strong and high! …” (Qur’an 4:78)

“O you who believe! When death approaches any of you, (take) witnesses among yourselves when making bequest, ¾ two just men of your own (brotherhood) or others from outside if you are journeying through the earth, and the chance of death befalls you (thus)…” (Qur’an 5:106)

‘Aishah (Radhiallahu anha) narrated that the Prophet r said: “Don’t abuse the dead, because they have reached the result of what they forwarded.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 476)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “Allah says ‘I have nothing to give but Paradise as a reward to my believer slave, who, if I cause his dear friend (or relative) to die, will be patient (and hope for Allah’s Reward).'” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 432)

Abu Hurairaht narrated that Allah’s Messengerr said: “None of you should long for death, for if he is a good- doer, he may increase his good deeds, and if he is an evil-doer, he may stop the evil deeds and repent.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 9 Hadith 341)

Day of Judgement

“We shall set up scales of justice for the day of Judgement, so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least. And if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed, We shall bring it (to account). And enough are We to take account.” (Qur’an 21:47)

“And you will see the angels surrounding the Throne (Divine) on all sides, singing Glory and Praise to their Rabb (Sustainer). The decision between them (at Judgement) will be in (perfect) justice, and the cry (on all sides) will be, ‘Praise be to Allah, the Rabb (Sustainer) of the Worlds!'” (Qur’an 39:75)

“The Day wherein they will (all) come forth. Not a single thing concerning them is hidden from Allah. Whose will be the Dominion that Day? That of Allah, the One, the Overpowering! That Day will every soul be requited for what it earned; no injustice will there be that Day, for Allah is Swift in taking account.” (Qur’an 40:16-17)

“Verily that which are promised is true; and verily Judgement and Justice will surely come to pass.” (Qur’an 51:5-6)

‘Abdullah bin Umar t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “When anyone of you dies, he is shown his place both in the morning and in the afternoon. If he is one of the people of Paradise; he is shown his place in it. And if he is from the people of the Hell-Fire; he is shown his place therein.. Then it is said to him, ‘This is your place till Allah resurrect you on the day of Resurrection.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 461)

Prophet’s Intercession on the Day of Judgement

Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “The luckiest person who will have my intercession will be the one who said sincerely from the bottom of his heart “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.”. (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 98)

Paradise versus Hell-Fire

Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “The (Hell) Fire is surrounded by all kinds of desires and passions, while Paradise is surrounded by all kinds of disliked undesirable things.” (i.e., Inordinate desires and animalistic passions lead to the Fire while self-control, perseverance, chastity and all other virtues, and the obedience to Allah and His Messenger lead to Paradise. What leads to Hell is easy to do while what leads to Paradise is difficult to do.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 494)

Hell-Fire

“Those who reject Our Signs, We shall soon cast into the Fire; as often as their skins are roasted through. We shall change them for fresh skins, that they may taste the Chastisement: for Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.” (Qur’an 4:56)

“And you will see the Sinners that day bound together in fetters ¾ their garments of liquid pitch, and their faces covered with Fire; that Allah may requite each soul according to its deserts. And verily, Allah is Swift in calling to account.” (Qur’an 14:49-51)

“. . . But those who deny (their God) ¾ for them will be cut out a garment of Fire: over their heads will be poured out boiling water. With it will be scalded what is within their bodies, as well as (their) skins. In addition there will be maces of iron (to punish) them. Every time they wish to get away there from, from anguish, they will be forced back therein, and (it will be said), ‘Taste you the Penalty of Burning!'” (Qur’an 22:19-22)

“As to those who are rebellious and wicked, their abode will be the Fire: every time they wish to get away therefrom, they will be forced thereunto, and it will be said to them: ‘Taste you the Penalty of the Fire, the which you were wont to reject as false.'” (Qur’an 32:20)

“. . . But for the wrongdoers will be an evil place of (final) Return! Hell! They will burn therein an evil bed (indeed to lie on)! Yea, such!– Then shall they taste it a boiling fluid, and a fluid dark, murky, intensely cold and other Penalties of a similar kind, to match them!” (Qur’an 38:55-58)

Anuman ibn Bashir t narrated that he heard the Prophet r saying, “The least punished person of the people of the (Hell) Fire on the Day of Resurrection will be a man under whose arch of the feet two smouldering embers will be placed. Because of which his brain will boil just like Al-Mirjal (copper vessel) or a Qum-qum (narrow-necked vessel) is boiling with water.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8,Hadith 567)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “Your (ordinary) fire is one of 70 parts of the (Hell) Fire.” Someone asked, “O Allah’s Messengerr! This (ordinary) fire would have been sufficient (to torture the non-believers).” Allah’s Messenger r said: “The (Hell) Fire has 69 parts more than the ordinary (worldly) fire, each part is as hot as this (worldly) fire.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 4 Hadith 487 and Muslim)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verses, see: 14:16-17, 36:63-64, 39:32 and 39:71-72.)

Paradise

“But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness. We shall soon admit them to Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath, to dwell therein forever. Allah’s promise is the truth, and whose word can be truer than Allah’s?” (Qur’an 4:122)

“Allah has promised to Believers, men and women, Gardens under which rivers flow to dwell therein and beautiful mansions in Gardens of everlasting stay but the greatest bliss is the Good Pleasure of Allah: that is the supreme triumph.” (Qur’an 9:72)

“But Allah does call to the Home of Peace: He does guide whom He pleases to a Way that is straight. To those who do right is a goodly (reward) ¾ Yea, more (than in measure)! No darkness nor shame shall cover their faces! They are Companions of the Garden; they will abide therein (for aye)!” (Qur’an 10:25-26)

“The righteous will be amid Gardens and fountains of clear-flowing water. (Their greeting will be): ‘Enter you here in Peace and Security.’ And We shall remove from their departure any lurking sense of injury: (they will be) brothers (joyfully) facing each other on raised couches.” (Qur’an 15:45-47)

Except those who repent and believe, and work righteousness: for these will enter the Garden and will not be wronged in the least ¾ Gardens of Eternity, those which (Allah) Most Gracious has promised to His servants in the Unseen: for His promise must (necessarily) come to pass. They will not there hear any vain discourse, but only salutations of Peace: And they will have therein their sustenance, morning and evening. Such is the Garden which We give as an inheritance to those of Our Servants who guard against evil. (Qur’an 19:60-63)

“Verily the Companions of the Garden shall that Day have joy in all that they do. They and their associates will be in pleasant shade, reclining on raised couches; (every) fruit will be there for them; they shall have whatever they call for; ‘Peace!’ ¾ a Word (of salutation) from a Rabb (Sustainer) Most Merciful.” (Qur’an 36:55-58)

“As to the Righteous (they will be) in a position of Security, among Gardens and Springs; dressed in fine silk and rich brocade, they will face each other; moreover, We shall wed them to maidens with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes. There can they call for every kind of fruit in peace and security; nor will they there taste Death, except the first Death; and He will preserve them from the Chastisement of the Blazing Fire as a Bounty from your Rabb (Sustainer)! That will be the supreme achievement!” (Qur’an 44:51-55)

And the Garden will be brought nigh to the Righteous, ¾ no more a thing distant. (A voice will say:) ‘This is what was promised for you for every penitent heedful one, who feared the Most Gracious unseen, and brought a heart turned in devotion (to Him): Enter you therein in Peace and Security; this is a Day of Eternal Life!’ There will be for them therein all that they wish’ and there is more with us. (Qur’an 50:31-35)

And those foremost (in Faith) will be foremost (in the Hereafter). These will be those nearest to Allah in the Gardens of Bliss: a number of people from those of old, and a few from those of later times. (They will be) on couches encrusted (with gold and precious stones), reclining on them facing each other. Round about them will (serve) thoughts of perpetual (freshness), with goblets, (shining) beakers, and cups (filled) out of clear-flowing fountains. No after-ache will they receive there from, nor will they suffer intoxication: and with fruits, any that they may select; and the flesh of fowls, any that they may desire. And (there will be) Companions with beautiful, big, and lustrous eyes ¾ like unto Pearls well guarded ¾ a Reward for the Deeds of their past (Life). No frivolity will they Hear therein, nor any mischief, only the saying ‘Peace! Peace.’ (Qur’an 56:10-26)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “The first group of people who will enter Paradise will be glittering like the full moon, and those who will follow them, will glitter like the most brilliant star in the sky. They will not urinate, relieve nature, spit, or have any nasal secretions. Their combs will be of gold, and their sweat will smell like musk. The aloes-wood will be used in their censers…” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 4 Hadith 544)


 

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