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In this website the author of the article claims:

Hell consists of seven levels. The torment inflicted in each level is severer than the torment inflicted in the level above it. (Faraid-ul-Fawaid)

  • The first level: Its name is Jahannam, which is the least severe in torment. Sinful Muslims will be inflicted torment there.

  • The second level: Its name is Sa'ir, whose fire and torment is severer. Jews will suffer torment there.

  • The third level: Its name is Saqar, which is much severer in torment. Christians will suffer torment there.

  • The fourth level: Its name is Jahim, where those who worship the Sun and stars will be inflicted torment.

  • The fifth level: Its name is Hutamah, where Zoroastrians, Buddhists, and Brahmans will be inflicted torment.

  • The sixth level: Its name is Lazy, where atheists, polytheists, and heathens will be inflicted torment.

  • The seventh level: Its name is Hawiyah, which is the severest in torment. Hypocrites and apostates (murtads) will be inflicted torment there.

Are those levels supported by evidence from the Quran or Sunnah? And also isn't Christianity and Judaism just Islam, so why would they go to Hell according to this article?

  • sinful Muslims will also be punished in hell, as you quoted : Sinful Muslims will be inflicted torment there . – user2724 Aug 3 '14 at 3:16
  • Please edit your question to have one question only. To know about non-Muslims in hell or heaven read this question: "Do non Muslims have a chance to go to heaven" – Sohaeb Aug 3 '14 at 8:11
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Lets see what the Qur'an says:

"Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve." Qur'an (2:62)

" Surely those who believe and those who are Jews and the Sabians and the christians whoever believes in Allah and the last day and does good-- they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve. " Qur'an (5:69)

We must realise Islam is the Deen of the Fitra (Religion of the innate self). If a man who does not know anything about Islam, or does not know much about Islam... and for some reason was not able to reach the truth of what Islam is. But what if that man did everything that was Good. His innate self (The Fitra) told him to do Good; tell the truth, help others, give charity, sacrifice, stand with the oppressed, etc... Then isn't that man in actuality following Islam! Because he is following his Innate Religion, the call from his heart!

He wasn't guided towards Islam is sort of a secondary issue because Allah is Guider of men, the provider of knowledge, the sustainer of truth... But if he followed his innate Goodness Allah Places in his Heart...

Then How can Allah, the most merciful, the most loving, the most beneficent... The one who is Love in his essence, the one who is Mercy in his essence... How can such a being, Allah. See such a man burn and torment within the flames and fire of Hell???

  • In the Ayahs you have quoted haven't mentioned "before Prophet Mohammad". quran.com/2/62 – Murtaza Aug 3 '14 at 8:35
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    @Murtaza the Arabic version doesn't say before the prophet and doesn't use the past tense. This is a form of changing the meaning of ayah and should be avoided. – user4456 Aug 3 '14 at 11:46
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Let's see this in the light of Qur'an and Ahadith:

Does Hell consist of 7 levels:

It has seven gates; for every gate is of them a portion designated."
لَهَا سَبْعَةُ أَبْوَابٍ لِّكُلِّ بَابٍ مِّنْهُمْ جُزْءٌ مَّقْسُومٌ 15:44

This verse suggests: No. It has seven gates and every gate has God knows how much levels.

What does quran say about this?

As @Ali have mentioned, there are many verses suggesting that Christians/Jews can go to heaven:

Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians, and the Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the Last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.(2:62)

Surely those who believe and those who are Jews and the Sabians and the christians whoever believes in Allah and the last day and does good-- they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve.

These two verses suggest that the only condition is believing in God and judgement day.

In addition we have this verse:

So whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it, And whoever does an atom's weight of evil will see it. 99/7-8

This verse doesn't say: Muslims who do good will see it, it says whoever.

At last, I would say that this is a very complex issue, we can't answer it by

All x group will go to heaven/hell.

To show the complexity of this issue, let me clarify some points:

  1. It is possible for people to go to hell then go to hell: In fact, most(all?) people will go to hell but the difference is in the time people will remain there.

    And there is none of you except he will come to it. This is upon your Lord an inevitability decreed.
    Then We will save those who feared Allah and leave the wrongdoers within it, on their knees. 19:72

This verse doesn't say that Allah will save Muslims, it says he will save those who fear him.**

2. It is possible that two people, doing the exact same thing one to go to hell and the other to heaven.

You ask: how?

This is due to many reasons:

  1. Niyah (intention)

    allah says:

    Whoever should desire the immediate - We hasten for him from it what We will to whom We intend. Then We have made for him Hell, which he will [enter to] burn, censured and banished.

    But whoever desires the Hereafter and exerts the effort due to it while he is a believer - it is those whose effort is ever appreciated [by Allah ].

    To each [category] We extend - to these and to those - from the gift of your Lord. And never has the gift of your Lord been restricted. Look how We have favored [in provision] some of them over others. But the Hereafter is greater in degrees [of difference] and greater in distinction.

  2. Knowledge and brain:

For example Allah wouldn't treat a philosopher the same as he treats a 6 year old boy for example. Because the first has the knowledge to show him the difference between good and bad while the other doesn't.

There are many examples that I can't cover in the answer. The important thing is to know that there are people who will go to hell and people who will go to heaven and work to be with the latter.

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    awesome! but, This verse suggests: No: this statement, however doesn't mean that the punishment in hell is uniform. I would also like to add the list of different hell fires : [ Click Here], which strongly suggest different levels of punishment in hell. Allah knows best. – user2724 Aug 3 '14 at 16:07

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