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جهنم is the Arabic equivalent of Hell.

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Why did Allah create hell?

If Allah is so merciful why did he create hell? Would you put somebody that you hate the most in hell to burn for eternity? I just don't see the reason of hell.
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Why does Allah create someone whose fate is hell?

I'm really confused right now. Before he created our soul, He must know for sure, since He knows everything, whether someone is going to go to paradise or hell when they die. And since there is no god ...
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If a person does good deeds throughout his life but never believed in God, will he go to hell?

If a person is good person throughout his life, But does not believe in God, in other words a Non-Muslim. Will he/she go to hell? I think of this question when about reading Alexander Fleming, that ...
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Is there clear answer to the Problem of Hell?

I was reading the famous Problem of Hell. The problem of Hell is an ethical problem in religion in which the existence of Hell for the punishment of souls is regarded as inconsistent with the ...
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When people die, do they go directly go to heaven or hell until judgement day?

When a person dies. Where will their soul go? As judgement day is known by Allah Almighty and what I have read, after day of judgement a person will go to either hell or paradise. But what happens ...
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Will Satan be Forgiven?

Allah made certain promises with respect to those who will enter the Paradise. Allah explicitly promises that once a person is in the Paradise, he will stay there forever. Allah also states that His ...
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Who stays in Hell forever per Islam?

Allah (ﷻ) said only "Shirk" is unforgivable. If only Shirk is unforgivable, does that by default mean that any non-Muslim who doesn't commit Shirk can be forgiven and enter Jannah (Paradise)? Not all ...
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What happens exactly to a person when he is dying?

According to Islam, what happens exactly to a person when his time ends on earth? I want to focus on the moment of death itself not what happens afterwards. As far as I know the angel of death comes ...
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Hell is a place of Punishment or meaningless Torture?

Basic Definition: Punishment is done for correction or as retribution for a wrongdoing. Torture is done specifically to cause suffering with no good outcome. The Issue: As we know people who ...
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Why is it believed that a Muslim will eventually get out of hell?

To best of my knowledge, according to the most common interpretation, if a person is assigned to hell in the afterlife, he will stay there forever except if he's a Muslim. It's believed that, a Muslim ...
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Are there any Islamic schools of thought that reject the literal hell?

Although I haven't read the Hadith, I've read the Qur'an many times. I count about 80 chapters in which God warns unbelievers about hell. Many warnings are simple reminders that hell awaits. Many ...
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What does the hadith about Paradise surrounded with hardships and Jahannam surrounded by desires mean?

The below hadith is found in Sahih Muslim #2822 and Jami at-Tirmidhi #2559: عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ حُفَّتِ الْجَنَّةُ بِالْمَكَارِهِ ...
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The soul goes to barzakh, how did Muhammad (saw) see people in Jannah and Jahannam?

We are told that when people die, their body stays in their grave and their soul goes to barzakh where they wait for the day of judgement. After that people enter either Jannah or Jahannam. However ...
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Will Jews go to Jannah?

Although they don't believe in Muhammad (pbuh) as a prophet, they still strongly believe in monotheism and some Jews offer daily prayers (3 times a day if I remember correctly). Islamic and Jewish ...
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Why is the Quran so hard against those who questioned the prophet?

There are obnoxious people like Abu Lahab and Uqba Mu'ayt who lived during Muhammad's(pbuh) lifetime . They were skeptical of the prophet, got physical at him, and threw excrement at his house. They ...
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Why did Noah's wife go to hell according to Quran?

"God sets forth an example to those who disbelieve: the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot, they were both under two of Our righteous servants, but they acted treacherously towards them so they ...
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Does hell consist of 7 levels?

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) ...
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How did Prophet Muhammed (saw) see the punishment of the hell fire when judgement day still hasn't arrived?

Assalamu Alaikum Brothers in Islam, How could our beloved Prophet Muhammed (saw) see the punishment of the hell fire and that most inhabitants would be women and other aspects of the after life, when ...
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What are the names of seven heavens and hells in Arabic script?

The names of seven heavens and hells in Arabic. I know a few of them. Hell I know only one which is for Muslims. What about Christians, Jews, pretenders, magicians and idol worshipers? Please give ...
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What can a convert do for a non-Muslim parent who has died?

If you are a convert / revert to Islam after your parent(s) have died can you do anything for them in terms of supplication or other forms of 'Ibadah to perhaps save them from the Fire or is it too ...
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Does hell and heaven, the ones mentioned in the Quran, currently exist?

In Quran we have a lot of verses talking about the hell and the heaven and their characteristics. What I want to know is that whether the hell and heaven mentioned in Quran currently exist?
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What happens to people who have never heard of Islam?

What happens to people who have never heard of Islam? Is a man sent to hell because he is not a believer of Islam? Imagine this man is a good man on Earth and did some good things. Imagine this man ...
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In Islamic tradition, what actions or reasons will put you to spend eternity on Hell?

I'm a Catholic and I'm stuck with an atheist in a discussion regarding, according to the atheist folk, illogical result receiving the consequences of choosing not to believe in something, as in: I can'...
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What's a "Dweller of hell"?

In the following passage, what's a "dweller of hell"? A dead human, or some non-human being? Abu Umama narrated: “The Messenger of God said, ‘Everyone that God admits into paradise will be ...
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Will our good deeds not save us and in fact cause us to go to Jahanum?

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) say: The first of people against whom judgment will be pronounced on the Day of ...
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Where is Paradise and Hell?

Do paradise and hell exist within the universe? It's so vast that humans haven't even been the other galaxies.
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How do some people know that a certain person/group will go to hell?

I often encounter Muslim people here or there who claim that atheists, Christians, Jews, tribal pagans, [insert a group of people], etc. and people who do this and that will go to hell. Now, I want ...
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Can we say "Only 70000 of Muhammeds(pbuh) followers will enter Paradise"?

There are many hadiths which says only 70000 of last Prophets followers will enter paradise without reckoning e.g Sahih Bukhari Volume 008, Book 076, Hadith Number 549. Narated By Ibn 'Abbas : ...
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Existence of places other than the hell and heaven

Recently it was brought to my knowledge that there are certain hadith which point to the fact that places other then sole hell and heaven exist. Is it that true? "Places" here refers to the places ...
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If we are punished in the afterlife, will we know why?

One can sin and subsequently forget; or sin without realizing it; or have a host of sins, some major and some minor. As such, when one is punished in the afterlife, it may not be immediately clear ...
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Will Jinns be with humans in the paradise and Hell?

To the best of my knowledge, Jinns have options to commit sin or not (like humans). As a consequence, they'll go to the Jannah (heaven) or hell based on their good and bad deeds. As a result, my ...
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Once in hell, under what known circumstances will a person be able to leave?

Of course, as Muslims we believe that Allah knows what we do not. However, I was wondering what known circusmstances there are under which a person in hell will be able to leave, taking into account ...
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What's the ruling on a person who studies Islam sincerely, but ends up disbelieving?

Suppose a person studies Islam with a sincere heart, but does not find the arguments in favor of Islam genuinely convincing, and dies as a non-Muslim. Does Islam differentiate between such an ...
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Is dua not an option but an obligation?

Do you MUST make dua? Is it a voluntary or do we MUST? Will one go to hell if the Muslim does not make dua? If so, what type of duas? Types of Dua Dua al mas’ala (ask) e.g. Grant me … Dua al ...
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Does Allah destroy humans on the Day of Judgment?

Does Allah also destroy humans completely as if some of them had never existed (just vaporized)? If so, does this mean that a human being is better off being completely destroyed than being tormented ...
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What is Ibn Tamiyyah's evidence for the claim that Hell will be empty eventually?

The Qur'an clearly states that Hell is eternal. Of course I do not think Ibn Tamiyyah is correct, but I am asking because it is unusual for someone who so repeatedly talked of and condemned bid'ah, ...
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Did Allah let us know His wisdom behind the gruesome punishments in the afterlife?

The punishments in the afterlife seem horrible, typically involving fire and a variety of forms of torture. Indeed, those who disbelieve in Our verses - We will drive them into a Fire. Every time ...
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Someone not of the Islam religion, who was a good person, will they go to hell?

Say someone who has lived a good life, helped people, been a overall good person, is not evil etc. But they are not Muslim or of the Islamic religion, They may be believe in God, may believe in ...
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Are all the people except Muslims going to end up in Hell?

What will happen to all the other non Muslim souls after they die? Are they bound to end up in Hell? Or will they have a trail different than ours? Please Explain.
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Will disbelievers' deeds be evaluated on the day of judgement?

In my answer to Do my good deeds committed before converting to Islam count? I mentioned that good deeds reduce punishment of disbelievers and I say "it's known that ..." as it is a rule. I thought ...
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How do I reconcile these three ayat on the foods available in hell?

According to Surah Al Haqq, the only food in Hell is the washing of wounds: "Nor hath he any food except the corruption from the washing of wounds," (69:36) According to Surah Gashiya, it ...
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Is it permissible to say that specific individuals are among the dwellers of hell?

Is it permissible to say that a specific non-Muslim individual is in hell fire? Or say a specific individual Muslim is in jannah? And is it possible for there to exist different views between Allah'...
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Will the soul be punished twice for the same sin? i.e first in barzakh and later in jahanam?

I have read about the punishment of the grave (barzakh) and then later in Hell after Judgement Day. My query is how do these two punishment differ? Will the soul be punished twice for the same sin?
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Will Shaitan receive the worst punishment in Jahannam?

The hypocrites and shirk committers will receive the worst punishments in hell. Will shaitan recieve a worse punishment than them?
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Based on this hadith, muslims will never go to jahannam

The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “Allah, Blessed and Exalted is He, says, ‘O son of Adam, as long as you call on Me, I shall forgive you of what you have done, and think nothing of it. ...
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Those who enjoy pain: where do they go?

Hypothetically, if someone is worthy of His Paradise, but enjoy receiving pain as they got used to it or other reasons, would they still not deserve Hell? I know little about Islam, so please do not ...
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What are some mainstream Islamic perspectives on the fate of righteous disbelievers?

Surely there have been many human beings throughout our history who have, despite not believing in Islam, have been extremely decent, kind people. Some of them of course were born before the Prophet, ...
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What will be the fate of a person who wore amulets and died without knowledge that its a sin?

A person wore amulets thinking it will protect him from evil eye and jinns etc...He has now passed away. Apparently it comes under minor shirk. The person didn't know he was sinning and he died ...
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What are the differences between companions of right and people in front?

In Chapter 56, Quran says people will be put into three groups in the Day of Judgment: companions of left, companions of right, and people in front (or foremost). From the some verses in this chapter, ...
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Predestination and omniscience

God is Almighty and knows what is going to happen in the future. I watched this video by Shabir Ally: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRWfDUoYsFQ and it started confusing me. We can never truly know ...
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