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    KHUTBAH: HELLFIRE

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    >O Brothers and Sisters, We need to realise, and understand, that our purpose
    >in this life is only to worship Allaah as He has commanded, hoping in His
    >Mercy and Reward and fearing His Anger and punishment. Many of us know about
    >the Paradise, we often talk about it, have many good thoughts about it, are
    >amazed with the delights that await therein for the believers, and have much
    >hope in Allaah to attain it. But how many of us think about the Hellfire, a
    >horrifying and severe punishment that awaits the wrong doers and
    >disbelievers.
    >
    >About this life, Allaah says:
    >
    >"And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion"
    >
    >[26:77-81]
    >
    >And Is it not the case today, that so many of us Muslims have given in to
    >following our desires and have turned away from following the true religion
    >of Islaam, deluded by the temporary enjoyment of this world? It is not
    >surprising then, that we find so many of us Muslims openly sinning without
    >regret and remorse, and so many of us not realising that what we are doing
    >is
    >even wrong.
    >
    >Allaah says in the Quran
    >
    >"And on the Day when those who disbelieve are exposed to the Fire (they will
    >be asked): "Is this not the truth?" They will say: Yes, by our Lord!.
    >(Allaah) will say: Then taste the Punishment, because you disbelieved."
    >[al-Ahqaf:34]
    >
    >So now what if we knew the consequences for the wrong that we do, the
    >punishment of Allaah for those who do wrong and disbelieve in Allaah? Often
    >we will find that, when people fear something, or know the consequences of
    >doing something wrong, they think twice about doing it.
    >
    >Allaah (SWT) says in the Quran:
    >
    >"O You who believe, save yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel
    >is men and stones, over which are set angels, ruthless, violent. Who do not
    >flinch (from executing) the commands of Allaah, but do so (precisely) what
    >they are commanded." [at-Tahreem:6]
    >
    >And He warns us of the Fire, when He says:
    >
    >"Therefore I have warned you of the Flaming Fire" [92:14]
    >
    >We all know there are many warnings in Islaam about Allaah's punishment. And
    >we should also know, that whilst we are still alive, we have the opportunity
    >to change for the better, to obey Allaah and worship Him as He deserves to
    >be
    >worshipped, before the appointed time arrives, before death comes to us,
    >after which, there will be no more chances to do good, or to repent for our
    >sins.
    >
    >Allaah has Promised in the Quran, whether you are ready for it or not, that:
    >
    >"Everyone is going to taste death, and We shall make a trial of you with
    >evil
    >and good, and to Us you will be returned" [21:35]
    >
    >and He the Most High also says:
    >
    >"O You who believe! Let not your properties or your children divert you from
    >the remembrance of Allaah; whoever does that, they are the losers. And spend
    >of that which We have provided you, before death comes to one of you and he
    >says. "My Lord! If only You would defer me for a little while, then I should
    >give sadaqah and be among the righteous." But Allaah defers no soul when its
    >appointed term arrives. Allaah is well acquainted with all that you do"
    >[63:9-11]
    >
    >So brothers and sisters, what will tell you what the Fire of Hell is and
    >what
    >awaits therein for those whose good deeds are not enough when the death
    >comes
    >to them, and for those who disbelieved? Allaah the Most High describes it
    >with a description that is so powerful, so eloquent and fear-inspiring so as
    >to render fear into one's heart and make one's flesh creep, and to give one
    >insight into it.
    >
    >The Fire of Hell is a place where one part of it consumes others, a canopy,
    >all enveloping, similar to a confinement in a large tent with walls covering
    >everything. In it people will burn, an evil resting place. In it is boiling
    >water and a bitter cold drink. (Those already in the Fire will say): No word
    >of welcome for them. Indeed, they will roast in the Fire [38:53-59]
    >
    >WAllaahi O Muslims, the Fire will throw up sparks (huge) as castles [77:32].
    >
    >And Allaah says about the people therein:
    >
    >"Sighing and wailing will be there portion there, abiding there so long as
    >the heavens and earth endure save that which your Lord wills, Indeed! Your
    >Lord is doer of what He wills. [11:106-107]
    >
    >Allaah says:
    >
    >"Indeed We have prepared for Unbelievers chains and neck irons and a raging
    >Fire" [76:4]
    >
    >"When the irons are around their necks, and chains, they are dragged through
    >boiling waters; therein they are thrust into the Fire [40:71-72]
    >
    >"(It will be said): Seize him and chain him, and burn him in Hellfire. And
    >then march him in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits." [69:30-32]
    >
    >Allaah says about those who deny:
    >
    >"Leave me to deal with the deniers, lords of ease and comfort (in this
    >life);
    >and bear with them for a while. Indeed with us are heavy chains and a raging
    >fire; And food that chokes and a painful doom." [73:13]
    >
    >and what will they eat? These inhabitants of the Fire?
    >
    >"Indeed the tree of zaqqoom, the food of the sinner! Like molten brass it
    >will boil in their insides, like the boiling of scalding water. (A voice
    >will
    >say): Take him and drag him into the midst of Hell, then pour over his head
    >the torment of boiling water (saying): Taste! Truly you were mighty, noble!"
    >[44:43-49]
    >
    >and you should know O Muslims, that if one drop of this zaqqoom was dropped
    >onto the earth, it would destroy it, so imagine having it as a source of
    >food
    >in the Hellfire!.
    >
    >The inhabitants of the Fire will drink as Allaah has described, like
    >diseased
    >camels, raging with thirst. They will be given boiling water to drink which,
    >when drank, will cut up their bowels (to pieces)
    >
    >If they ask for showers therein, they will be showered with water like
    >molten
    >lead which burns their faces.
    >
    >We should also know, that in the Hereafter, there will be no more death. As
    >the Prophet (saw) said:
    >
    >"When the people of Paradise have entered paradise, and the people of
    >Hellfire have entered Hellfire, death will be brought (in the form of a ram)
    >and will be placed between the Fire and paradise, and then it will be
    >slaughtered, and a call will be made: O People of Paradise, no (more) death!
    >O people of the Fire, no (more) death! So the people of Paradise will have
    >happiness added to their (previous) happiness, and the people of the Fire
    >will have sorrow added to their (previous) sorrow. [Bukhari & Muslim]
    >
    >So, we know of some of the punishments in the Fire, and we know of that the
    >inhabitants will never die, so what will be their condition thereafter?
    >
    >In one hadith, the prophet (saw) said, the molar tooth of a kafir
    >(disbeliever) or the canine tooth of a kafir, will be like 'Uhud (a mountain
    >in saudi arabia) and the thickness of his skin (the distance of) a three day
    >journey. {Muslim]
    >
    >The distance of his shoulders will be a three day journey for a swift rider.
    >His skin will be forty two times fore-arms thick, and his seat in Hell will
    >be like the distance between makkah and Madinah.
    >
    >And speaking of their skin, Allaah says:
    >
    >"Truly, those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall fling into the fire:
    >As often as their skins are roasted through, We shall exchange them for
    >fresh
    >skins, that they may taste the punishment.." [4:56]
    >
    >Indeed the people in the Fire will have 'extreme remorse until one is
    >fatigued from repenting: similar to fatigue which increases during a long
    >journey".
    >
    >And the Messenger of Allaah (saw) said,
    >
    >"Truly the people of the Fire will cry to the extent that a ship could sail
    >on their tears, and they will cry tears of blood" [al-Hakim]
    >
    >And what will their cries be, O Muslims?, they will cry out to the dwellers
    >of the Garden (Paradise): Pour on us some water or anything that Allaah has
    >provided for you. They will say: Verily, Allaah has forbidden both to
    >unbelievers who took their faith as a sport and pastime and were deceived by
    >the life of the world. So this day we have forgotten them just as they
    >forgot
    >the meeting of this day and as they used to reject Our signs. [22:19-22]
    >
    >So How many of us today have become deceived by this life and forgotten our
    >meeting with our Lord on a Day as Hasan al Basri, one of our pious
    >predecessors (rahimahullaah) described as, when he said
    >
    >"What do you think of a day when people will stand up on their feet for
    >50,000 years without having a bite to eat, a drop to drink, until their
    >necks
    >break from thirst and their stomach will burn of hunger?"
    >
    >And Wallahi, these people, once they have been thrown into the Fire, will
    >desire much to come out of it, they will say: Our Lord! Our evil fortune
    >conquered us, and we became a people astray, Our Lord! Oh bring us out of
    >this: If ever we return (to evil) then indeed we shall be wrongdoers.
    >
    >How these people will beg of Allaah to be removed from this great torment,
    >how they will ask Allaah to give them another chance, but in reply, what
    >will
    >Allaah say to these people?
    >
    >"He will say: begone therein and speak not to Me! [23:106-108].
    >
    >Wallahi, they will not utter a word after that except moaning and sobbing in
    >the Fire of Hell with a sound similar to that of donkeys, firstly with their
    >moans and lastly with their sobs.
    >
    >So Brothers and Sisters know, that Allaah does not burden a person beyond
    >his
    >scope. He gets reward for whatever good he earns and is punished for
    >whatever
    >evil he earns. Allaah says:
    >
    >"..We did no injustice; But they have been unjust to themselves…"
    >[43:74-78]
    >
    >The people of the Fire will: "..cry aloud for help there (saying) "Our Lord!
    >Release us; We will do right, not the wrong that we used to do".
    >
    >And Allaah will Say to them [and take heed of this ayah]
    >
    >"Did not We grant you a life long enough for him who reflected to reflect
    >therein? And (moreover) the Warner came to you. Now taste (the fruits of
    >your
    >deeds), for the astray there is no helper." [35:37]
    >
    >So let us take heed of Allaah's punishments and His warnings, and let us
    >strive heard to learn His religion and implement it, for indeed, the Coming
    >of the Hour, the Day of Judgement, is but very close.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >So we need to now come to terms with the fact, that the only way to save
    >ourselves from the Hellfire is to obey Allaah and Worship Him as He deserves
    >to be worshipped. We need to understand that this life is nothing but a test
    >for the believers, and that everything we do in our lives, we will be asked
    >about it, and judged accordingly.
    >
    >We should know that the entire religion is based upon two things:
    >
    >That we should not worship anything except Allaah, and that we should not
    >worship Him except in the manner that He has prescribed for us in the
    >sharee'ah, (the islamic law), and that we should not worship Him by means of
    >reprehensible innovations (bid'ah)
    >
    >As Allaah says:
    >
    >"..whoever expects to meet his Lord, let him work righteousness, and, in the
    >worship of his Lord, admit no one as partner." [al-Kahf:110]
    >
    >This is the realisation of the shahadatayn, the witness that there is no God
    >except Allaah, and that Muhammed is the messenger of Allaah. The first part
    >tells us that we should worship none but Him, and the second part tells us
    >that Muhammed is His messenger who conveyed the Message from Him, so we must
    >believe what he has told us and obey what he has told us to do.
    >
    >The Prophet (saw) has explained how we should worship Allaah, and has
    >forbidden us from doing newly invented things, which he has told us are a
    >going astray. Allaah says:
    >
    >" Nay - whoever submits his whole self to Allaah and is a doer of good - he
    >will get his reward with his Lord: on such shall be no fear nor shall they
    >grieve." [2:112]
    >
    >Now just as we are commanded not to fear anything except Allaah, not to put
    >our trust in anything except Allaah, not to turn to anything except Allaah,
    >not to seek the help of anything except Allaah and not to worship anything
    >except Allaah, so we are also commanded to follow and obey the Messenger and
    >to take him as our example. The Halaal is that which he has permitted and
    >the
    >Haraam is that which he has forbidden. The religion is that which he has
    >prescribed. As Allaah says:
    >
    >"If only they had been content with what Allaah and His Messenger gave them,
    >and had said, 'Sufficient unto us is Allaah! Allaah and His Messenger will
    >soon give us of His bounty: to Allaah do we turn our hopes!' (That would
    >have
    >been the right course)."
    >
    >Allaah and His Messenger are and should be, for all of us, the point of
    >reference, since Allaah says:
    >
    >"So take what the Messenger gives to you, and deny yourselves that which he
    >withholds from you.." [59:7]
    >
    >And we should also put our trust in Allaah alone, as regards everything, for
    >Allaah says:
    >
    >"[if only they had been content with what Allaah and His Messenger gave
    >them,
    >and had said, 'Sufficient unto us is Allaah"[9:59]
    >
    >"O Prophet! Sufficient unto you is Allaah - (unto you) and unto those who
    >follow you among the believers." [8:64]
    >
    >"Is not Allaah enough for His slave?.." [39:36]
    >
    >Allaah says:
    >
    >"'To Allaah do we turn our hopes!'" [9:59]
    >
    >So our hope should be placed in Allaah, alone, as Allaah says:
    >
    >"Therefore, when you are free (from your immediate task), still labour hard,
    >and to your Lord, turn (all) your attention." [94:7-8]
    >
    >The Prophet (saw) said to Ibn 'Abbas:
    >
    >"If you ask, then ask from Allaah, and if you seek help, seek help from
    >Allaah." [Ahmad & al-Tirmidhi]
    >
    >The Quran also says the same thing in several places.
    >
    >Worship, fear and piety are only for Allaah, but obedience and love are for
    >Allaah and His Messenger. Prophet Nuh said to his people:
    >
    >"'that you should worship Allaah, fear Him and obey me,'" [71:3]
    >
    >Allaah says in the Quran:
    >
    >"It is such as obey Allaah and His Messenger, and fear Allaah and do right,
    >that will win (in the end)." [24:52]
    >
    >So,Brothers and Sisters, know that the Messengers of Allaah commanded people
    >to worship Allaah alone, to focus only on Him, to put their trust only in
    >Him, but to obey Him and them. Shaytaan led the Christians and others
    >astray,
    >so that they associated partners with Allaah and disobeyed His messenger.
    >They took their priests and anchorites, and the Messiah son of Maryam, as
    >lords instead of Allaah, and started to turn to them and put their trust in
    >them, asking them for things whilst disobeying their commandments and going
    >against their examples. Allaah guided the believers who are sincere towards
    >Him, the followers of the Straight Path, who know the truth and follow it,
    >so
    >they are not those whose portion is wrath or those who go astray.
    >
    >So they submitted sincerely to Allaah and turned to their Lord, loving Him,
    >putting their hope in Him, fearing Him and asking from Him, focusing all
    >their attention on Him and delegating all their affairs to Him, putting
    >their
    >trust in Him, and they obeyed and honoured His Messengers, taking them as
    >their friends, following them and adhering to their teachings and guidance.
    >
    >This is the religion of Islaam, with which Allaah sent all his Messengers,
    >earlier and later alike. And Know, O Brothers and Sisters, that this is the
    >only religion which Allaah will accept, and it is true worship of the Lord
    >of
    >the Worlds.
    >
    >We ask Allaah Almighty to help us to be steadfast and perfect in following
    >His religion, and to cause us and all our Muslims brothers and sisters to
    >die
    >in a state of Islaam.
    >
    >Allaahumma sali 'Ala
    >
    >Allaahum baraki 'Ala

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    "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"
    (11:55-56)

    "...Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds" (6:162)
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