Originally Posted by Hiroshi
If one is rewarded with Paradise forever, for a limited period of good deeds, then why is it injustice if one is punished with Hell forever, for a limited period of bad deeds?
If you find the notion of Paradise Just and accept it, then should you not also find the notion of Hell Just and accept that too? :ermm:
Having said this, God does not chastise us in Hell forever for a limited period of sins. No rather, He only puts us in Hell for a limited period of time according to the sins we have committed in life. Then He takes us out of Hell and puts us in Paradise (after we have been purified). Please hear the story of the last person who will be taken out of the Hell Fire here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEVZNM1e1FI
The only time God will chastise someone in Hell forever is when they commit the One Unforgiveable Ultimate sin
. The Biggest Violation
. The Biggest Untruth
in the whole of this vast universe. The most Tremendous Lie
which makes the earth shake and crumble with fear. The BIGGEST Blasphemy and most grievous crime against God
To say; The Lord is not One, and to attribute partners with Him. (A'udubillaah!)
God says “(they) impute falsely, without knowledge, sons and daughters unto Him
“Who is guilty of more wrong than he who foregth a lie against God
“Glorified be He, and high exalted above (all) that they ascribe (unto Him)!
God has told us explicitly in the scriptures that he is One without partners, and He has warned us time and time again of the consequences of violating this message and most basic right of His.
He says “We sent a messenger to every nation saying Worship Allaah alone, and shun false deities"[16:60]
Hear Oh children of Israel! The Lord thy God is One Lord!
"Say He is God, the One and Only God, the, Eternal, Absolute. He begets not, nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him!"
God has warned us He will never forgive this one sin.
“Indeed Allaah does not forgive associating partners with Him, and He forgives other than that if He wills
Before we speak of hell being unfair and unjust, let me ask you brother Hiroshi, which is an unfairness and an injustice,
For the Lord to send messengers to inform His slaves of His most basic right; the consequences of violating it, and thereafter punishing us if we do not take heed,
Or for His slaves, who eat and live of His bounty, to deny Him His most basic right, despite receiving His numerous warnings?
The Final Prophet peace be upon him said, “Allaahs right upon His worshippers is that they worship Him without associating anything with Him. And the worshippers right upon Allaah is that He does not punish anyone who does not associate anything with Him
” [Two Sahihs]
They deny God His right, yet they demand theirs? Who is the one being unfair, God or us? Who is the one committing the crime, God or us? I mean, Who is He and who are We
? Its just.. ASTOUNDING, the human being.
Yet, despite the lie they attribute to the Lord of the worlds, He has given them respite. Not only that, but He still
looks after them and provides for them.. He still watches over them... He still gives them chance after chance, opportunity after opportunity, reminders after reminders to stop transgressing His right.
This is His patience.. Only His patience. This is His Mercy.. Only His mercy.
I seriously don't understand us. The human being. Why does he carry on denying God His right, and denying himself Paradise? I really really don't understand. Is it that hard to believe 'The Lord thy God is One?'
For Gods sake, let us come back to Tawheed
, Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike !
The Final Prophet peace be upon him said: “Whoever testifies that there is no god but Allaah, alone without partners, and that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is His worshipper and Messenger, and that Jesus (peace be upon him) is a worshipper of Allaah, His Messenger, His word delivered to Mary, and a soul from Him, and that Paradise is true, and that the fire is true, Allaah will admit Him to Paradise whatever his deeds may be
" [al-Bukhari and Muslim]
In another narration: "Oh son of Adam! If you come to Me with mistakes filling the bags of the earth, yet you met Me without associating anything with Me, I would come to you with those bags full of forgievenss"
Lets just read these narrations, lets just contemplate on them for a minute. Lets contemplate on Gods mercy, and how vast is His mercy. Let us contemplate on His patience, and how vast is His patience. Let us contemplate on His compassion, and how vast is His compassion. Let us contemplate on His forgiveness, and how vast is His forgiveness. Now let us contemplate upon His wrath for those who insist and keep on insisting on denying His most basic right, despite all the Lords favors, and then we will begin to understand why He is so vast in retribution.
And I swear by Allaah and His 99 names, He is JUSTIFIED