May Allah(SWT) reward you for your noble efforts.
Our life on this earth has a specific purpose; it is not the result of nature's accident, nor is it a punishment for eating the fruit of the forbidden tree. We are here according to God's plan: the wordly life is a test; it is a chance to prove ourselves as deserving of the eternal blissful life in the hereafter. God did not create us just for few years of this life. To be created just for this world's life would amount to a joke played by the Creator with the human species. Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, said," You have not been created to perish; on the contrary, you have been created for eternal life."
According to Islam, the final destination of mankind is the life hereafter. At the end of time, all human beings will be resurrected and will be held accountable for their wordly life. The life in hereafter will be an eternal life. However, whether it will be blissful or full of sorrow depends on how we spend our present life.
This life is a test. Those who pass this test are promised Jannah while those who fail will face punishment.
so what are the requirements of passing this test?
Worshipping only Allah and following the Quran and the hadees.
So if a person spends his life worshipping Allah and avoiding all evil temptations will be granted paradise
whereas a person who does not worship Allah and gains pleasure by indulging in all evil activities will have to face punishment.
So the Quranic verses which speak of punishing the disbelievers has nothing to do with peace or violence. instead it speaks of JUSTICE
Indeed He is the most Just and the most merciful.
Originally Posted by Rana02
Many wud find this verse as cruel or harsh but to me they are proof of Allah's love for us.
Suppose Allah(SWT) had promised paradise for the belivers but no hell for the disbelivers as in they wud perish after they die, how many of us wud
have have followed the true path? Most of us follow the Quraan and the Hadees out of fear for hell. Had Allah(SWT) been lenient with the sinners wud it be possible for us to avoid the temptations of the satan. Allah(SWT) has instilled fear in our hearts out of love so that His beloved creation enters Paradise.
I am not good at explaining things but i hope you understood what i m trying to convey.
And the next time she quotes this verse
"Surely, those who disbelieve in our revelations, we will condemn them to the hellfire. Whenever their skins are burnt, we will give them new skins. Thus, they will suffer continuously." (4:56)
Enlighten her with the scientific fact hidden in it
PAIN RECEPTORS PRESENT IN THE SKIN
It was thought that the sense of feeling and pain was only dependent on the brain. Recent discoveries prove that there are pain receptors present in the skin without which a person would not be able to feel pain. When a doctor examines a patient suffering from burn injuries, he verifies the degree of burns by a pinprick. If the patient feels pain, the doctor is happy, because it indicates that the burns are superficial and the pain receptors are intact. On the other hand if the patient does not feel any pain, it indicates that it is a deep burn and the pain receptors have been destroyed. The Qur’aan gives an indication of the existence of pain receptors in the following verse: "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 Penalty: for Allah Is Exalted in Power, Wise." [Al-Qur’aan 4:56]
Prof. Tagatat Tejasen, Chairman of the Department of Anatomy at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, has spent a great amount of time on research of pain receptors. Initially he could not believe that the Qur’aan mentioned this scientific fact 1,400 years ago. He later verified the translation of this particular Qur’aanic verse. Prof. Tejasen was so impressed by the scientific accuracy of the Qur’aanic verse, that at the 8th Saudi Medical Conference held in Riyadh on the Scientific Signs of Qur’aan and Sunnah he proclaimed in public: "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad (pbuh) is His Messenger.
source: Quran and Modern science: compatible or incompatible? by DR Zakir Naik