Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Question/Answer

The Gates of Paradise and Hell

Question: A hadith says, "In Ramadan, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed." What is meant by "The gates of Paradise are opened...

Only Muslims Will Be Shown Mercy in the Hereafter

Question: It is said that Muslims with correct faith (iman) will never enter Hell. Is it true? ANSWER Yes, it is true. What is meant by "They...

There Will Be Marriage in Paradise

Question: Will there be marriage in Paradise? ANSWER Yes, there will be marriage in Paradise, but its exact nature is unknown because there will not be the nafs (a...

There Is No Sorrow or Regret in Paradise

Question: It is said that there will not be sorrow in Paradise, but there will be regret. Are these two not opposed to each other? ANSWER There...

It Is Impossible to Imagine the Blessings in Paradise

Question: A person who always eats honey will get bored with it one day (as a Turkish proverb says.) No matter how much enjoyable Paradise...

Allah’s Pleasure and Seeking Paradise

Question: It is written in the dependable works I have read that it is not permissible to say, "I do not want Paradise. I want...

Who Will Enter Paradise?

Question: By and large, who will go to Paradise and who will go to Hell? ANSWER Those who believe in Allahu ta'ala, live by His prohibitions and...

Paradise and Hell Exist Now

Question: Is there only one Hell or are there several Hells? And do they exist now? ANSWER Hell consists of seven levels. Disbelievers (kafirs) will be tormented...

Paradise and Hell Are Eternal

Question: Are Paradise and Hell not eternal? ANSWER There are many Qur'anic verses confirming that Paradise and Hell are eternal, e.g., Al-Baqara 25, Al-i 'Imran 116, Al-Maidah 85, Al-An'am128, At-Tawbah 68, Hud 107. "Hum feeha khalidoon " is stated in the...

How Will People Be Gathered?

Question: How will people be resurrected and brought to the Gathering Place (Mahshar)? ANSWER People will be resurrected and brought to the Gathering Place according to their deeds. If...