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Within Torment and Torture in This World and the Next One, God Is Never Unjust towards Human Beings (1)

Within Torment and Torture in This World and the Next One, God Is Never Unjust towards Human Beings (1)

 

Published in May 7, 2018

Translated by: Ahmed Fathy

 

 

 

(N.B.: This is a continuation of our book titled "Torture within Quranist Viewpoint")

 

Introduction:

 The disobedient ones commit many sins easily without qualms; this will certainly increase their torture/torment which will befall them in Hell after the Day of Resurrection if they die without proper, acceptable repentance. Those disobedient sinners forget that God is never unjust; He will never wrong any human beings in this world and in the Hereafter. Within laws issued by people in modern democracies, people seek to achieve and uphold justice as much as possible within the human capacity, and many laws contain penalties for criminals; in contrast, atheists feel they should refuse and reject the fact that God will torment disobedient ones in Hell because of their sins. In the tests within good educational systems, no one accepts mediators or intercessors to make students pass any tests while they do not deserve it; yet, the imams/clergymen of earthly, man-made religions insist on fabricating last-day events tailored as per their whims and desires and filled to the brim with intercessors and mediators (of prophets and the so-called 'saints'). Thus, what is refused in tests of university education or high-school education seems acceptable for clergymen and fabricators like them regarding God's Religion to which they attribute many lies and falsehoods, especially concerning the Last Day. We continue talking about torture/torment imposed/inflicted by God in this world and in the Hereafter on those who deserves it; God is never unjust towards any human beings       

 

Firstly: the Almighty Lord God is never unjust towards human beings in this world:

1- In general, God says the following: "...God desires no injustice for the humankind." (3:108).

2- This applies to torture/torment inflicted by God in this world on the disobedient sinners, for their crimes and their disbelief, within the nations destroyed by God, as per Quranic stories of them.

2/1: God is never unjust towards such nations destroyed/tormented by Him in this world: "Like the fate of the people of Noah, and Aad, and Thamood, and those after them. God wants no injustice for the servants." (40:31).

2/2: God tells us in the Quran that the unjust nations destroyed by God's inflicted torment were punished for their sins; God never wrongs any human beings in this world: "Each We seized by his sin. Against some We sent a sandstorm. Some were struck by the Blast. Some We caused the ground to cave in beneath them. And some We drowned. It was not God who wronged them, but it was they who wronged their own selves." (29:40).

2/3: Of course, as per the above points, God repeats warning and preaching, in the Quran, to the living ones to remind them of the fate of the ancient nations.

2/3/1: God has said the following to disbelievers of Arabia: "Have they not considered how many generations We destroyed before them? We had established them on earth more firmly than We established you, and We sent the clouds pouring down abundant rain on them, and We made rivers flow beneath them. But We destroyed them for their sins, and established other civilizations after them." (6:6). This means that the nations destroyed by God were punished for their grave sins and injustices, which included their disbelief in the Divine Message conveyed by God's messengers: "We destroyed generations before you when they did wrong. Their messengers came to them with clear signs, but they would not believe. Thus We requite the sinful people." (10:13). Hence, their sins and crimes, and their disbelief, brought about their destruction and ruin: "So the evils of their deeds assailed them, and what they used to ridicule engulfed them." (16:34). Hence, these verses of preaching, threatening, and warning are addressed to the contemporaries of Muhammad (especially the hypocrites among them): "The evils of their deeds caught up with them. And the unjust ones among these will also be afflicted by the evils of what they earned, and they cannot prevent it." (39:51); "Have they not heard the stories of those before them? The people of Noah, and Aad, and Thamood; and the people of Abraham, and the inhabitants of Madian, and the Overturned Cities? Their messengers came to them with the clear proofs. God never wronged them, but they used to wrong their own selves." (9:70).

2/3/2: God has urged Muhammad's contemporaries (and all believers) to travel through the earth to take heed of the fate of the ancient nations and civilizations destroyed by God's torment inflicted on them: "Have they not travelled the earth and seen how those before them ended up? They were more powerful than them, and they cultivated the land and developed it more than they developed it, and their messengers came to them with clear signs. God would never wrong them, but they used to wrong themselves." (30:9).

3- This repeated warning and preaching is addressed to those who desire to avoid being tortured and tormented by the Lord God in this world; this asserts the fact that God is never unjust towards any human beings at all.

 

Secondly: the Almighty Lord God is never unjust towards human beings on the Last Day:

1- Within Quranic verses about the Day of Resurrection, the fact that God is never unjust towards any human beings at all is repeated.

1/1: This general rule about the Last Day is expressed briefly here: "Whoever acts righteously does so for himself; and whoever works evil does so against himself. Your Lord is not unjust towards the servants." (41:46). God never change His decrees and decisions: "The decree from Me will not be changed, and I am not unjust towards the servants."" (50:29).

1/2: Any individual can enter into Paradise if he/she takes the decision to work hard for archiving this aim (by performing many good deeds, the best in terms of quantity and quality, within monotheism); those sinful polytheists will enter into Hell because of their evil, bad deeds and their lack of true, monotheistic faith; those who have (mis)guided themselves will see the outcome of it on the Last Day; God will never punish someone because of sins of someone else; God will not torture/torment in Hell those who never received any of God's messengers/prophets: "Whoever is guided - is guided for his own good. And whoever goes astray - goes astray to his detriment. No burdened soul carries the burdens of another, nor do We ever torment until We have sent a messenger." (17:15).

1/3: Those who freely choose disbelief and die as disbelievers will face torment/torture on their moment of death; the angels of death will slap and kick their souls while informing them of their fate inside Hell after the Day of Judgment, as this is the result of their bad deeds because God is never unjust towards any human beings; God warns the living ones here: "If only you could see, as the angels take away those who disbelieve, striking their faces and their backs: "Taste the torment of the Burning." "That is because of what your hands have committed, and because God is not unjust towards the servants."" (8:50-51).

1/4: When sinners and disobedient disbelievers enter into Hell, they will be told that their fate is as per their own choices and deeds, because God is never unjust towards any human beings; this applies to the following two categories of people.

1/4/1: Clergymen and imams of misguidance in all eras; God says the following about them: "Turning aside in contempt, to lead away from the Path of God. He will have humiliation in this world, and on the Day of Resurrection We will make him taste the torment of burning. That is for what your hands have advanced, and because God is not unjust towards the servants." (22:9-10).

1/4/2: Those sinners/criminals who ascribe lies and falsehoods to God, His Religions, and His messengers/prophets; God says the following in the Quran: "God has heard the statement of those who said, "God is poor, and we are rich." We will write down what they said, and their wrongful killing of the prophets; and We will say, "Taste the torment of the burning." "This is on account of what your hands have forwarded, and because God is not unjust towards the servants."" (3:181-182).

 

Thirdly: there is no injustice on the Last Day:

1- The motto raised and applied on the Day of Resurrection is as follows: (There will be no injustice). God says in the Quran: "On that Day, every soul will be recompensed for what it had earned. There will be no injustice on that Day..." (40:17).

2- This will apply to all humanity gathered on the Day of Resurrection to be judged within Absolute Justice of the Lord God; there will be no room of any injustice at all: "The Day when He gathers you for the Day of Gathering - that is the Day of removing injustices..." (64:9). The vast majority of human beings in all eras suffers injustices of the minority of unjust human beings; e.g., tyrants and their followers control and wrong many nations, as the innocent ones are imprisoned and the Law turns a blind eye to the real culprits and criminals. These are the unjust ways of this transient world; in contrast, there will never be any room for injustice on the Day of Judgment; each one of the human beings will be judged fairly and justly as per the deeds done and choices made. God says in the Quran: "How about when We gather them for a Day in which there is no doubt, and each soul will be paid in full for what it has earned, and they will not be wronged?" (3:25). 

3- There will be no difference or distinction on the Last Day between prophets and non-prophets; if any of the prophets had committed injustices, they will be punished like any unjust ones among the non-prophets: "It is not for a prophet to act dishonestly. Whoever acts dishonestly will bring his dishonesty on the Day of Resurrection. Then every soul will be paid in full for what it has earned, and they will not be wronged." (3:161).

 

Thirdly: the mechanism of justice on the Last Day:

 

The Book of Deeds:

1- There are Books of Deeds for each generation, community, and Umma, as per how individuals have interacted with one another; the sinners/criminals will see that all their deeds, without exceptions, are recorded within this Book of Deeds; they will know that God will never wrong anyone and He is never unjust towards anyone: "And the book will be placed, and you will see the sinners fearful of its contents. And they will say, "Woe to us! What is with this book that leaves nothing, small or big, but it has enumerated it?" They will find everything they had done present. Your Lord does not wrong anyone." (18:49).

2- Every persons within any given generation, community, or Umma will be on their knees, as each one of the communities, in its turn, will read this collective Book of Deeds: "You will see every community on its knees; every community will be called to its Book: "Today you are being repaid for what you used to do. This Book of Ours speaks about you in truth. We have been transcribing what you have been doing."" (45:28-29).

3- The collective Book of Deeds will be the imam/leader of each Umma; it will speak the Truth and no one will suffer any injustice: "On the Day when We call every people with their leader. Whoever is given his record in his right hand - these will read their record, and they will not be wronged one bit." (17:71).

4- Each soul of each Umma, generation, or community will receive its individual Book of Deeds to judge themselves as per their deeds recorded in these Books of Deeds: "For every person We have attached his fate to his neck. And on the Day of Resurrection, We will bring out for him a book which he will find spread open. "Read your book; today there will be none but yourself to judge yourself."" (17:13-14).

5- Of course, we are reminded that the Almighty Lord God, within His sharia legislations, has never burdened any soul beyond its capacity; each soul has been free on earth to (dis)obey and to (dis)believe and its deeds are recorded within an audiovisual Book of Truth: "We never burden any soul beyond its capacity. And with Us is a Record that tells the Truth, and they will not be wronged." (23:62). 

 

The Scales:

1- The Scales will use atoms as unit for measurement: "God does not commit an atom's weight of injustice..." (4:40); "We will set up the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection, so that no soul will suffer the least injustice. And even if it be the weight of a mustard-seed, We will bring it up. Sufficient are We as Judge." (21:47).

2- The unjust ones, whose good deeds are very little and the never repented, will be among the losers on the Day of Judgment, as per the just Scales: "The Scales on that Day will be just. Those whose weights are heavy - it is they who are the successful. But as for those whose weights are light - it is they who have lost their souls, because they used to commit injustices and disregarded Our Verses." (7:8-9).

3- Yet, each soul will have the right to defend itself; the souls of all human beings will never be wronged as they will see the outcome of their own deeds: "On the Day when every soul will come pleading for itself, and every soul will be paid in full for what it has done, and they will not be wronged." (16:111).

4- The Judgment will begin by (1) God's prophets, (2) witnesses who will testify against their contemporaries, and (3) the rest of human beings; no one will be wronged and no one will suffer any degree of injustice. God says in the Quran: "And the earth will shine with the Light of its Lord; and the Book will be put in place; and the prophets and the witnesses will be brought in; and Judgment will be passed among them equitably, and they will not be wronged. And every soul will be fully compensated for what it had done. He is well aware of what they do." (39:69-70).

5- We cannot imagine the speed within which Judgment will be done; the time of the Last Day will certainly differ from the time on earth. The Quran repeatedly describes God as (Quick in judging); for instance, see 2:202, 3:19, 14:51, and 24:39.


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