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Within Torment and Torture in This World and the Next One, God Is Never Unjust towards Human Beings (2)

 Within Torment and Torture in This World and the Next One, God Is Never Unjust towards Human Beings (2)

 

Published in May 8, 2018

Translated by: Ahmed Fathy

 

 

 Because the Almighty Lord God is never unjust towards any human beings, we underline the following Quranic facts.

 

Firstly: God's mercy is above His justice; His mercy is only for those who deserve it:

 God says in the Quran: "...My torment - I inflict it upon whomever I will, but My mercy encompasses all things. I will specify it for those who act righteously and practice regular charity, and those who believe in Our Verses." (7:156); hence, God's mercy is for the pious monotheistic believers, whereas His torment is for those who deserve it because they have chosen disbelief, sinning, and disobeying God's Word.

God's mercy is manifested in the Quranic sharia legislations:

1- God never burdens any soul beyond its capacity; He commands ease and facilitation within all acts of worship and sharia laws and commands; see 2:233, 2:286, 6:152, 7:42, 23:62, 65:7, 5:6, 22:78, 24:61, 48:17, 4:28, and 2:178.

2- God never holds people responsible for unintentional deeds/errors or oaths or forgetfulness but for their intentions and deliberate deeds; see 2:225, 5:89, 33:5, and 2:286.

God's mercy is manifested in the torment inflicted in this transient world:

1- God does not hasten torment for those who deserve it; He gives them a chance to repent: "Your Lord is the Forgiver, Possessor of Mercy. Were He to call them to account for what they have earned, He would have hastened the torment for them. But they have an appointment from which they will find no escape." (18:58).

2- Thus, if God would torment sinners on earth, He would have destroyed all of them, but instead, their being judged is postponed until it will take place on the Last Day: "If God were to punish the people for what they have earned, He would not leave a single living creature on its surface. But He defers them until a stated time. Then, when their time has arrived - God is Observant of His creatures." (35:45); "If God were to hold the humankind for their injustices, He would not leave upon it a single creature, but He postpones them until an appointed time. Then, when their time arrives, they will not delay it by one hour, nor will they advance it." (16:61).

God's mercy is manifested in the Hereafter:

1- God does not wrong anyone a bit and He multiplies the rewards of good deeds: "God does not commit an atom's weight of injustice; and if there is a good deed, He doubles it, and gives from His Presence a sublime compensation." (4:40).

2- Hence, it is part of divine justice to punish sinners by their being tormented for their sins (since they died without repentance and making amends), as for good deeds of pious monotheists, the rewards for them are increased by God's mercy and bounty: "Whoever brings a good deed will receive better than it. But whoever brings an evil deed -the evildoers will be rewarded only according to what they used to do." (28:84); "Whoever brings a good deed will receive better than it - and they will be safe from the horrors of that Day. But whoever brings an evil deed - their faces will be tumbled into the Fire. Will you be rewarded except for what you used to do?" (27:89-90).

3- God increases the rewards for good deeds of pious monotheists tenfold and sometimes more: "Whoever comes up with a good deed will have ten times its like; and whoever comes up with an evil deed will be repaid only with its equivalent-they will not be wronged." (6:160); "The parable of those who spend their wealth in God's way is that of a grain that produces seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. God multiplies for whom He wills. God is Bounteous and Knowing." (2:261).

 

Secondly: levels in Hell for sinners/disbelievers and degrees in Paradise for the pious believers:

1- The Quranic Chapter 56 is among the greatest Quranic Chapters in terms of warning and preaching; it is thematically divided into three parts: [1] the verses 56:1-56 are about the Day of Resurrection and the division of human beings into Hell-dwellers (those on the Left) and two degrees/types of Paradise-dwellers (the Forerunners and those on the Right), [2] the verses 56:57-82 are about preaching and warning human beings so that they avoid Hell, and [3] the verses 56:83-96 are about the division of human beings into two categories regarding the moment of dying when the angels of death take their souls. 

2- Of course, dividing human beings within these degrees/levels/ranks and categories is based on their deeds, because the Omniscient Lord God's justice entails that the outcome of people's varying quantity and quality of (good and bad) deeds cannot be the same: "There are degrees for everyone, according to what they have done, and He will repay them for their works in full, and they will not be wronged." (46:19); "Is someone who pursues God's approval the same as someone who incurs God's wrath and his refuge is Hell - the miserable destination? They have different degrees with God, and God is Seeing of what they do." (3:162-163).

3- The degrees of Paradise dwellers are mentioned here as per the quality and quantity of good deeds: "Not equal are the inactive among the believers - except the disabled - and the strivers in the cause of God with their possessions and their persons. God prefers the strivers with their possessions and their persons above the inactive, by a degree. But God has promised goodness to both. Yet God favors the strivers, over the inactive, with a great reward. Degrees from Him, and forgiveness, and mercy. God is Forgiving and Merciful." (4:95-96).

4- There also levels inside Hell for its wretched dwellers.

4/1: Hypocrites will be inside the lowest layers and worst levels of Hell: "The hypocrites will be in the lowest level of the Fire, and you will find no helper for them." (4:145).

4/2: The misguiding clergymen will suffer the most painful, severest torment inside Hell: "So let them carry their loads complete on the Day of Resurrection, and some of the loads of those they misguided without knowledge. Evil is what they carry." (16:25).

4/3: This verse applies to all clergymen in all eras as they will enter into Hell (in case of non-repentance before their death): "Those who disbelieve and repel others from God's Path - We will add torment to their torment, on account of the corruption they used to make." (16:88).

4/4: The haters and foes of Quranism blame, criticize, and fight our person because we preach and warn only using the Quran, which is God's Straight Path, and because we call and urge people to reject any other 'holy' narratives/discourses. We implore and supplicate to God to make our person among the witnesses who will testify against their contemporaries (esp. foes among clergymen who ascribe falsehoods to God and to His Religion) on the Last Day. God says the following in the Quran about the Hell-torment of such unjust losers after the monotheistic, pious witnesses will testify against them on the Day of Judgment: "Who does greater injustice than he who fabricates lies about God? These will be presented before their Lord, and the witnesses will say, "These are they who lied about their Lord." Indeed, the curse of God is upon the unjust ones. Those who hinder others from the Path of God, and seek to make it crooked; and regarding the Hereafter, they are in denial. These will not escape on earth, and they have no protectors besides God. The torment will be doubled for them. They have failed to hear, and they have failed to see. Those are the ones who lost their souls, and what they had invented has strayed away from them. Without a doubt, in the Hereafter, they will be the biggest losers." (11:18-22).

4/5: Within another context, God says the following about their torment in Hell: "...But why do they insist on the Fire?" (2:175).

 

Thirdly: the quarrels of Hell-dwellers inside Hell:

 The disbelieving followers inside Hell will quarrel with their masters among the political and religious retinue members of the deep-state because they had misguided them; this is a confession that God is never unjust towards them; they have wronged themselves as per their choices made and stances taken. We explain this point further within Quranic proofs in the points below.

1- Within the transient world, polytheists loved one another because of the false religion and false deities that united them; yet, this love will turn into enmity and curses when they enter into Hell; we warn the polytheistic Wahabi/Sunnite, Shiite, and Sufi Muhammadans and their imams/clergymen of this fate (if they die without repentance) mentioned by Abraham when he warned and preached his people: "..."You have chosen idols instead of God, out of affection for one another in the worldly life. But then, on the Day of Resurrection, you will disown one another, and curse one another. Your destiny is Hell, and you will have no saviors."" (29:25). 

2- Instead of loving and sanctifying the Lord God, the polytheists love, deify, and sanctify their saints/allies/gods; they will know inside Hell (after it is too late for them) that God is the Only Dominant Lord; hence, the followers will be disowned by their polytheistic  masters; the followers will regret in vain: "Yet among the people are those who take other than God as equals to Him. They love them as the love of God. But those who believe have greater love for God. If only the unjust ones would realize, when they see the torment; that all power is God's, and that God is severe in torment. Those who were followed will then disown those who followed them, and they will see the retribution, and ties between them will be severed. Those who followed will say, "If only we can have another chance, we will disown them, as they disowned us." Thus God will show them their deeds, as regrets to them, and they will not come out of the Fire." (2:165-167). We warn the polytheistic Wahabi/Sunnite, Shiite, and Sufi Muhammadans and their imams/clergymen of a similar fate if they die without repentance.

3- The followers and masters of polytheism will blame one another for misguidance; the masters used all propaganda and media to brainwash and deceive the masses: "...If you could only see the unjust ones, captive before their Lord, throwing back allegations at one another. Those who were oppressed will say to those who were arrogant, "Were it not for you, we would have been believers." Those who were arrogant will say to those who were oppressed, "Was it us who turned you away from guidance when it came to you? No indeed, you yourselves were sinful." And those who were oppressed will say to those who were arrogant, "It was your scheming by night and day; as you instructed us to reject God, and to set up rivals to Him." They will hide their remorse when they see the torment. We will put yokes around the necks of those who disbelieved. Will they be repaid for anything other than what they used to do?" (34:31-33).

4- Inside Hell, the followers will ask the masters to bear some measure of torment instead of them, and the arrogant masters will refuse: "As they quarrel in the Fire, the weak will say to those who were arrogant, "We were followers of yours; will you then spare us a portion of the Fire?" Those who were arrogant will say, "We are all in it; God has judged between the servants."" (40:47-48).

5- Eventually, while they are being tormented forever inside Hell, the followers will invoke God to increase the torment of the cursed masters of polytheism: "The Day when their faces are flipped into the Fire, they will say, "If only we had obeyed God and obeyed the Messenger." And they will say, "Lord, we have obeyed our superiors and our dignitaries, but they led us away from the way. Lord, give them double the torment, and curse them with a great curse."" (33:66-68).

 

Lastly:

1- The Almighty Lord God in the above quoted verses has warned the living people so that they may save themselves from the Hell-torment in the Hereafter; this is a type of the manifestation of God's mercy, because he sent His messenger with the Quranic message as a mercy to the humankind: "We did not send you except as mercy to the humankind." (21:107). God has granted human beings the freedom to (dis)obey and to (dis)believe; thus, they choose, as per their deeds, to enjoy God's mercy on the Last Day and to be removed away from Hell, or to suffer Hell-torment relentlessly and for eternity; the Hell-dwellers will never get out of it and its torment will never be lessened. Thus, the Quran warns and preaches the living people beforehand; this means that God never wrongs anyone and He is never unjust towards human beings. In fact, human beings are the ones who wrong themselves and commit injustices against themselves.  

2- To be oblivious and heedless of the Quranic Truth is never an acceptable excuse when offered by sinners and disobedient disbelievers among the Muhammadans on the Last Day.

3- When will the clergymen of the Muhammadans of our era realize this?!


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