BISMILA-HIR RAHMA-NIR RAHIM
May Allah, by His Abounding Grace lead you to escape the “Blazing Fire” which is for all who refuse to submit and surrender to Allah. May we be among those of the ‘Mutaqeen’ (pious ones) and receive the righteousness of Allah!
Dear friend of Allah, today we wish to search into this topic of the “Blazing Fire” or fire of Hell. What is it? For whom was this “Blazing Fire” designed? Who is worthy to escape this torment? Does it last for eternity as often expressed?
We need to be much in private prayer (du’a) over this issue as only by humbly submitting to Allah and asking Him to reveal to us truth can we find the needed answers to these questions.
Often the Respected Prophet in the Honored Qur’an pointed us to the Scriptures which Allah in mercy sent down to mankind before. He told us that in the Holy Books, Taurat, Zabur and the Injeel is revealed to us ‘light’(Al-Anbiya 48), and is a ‘guide to mankind’ (Aal-E-Imran 3) and these books were even called ‘Allah’s Book’ (Al-Maeda 44). Many in Islam today seem to have some mistaken idea that the Taurat and Injeel are corrupted. Yet the desert prophet Mohammed continually pointed to these sources for us to study and use as the ‘message’ (Al-Anbiya 48) to those who do right!
Now this important question! Would Allah direct the ‘unlettered’ prophet to a corrupted source? No, never, Allah knows what He is doing and we need to pay special attention to what has been sent down to Musa, Daud, Isa al-Masih and many prophets of the past. How dare anyone disregard this sacred admonition?
Therefore we turn to these sacred revelations of Allah for our study today.
Was the ‘Blazing fire’ designed for men which Allah made? Injeel Matthew 25:41 “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:”
It was never the intention of Allah to destroy man’s life in the fires of hell. Allah is not at all pleased that He has to destroy anyone in the fires of hell. The Injeel clearly states that the ‘fire’ was prepared for the ‘devil and his angels’. It was never the design of Allah to include man. However, He will deal with the sin issue which originated with the Iblis (Satan) and accepted by much of mankind. The sin issue will finally be dealt with and those whom insist on continuing in sin, and holding on to sin, and seek not the forgiveness so freely offered by Allah, through Isa al-Masih, such will finally perish in the same flames designed for the Devil and his angels. Allah has prepared a way of escape for all who choose to escape.
Allah’s Question to mankind today!
Taurat Ezekiel 33:11 “Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die…”
It is a terrible misunderstanding in the character of Allah to think that it brings Him pleasure to see those created in His image to suffer the flames of fire! He rather is seeking at all measures to encourage man to seek Him and find forgiveness.
Will the fire be the ‘Eternal Home’ (Fussilat 28) of the unbelievers? Will this Hell fire be ‘Eternal’ and have no end? It would be well for us to “explain…what Hell-fire is”? (Al-Muddaththir 27).
The Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah!
We have an excellent example of what Hell-fire is in the story of Lud (Lot) and the city of Sodom. “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to (sexual) fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” Taurat Jude 1:7
Here we have a clear picture of what this ‘eternal fire’ is to be like. It is a fire from which no person or angel is able to escape from nor is anyone able to extinguish these flames. This fire will clearly do it’s work, without the interference of anyone. Today if you should travel to the area where once stood those beautiful cities of the plain, you would clearly see that those cities are no longer on fire! The ‘Eternal’ fire has gone out! The eternal fire is no longer burning. It has done it’s work and has gone out. Those cities have vanished from the flames.
There remains not even a coal to warm at in this place. Such will be the Eternal Fire at the end of time. Then the Wrath of Allah is poured out upon all unbelievers who refuse to receive Him and reject His Abounding Grace so mercifully provided for all. Then upon all who reject Allah’s Grace, and on the fallen angels [Jinn] and the Devil himself [Shatan] who has plagued this world for so many years, will the fire fall.
“And they [all the wicked of earth] went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.” Injeel Revelation 20:9
Allah in mercy will finally and completely destroy all sin and it’s work. Never shall Iblis the Devil be anymore. Taurat Ezekiel 28:19.
“All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.” Ezekiel 28:19
This fire can never be put out until it has done it’s completed work as Allah has intended. This is the fire which burns away all the wicked and includes Shatan [Iblis the Devil and all the Jinn]. In the 28th chapter of the prophet Ezekiel it tells us a bit of the history of where Shatan the Devil came from. He was once a crowning angel or cherub as it is stated in the Holy Book of Taurat. Ezekiel 28:14 he had once stood next to Allah’s throne and was a bright angel. After his fall and being cast out of Heaven, he also came to Eden the Garden of Bliss which Allah had intended for Adam and his wife. It is here in Eden in which he tempted the first pair to sin. Sadly they took their eyes off of Allah and believed the lie of Iblis or Shatan.
Dear friend of Allah, a way of escape has been made for all the descendants of Adam to escape the ‘blazing fire’ which will come at the final end of this world. Allah never intended anyone of the human family to suffer in what the Holy Book says is “the second death”. This was only designed for the Devil and his angels. Allah in great mercy and love for the family of Adam has sent down “Someone” to take the punishment which was due unto us for sinning. That “Someone” is Isa al-Masih. He became the Messiah not only for the Jews who received Him, but all from the family of Adam, whosoever will let accept this offer of mercy from the throne of Allah!
“…And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17 That Water of Life is Isa al-Masih who is the Saviour of men! Even now if the Ruh [Spirit] of Allah is moving upon your heart and mind, accept that which Heaven sent down. Do not disappoint Allah, who made such a rich provision for us! But with gratefulness accept Allah’s Mercy.
Nuh [Noah] and the flood of water
Many years past, the wicked purposes of man led Allah to urge upon Nuh a special project. He was to build an Ark in which to save himself and his family and all the animals abroad, along with anyone who chose to be saved from the watery grave which was coming upon the whole earth. That time Allah had warned the world to repent and turn from their wickedness and be healed. However they refused to yield themselves to Allah and leave off their wickedness. So extreme was their wickedness that the Taurat says that… “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Taurat Genesis 6:5
Only evil continually…this was what was in their darkened minds. They refused to listen and turn to Allah with a repentant heart. Allah moved upon Nuh to build an ark and invited them to enter the ark and be safe from the flood of water. All the world would be washed of it’s wicked inhabitants. Today we have the rich coal and oil fields scattered around the world in witness of what happens when men no longer fear Allah nor find pleasure in following His ways. Sadly however the water could not clean the sinfulness in the hearts of those who came thereafter. They again turned away from Allah as generations rose up after Nuh.
Now we once again are at the final stages of earth’s history. This time the end is near in which Allah will finally once and for all deal with the sin issue and those who choose to cling to sin rather than allow Allah through Isa al-Masih to put away sin.
The Revelation from Allah states that this fire will have eternal results, there will be no resurrection from the last fire. Now when a man dies, he will one day again appear upon earth in a resurrection of the last day. But the fire which is coming will destroy those and never will they appear. The Devil, the Jinn [fallen angels] and all the incurable wicked, will be brought to ashes upon this earth.
“And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.” Malachi 4:3 [last book of the Taurat].
There will remain nothing but ashes…of what was once Iblis the deceiver, and all his agents. Never more shall the universe made by Allah be plagued by the presence of this arch deceiver and fiend.
Dear friend of Allah, today as you hear the voice of Allah perhaps in a dream or as you read the Taurat and Injeel, allow Him to speak words of direction to you. Allow Isa al-Masih to direct your life and allow Him to take your life of sin.