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 A Description of Hellfire (part 5 of 5)

The Horrors of Hell II
The Fire of Hell will leap up to the hearts. The Fire will penetrate their super-sized bodies and reach the innermost depths:

{No! He will surely be thrown into the Crusher. And what can make you know what is the Crushers? It is the fire of God, (eternally) fueled, which mounts directed at the hearts.} [Quran 104:4-7]

Transliteration: Kalla Layunbadhanna Fi Al-Hutamahi (4) Wa Ma `Adraka Ma Al-Hutamahu (5) Naru Allahi Al-Muqadahu (6) Allati Tattali`u `Al aacute; Al-`Af`idahi

The Fire will split the entrails as mentioned by the Prophet:

«A man will be brought on the Day of Resurrection and thrown into the Fire. Then his entrails will be spilled out into the Fire and he will be forced to walk around and around like a donkey in a treadmill. The people of Hell will gather around him and say, ‘O so-and-so, what is wrong with you? Did you not enjoin us to do good and forbid us to do wrong?’ He will say, ‘I used to order you to do good, but I did not do it and I used to forbid you to do evil, but I used to do it myself.’ Then he will walk around and around like a donkey in a treadmill.» [1]

God has described the chains, yokes, and fetters of Hell. They will be tied up with chains and dragged with yokes on their necks:

{for the rejecters We have prepared iron chains, yokes, and a blazing Fire.} [Quran 76:4]
Transliteration: `Inna `A`tadna Lilkafirina Salasilaan Wa `Aghlalaan Wa Sa`iraan

{With Us are fetters (to bind them), and a Fire (to burn them), and a food that chokes, and a penalty grievous.} [Quran 73:12-13]
Transliteration: `Inna Ladayna `Ankalaan Wa Jahimaan(12) Wa Ta`amaan Dha Ghussatin Wa `Adhabaan `Alimaan

{We will put yokes on the necks of the unbelievers. It would only be requital for their evil deeds.} [Quran 34:33]
Transliteration: Wa Ja`alna Al-`Aghlala Fi `A`naqi Al-Ladhina Kafaru Hal Yujzawna `Illa Ma Kanu Ya`maluna

{when yokes will be put round their necks and the chains, they will be dragged along.} [Quran 40:71]

Transliteration: `Idhi Al-`Aghlalu Fi `A`naqihim Wa As-Salasilu Yushabuna

{(The stern command will say): seize him and bind him, and burn him in the blazing Fire, further, make him march in a chain, whereof the length is seventy cubits.} [Quran 69:30-32]

Transliteration: Khudhuhu Faghulluhu(30) Thumma Al-Jahima Salluhu(31) Thumma Fi Silsilatin Dhar`uha Sab`una Dhira`aan Faslukuhu

The pagan gods and all other deities that were worshipped besides God who people thought will be their intercessors with God and bringing them closer to Him will be thrown into Hell with them. This will be to humiliate and demonstrate that these false gods have no power,

{Indeed, you (disbelievers), and that which you worship other than God,[2] are but fuel for Hell. Verily, you will enter it. Had these (false deities) been (actual) gods, they would not have entered there, but all will eternally abide therein.} [Quran 21:98-99]
Transliteration: `Innakum Wa Ma Ta`buduna Min Duni Allahi Hasabu Jahannama `Antum Laha Wa Ariduna(98) Law Kana Ha`uula` `Alihatan Ma Waraduha Wa Kullun Fiha Khaliduna

When the unbeliever will see Hell, he will be filled with remorse, but it will not be of any benefit:

{And they will feel regret when they see the punishment; and they will be judged in justice, and they will not be wronged.} [Quran 10:54]
Transliteration: Wa `Asarru An-Nadamata Lamma Ra`aw Al-`Adhaba Wa Qudiya Baynahum Bil-Qisti Wa Hum La Yužlamuna


The unbeliever will pray for his death when they sense its heat,

{And when they are thrown into a narrow place therein bound in chains, they will cry out thereupon for destruction. (They will be told), ‘Do not cry this Day for one destruction but cry for much destruction.’} [Quran 25:13-14]

Transliteration: Wa `Idha `Ulqu Minha Makanaan Ðayyiqaan Muqarranina Da`aw Hunalika Thuburaan(13) La Tad`u Al-Yawma Thuburaan Wahidaan Wa Ad`u Thuburaan Kathiraan

Their screams will get louder and they will call onto God hoping He will take them out of Hell:

{And they will cry out therein, ‘Our Lord, remove us; we will do righteousness – other than what we were doing!’} [Quran 35:37]

Transliteration: Wa Hum Yastarikhuna Fiha Rabbana `Akhrijna Na`mal Salihaan Ghayra Al-Ladhi Kunna Na`malu

They will realize theirs sins and the error of stubborn disbelief:

{And they will say, ‘If only we had been listening or reasoning, we would not be among the companions of the Blaze.’ And they will admit their sin, so (it is) alienation for the companions of the Blaze.} [Quran 67:10-11]
Transliteration: Wa Qalu Law Kunna Nasma`u `Aw Na`qilu Ma Kunna Fi `Ashabi As-Sa`iri (10)Fa`tarafu Bidhanbihim Fasuhqaan Li`shabi As-Sa`iri

Their prayers will be rejected:

{They will say, ‘Our Lord, our wretchedness overcame us, and we were a people astray. Our Lord, remove us from it, and if we were to return (to evil), we would indeed be wrongdoers.’ He will say, ‘Remain despised therein and do not speak to Me.’} [Quran 23:106-108]
Transliteration: Qalu Rabbana Ghalabat `Alayna Shiqwatuna Wa Kunna Qawmaan Ðallina (106)Rabbana `Akhrijna Minha Fa`in `Udna Fa`inna Žalimuna (107)Qala Akhsa`u Fiha Wa La Tukallimuni


After that, they will call the keepers of Hell asking them to intercede to God on their behalf for reduction in torment:

{And those in the Fire will say to the keepers of Hell, ‘Supplicate your Lord to lighten for us a day from the punishment.’ They will say, ‘Did there not come to you your messengers with clear proofs?’ They will say, ‘Yes.’ They will reply, ‘Then supplicate (yourselves), but the supplication of the disbelievers is not except in error.’} [Quran 40:49-50]