Death of the disobedient amongst the inmates of Hellfire


A 1: (a) Neither Kuffar (disbelievers) nor Mu'mins (believers) or the disobedient among believers will die after their first death when their time comes in the Worldly life, whether it is real death or unreal death like sleeping. Yet, some people amongst the disobedient believers will be afflicted by Fire because of their sins, they will die in Hellfire till they become charred, they will be granted intercession, according to a Hadith narrated by Abu Sa`id Al-Khudry who said that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: The inmates of the Fire are those who are doomed to it, and verily they will neither die nor live in it. But the people whom the Fire will afflict (temporarily) on account of their sins, or so said (the narrator): on account of their misdeeds. He (Allah) will cause them to die such that as they are turned into charcoal, they would be granted intercession, brought in groups, and spread around the rivers of Paradise and then it will be said: "O inmates of Paradise, pour water over them;" then they will sprout forth like the sprouting of seed in the silt carried by flood. A man among the people said: (It appears) as if the Messenger of Allah lived in the steppe. [Narrated by Muslim in his Sahih (Authentic Book of Hadith)] (Part No. 3; Page No. 479)  (b) The phrase They will never taste death therein is part of an Ayah in Surah Al-Dukhan that is included in a group of Ayahs describing the delights of the pious people. Allah (Glorified be He) says: Verily, the Muttaqûn (the pious. See V.2:2), will be in place of Security (Paradise). Among Gardens and Springs, Dressed in fine silk and (also) in thick silk, facing each other, So (it will be). And We shall marry them to Hûr (fair female) with wide, lovely eyes. They will call therein for every kind of fruit in peace and security; They will never taste death therein except the first death (of this world), and He will save them from the torment of the blazing Fire, As a Bounty from your Lord! That will be the supreme success! May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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