Tafsir of Ayah 71 of Surah Maryam

Q 13: What is the explanation of the following Ayah (meanings of which are translated as): There is not one of you but will pass over it (Hell): this is with your Lord; a Decree which must be accomplished.


(Part No. 4; Page No. 259)  A: In the above-mentioned Ayah, Allah (Exalted be He) clearly states that both the pious and the impious shall cross into Hellfire. Allah will then save His pious servants who refrained from Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship). It is narrated in the Two Sahih (authentic) Books of Hadith (i.e. Al-Bukhari and Muslim) on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “There is no one among the believers who suffers the death of three of his children who will be touched by the Fire, except for the non-fulfillment of the Oath.” ‘Fulfillment of the Oath’ referred to in this Hadith is explained in Allah’s saying in Surah Maryam (which means): So by your Lord, surely, We shall gather them together, and (also) the Shayâtîn (devils) (with them), then We shall bring them round Hell on their knees. Then indeed We shall drag out from every sect all those who were worst in obstinate rebellion against the Most Gracious (Allâh). Up to His Saying: There is not one of you but will pass over it (Hell): this is with your Lord; a Decree which must be accomplished. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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