The punishment of Satan and his followers

Q 3: What is the punishment of Satan? Will he enter Hellfire just like a Muslim person who has never performed any of the obligations imposed by Allah, or is Hellfire divided into ranks like Jannah (Paradise)?


A: The punishment of Satan and his followers is Hellfire, as Allah declares this in the Qur'an saying, (Allâh) said: "The Truth is - and the Truth I say - That I will fill Hell with you [Iblîs (Satan)] and those of them (mankind) that follow you, together." (Surah Sad, 38: 84-85) Hellfire is divided into ranks, just like Jannah. The scholars declared this in Allah's saying, Verily, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depth (grade) of the Fire; no helper will you find for them. (Surah Al-Nisa', 4: 145) Allah also says, Is then one who follows (seeks) the good Pleasure of Allâh (by not taking illegally a part of the booty) like the one who draws on himself the Wrath of Allâh (by taking a part of the booty illegally - Ghulul)? - his abode is Hell, and worst, indeed is that destination! They are in varying grades with Allâh, and Allâh is All-Seer of what they do. (Surah Al-'Imran, 3: 162-163)May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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