Ayah of the Week
Al-Mulk Ayah 7
إِذَا أُلْقُوا فِيهَا سَمِعُوا لَهَا شَهِيقًا وَهِيَ تَفُورُ
When they are thrown into it, they hear from it a [dreadful] inhaling while it boils up.
1. Why are they “thrown” into Hellfire? It shows that no one goes there willingly.
2. Can you imagine the sound of Hellfire? A mixture of inhaling sound; شهيقا = inhaling sound, like the braying of a donkey and تفور = boiling sound, fire raging sound. Imagine like a live monster eating up its inhabitants!
Search for further descriptions of Hellfire in the Qur’an:
"Do they not know that whoever acts in opposition to Allah and His Apostle, he shall surely have the fire of hell to abide in it? That is the grievous abasement." [9:63]
"When the fetters and the chains shall be on their necks; they shall be dragged. Into boiling water, then in the fire shall they be burned; " [40:71-72]