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]

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