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  • Allama Iqbal And Concept Of Eternal Hell

    Posted by Muhammad Wasif on April 21, 2021 at 8:34 am

    According to Ghamidi sb is there eternal hell and heaven or it is for a periods of time. Kindly review this argument that I am stating below. It denies the concept by making reference of some ayats of Quran. Kindly give a detailed answer to this and tell what is correct interpretation of those ayats.

    “The finite wrongs committed in our limited life here, cannot lead to infinite punishment in an eternal afterlife. In ‘Lecture V’ of his ‘Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam’, Allama Iqbal had rightly asserted that: “There is no such thing as eternal damnation in Islam. The word ‘eternity’ used in certain verses, relating to Hell, is explained by the Qur’an itself to mean only a period of time (78:23)”. Other than the verse cited by Iqbal, verses 106-108 in surah 11 are also very relevant for this nuanced interpretation of immense significance. While the Qur’anic glad tiding that the inhabitants of Paradise “will dwell in it forever” is unqualified, the Qur’anic pronouncement that certain Hell bound evil-doers “will dwell in it forever” is surely a qualified one. Referring to their (seemingly) open-ended punishment, the Qur’an had stated that the evil-doers “will dwell therein for as long as the heavens and earth will endure (in the eternal Hereafter), *unless your Lord wills otherwise* – your Lord does whatever He wills!” (11:107).”

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