I wrote several months ago on the issue of whether or not hell is permanent or temporary (at least for some people) in Islam but ended my post somewhat confused because there are so many different opinions on this issue, not to mention all the different passages from the Hadith that may not always be considered authentic or in the spirit of the Quran. I’d only mostly managed to find some Sunni Hadith about the issue but recently found some from the Shia books and wanted to add them to the discussion:
From these you can easily come to the conclusion that hell will indeed be temporary for some at least. I’ve often heard the opinion that those who would be allowed to live forever would sin forever so they will remain in hell forever, but those who sinned gravely and would eventually come to repent at some point will be removed from hell after their punishment is completed. This opinion seems to be in accordance with these sayings of the Prophet and the Imams.
These passages from the Shia Hadith collection would also fit in with those who argue that in the Arabic tongue the word used to describe the length of being in the hellfire isn’t “everlasting” but instead “lasting a very long time.” In contrast they also argue that the one describing paradise does mean “everlasting,” but then again I don’t speak Arabic so I’m assuming that the people who wrote these things were very knowledgeable in the matter. Only God truly knows where each one of us will go at the end of the day.
Yesterday I wrote a post about tattoos which links to another post about the same topic that I’d written previously but did not notice until now that one Tumblr link in it had become corrupt since I changed the name of the blog. I can imagine that this has happened in other sections of the website as well but right now I really don’t have the time to look through absolutely everything and update it all so I’m going to give you a quick and easy solution on how to make the content reappear.
The corrupt links that still wear the previous name of the blog show up as this:
What should be a Tumblr module that shows up is nothing more than a link to the error page now. The solution is simple: replace my old username with the new one, so where it says nomorehurtingpeoplepeace replace it instead with keepyourgoodheart which is my new username. Nothing else in the link changes, aside from the username everything else is still the same.
Try it for yourself right now! Click on the corrupt link above and replace the username. Previously you got this page, and with the new username in the link you’ll get this page. The module that vanished should actually look like this here on WordPress:
I suppose that eventually I’ll have to manually change these broken links but for the moment anybody reading my blog who comes across one should use this method to access the disappeared content, because it hasn’t really disappeared 🙂
Brother Mast Qalander’s blog is truly thought-provoking and inspiring for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike. I absolutely loved this post and was very saddened by all the hate that it got in the comments. I also want to thank him for writing this and caring about these issues, too many people simply disregard them. Please take a moment to read this and seriously contemplate it! ❤