I hope that everyone enjoyed the series on Zaidism; the Zaidiyyah Muslims within Shia Islam seem to only be getting smaller and smaller and even Zaida’s blog is now inactive. My hope is that by doing this it’ll keep the movement alive. You can also find some of her other blogs linked below:
Unfortunately, they are also all inactive but they have more valuable information about Islamic thought that seem to be disappearing these days. It is my hope that you will open your mind to these thoughts and maybe they’ll even inspire something in your own faith!
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 🙂
Although I am not Catholic, I agree with the points you brought up in this post. I too would be curious to know what would have ended up of his remorse because he only returned to the Catholic church on April 10th 1947 and was executed on April 16th of the same year, meaning he only really had six days to repent. Had he not been executed so soon afterwards the true depth of his remorse would’ve been apparent in light of the final words he wrote in his autobiography, “The broad mass of people will never understand that he also had a heart, that the wasn’t evil,” but I highly recommend the book “And Your Conscience Never Haunted You?” by a priest named Manfred Deselaers, you can get it straight from the Auschwitz museum website. It’s also noteworthy to mention that Rudolf’s grandson Rainer Hoess does much public speaking preaching tolerance so something like the Holocaust never happens again.