Hell is Forever (3:23 – 3:25)

[3:23] Have you noted those who were given part of the scripture, and how they are invited to uphold this scripture of GOD, and apply it to their own lives, then some of them turn away in aversion?
[3:24] This is because they said, “The hellfire will not touch us, except for a few days.” They were thus deceived in their religion by their own fabrications.
[3:25] How will it be for them, when we summon them on that inevitable day? Each soul will be paid for whatever it earned, without the least injustice.

It is a common belief among sunnis and shias that Hell is temporary and that people will only stay in Hell until their sins are burned away and then be admitted to Heaven. This is in complete contradiction to the Quran.

[2:80] Some have said, “Hell will not touch us, except for a limited number of days.” Say, “Have you taken such a pledge from GOD – GOD never breaks His pledge – or, are you saying about GOD what you do not know?”

http://www.onislam.net/english/ask-about-islam/faith-and-worship/islamic-creed/167126-heaven-and-hell-permanent-or-temporary.html

Why would God create a creature from nothing only to have them spend an eternity in Hell?

We lived a whole life with God and decided on our own to partake in this experiment after questioning God’s absolute authority. God warned us about the possibility of not making it back into God’s kingdom and yet we still opted to come here. Additionally, God gives every person till the age of 40 to evaluate the evidence and make up their minds.

[35:37] They will scream therein, “Our Lord, if you get us out of here, we will work righteousness, instead of the works we used to do.” Did we not give you a life-long chance, with continuous reminders for those who would take heed? Did you not receive the warner? Therefore, taste (the consequences). The transgressors will have no one to help them.

God does not send a single person to Hell. People instead will choose and insist on going there. The people who choose to go to Hell will never be able to see the error of their ways and therefore will never repent. Because of this they will not be able to stand the physical presence of God and will flee from Him to Hell. Hell is the absence of God, those who choose not to love and submit to God will have no provider or protector. This is their choice.

                      For the Disbelievers: Miserable Life Unavoidable
[20:124] “As for the one who disregards My message, he will have a miserable life, and we resurrect him, on the Day of Resurrection, blind.”
[20:125] He will say, “My Lord, why did you summon me blind, when I used to be a seer?”
[20:126] He will say, “Because you forgot our revelations when they came to you, you are now forgotten.”
[20:127] We thus requite those who transgress and refuse to believe in the revelations of their Lord. The retribution in the Hereafter is far worse and everlasting.

The freedom of choice comes with responsibility. If everyone believed then there would be no freedom of choice we would all be robots.

                                             Freedom of Choice
[33:72] We have offered the responsibility (freedom of choice) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.
[33:73] For GOD will inevitably punish the hypocrite men and the hypocrite women, and the idol worshiping men and the idol worshiping women. GOD redeems the believing men and the believing women. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

It wouldn’t be just to treat the person who does good the same as the one who does evil.

[68:35] Shall we treat the Submitters like the criminals?
[68:36] What is wrong with your logic? 

[7:44] The dwellers of Paradise will call the dwellers of Hell: “We have found our Lord’s promise to be the truth; have you found your Lord’s promise to be the truth?” They will say, “Yes.” An announcer between them will announce: “GOD’s condemnation has befallen the transgressors;
[7:45] “who repel from the path of GOD, and strive to make it crooked, and, with regard to the Hereafter, they are disbelievers.”
[7:46] A barrier separates them, while the Purgatory* is occupied by people who recognize each side by their looks. They will call the dwellers of Paradise: “Peace be upon you.” They did not enter (Paradise) through wishful thinking. 

[7:47] When they turn their eyes towards the dwellers of Hell, they will say, “Our Lord, do not put us with these wicked people.”

                                        The Majority Doomed
[7:48] The dwellers of the Purgatory will call on people they recognize by their looks, saying, “Your great numbers did not avail you in any way, nor did your arrogance.
[7:49] “Are those the people you swore that GOD will never touch them with mercy?” (The people in the Purgatory will then be told,) “Enter Paradise; you have nothing to fear, nor will you grieve.”
[7:50] The dwellers of Hell will call on the dwellers of Paradise: “Let some of your water, or some of GOD’s provisions to you flow towards us.” They will say, “GOD has forbidden them for the disbelievers.”
[7:51] Those who do not take their religion seriously, and are totally preoccupied with this worldly life, we forget them on that day, because they forgot that day, and because they spurned our revelations.

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