Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mohammad's description of heaven and hell

Volume 6, Book 60, Number 373:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Paradise and the Fire (Hell) argued, and the Fire (Hell) said, "I have been given the privilege of receiving the arrogant and the tyrants.' Paradise said, 'What is the matter with me? Why do only the weak and the humble among the people enter me?' On that, Allah said to Paradise. 'You are My Mercy which I bestow on whoever I wish of my servants.' Then Allah said to the (Hell) Fire, 'You are my (means of) punishment by which I punish whoever I wish of my slaves. And each of you will have its fill.' As for the Fire (Hell), it will not be filled till Allah puts His Foot over it whereupon it will say, 'Qati! Qati!' At that time it will be filled, and its different parts will come closer to each other; and Allah will not wrong any of His created beings. As regards Paradise, Allah will create a new creation to fill it with."

1) Why would Paradise and Hell argue with one another?
a) How could inanimate places talk with one another?
b) Why dont we hear these places talk?
c) Why was Mohammad the only person who ever knew about the conversations between hell and heaven?

2) Why would hell be given the "privelege" of receiving the arrogant and the tyrants?
a) Is it a privilege to receive these people?
b) Does Mohammad say that the arrogant and tyrants are in fact good people (like him, a very arrogant person wearing a ring saying he is allah's messenger (, and forcing muslims to pay the zakat up to the point of the sword?

3) Why was 'paradise' complaining that only the weak and humble enter it?
a) Does this mean that paradise wanted more fighters?
b) Did paradise want people who were not weak and humble to enjoy the 72 lucious virgins and rivers of wine, that are more suitable for glutoness, mysoginistic men?

4) Why would hell yell "Qati, Qati (enough, enough)!" when allah puts his foot over it?
a) How could ALlah not hurt any of his creation if he believes in predestination where everyone's life is ordained, and he chooses who he hates and believes in him, and who does not believe in him, and decides to send to the hell fire?

5) What is the new creation that allah will create to put into heaven?
a) Would those beings enjoy the 72 virgins and rivers of wine?

6) Did Bukhari include this verse to show how ridiculous, and incomprehensible Mohammad's versions of heaven and hell are?

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