The angel finished his words and said, "I think it is time now to introduce you to Saqar. Let the veils be raised from before the fire its dwellers have arrived."
The veils were raised, the fire almost burst up with fury and the flames rose high, twisted and then devoured the criminals one by one until nobody was seen anymore.
Let us show the difference between the fire of life and the fire of the Afterlife. The first is neutral, it does not intentionally burn anyone in particular and it can be extinguished with water or other certain substances. However, the fire of the Afterlife is completely loyal to its Creator and is so glad to have the chance to punish the criminals and is never satiated.
Almighty Allah says, (On the Day when we will say to Hellfire: 'Are y0u filled?" It will say: 'Are there any more (to come)?"
Besides this it can never be extinguished except with a direct command from Allah.
Only minutes after the veils were raised from this awesome fire the group of criminals vanished. They were standing outside, then the flames quickly rose high and carried them inside it while saying, "Taste you the touch of Hell-fire."
Here came the Divine Justice, the terrified yells of the heartless criminals filled the whole space just as the yells of their victims used to fill the earth.
Another characteristic of this great fire is that it neither gives life nor does it cause death. In life, when man's skin is burnt the man dies immediately after suffering great pain. However, in the Afterlife the case is different because when the skin is burnt, it causes great pain but it does not lead to death.
Almighty Allah says,) as often as their skins are roasted through, We shall change them for other skins.)
This means that man will have a different nature in the Afterlife. Death itself will die in the Day of Judgment and all human beings will become eternal. So those who are in Paradise will live in bliss forever and those who are in Hell-fire will live in torment forever.