Face to Face : Masrur of Paradise & Maqrur of Fire


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  • Face to Face : Masrur of Paradise & Maqrur of Fire


  • The question

     

    After judging people Allah will ask those who ascribe partners to Him, it Where are your partners (false deities) whom you used to assert (as partners in worship with Allah)?)

     

    The aim of this question is to condemn and reject this evil act. How do you think the unbelievers replied? One should bear in mind that Almighty Allah is the One Who is asking. Moreover, Allah knows the unrevealed and the unthinkable. He also knows what can appear disillusioning to human beings and He knows what a person hides within himself.

     

    The following verse outlines a short conversation that took place between Almighty Allah and those who disbelieved in Him and ascribed partners with Him.

     

    Allah, the Almighty, says, {And on the Day when we shall gather them all together, we shall say to those who joined partners in worship (with Us), â€‌Where are your partners (false deities) whom you used to assert (as partners in worship with Allah)?" There will then be (left) no Fitnah (excuses or statements or arguments) for them but to say, "By Allah, our Lord, we were not those who joined others in worship with Allah." Look! How they lie against themselves! But (the lie) which they invented will disappear from them.

     

    Such unbelievers lie in the presence of Allah, they deny that they had ascribed partners to Him. They are not only lying to themselves but also trying to lie to Allah.

     

    Maqrur watched what was going on around him; for he was relieved knowing what awaited him in Paradise. He was greatly astonished at the stupidity of the unbelievers. They never came

    to know what was meant by truth for they never practiced it in their lives. They never believed in the existence of Hell-Fire, and used to mock at the Muslims, who feared the punishment of Allah and hoped for His reward in Paradise.

     

    Ironically what they used to deny was what became their eternal abode.

     

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