Examples of Punishments
[al Mutaffifeen, 83: 14-17]
Skins Will be Roasted:
"Those who have disbelieved in Our signs - We will burn them in fire. As often as their skins are roasted through, We will exchange them for other skins so that they may taste the punishment. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise."
[Surah an-Nisa, 4: 56]
Skins and Intestines will be Scalded:
"These two opponents dispute [with each other] about their Lord. But those who disbelieve will have garments of fire cut out for them. Over their heads will be poured boiling water. With it will be scalded what is within their bellies as well as [their] skins."
[al-Hajj, 22: 19-20]
Faces will be Burned:
"And you will see the criminals that Day bound together in chains and yokes - their garments of liquid pitch and their faces covered with fire."
[Surah Ibrahim, 14: 49-50]
"But those who scales [of good] are light, those are the ones who have lost their souls; [they will abide] in Hell eternally. The fire will burn, their faces, and they will [appear to] grin therein, their lips displaced."
[al Mu'minun, 23: 103-104]
"If only the unbelievers knew [about] when they will not be able to ward off the fire from their faces, nor from their backs, and [that] they will not be helped. No, but it will come to them suddenly and confound them. And they will not be able to avert it, nor will they be given respite."
[al Anbiya, 21: 39-40]
"The Day that their faces will be turned from side to side in the fire, they will say, 'We wish that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger.'"
[al-Ahzab, 33: 66]
"Is, then, one who will confront with his face the evil of the punishment on the Day of Judgment [like one protected from it]? It will be said to the wrong-doers, 'Taste what you used to earn.'"
[az-Zumar, 39: 24]
Sinners will be Dragged:
"Truly, the criminals are in error and madness. The Day they will be dragged through the Fire on their faces, [they will hear], 'Taste the touch of Hell.'"
[al Qamar, 54: 47-48]
"Do you not see those who dispute concerning the signs of Allah - how they are turned away [from truth]? Those who reject the Book and that with which We sent Our messengers - soon they will know. When the yokes [will be] round their necks and the chains. They will be dragged in the boiling water. Then in the Fire they will be burned."
[Surah Ghafir, 40: 69-72]
Faces will Be Darkened:
"Do not be like those who are divided among themselves and fall into disputes after receiving clear proofs, for those will have a great punishment on the Day when some faces will be white and some faces will be black. As for those who faces are black, [it will be said], 'Did you reject faith after accepting it? Taste, then, the punishment for what you used to reject.'"
[ali'-Imran, 3: 105-106]
"For those who do good is good - and extra! No darkness or shame will cover their faces. They are companions of the Garden. They will abide in it forever. But those who have earned evil will have a reward of like evil; humiliation will cover their faces. They will have no defender from [the wrath of] Allah. Their faces will be covered with pieces of the darkness of night. They are the companions of the Fire. They will abide in it forever."
[Yunus, 10: 26-27]
Fire will Surround Them from All Directions:
"On the Day that the punishment will cover them from above them and below them, layers. With this Allah warns His servants, 'O my servants, then fear Me!'"
[az-Zumar, 39: 16]
"Say, 'The Truth is from your Lord, so let him who will, believe, and let him who will, reject [it].' Indeed We have prepared for the wrongdoers a fire whose walls surround them. If they call for relief, they will be relieved with water like molten brass that will scald their faces. How dreadful the drink. How evil the resting place."
[al Kahf, 18: 29]
Fire will Mount Right up to the Hearts:
"[It is] the fire of Allah kindled [to a blaze], which mounts right to the hearts. It will be a vault over them in outstretched columns."
[al Humazah, 104: 6-9]
Intestines will come out of Bellies:
Abu Hurairah (radiAllahu anhu) stated that Allah's Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: "I saw 'Amr bin 'Amir al Khuya'I dragging his intestines in the Fire; he was the first who dedicated animals to false deities."
Abu Hurairah (radiAllahu anhu) reported that Allah's Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: "I saw 'Amr bin Luhayy bin Qam'a bin Khindif, brother of Bani Ka'b, dragging his intestines in the Fire."
Abu Zayd Usamah bin Zayd bin Harithah (radiAllahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: "On the Day of Judgment a man will be brought and thrown into Hell. As a result of this, his intestines will come out of his belly, and he will circumambulate, holding his intestines like a donkey running a mill. His companions in Hell will say to him, 'O so and so, what is this? Did you not ask people to do good and avoid evil?' He will say, 'That is true. However, I told others to do good but did not do it myself, and I forbade them to do evil, but did it myself.'"
[Sahih al-Bukhari and Muslim]
"Upon you, [O jinn and mankind], will be sent a flame of fire [to burn] and [molten] brass. You will have no defense!"
[ar-Rahman, 55: 35]
Weeping, Sighing and Sobbing of Its Inhabitants:
"Those who are wretched will be in the Fire. In it there will be for them the sound of exhaling and inhaling. They will dwell in it for all the time that the heavens and earth endure, except for what your Lord wills. For your Lord is the sure accomplisher of what He intends."
[Hud, 11: 106-107]
"Verily, you [unbelievers] and what you worship besides Allah are fuel for Hellfire. You will surely come to it. If those had [truly] been gods, they would not have come to it. But all will abide therein eternally. There, for them will be heaving, deep signs, and they will not hear there [anything else]."
[al Anbiya, 21: 98-100]
"Therein they will cry out [for assistance], 'Our Lord, remove us [and ] we will work righteousness - other than what we used to do.' But did We not give you long enough life that whoever would be reminded therein could be reminded, and the warner had come to you? So taste [the result of your deeds]. There is no helper for the wrongdoers."
[Fatir, 35: 37]
Regret, Grief and Self-Recrimination:
"They will conceal their regret when they see the penalty. And We will put yokes on the necks of the unbelievers. Are they recompensed except for what they used to do?"
[Saba, 34: 33]
"For those who reject their Lord is the penalty of Hell, and evil is such a destination. When they are cast therein, they will hear the terrible drawing in of its breath even as it blazes forth. It is almost bursting with fury. Every time a group is cast therein, its keepers will ask, 'Did no warner come to you?' They will say, 'Yes, a warner had come to us, but we denied and said, 'Allah has revealed nothing. You are but in great delusion.' And they will say, 'Had we listened or used our intelligence, we would not now be among the companions of the Blazing Fire.' So they will confess their sin, but far will be forgiveness from the companions of the Blazing Fire."
[al Mulk, 67: 6-11]
"If only you could see when the criminals hang their heads before their Lord, [saying], 'Our Lord, we have seen and we have heard, so sent us back [to the world]; we will work righteousness, for we are indeed certain [now].' If We had willed, We could certainly have brought every soul its guidance, but the Word will be realized: 'I will fill Hell with jinn and men all together. Taste, then- for you forgot the meeting of this, your Day, We, [too], will forget you. And the taste the punishment of eternity for what you used to do.'"
[as Sajdah, 32: 12-14]
"They will say, 'Our Lord, our misfortune overwhelmed us, and we were a people astray. Our Lord, remove us from this; if ever we return [to evil], then we will indeed be wrongdoers.' He will say, 'Remain humiliated therein, and do not speak to Me!'"
[al Mu'minun, 23: 106-108]
"For We had certainly sent unto them a Book which We had detailed with knowledge, a guide and a mercy to a people who believe. Are they waiting for it to be realized? On the Day it is realized, those who disregarded it before will say, 'Indeed, the messengers of our Lord came with the truth. Are there no intercessors [now] to intercede on our behalf? Or could we be sent back to do other than we used to do?' They will have lost their souls, and lost from them is [all] that which they used to invent."
[al-A'raf, 7: 52-53]
"They will say, 'Our Lord, you have made us lifeless twice and You have given us life twice. Now we have confessed our sins, so is there any way to get out?' [The answer will be], 'That is because when Allah was invoked alone you rejected [this], but if partners were associated with Him, you believed. The ruling [judgment] is with Allah, the Exalted, Most Great.'"
[Ghafir, 40: 11-12]
"How clearly they will see and hear the Day that they will come to Us. But the unjust today are in manifest error. But warn them of the Day of Regret, when the matter will be determined; yet, they are unmindful, and they do not believe."
[Maryam, 19: 38-39]
Abu Sa'eed (radiAllahu anhu) reported: "Allah Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, 'Death will be brought on the Day of Resurrection in the form of a white-colored ram. [Abu Kurayb added: "Then it will be made to stand between Paradise and Hell."] It will be said to the inhabitants of Paradise, 'Do you recognize this?" They will stretch forth their necks and look towards it, saying, 'Yes, it is death." Then it will be said to the inhabitants of the Hellfire, 'Do you recognize this?" And they will stretch forth their necks, look, and say, 'Yes it is death." Then the command will be given for slaughtering the ram, and it will be said, 'O inhabitants of Paradise, [there is now] eternity and no death." And then it will be said to the inhabitants of Hellfire, "O inhabitants of Hell, [there is now] eternity and no death."' Allah's Messenger (SAW) then recited the following verse, pointing with his hand to this material world: 'But warn them of the Day of Regret, when the matter will be determined; yet, they are unmindful, and they do not believe.'"
[Muslim, surah Maryam, 19: 39]
Abu Hurairah (radiAllahu anhu) related that the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said: "None will enter Paradise except that he will be shown the place that he would have occupied in Hellfire if he had been evil - so that he will be more thankful; each one of those who enter Hellfire will be shown the place that he would have occupied in Paradise if he had been good - so that he will increase in regret."
We hear and we obey. Forgive us, our Lord!
To You is the journey's end.
[surah Baqarah, 2: 285]