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In 2012 someone asked Dr Zakir Naik a question, he asked why in Islam does Allah say that the biggest sin is not believing in him or believing in any other God. This sin is unforgivable and He will send them to hell? Is Allah not being egoistic here?

The answer from Dr Zakir Naik was that Allah is not doing this for his own benefit. It’s for the benefit of the people because He knows what is best for them and knows that if they follow him mankind will be better and if they don’t the opposite, so he wants them to fear not to worship and follow him. Like a father hitting his son who really wants to put his hand in a fire.

Here’s my problem with this. The answer Dr, Zakir Naik gave only explains why Allah would SAY he will put people who don’t believe in hell, it does not explain why he actually would on the day of judgement. In fact if we take his answer as the truth then we have to wonder whether or not people will actually be put in hell on judgement day, because if Allah truly does not care except for the purpose of human life on earth He has no reason to actually follow through with the threat. In my opinion, because of the questioning that his answer leads to his answer cannot be correct.

Please clarify

asked 0435119 UnknownUser's gravatar image

that's like the 3rd or 4th video i've seen of that guy. i'm yet to see any logic from him. the last one he compared a math teacher teaching 2 + 2 = 3 to prothleytizing.

so allah will allow a mass murderer, who has repented, and sings allah's praises into heaven. but an atheist who saves a million lives will not be allowed in. a hindu who does great charitable work throughout the world will be thrown in the hellfire. yet this is not the ultimate definition of egotism?

what is really scary is that whoever posted it on youtube said it was a great answer and there were people applauding.

(Aug 09 '13 at 12:00) abul rauf abul%20rauf's gravatar image

one of gods names is the arrogant. and hes the only one who can be arrogant isnt he?

(Aug 20 '13 at 15:51) a_mohammed a_mohammed's gravatar image

My question is this, the answer Dr. Zakir Naik gives does not actually answer the brothers question. Why would Allah put anyone in Hell on judgement day? Actually the answer Dr Nakir Zaik gives is basically saying there is no reason to put people in Hell but reason to have people believe they will go to hell. Once we are dead why would it matter? besides to punish? and Dr Zakir Naik is saying the reason is not to punish, is he not contradicting the quran?

I know some people will think, because if He does not put people in Hell then it is an empty threat, but at that point we are already dead. So the threat can no longer be empty or real anyway because there is no life to live.

answered 0435119 UnknownUser's gravatar image

Why would Allah put people in hell?. Ok let me think on this one. Allah from the beginning has taught and brought forth how to do all things. He has shown us right from wrong. Right?. Ok . He has promised to reward the reward able and to punish those who are punishable. Now. If he keeps his promise to those who get rewarded. The question is why wouldn't he keep the promise to punish? salaam.

(Aug 09 '13 at 12:24) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

i guess i didn't follow because of the guys' accents. i thought the question was why would god put someone in hell just because he didn't worship god. that if a person did all the other things asked of him/her by god, but believed in multiple gods, that that was the GREATEST SIN. and the only UNFORGIVABLE SIN.

sadie, see how i'm putting everthing in the comment section now. no "misguiding" answers. so you still thing that girl should apologize to her brother?

(Aug 09 '13 at 15:28) abul rauf abul%20rauf's gravatar image

Even if someone committed an "unforgivable sin" as one would say in english, should that be a reason to stop belief altogether?

it is better to seek forgiveness than not to, and I think that people let themselves and others believe that there are limits where it's not worth going to Allah to seek forgiveness anymore.

What so, if by one interpretation something is unforgivable, you should just stop and not turn to Allah? Turn to Him no matter what.

He is the most forgiving, why would you forget about Him just because others pressure people to feel like it's not worth it at a certain point?

Do you get what I mean?

answered 316 jook's gravatar image

i get what you mean. but repentance is not the question. whether it be murder or losing faith. the question is why would allah throw someone in hell simply for not believing in allah. it someone is if the most kind and generous person on the planet, but a hindu, when s/he died s/he goes to hell simply for not believing in allah. it's not a question of interpretation of what is "an" unforgivable sin. it is the consensus of dying in a state of disbelief is "the" unforgivable sin.

(Aug 10 '13 at 12:06) abul rauf abul%20rauf's gravatar image

At a Muhammad Allah (الله) The Greatest Name

2 Ar-Rahman (الرحمن) The All-Compassionate

3 Ar-Rahim (الرحيم) The All-Merciful

4 Al-Malik (الملك) The Absolute Ruler

5 Al-Quddus (القدوس) The Pure One

6 As-Salam (السلام) The Source of Peace

7 Al-Mu'min (المؤمن) The Inspirer of Faith

8 Al-Muhaymin (المهيمن) The Guardian

9 Al-Aziz (العزيز) The Victorious

10 Al-Jabbar (الجبار) The Compeller

11 Al-Mutakabbir (المتكبر) The Greatest

12 Al-Khaliq (الخالق) The Creator

13 Al-Bari' (البارئ) The Maker of Order

14 Al-Musawwir (المصور) The Shaper of Beauty

15 Al-Ghaffar (الغفار) The Forgiving

16 Al-Qahhar (القهار) The Subduer

17 Al-Wahhab (الوهاب) The Giver of All

18 Ar-Razzaq (الرزاق) The Sustainer

19 Al-Fattah (الفتاح) The Opener

20 Al-`Alim (العليم) The Knower of All

21 Al-Qabid (القابض) The Constrictor

22 Al-Basit (الباسط) The Reliever

23 Al-Khafid (الخافض) The Abaser

24 Ar-Rafi (الرافع) The Exalter

25 Al-Mu'izz (المعز) The Bestower of Honors

26 Al-Mudhill (المذل) The Humiliator

27 As-Sami (السميع) The Hearer of All

28 Al-Basir (البصير) The Seer of All

29 Al-Hakam (الحكم) The Judge

30 Al-`Adl (العدل) The Just

31 Al-Latif (اللطيف) The Subtle One

32 Al-Khabir (الخبير) The All-Aware

33 Al-Halim (الحليم) The Forbearing

34 Al-Azim (العظيم) The Magnificent

35 Al-Ghafur (الغفور) The Forgiver and Hider of Faults

36 Ash-Shakur (الشكور) The Rewarder of Thankfulness

37 Al-Ali (العلى) The Highest

38 Al-Kabir (الكبير) The Greatest

39 Al-Hafiz (الحفيظ) The Preserver

40 Al-Muqit (المقيت) The Nourisher

41 Al-Hasib (الحسيب) The Accounter

42 Al-Jalil (الجليل) The Mighty

43 Al-Karim (الكريم) The Generous

44 Ar-Raqib (الرقيب) The Watchful One

45 Al-Mujib (المجيب) The Responder to Prayer

46 Al-Wasi (الواسع) The All-Comprehending

47 Al-Hakim (الحكيم) The Perfectly Wise

48 Al-Wadud (الودود) The Loving One

49 Al-Majid (المجيد) The Majestic One

50 Al-Ba'ith (الباعث) The Resurrector

51 Ash-Shahid (الشهيد) The Witness

52 Al-Haqq (الحق) The Truth

53 Al-Wakil (الوكيل) The Trustee

54 Al-Qawiyy (القوى) The Possessor of All Strength

55 Al-Matin (المتين) The Forceful One

56 Al-Waliyy (الولى) The Governor

57 Al-Hamid (الحميد) The Praised One

58 Al-Muhsi (المحصى) The Appraiser

59 Al-Mubdi' (المبدئ) The Originator

60 Al-Mu'id (المعيد) The Restorer

61 Al-Muhyi (المحيى) The Giver of Life

62 Al-Mumit (المميت) The Taker of Life

63 Al-Hayy (الحي) The Ever Living One

64 Al-Qayyum (القيوم) The Self-Existing One

65 Al-Wajid (الواجد) The Finder

66 Al-Majid (الماجد) The Glorious

67 Al-Wahid (الواحد) The One, the All Inclusive, The Indivisible

68 As-Samad (الصمد) The Satisfier of All Needs

69 Al-Qadir (القادر) The All Powerful

70 Al-Muqtadir (المقتدر) The Creator of All Power

71 Al-Muqaddim (المقدم) The Expediter

72 Al-Mu'akhkhir (المؤخر) The Delayer

73 Al-Awwal (الأول) The First

74 Al-Akhir (الأخر) The Last

75 Az-Zahir (الظاهر) The Manifest One

76 Al-Batin (الباطن) The Hidden One

77 Al-Wali (الوالي) The Protecting Friend

78 Al-Muta'ali (المتعالي) The Supreme One

79 Al-Barr (البر) The Doer of Good

80 At-Tawwab (التواب) The Guide to Repentance

81 Al-Muntaqim (المنتقم) The Avenger

82 Al-'Afuww (العفو) The Forgiver

83 Ar-Ra'uf (الرؤوف) The Clement

84 Malik-al-Mulk (مالك الملك) The Owner of All

85 Dhu-al-Jalal wa-al-Ikram (ذو الجلال و الإكرام) The Lord of Majesty and Bounty

86 Al-Muqsit (المقسط) The Equitable One

87 Al-Jami' (الجامع) The Gatherer

88 Al-Ghani (الغنى) The Rich One

89 Al-Mughni (المغنى) The Enricher

90 Al-Mani'(المانع) The Preventer of Harm

91 Ad-Darr (الضار) The Creator of The Harmful

92 An-Nafi' (النافع) The Creator of Good

93 An-Nur (النور) The Light

94 Al-Hadi (الهادي) The Guide

95 Al-Badi (البديع) The Originator

96 Al-Baqi (الباقي) The Everlasting One

97 Al-Warith (الوارث) The Inheritor of All

98 Ar-Rashid (الرشيد) The Righteous Teacher

99 As-Sabur (الصبور) The Patient On

answered 1.6k314 sadie's gravatar image

thanks sadie, that's a get out of hell free card, right? anyone who knows all 99 names gets into heaven. i'll save a seat for ya.

(Aug 21 '13 at 11:17) abul rauf abul%20rauf's gravatar image

Salam Alaikoum;

I like the last answer to the question best...let me try and see if I can add a bit of perspective. I reverted to Islam some 20 year ago now...and I remeber most the question I received from a brother after my first year as a Muslim. His question to me was "Why did you become Muslim.....I know many christians that are much better than any Muslim...I think you are wrong to convert"...well I was a bit shocked at his question....but here is the answer I gave him at the time...maybe it can help see things in a different light. I shouold be clear, this is in response to the question was about going to hell for an unforgivable sin, in my limitted knowledge,...may Allah forgive me if I am wrong and hopefully someone of greater knowledge will correct me..I think the only unforgivable sin...truely for which Allah does assure us that we will be thrown in hell is that of Shirk....dis-beliefe in Allah and /or associating partner with Allah. I must specify that to eb more accutrate ...if one dies in this state of disbelief or Shirk then he/she is promissed hell. Allah may forgive all sins exceot this one. If one repents during the life time then he is at the mercy of Allah....and that is the state we all live in because neither I nor anyone else has a certificate from Allah guaranteeing him/he to me that is clear.

Now to elaborate on the fact that Christians or any other great/wonderful and kind person who does not believe in Allah should be in hell or not.

Let us think about how a country works...internally..let us consider the United States becaue although we may not all agree on the foreign agenda and its foreign policies...the internal laws are pretty good. Now consider the very best citizen in America, always pays his taxes, never ever breaks any laws, is respoectful of all other citizens, so on and so on.....but one day we discover that besides all of this....still he is a traitor and has been sending military secretes to the enemy of the country.......IN times of war....even hardned criminals have been released conditionally to go fight for their country and are often promised freedom if they return....but can the co0untry do this for the see...the matter his qualities lacks that most important fundamental quality that distiguishes the Allahs world...we are either with Allah or we are not...of course this does not mean that we all believe perfectly....but it does mean that we all aspire to a common objective of bettering the self and becoming closer to Allah in time...inchallah...the traito...does not hold this quality...this is a simple explanation to show why even the worst of Muslims is better than the best man who does not believe in Allah...he s simply not on the right truth.....there is no team...there is only Allah...the one and only.

As a young christian boy I was always thought that God was fighting Shaitan, but as a Muslim...I began to understand that this was not possible....because it pre-supposes that Shaitan has power and has a chance of winning and this concept is simply impossible since no other has power but Allah. I have also tried to understand better the concept of see...and let me be clear...this is my interpretation only....I am not a scholar not even very knowledgeadble to please do seek council from more knowledge individuals....but it has becoe my conviction that punishement is what happens in the here after...that is, what happens after death...not during the life....I have found that every problem/issue in life is simply a test/lesson Darse from Allah and that he sends this our way out of love...instead of Asking Allah to remove my problems...I have learned to ask Allah to help me understand the lesson he want me to learn from this test so that O may grow and I thank him for the love he has for me for testing me.

In any case...this is how I see things for now...may Allah guide us and bring us to clarity always.

Salam Alaikoum Yussef (Denis Leclerc)

answered 0435119 UnknownUser's gravatar image

Let me ask you before answering your question. Dd you really believe in one God ie Allahu SWA? If yes then u should have go back to islamic scholars bt sunni for you to understand what islam is all about before knowing Allah. cos HE says knows me before you worships me Thanks for your tym.

answered 0435119 UnknownUser's gravatar image

Of course, I have always believed in One God, Allah SWA...althought I understand your statement and spent some time studying at the Imam Malick institute in Bahrain although I am no scholar of course...I am unsure why you are asking / making this statement with regards to my point earlier....maybe my comment was mis-understood...


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