Why are we so cruel? Although we know most humans will go to hell, why do we keep having sex and produce so many babies, creating an opportunity for the baby to grow up and burn in hell for its sins? Isnt this a cruel act? We know very well that no matter how hard the baby we give birth to tries it will end up being a sinner because of it's sinful nature, and have a chance going to hell. Or is this thinking 'my parents gave birth to me and gave me a chance to burn in hell, so i will have my revenge, by giving birth to a baby who will also have the chance to burn in hell just like me for its sins' ? What would be so wrong if humans stop having sex and stop giving birth to babies? It is not like humans are that important, most of them are helldwellers anyway.
Assalamualaikum dear brother
Thank you for your question. Please reflect the following Hadith from Bukhari
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "On the day of Resurrection Allah will say, 'O Adam!'
Adam will reply, 'Labbaik our Lord, and Sa'daik '
Then there will be a loud call (saying), Allah orders you to take from among your offspring a mission for the (Hell) Fire.'
Adam will say, 'O Lord! Who are the mission for the (Hell) Fire?'
Allah will say, 'Out of each thousand, take out 999.'
At that time every pregnant female shall drop her load (have a miscarriage) and a child will have grey hair. And you shall see mankind as in a drunken state, yet not drunk, but severe will be the torment of Allah." (22.2)
(When the Prophet mentioned this), the people were so distressed (and afraid) that their faces got changed (in color) whereupon the Prophet said,
"From Gog and Magog NINE HUNDRED NINETY NINE will be taken out and ONE from you. You Muslims (compared to the large number of other people) will be like a black hair on the side of a white ox, or a white hair on the side of a black ox, and I hope that you will be one-fourth of the people of Paradise."
On that, we said, "Allahu-Akbar!"
Then he said, "I hope that you will be) one-third of the people of Paradise."
We again said, "Allahu-Akbar!"
Then he said, "(I hope that you will be) one-half of the people of Paradise."
So we said, Allahu Akbar."
Sahih Al Bukhari. Chapter: Prophetic Commentary on the Quran (Tafseer of the Prophet (pbuh))' Hadith 265
@UmarAbdullah Wa 'alaikumus salam. JazakAllah. But still, the number of human helldwellers will be more the human dwellers of paradise, right?
There is difference between "going to" Hell and "REMAINING" in Hell.
as we know in hadith that there will be shafa3a/intercession of the prophet/s and shuhada and righteous people and fasting and Quran... so people will be brought out of Hell and brought into Jannah.. Also Allah will call the angels to get away from Hell anyone who have an atom weight of Iman/faith in his heart.. then half an atom... at the end Allah will remove some people by His mercy from Hell into jannah who never did a good(intercession of Allah). because we are enjoying in this world 1 unit of the mercy of Allah while there is 99 other units of mercy are reserved for us in the last day.
I heard that the ratio of people who will remain in Hell to the people who will remain in Paradise is like the ratio between people who do suicide in this world to the people who die normally.
Another point, it is a great reward if someone raised/educated his son to be a good muslim who will raise up the truth, guidly guide who bring victory to the religion, and will be from the group/allies of Allah against the groups of Satan, and who will make du3aa to his parents after they die, and who will be a pleasure of their eyes and a support to them in this world... etcetera
remember the du3aa of Mary's mother when she was pregnant, and how Allah took care of her baby Mariam/Mary (peace upon her and on her son and on her mother and on people of Imran)