The Creation of Paradise

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said,

“When Allah created Paradise and Hellfire, He sent Gabriel to Paradise, saying, ‘Look at it and at what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants.’

So Gabriel went to it and looked at it and at what Allah had prepared  for them.  Then Gabriel returned to Allah and said, ‘By Your glory, no one will hear of it without entering it.’

So Allah ordered that it be encompassed by different forms of hardship (lit. things that are disliked, referring to positive and negative forms of discipline that one often finds difficult), and He said, ‘Return to it and look at what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants.’

So Gabriel returned to it and found that it was encompassed by forms of hardship.  Then he returned to Allah and said, ‘By Your glory, I fear no one will enter it.’

Allah said, ‘Go to the Hellfire and look at it, and at what I have prepared therein for its inhabitants.’  Gabriel found that it was in layers, one above the other.  Then Gabriel returned to Allah and said, ‘By Your glory, no one who hears of it will enter it.’

So Allah ordered that it be encompassed by lusts.  Then He said, ‘Return to it.’  And Gabriel returned to it and said, ‘By Your glory, I am frightened that no one will escape from entering it.'”

[Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, and an-Nasaa’i]

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  1. UNHOLY QUOTES FROM THE KORAN
    THAT PROMOTE TERRORISM

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    Warning: The following quotes are blasphemous. They are taken from the Koran (translated by N.J. Danwood). By reading these quotes you will have a basic understanding of the Muslim religion, the wars and tension in the Middle East, and the terrorism on September 11:

    “…now that a Book confirming their own has come to them from God, they deny it…they reply: ‘We believe in what was revealed to us.’ But they deny what has since been revealed, although it is truth…Say: ‘Whoever is an enemy of Gabriel’ (who has by God’s grace revealed to you [Muhammad] the Koran as a guide…confirming previous scriptures)..will surely find that God is the enemy of the unbelievers.’…And now that an apostle has come to them from God confirming their own Scriptures, some of those to whom the Scriptures were given cast off the Book of God behind their backs…The unbelievers among the People of the Book, and the pagans, resent that any blessings should have been sent down to you from your Lord. ” (Surah 2:88-, 98-, 103-)
    “Slay them wherever you find them…Idolatry is worse than carnage…Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion reigns supreme.” (Surah 2:190-)
    “Fighting is obligatory for you, much as you dislike it.” (Surah 2:216)
    “Men are tempted [in this life] by the lure of women…far better is the return of God. Say: ‘Shall I tell you of better things than these, with which the righteous shall be rewarded by their Lord? Theirs shall be gardens watered by running streams, where they shall dwell for ever: wives of perfect chastity…” (Surah 3:14, 15)
    “The only true faith in God’s sight is Islam.” (Surah 3:19)
    “Believers, do not make friends with any but your own people…They desire nothing but your ruin….You believe in the entire Book…When they meet you they say: ‘We, too, are believers.’ But when alone, they bite their finger-tips with rage.” (Surah 3:118, 119)
    “If you should die or be slain in the cause of God, His forgiveness and His mercy would surely be better than all the riches…” (Surah 3:156-)
    “To those that declare: ‘God has commanded us to believe no apostle unless he brings down fire to consume an offering,’ say: ‘Other apostles before me [Muhammad] have come to you with veritable signs and worked the miracle you asked for…If they reject you [Muhammad], other apostles have been rejected before you…” (Surah 3:183-)
    “If you wish to replace a wife with another, do not take from her the dowry you have given her…” (Surah 4:20)
    “Forbidden to you are…married women, except those you own as slaves.” (Surah 4:20-, 24-)
    “Believers, do not approach your prayers when you are drunk, but wait till you can grasp the meaning of your words…” (Surah 4:43)
    “Seek out your enemies relentlessly.” (Surah 4:103-)
    “Try as you may, you cannot treat all your wives impartially.” (Surah 4:126-)
    “The Jews and Christians say: ‘We are the children of God and His loved ones.’ Say: ‘Why then does He punish you for your sins?” (Surah 5:18)
    “Believers, take neither Jews nor Christians for your friends.” (Surah 5:51)
    “The God will say: ‘Jesus, son of Mary, did you ever say to mankind ‘Worship me and my mother as gods besides God?’ ‘Glory to You, ‘he will answer, ‘how could I ever say that to which I have no right?” (Surah 5:114-)
    “Believers, when you encounter the infidels on the march, do not turn your backs to them in flight. If anyone on that day turns his back to them, except it be for tactical reasons…he shall incur the wrath of God and Hell shall be his home…” (Surah 8:12-)
    “Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme.” (Surah 8:36-)
    “If you fear treachery from any of your allies, you may fairly retaliate by breaking off your treaty with them.” (Surah 8:51-)
    “…make war on the leaders of unbelief…Make war on them: God will chastise them at your hands and humble them. He will grant you victory over them…” (Surah 9:12-)
    “It ill becomes the idolaters [non-Muslims] to visit the mosques of God…” (Surah 9:17)
    “Fight against such as those to whom the Scriptures were given [Jews and Christians]…until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued.” (Surah 9:27-)
    “It is He who has sent forth His apostle with guidance and the true Faith [Islam] to make it triumphant over all religions, however much the idolaters [non-Muslims] may dislike it.” (Surah 9:31-)
    “If you do not fight, He will punish you sternly, and replace you by other men.” (Surah 9:37-)
    “Prophet make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home.” (Surah 9:73)
    “Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them.” (Surah 9:121-)
    “Say: ‘Praise be to God who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in His Kingdom…” (Surah 17:111)
    “‘How shall I bear a child,’ she [Mary] answered, ‘when I am a virgin…?’ ‘Such is the will of the Lord,’ he replied. ‘That is no difficult thing for Him…God forbid that He [God[ Himself should beget a son!…Those who say: ‘The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son,’ preach a monstrous falsehood…” (Surah 19:12-, 29-, 88)
    “Fight for the cause of God with the devotion due to Him…He has given you the name of Muslims…” (Surah 22:78-)
    “Blessed are the believers…who restrain their carnal desires (except with their wives and slave-girls, for these are lawful to them)…These are the heirs of Paradise…” (Surah 23:1-5-)
    “You shall not force your slave-girls into prostitution in order that you make money, if they wish to preserve their chastity.” (Surah 24:33-)
    “As for the faithful who do good works and believe what is revealed to Muhammad…He will forgive them their sins…” (Surah 47:1)
    “Muhammad is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.” (Surah 48:29)
    “Shall the reward of goodness be anything but good?…Dark-eyed virgins sheltered in their tents…They shall recline on green cushions and fine carpets…Blessed be the name of your Lord…” (Surah 55:52-66-)

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