Quranic Reflections – Ep. 06

Abdur-Raheem McCarthy

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In a living hell

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Several years ago, I was watching an interview with Hollywood superstar, Robin Williams before he committed suicide. He was talking about his battle with depression and his addiction to alcohol. The reporter asked him, Why are you putting yourself through so much difficulties? What he said was amazing. He said, I'm doing this because I was living in a living hell, right away when I heard that. I remembered the verses when I'm also part of wattana said in the abroad and Athena, aim, were in food journal, a few jehane, that indeed the doers of good, they're in that game. They're in blessings, and the doors of evil that they are in Jassim, they are in hell. Right away. When we hear

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this verse, we think Allah subhanho wa Taala is talking about the hereafter. And that is correct. But when you reflect on the reality of the lives of the soil, of the pious ones, you feel and you see that they're living in this pleasure, even in this life. And you see that the doers are evil, that they're living in Hell, even this life, they want to start to reflect even deeper, I said to panela, that even in the graves, the doors of good they are put into a garden of gardens of Paradise, and the doors of evil are put into a pit from the pits of the hellfire. Later on in my readings, I found that Imam even though he mentioned the same thing, he said, Rahim Owatonna, that

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the doers of good, they are in name, they are in pleasure in this life, and their graves and then in the Hereafter, and the doers of evil, they will be in hell and this life, and then in the graves, and then in the hereafter man, law makers all from the doers of good, those who live in pleasure in this life, and then in our graves, and then we make it to Jen then the hereafter Yarrow Bill alameen