The fuel of jahannum

Q: In the Qur’an Allah Ta’ala says that the fuel of jahannam will be insaan and stones. My question is what did the stones do to deserve that Azhaab (punishment)?

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A: Stones will be put in Jahannum with the kuffaar in order to show them that the stones they used to worship will not be of any avail to them in saving them from the punishment of jahannum. However the stones will not receive punishment just as the malaaikah who are in charge of jahannum will be in the fire, but they will not experience pain and punishment.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

يـأَيُّهَا الَّذينَ ءامَنوا قوا أَنفُسَكُم وَأَهليكُم نارًا وَقودُهَا النّاسُ وَالحِجارَةُ عَلَيها مَلـئِكَةٌ غِلاظٌ شِدادٌ لا يَعصونَ اللَّـهَ ما أَمَرَهُم وَيَفعَلونَ ما يُؤمَرونَ ﴿التحريم:٦﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)