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Why are we not in Heaven or Hell Already?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Salam alaykum,

Since Allah knows who will go in Heaven and who will go in Hell why He is putting us on Earth? Why not just throw us all into Heaven or Hell?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

This life is an opportunity.

Allah Most High said, “Exalted is He who holds all control in His hands; who has power over all things; who created death and life to test you [people] and reveal which of you does best––He is the Mighty, the Forgiving” [67.1-2]

He wants the believers to strive so that He can grant them the everlasting favour of Paradise according to the degree of their efforts.

There would be no appreciation in being created in Paradise– but toil, struggle, and pray for 80 years then see Paradise and you’ll be grateful for eternity.

And Allah alone gives success.

wassalam,

Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani


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