Hell is real. Hell won’t be over in a hurry. Neither will time heal all; as comforting as that theory sounds. Pain is real. It will be stark real more so in hell. We have tricked ourselves to act and think only in terms of reward. Healthy scheme. But carried out to the extent of terminating all thoughts of punishment. Punishment exists. More often than not, pain in this world is healed or forgotten after a certain time. But imagine that pain lingering and growing stronger as each second passes. The very image of the thought of comfort is impossible to conceive there. How we keep deluding ourselves.
Allah is everywhere. In the homes of the very poor too. A Hadeeth to ponder upon:
“Verily, Allah will say to His slave when He will be taking account of him on the Day of Judgment, ‘O’ son of Adam, I was hungry and you did not feed me.’ He will answer: ‘How could I feed you? You are the Lord of the worlds!’ He will say: ‘Did you not know that my slave so and so who is the son of so and so felt hunger, and you did not feed him. Alas, had you fed him you would have found that (i.e. reward) with Me.’ ‘O’ son of Adam, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink.’ He will reply: ‘How could I give You drink? You are the Lord of the worlds!’ He will say: ‘Did you not know that my slave so and so, the son of so and so felt thirsty and you did not give him drink. Alas, if you had given him, you would have found that (i.e. reward) with me.’ ‘O’ son of Adam, I became sick and you did not visit Me.’ He will answer: ‘How can I visit You? You are the Lord of the worlds!’ He will say: ‘Did you not know that my slave so and so, the son of so and so became sick and you did not visit him. Alas, had you visited him, you would have found Me with him.”‘
How ironical that man has the audacity to try to turn the tables and blindly question the whereabouts of Allah; citing the poor, downtrodden creatures as examples. I question again, where is man? As the character Robert Neville says in the movie “I Am Legend”, “God didn’t do this. We did.”
As in all the chaos in the world. True.