Mishaal Al-Kadhi responds to the question "Will all
Muslims go to Hell?" with this paragraph:
Mariam(19):71 is described by the prophet (pbuh) and also by the
companions ibn Masood and Sulaiman ibn Murrah among others. The
verse is a description of how all mankind shall have to pass over
Hellfire upon the "sirat" (path) in order to reach Heaven. Only
the pious make it across. The prophet (pbuh) was quoted by the
Companion Sulaiman ibn Murrah as saying that for the pious this
traversal shall not harm them since God shall make it safe for
them just as He made the fire of earth safe for prophet Abraham
(pbuh). This traversal shall be at speeds directly proportional
to that person's piety and obedience on earth, with some of them
passing as fast as lightning, some as fast as a swift wind, some
running, some walking, some crawling, etc. All of this information
can be found in various hadeeths of the prophet.
Let me repeat, Mr. Al-Kadhi claims that they (pious Muslims) will not
be entering Hell, but just be passing over Hell via some sort of a
bridge. He claims that this is a traversal that will not harm.
Obviously, he is more devoted to "some traditions" (which he refuses
to provide specific references for so that we can't even check them
out) than he is to the clear word of the Qur'an:
There will be no one of you who will not enter it (Hell).
This was an inevitable decree of your Lord.
Afterwards he may save some of the pious, God-fearing Muslims
out of the burning fire.
-- Sura 19:71-72
Or as Arberry translates it more literally:
No one of you there is, but he shall go down to it;
That for thy Lord is a thing decreed, determined.
Then We shall deliver those that were god-fearing;
and the evildoers We shall leave there, hobbling on their knees.
-- Sura 19:71-72
Both translators agree that Sura 19:71 speaks of "entering it" or
"going down to it" which is certainly different from passing over
it without harm. I wonder if Mr. Al-Kadhi has ever had a close
look at this verse.
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