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General Knowledge From The Qur'an
   


PLACES MENTIONED IN THE QUR'AN

MOUNT SINAI

Remember when We made the covenant with you and lifted up the Mount above your heads: 'Take hold vigorously of what We have given you and pay heed to what is in it, so that hopefully you will guard against evil.' (Surat al-Baqara, 63 )

When Musa had fulfilled the appointed term and had set off with his family, he noticed a fire from one side of the Mount. He said to his family, 'Stay here, I can see a fire. Hopefully I will bring you back some news from it or a burning branch from the fire so that you will be able to warm yourselves.' But when he reached it a voice called out to him from the right hand side of the valley in the part which was full of blessing, from out of the bush: 'Musa, I am Allah, the Lord of all the worlds. (Surat al-Qasas, 29-30)

We called out to him from the right hand side of the Mount and We brought him near in close communication. (Surah Maryam, 52)

Tribe of Israel! We rescued you from your enemy and made an appointment with you on the right hand side of the Mount and sent down manna and quails for you. (Surah Ta Ha, 80)

And a tree springing forth from Mount Sinai yielding oil and a seasoning to those who eat. (Surat al-Mu'minun, 20)

You were not on the western side when We gave Musa the command. You were not a witness. Yet We produced further generations and ages passed. Nor did you live among the people of Madyan and recite Our Signs to them, yet We have sent you news of them. Nor were you on the side of the Mount when We called, yet it is a mercy from your Lord so that you can warn a people to whom no warner came before, so that hopefully they will pay heed. (Surat al-Qasas, 44-46)

And Mount Sinai. (Surat at-Tin, 2)

By the Mount (Surat at-Tur, 1)

 

VALLEY OF TUWA

Valley of Tuwa is the holy place where Allah spoke to Prophet Musa the first time and revealed to him that He had chosen him for Himself. It is the place where Prophet Musa, who noticed a fire and headed towards the fire leaving his family behind, was called out by a voice from out of the bush and was given miracles. The name of this holy place is cited in the Qur'an in two verses:

I am your Lord. Take off your sandals. You are in the holy valley of Tuwa. (Surah Ta Ha, 12)

When his Lord called out to him in the holy valley of Tuwa? (Surat an-Nazi'at, 16)

 

Masjid al-Haram - THE SACRED HOUSE - THE ANCIENT HOUSE - KA'BA

The Ka'ba is referred to in the Qur'an by different names, including the Ancient House, the Sacred House and the Masjid al-Haram.

 

The House

And when Ibrahim built the foundations of the House with Isma'il: 'Our Lord, accept this from us! You are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing. (Surat al-Baqara, 127)

Safa and Marwa are among the Landmarks of Allah, so anyone who goes on hajj to the House or does 'umra incurs no wrong in going back and forth between them. If anyone spontaneously does good, Allah is All-Thankful, All-Knowing. (Surat al-Baqara, 158)

The first House established for mankind was that at Bakka, a place of blessing and a guidance for all beings. In it are Clear Signs-Ibrahim's station (maqam). All who enter it are safe. Hajj to the House is a duty owed to Allah by all mankind - those who can find a way to do it. But if anyone disbelieves, Allah is Rich Beyond Need of any being. (Surah Al 'Imran, 96-97)

And We located the position of the House for Ibrahim: 'Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who circle it, and those who stand and bow and prostrate. (Surat al-Hajj, 26)

 

Masjid al-Haram

We have seen you looking up into heaven, turning this way and that, so We will turn you towards a direction which will please you. Turn your face, therefore, towards the Masjid al-Haram. Wherever you all are, turn your faces towards it. Those given the Book know it is the truth from their Lord. Allah is not unaware of what they do. (Surat al-Baqara, 144)

Wherever you come from, turn your face to the Masjid al-Haram. This is certainly the truth from your Lord. Allah is not unaware of what you do. (Surat al-Baqara, 149)

Wherever you come from, turn your face to the Masjid al-Haram. Wherever you are, turn your faces towards it so that people will have no argument against you - except for those among them who do wrong and then you should not fear them but rather fear Me - and so that I can complete My blessing to you so that hopefully you will be guided. (Surat al-Baqara, 150)

But why should Allah not punish them now when they bar access to the Masjid al-Haram? They are not its guardians. Only people who guard against evil can be its guardians. But most of them do not know that. (Surat al-Anfal, 34)

How could any of the idolaters possibly have a treaty with Allah and with His Messenger, except for those you made a treaty with at the Masjid al-Haram? As long as they are straight with you, be straight with them. Allah loves those who guard against evil. (Surat at-Tawba, 7)

Do you make the giving of water to the pilgrims and looking after the Masjid al-Haram the same as believing in Allah and the Last Day and striving in the Way of Allah? They are not equal in the sight of Allah. Allah does not guide wrongdoing people. (Surat at-Tawba, 19)

You who believe! The idolaters are unclean, so after this year they should not come near the Masjid al-Haram. If you fear impoverishment, Allah will enrich you from His bounty if He wills. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise. (Surat at-Tawba, 28)

 

The Sacred House

You who believe! Do not profane the sacred rites of Allah or the sacred months, or the sacrificial animals, or the ritual garlands, or those heading for the Sacred House, desiring profit and good pleasure from their Lord. Once you are permitten (to go on your way), you may hunt. Do not let hatred for a people who debar you from the Masjid al-Haram incite you into going beyond the limits. Help each other to goodness and heedfulness. Do not help each other to wrongdoing and enmity. Have fear of Allah. Allah is severe in retribution. (Surat al-Ma'ida, 2)

Allah has made the Ka'ba, the Sacred House, a special institution for mankind, and also the sacred months and the sacrificial animals and the ritual garlands. That is so you will know that Allah knows what is in the heavens and in the earth and that Allah has knowledge of all things. (Surat al-Ma'ida, 97)

Our Lord! I have settled some of my offspring by Your Sacred House in an uncultivated valley. Our Lord! Let them perform prayer! Make the hearts of mankind incline towards them and provide them with fruits, so that hopefully they will be thankful. (Surah Ibrahim, 37)

 

The Ancient House

Then they should end their state of self-neglect and fufil their vows and circle the Ancient House.' (Surat al-Hajj, 29)

You have advantages in them till a fixed time, then their place of sacrifice is the Ancient House. (Surat al-Hajj, 33)

 

SAFA - MARWA

Safa and Marwa are among the Landmarks of Allah, so anyone who goes on hajj to the House or does 'umra incurs no wrong in going back and forth between them. If anyone spontaneously does good, Allah is All-Thankful, All-Knowing. (Surat al-Baqara, 158)

 

Masjid al-Aqsa

Glory be to Him Who took His servant on a journey by night from the Masjid al-Haram to the Masjid al-Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, in order to show him some of Our Signs. He is the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing. (Surat al-Isra', 1)

 

MECCA

Mecca, mentioned in the Qur'an as the city where Ka'ba is located, is among the holy places. Other names used for Mecca in the Qur'an are Bakka and the Mother of Cities.

The first House established for mankind was that at Bakka, a place of blessing and a guidance for all beings. (Surah Al 'Imran, 96)

This is a Book We have sent down and blessed, confirming what came before it, so that you can warn the Mother of Cities and the people around it. Those who believe in the hereafter believe in it and safeguard their prayer. (Surat al-An'am, 92)

If you do not help him, Allah did help him when those who disbelieved drove him out (from Mecca) and there were two of them in the Cave. He said to his companion, 'Do not be despondent, Allah is with us.' Then Allah sent down His serenity upon him and reinforced him with troops you could not see. He made the word of those who disbelieved undermost. It is the word of Allah which is uppermost. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surat at-Tawba, 40)

Do they not see that We have established (Mecca) a safe haven while people all round them are violently dispossessed? So why do they believe in falsehood and reject the blessing of Allah? (Surat al-'Ankabut, 67)

Accordingly We have revealed to you an Arabic Qur'an so that you may warn the Mother of Cities and those around it, and give warning of the Day of Gathering about which there is no doubt: one group in the Garden, the other in the Blazing Fire. (Surat ash-Shura, 7)

It is He Who held their hands back from you, and your hands from them in the valley of Mecca, after giving you the upper hand over them. Allah sees what you do. (Surat al-Fath, 24)

 

MADINA (YATHRIB)

Madina is the city to which Muslims migrated under the leadership of Our Prophet. Those who migrated were called the "Muhajirun", and those who welcomed and settled the Muhajirun were called the "Ansar".

Some of the desert Arabs around you are hypocrites and some of the people of Madina are obdurate in their hypocrisy. You do not know them but We know them. We will punish them twice over and then they will be returned to a terrible punishment. (Surat at-Tawba, 101)

It was not for people of Madina, and the desert arabs around them, to remain behind the Messenger of Allah nor to prefer themselves to him. That is because no thirst or weariness or hunger will afflict them in the Way of Allah, nor will they take a single step to infuriate the disbelievers, nor secure any gain from the enemy, without a right action being written down for them because of it. Allah does not let the wage of the good-doers go to waste. (Surat at-Tawba, 120)

And a group of them said, 'People of Yathrib, Your position is untenable so return!' some of them asked the Prophet to excuse them, saying, 'Our houses are exposed,' when they were not exposed; it was merely that they wanted to run away. (Surat al-Ahzab, 13)

They say, 'If we return to Madina, the mightier will drive out the inferior.' But all might belongs to Allah and to His Messenger and the believers. But the hypocrites do not know this. (Surat al-Munafiqun, 8)

Those who were already settled in the abode (Madina), and in faith, before they came, love those who have migrated to them and do not find in their hearts any need for what they have been given and prefer them to themselves even if they themselves are needy. It is the people who are safe-guarded from the avarice of their own selves who are successful. (Surat al-Hashr, 9)

If the hypocrites and those with sickness in their hearts and the rumour-mongers in Madina do not desist, We will set you onto them. Then they will only be your neighbours there a very short time. (Surat al-Ahzab, 60)

 

EGYPT

We revealed to Musa and his brother: 'Settle your people in houses in Egypt and make your houses places of worship and perform prayer and give good news to the believers.' (Surah Yunus, 87 )

The Egyptian who had bought him told his wife, 'Look after him with honour and respect. It's possible he will be of use to us or perhaps we might adopt him as a son.' And thus We established Yusuf in the land to teach him the true meaning of events. Allah is in control of His affair. However, most of mankind do not know. (Surah Yusuf, 21)

And when you said, 'Musa, we will not put up with just one kind of food so ask your Lord to supply to us some of what the earth produces - its grains, cucumbers, garlic, lentils and onions,' he said, 'Do you want to replace what is better with what is inferior? Go back to Egypt, then you will have what you are asking for.' Abasement and destitution were stamped upon them. They brought down anger from Allah upon themselves. That was because they rejected Allah's Signs and killed the Prophets without any right to do so. That was because they rebelled and went beyond the limits. (Surat al-Baqara, 61)

And thus We established Yusuf in the land so he could live in any place he pleased (in Egypt). We grant Our grace to anyone We will and We do not allow to go to waste the wage of any people who do good. (Surah Yusuf, 56)

Then when they entered into Yusuf's presence, he drew his parents close to him and said, 'Enter Egypt safe and sound, if Allah wills.' (Surah Yusuf, 99)

Pharaoh exalted himself arrogantly in the land (in Egypt) and divided its people into camps, oppressing one group of them by slaughtering their sons and letting their women live. He was one of the corrupters. (Surat al-Qasas, 4)

 

IRAM

Iram of the Columns whose like was not created in any land. (Surat al-Fajr, 7-8)

 

BABYLON

They follow what the satans recited in the reign of Sulayman. Sulayman did not become disbeliver, but the satans did, teaching people sorcery and what had been sent down to Harut and Marut, the two angels in Babylon, who taught no one without first saying to him, 'We are merely a trial and temptation, so do not become disbelievers.' People learned from them how to separate a man and his wife but they cannot harm anyone by it, except with Allah's permission. They have learned what will harm them and will not benefit them. They know that any who deal in it will have no share in the hereafter. What an evil thing they have sold themselves for if they only knew! (Surat al-Baqara, 102)

 

PLACES OF TRIAL FOR PROPHETS AND BELIEVERS AS MENTIONED IN THE QUR'AN

Prophet Yunus (as) - The Fish and the Ship

Yunus too was one of the Messengers. When he ran away to the fully laden ship and cast lots and lost. Then the fish devoured him and he was to blame. Had it not been that he was a man who glorified Allah, he would have remained inside its belly until the Day they are raised again. So We cast him up onto the beach and he was sick; and We caused a gourd tree to grow over him. (Surat as-Saffat, 139-146)

Prophet Yusuf (as) - The Well and the Prison

One of them said, 'Do not take Yusuf's life but throw him to the bottom of the well, so that some travellers may discover him, if this is something that you have to do.' (Surah Yusuf, 10 )

But when, in fact, they did go out with him and gathered all together and agreed to put him at the bottom of the well, We then revealed to him that: 'You will inform them of this deed they perpetrate at a time when they are totally unaware.' (Surah Yusuf, 15)

Some travellers came that way and then dispatched their water-drawer who let his bucket down. He said, 'Good news for me, I've found a boy!' They then hid him away among their goods. Allah knew very well what they were doing. (Surah Yusuf, 19)

He (Yusuf) said, 'My Lord, the prison is preferable to me than what they call on me to do. Unless You turn their guile away from me, it may well be that I will fall for them and so become a man of ignorance.' (Surah Yusuf, 33)

Two servants entered prison along with him. One said, 'I dreamt that I was pressing grapes.' The other said, 'I dreamt I carried bread upon my head and birds were eating it. Tell us the true meaning of these dreams. We see that you're one of the righteous.' (Surah Yusuf, 36)

My fellow-prisoners, are many lords better, or Allah, the only One, the Conqueror? (Surah Yusuf, 39)

My fellow-captives, one of you will serve his lord with wine, the other of you will be crucified and birds will eat his head. The thing you asked about is foreordained.' He said to the one of them he knew was saved, 'Please mention me when you are with your lord,' but Satan made him forget to remind his lord, and so he stayed in prison for several years. (Surah Yusuf, 41-42)

Companions of the Cave - The Cave

When the young men took refuge in the cave and said, 'Our Lord, give us mercy directly from You and open the way for us to right guidance in our situation.' So We sealed their ears with sleep in the cave for a number of years. (Surat al-Kahf, 10-11)

We fortified their hearts when they stood up and said, 'Our Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth and We will not call on any god apart from Him. We would in that case have uttered an abomination. These people of ours have taken gods apart from Him. Why do they not produce a clear authority concerning them? Who could do greater wrong than someone who invents a lie against Allah? When you have separated yourselves from them and everything they worship except Allah, take refuge in the cave and your Lord will unfold His mercy to you and open the way to the best for you in your situation.' You would have seen the sun, when it rose, inclining away from their cave towards the right, and, when it set, leaving them behind on the left, while they were lying in an open part of it. That was one of Allah's Signs. Whoever Allah guides is truly guided. But if He misguides someone, you will find no protector for them to guide them rightly. (Surat al-Kahf, 14-17)

Prophet Muhammad (saas) - The Cave

If you do not help him, Allah did help him when the disbelievers drove him out and there were two of them in the Cave. He said to his companion, 'Do not be despondent, Allah is with us.' Then Allah sent down His serenity upon him and reinforced him with troops you could not see. He made the word of the disbelievers undermost. It is the word of Allah which is uppermost. Allah is Almighty, All-Wise. (Surat at-Tawba, 40)

 

PLACES OF PRAYER - PLACES WHERE BELIEVERS LIVE

Children of Adam! Wear fine clothing in every mosque and eat and drink but do not be profligate. He does not love the profligate. (Surat al-A'raf, 31)

It is not for the idolaters to frequent the mosques of Allah, bearing witness against themselves of their disbelief. They are the ones whose actions will come to nothing. They will be in the Fire timelessly, for ever. The mosques of Allah should only be frequented by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day and perform prayer and pay the welfare tax, and fear no one but Allah. They are the ones most likely to be guided. Do you make the giving of water to the pilgrims and looking after the Masjid al-Haram the same as believing in Allah and the Last Day and striving in the Way of Allah? They are not equal in the sight of Allah. Allah does not guide wrongdoing people. (Surat at-Tawba, 17-19)

Those who were expelled from their homes without any right, merely for saying, 'Our Lord is Allah' (if Allah had not driven some people back by means of others, monasteries, churches, synagogues and mosques, where Allah's name is mentioned much, would have been pulled down and destroyed. Allah will certainly help those who help Him - Allah is All-Strong, Almighty), (Surat al-Hajj, 40)

Allah has made your houses places of rest for you and made houses for you out of cattle hides which are light for you to carry both when you are travelling and when you are staying in one place. And from their wool and fur and hair you obtain clothing and carpets and household utensils for a time. (Surat an-Nahl, 80)

He (Zakariyya) came out to his people from his place of worship and gestured to them to glorify Allah in the morning and the evening. (Surah Maryam, 11)

You who believe! Do not enter houses other than your own until you have asked permission and greeted their inhabitants. That is better for you, so that hopefully you will pay heed. And if you find no one at home do not go in until permission has been granted you. And if you are told to go away then go away. That is purer for you. Allah knows what you do. There is nothing wrong in your entering houses where no one lives and where there is some service for you. Allah knows what you divulge and what you conceal. (Surat an-Nur, 27-29)

In houses which Allah has permitted to be built and in which His name is remembered, there are men who proclaim His glory morning and evening, (Surat an-Nur, 36)

There is no objection to the blind, no objection to the lame, no objection to the sick nor to yourselves if you eat in your own houses or your fathers' houses or your mothers' houses or your brothers' houses or your sisters' houses or the houses of your paternal uncles or paternal aunts or the houses of your maternal uncles or maternal aunts or places to which you own the keys or those of your friends. There is nothing wrong in your eating together or eating separately. And when you enter houses greet one another with a greeting from Allah, blessed and good. In this way Allah makes the Signs clear to you so that hopefully you will use your intellect. (Surat an-Nur, 61)

Will you continue hewing houses from the mountains with exultant skill? (Surat ash-Shu'ara', 149)

 

PLACES EMPHASIZED IN THE QUR'AN

The Place Where The Two Seas Converge

He has let loose the two seas, converging together, with a barrier between them they do not break through. (Surat ar-Rahman, 19-20)

The Place Where The Sun Sets

Until he reached the setting of the sun and found it setting in a muddy spring and found a people by it. We said, 'Dhu'l-Qarnayn! You can either punish them or else you can treat them with gentleness.' (Surat al-Kahf, 86)

The Place Where The Sun Rises

Until he reached the rising of the sun and found it rising on a people to whom We had not given any shelter from it. (Surat al-Kahf, 90)

The Place Between The Two Mountains

Until he arrived between the two mountains where he found a people scarcely able to understand speech. (Surat al-Kahf, 93)

The Eastern Place Where Maryam Withdrew

Mention Maryam in the Book, how she withdrew from her people to an eastern place, (Surah Maryam, 16)

Beneath the Date Palm

The pains of labour drove her to the trunk of a date-palm. She said, 'Oh if only I had died before this time and was something discarded and forgotten!' A voice called out to her from under her, 'Do not grieve! Your Lord has placed a small stream at your feet. Shake the trunk of the palm towards you and fresh, ripe dates will drop down onto you. (Surah Maryam, 23-25)

The Place Where Maryam (as) and Prophet 'Isa (as) Were Settled

And We made the son of Maryam and his mother a Sign and gave them shelter on a mountainside where there was a meadow and a flowing spring. (Surat al-Mu'minun, 50)

The Place Where the Companions of the Cave Stayed

When the young men took refuge in the cave and said, 'Our Lord, give us mercy directly from You and open the way for us to right guidance in our situation.' (Surat al-Kahf, 10)

You would have seen the sun, when it rose, inclining away from their cave towards the right, and, when it set, leaving them behind on the left, while they were lying in an open part of it. That was one of Allah's Signs. Whoever Allah guides is truly guided. But if He misguides someone, you will find no protector for them to guide them rightly. (Surat al-Kahf, 17)

An Uncultivated Valley

When Ibrahim said, '... Our Lord! I have settled some of my offspring by Your Sacred House in an uncultivated valley. Our Lord! Let them perform prayer! Make the hearts of mankind incline towards them and provide them with fruits, so that hopefully they will be thankful. (Surah Ibrahim, 35-37)

 

DWELLINGS IN PARADISE

Paradise is the real abode of believers. Those who believe in Allah and the day of rising will be welcomed in the dwellings of paradise, each of which is prepared by Allah. In the Qur'an, various aspects of paradise are described, and all of them have beauties peculiar to themselves. Yet these descriptions include only a portion of the blessings that Allah keeps hidden in paradise for those who believe.

Allah has prepared Gardens for them with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever. That is the great victory. (Surat at-Tawba, 89)

But as for those who believe and do right actions, their Lord will guide them by their faith. Rivers will flow under them in Gardens of Delight. (Surah Yunus, 9)

But Allah will admit those who believe and do right actions into Gardens with rivers flowing under them where they will be adorned with gold bracelets and pearls, and where their clothing will be of silk. (Surat al-Hajj, 23)

What is the Garden promised to those who guard against evil like? It has rivers flowing under it and its foodstuffs and cool shade never fail. That is the final fate of those who guard against evil. But the final fate of the disbelievers is the Fire. (Surat ar-Ra'd, 35)

Garden of Refuge

He saw him again another time by the Lote-tree of the Final Limit, beside which is the Garden of Refuge. (Surat an-Najm, 13-15)

Gardens of Eden

Gardens of Eden which they will enter, and all of their parents, wives and children who were righteous. Angels will enter in to welcome them from every gate. (Surat ar-Ra'd, 23)

They will enter Gardens of Eden where they will be adorned with gold bracelets and pearls, and where their clothing will be of silk. (Surah Fatir, 33)

Gardens of Eden, whose gates will be open to them. (Surah Sād, 50)

Gardens of Firdaws

... who will inherit Firdaws, remaining in it timelessly, for ever. (Surat al-Mu'minun, 11)

Gardens

As for those who believed and did right actions, they will be made joyful in a garden. (Surat ar-Rum, 15)

Shades

They and their wives reclining on couches in the shade. (Surah Ya Sin, 56)

And wide-spreading shade (Surat al-Waqi'a, 30)

Breadth of Paradise

Race each other to forgiveness from your Lord and to a Garden, whose breadth is like that of heaven and earth combined, made ready for those who believe in Allah and His Messengers. That is Allah's favour which He gives to those He wills. Allah's favour is indeed immense. (Surat al-Hadid, 21)

In an elevated Garden. (Surat al-Haqqa, 22)

Gushing Springs

In them are two gushing springs. (Surat ar-Rahman, 66)

Pavilions

Dark-eyed, secluded in cool pavilions. (Surat ar-Rahman, 72)

 

DWELLINGS IN HELL

The Most Evil Place to Stay

When he is told to have fear of Allah, he is seized by pride which drives him to wrongdoing. Hell will be enough for him! What an evil resting-place! (Surat al-Baqara, 206)

But if anyone opposes the Messenger after the guidance has become clear to him, and follows other than the path of the believers, We will hand him over to whatever he has turned to, and We will roast him in Hell. What an evil destination! (Surat an-Nisa', 115)

Hell, where they will roast. What an evil resting-place! This! So let them taste it - boiling water and scalding pus. (Surah Sād, 56-57)

It is the Refuge of Unbelievers

Those who say that the Messiah, son of Maryam, is Allah are disbelievers. The Messiah said, 'Tribe of Israel! Worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord. If anyone associates anything with Allah, Allah has forbidden him the Garden and his refuge will be the Fire.' The wrongdoers will have no helpers. (Surat al-Ma'ida, 72)

As for those who do not expect to meet Us and are content with the life of this world and at rest in it, and those who are heedless of Our Signs, their shelter will be the Fire because of what they earned. (Surah Yunus, 7-8)

Fire is Their Residence

Allah will admit those who believe to Gardens with rivers flowing under them.Those who disbelieve have their enjoyment, eating as cattle eat, but the Fire will be their final residence. (Surah Muhammad, 12)

There are Beds of Hell-Fire and Coverings of Hell

As for those who deny Our Signs and are arrogant regarding them, the Gates of Heaven will not be opened for them, and they will not enter the Garden until a camel goes through a needle's eye. That is how We repay the evildoers. Theirs will be a bed of hell, and over them coverings (of hell). That is how We repay wrongdoers. (Surat al-A'raf, 40-41)

They Will be Tied to Columns in the Kindled Fire

And what will convey to you what the Shatterer is? The kindled Fire of Allah reaching right into the heart. It is sealed in above them in towering columns. (Surat al-Humaza, 5-9)

They Will be Flung into a Narrow Place in Hell

When they are flung into a narrow place in it, shackled together in chains, they will cry out there for destruction. (Surat al-Furqan, 13)

They Will be Amid a Thick Black Smoke

Amid searing blasts and scalding water and the murk of thick black smoke, providing no coolness and no pleasure. (Surat al-Waqi'a, 42-44)

Hell Will be Surrounded by Walls

That Day the men and women of the hypocrites will say to those who believe, 'Wait for us so that we can borrow some of your light.' They will be told, 'Go back and look for light!'and a wall will be erected between them with a gate in it, on the inside of which there will be mercy but before whose exterior lies the punishment. (Surat al-Hadid, 13)

Say: 'It is the truth from your Lord; so let whoever wishes believe and whoever wishes disbelieve.' We have prepared for the wrongdoers a Fire whose billowing walls of smoke will hem them in. If they call for help, they will be helped with water like seething molten brass, frying their faces. What a noxious drink! What an evil repose! (Surat al-Kahf, 29)

There is a Sealed Vault of Fire

Those who reject Our signs, they are the Companions of the Left. Above them is a sealed vault of Fire. (Surat al-Balad, 19-20)

There is a Fire That Torments Unbelievers

On the Day they are tormented by the Fire. (Surat adh-Dhariyat, 13)

There are Shackles and a Blazing Fire

With Us there are shackles and a Blazing Fire and food that chokes and a painful punishment. (Surat al-Muzzammil, 12-13)

There is a Chain the Length of Which is Seventy Cubits

'Seize him and truss him up. Then roast him in the Blazing Fire. Then bind him in a chain which is seventy cubits long. (Surat al-Haqqa, 30-32)

Chains and Shackles are Made Ready for Unbelievers

We have made ready for the disbelievers shackles and chains and a Searing Blaze. (Surat al-Insan, 4)

Hell is a Place of Ambush

Hell lies in wait - a homecoming for the profligate remaining in it for countless aeons, not tasting any coolness there or any drink, except for boiling water and scalding pus. (Surat an-Naba', 21-25)

Thorny Bush and Tree of az-Zaqqum are Their Food

Roasting in a red-hot Fire, drinking from a boiling spring. They have no food but a bitter thorny bush which neither nourishes nor satisfies. (Surat al-Ghashiyya, 4-7)

The Tree of az-Zaqqum is the food of the wicked, seething in the belly like molten brass, as boiling water bubbles and seethes. Seize him and drag him bodily into the middle of the Blazing Fire. Then pour the punishment of boiling water on his head.' (Surat ad-Dukhan, 43-48)

There is No Way of Escaping from It

The evildoers will see the Fire and realise they are going to fall into it and find no way of escaping from it. (Surat al-Kahf, 53)