Question: Assalamu ‘allaykum. Will Allah love and have affection for anyone who will be in Jahannam forever?
Wa ‘alaykum assaalam wa rahmatullah wa barrakatuh.
I pray you are well.
Allah loves His creation and wants to manifest His infinite love, kindness, and favor on them. That is why He created us. However, people’s choices and actions can make them hateful to Allah.
Those who are in Hell forever are there due to their rejection of Allah, His favors, His guidance, and the truth He revealed. They are because they are disbelievers. “Indeed, Allah does not love the disbelievers.” [Qur’an, 33:4]
So, no, He does not love those who are in Hell forever. This is due to their own actions and choices.
May Allah protect us from such actions and choices, and make us of those whom He loves. Amin.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim Reasat
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.