Living Hearts Series

Why are we not in Heaven or Hell Already?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam


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?


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.” [Quran, 67:1-2]

He wants the believers to strive so that He can grant them the everlasting favor 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.


[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam
Checked and Approved by Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorized the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan, and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.