04 – Why does God create people and then send them to the Hellfire? Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers- Shaykh Hamza Karamali

We often wonder, “Why?”–Why does God want us to worship Him? Why does He send people to the Hellfire? Why can’t Muslims eat pork? Why is life so miserable? Why did the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) fight so many wars?
In this series of lessons, Shaykh Hamza Karamali teaches us the etiquette of asking such questions, carefully analyzes what exactly each question means, highlights common logical fallacies, and then shows us how God answers these questions in the Qur’an.

This is the fourth episode of the series, “Why? Sincere Questions. Sincere Answers.” This is another question that comes to our minds because we hear them posed by “New Atheists” who want to sow doubts in the minds of religious believers. Shaykh Hamza Karamali explains that this is a misleading question because God doesn’t just send people to the Hellfire; He also sends people to Paradise. He explains how the purpose of our creation is, in fact, to send us to Paradise, and that when people are sent to the Hellfire, the blame lies with them, not with God.

 

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