12-Why did God create Hellfire? Why? Sincere Questions. Sincere Answers – Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Shaykh Hamza Karamali explains that God created the Hellfire to manifest His majesty. God is loving and merciful, but He is also majestic, and when we love Him, we love someone who is majestic. Without majesty, there can be no worship, and without worship, we are unable to fulfill the purpose of our existence. This is part of the series presented by SeekersGuidance in Ramadan 2019, “Why? Sincere Questions, Sincere Answers.” 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?
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.
He then shows us how God, too, asks us, “Why?”, sometimes explicitly, sometimes implicitly–Why don’t you believe? Why don’t you worship Me? Why are you ungrateful? Why don’t you ask me? Why do you despair? He explains what such questions mean, shows us where in the Qur’an God asks us these questions, and helps us reflect and find honest answers to these questions.

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