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Submitted by YOUSUF GABREIL (Pakistan), Aug 25, 2009 at 03:14


By Allama Muhamamd Yousuf Gabriel

Idara Tasnifate Gabriel, Main Bazar Nawab abad Wah Cantt

The causes of the punishment of Al-Hotama according to the Quran are as follows:-

"Woe to every backbiter, defamer, who amasseth wealth (of this world) and arrangement it (against the future). He thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal. Nay, for, verily he will be cast into Al-Hotama".


The following thus are the causes of the punishment of Al-Hotama:-

1. Backbiting and defaming.

2. Engrossment in the accumulation of wealth of this world in a continuous, systematic manner.

3. Belief in the eternity of this life.

That is, so deep an interest in the life of this world as to consider it eternal and to think that the riches will go on increasing for ever.

These are then, and very unfortunately indeed, the exact causes of the appearance of the atomic hell in this world. Backbiting and defaming indeed are the terms that are not every likable but the fact indeed is that these qualities that appear to us so very ugly and indeed so very loathsome do constitute the basic spirit of the philosophy of atomism that is the philosophy of this age, and therefore of this otherwise very enlightened age. The difference only is that the knowledge and the intelligence have imparted to the evil of slander a sophisticated and intellectual cast and thus it is that the world propaganda which in the premodern ages meant propagation and publicity IN this age assumed a peculiar meaning that implies slander, though intellectual slander. The critical attitude of rationalism too may be seen to have been tainted with calumny.

As far as the question of the engrossment in the pursuit of wealth accumulation is concerned there could be no two opinions that this modern age is the age of wealth accumulation. According to the scheme of the modern philosophy man has to obtain the dominion over nature for material benefit and physical comforts. Leaving aside the philosophical implications, just see around you in the entire world, and then see if anyone anywhere has any interest other than the acquirement and accumulation of wealth. Wealth is the soul, the spirit, the life and every thing in this age.

And lastly as far as the question of considering this life eternal and increasing the riches in a systematic, continuous, infinite and eternal manner is concerned, not much thinking, and not much acute observation is required to know that every effort and all endeavor is directed toward making this life perpetual by means of strong enduring buildings, factories, concerns and other monuments of science. One look on the modern science-guided, machine-ridden, systematic, continuous, infinite eternal progress for self-sufficiency shows clearly that it is the effort to perpetuate this life and keep the riches increasing to the utmost achievable limits. The solicitude in the durability of material works shows the hope for ever living in this world.

Without any fear of contradiction the following signs of the Quran may be cited as applicable to this modern age of atomism:-

"Woe to every backbiter, defamer, who amasseth the wealth (of this world) and arrangeth it (against the future). he thinketh that his wealth will render him immortal. Nay, for verily he shall be cast into Al-Hotama".

And it means that even if the people of this age escape the

Punishment of the atomic hell of this world, they fulfill all the conditions of the Hotama of f the next world. To escape the atomic hazard, however, the causes have to be removed. Are not the causes clearly given by the Quran?

The Quran says" Verily he will be cast into Al-Hotama". The atomic hell is the scientific and logical consequence of the three evils referred to by the Quran as the cause of the appearance of Al-Hotama. The Atomic fire appeared as a result of a systematic and continuous process of scientific researches with the object exclusively of material gain and man's dominion over the natural forces. Like the three ingredients of gunpowder, when these three evils become mixed, the result is atomic hell. It is these same three evils that will now sustain the existence of atomic hell, despite man's knowledge of the grievous hazards that are imminent. The Quran has more than once correlated the wealth of this world with fire. They who devour the substance of the orphan wrongly they devour the fire in their stomachs, says the Quran, and that the accumulated gold and silver not spent in the name of Allah will be heated in the fire of hell, and the faces, the backs and the flanks of such accumulators shall be branded therewith. And also that they whose exclusive pursuit in this world is the pursuit of this world, for such there is nothing in the other world except the fire. Very unfortunately, however, the pursuit of the world in this age according to the modern philosophy of atomism is not merely a pursuit; it is the main object of man. And more unfortunately still the followers of religions like Christianity, Islam and Hinduism have cleared their conscience by the notion that their religion did allow such a pursuit. Some have said that their religion encouraged such pursuits. While others have said that the material achievements of this modern science were the exact aim of their religion and they add that their forefathers in this respect erred and showed no interest therein while certain other nations adopted the path of progress and went too far toward the destination that of self-sufficiency. Now, however, the situation is crystal clear. The modern material progress is there and its result the atomic hell is there ready to consume all that their science achieved during the past several centuries, and to consume along with their achievements their own lives, and it may happen any moment. Only such as are blinded by the influence of the doom may overlook these possibilities. This world, however, at present plays the blind and ostriching.

Allama Muhammad Yousuf Gabriel

Adara Afqar e Gabriel QA St. Nawababad wah cantt distt Rawalpindi Pakistan




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2Entire critique [87 words]
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This Website [64 words]FTNov 5, 2009 16:3318797
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Arab hysteria can be hysterical [179 words]Ken BesigDec 1, 2004 07:5818779
Take a look... [58 words]vivi andersenDec 1, 2004 07:3218778

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