There have been a number of posts concerning the description of Paradise in Islam on these boards and so I think that it is only appropriate that a description of Hell in Islam be also included as well.
The aim of this thread is to provide a better understanding of what Islam teaches will be the fate that awaits the disbelievers and evildoers in the Hereafter.
Remember that if Islam does indeed turn out to be the Truth, then there is really no harm in knowing what to expect when we eventually arrive at our final destination… wherever that may be.
The Creation of Hell-Fire
“Fear the fire, which is prepared for the disbelievers.”
[Ali’-Imran, 3: 131]
“Truly Hell is lying in wait- a destination for the transgressors.”
[an-Naba, 78: 21-22]
(One’s rejection of faith is transgression against Allah and himself).
Abdullah bin Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: “Allah Messenger (peace be upon him) said,
‘When someone dies, he is shown his destination morning and evening and if he belongs to the people of Paradise, (he will be shown his place) among the people of Paradise, and if he is from the people of Hell, (he will be shown his place) among the people of Hell.’”
Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said:
“There was a dispute between Hell and Paradise during which Hell said, ‘The haughty and the proud will find abode in me.’ And Paradise said, ‘The meek and the humble will find their abode in me.’ Thereupon, Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, (addressing Hell) said, ‘You are the means of My punishment by which I punish those of My servants whom I wish.’ (and addressing Paradise), He said, ‘You are My mercy by means of which I will show mercy to those whom I wish. And each one of you will be full.’”