Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Hell is Sufficient for Burning the Disbelievers


Hell is Sufficient for Burning the Disbelievers

Surah Nisaaa’ (Women) – Chapter – 4)

Verses –55 & 56 of 176, Section – 8/24 (Part – 5)


55.  And of them were (some) who believed therein and of them were (some) who turned away from it. And Hell is sufficient for (their) burning.

56.  Lo! Those who disbelieve Our Revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is Ever Mighty, Wise.

55.   Faminhum-man ‘aamana  bihii  wa  minhuman- sadda  ‘anh.  Wa  kafaa  bi-Jahannama  sa-‘iiraa. 

 56.  ‘Innallaziina kafaruu  bi- ‘Aayaatinaa  sawfa  nusliihim  Naaraa.  Kullamaa  nazijat  ju-luuduhum  baddalnaahum  ju-luudan  gayrahaa  li-yazuuqul- ‘azaab.  ‘Innallaaha   kaana  ‘Aziizan   Hakiimaa.




Punishment for the infidels and disbelievers has been described in this verse. Allah Almighty has bestowed grandeur always to the dynasty of Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) and even now it is still in his family. The Fire of Hell is sufficient for him to burn, whosoever will not believe without grounds, only due to jealousy. It is impossible to escape and run away from that Fire.

In the previous verse, there was a description about the believer and disbeliever. In this verse, punishment for the disbeliever has been mentioned, so that the people incline towards the Faith and avoid from infidelity, they may draw attention toward their determined path after knowing about results of the deeds.

Recitation regarding the Jews is being made. It is commanded that some of them embraced Islam and they entered in the list of Believers. There are some such people into them, who used to remain away from the path of truth. They did not believe at any cost. Bursting forth the Fire of Hell into flame is ready for such persons and it is sufficient for them.

Which type of torment will have to meet the disbelievers of the verses of Allah Almighty? Listen to (in the Words of) Allah Almighty, “We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment”. Blazing Fire of the Hell will reduce their skins to ashes but they will not die. Their skins will be exchanged by the fresh skins and they will taste the torment again and again. Their trouble and pain will not be reduced. ‘Al-’Amaan, ‘al-Hafiiz

Undoubtedly, Allah Almighty is Overcoming and Mighty. No difficulty comes before Him while punishing the infidels as much severely. He is Wise. To give such punishment to the disbelievers is very suitable in accordance with His Wisdom.

Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English  by Muhammad Sharif).