Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The Hell has seven gates

Quran Chapter 15  42 to 44 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1670) درس قرآن

The Hell has seven gates

Surah ‘Al-Hijr – (The Rocky Tract) – 15

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)

(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

       إِنَّ عِبَادِى لَيْسَ لَكَ عَلَيْهِمْ سُلْطَٰنٌ إِلَّا مَنِ ٱتَّبَعَكَ مِنَ ٱلْغَاوِينَ 42

وَإِنَّ جَهَنَّمَ لَمَوْعِدُهُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ 43

لَهَا سَبْعَةُ أَبْوَٰبٍلِّكُلِّ بَابٍ مِّنْهُمْ جُزْءٌ مَّقْسُومٌ 44

42.  Lo! As for My slaves, thou hast no power over any of them save such of the froward as follow thee.


43.  And lo! For all such, Hell will be the promised place-


44.  It hath seven gates to each of these gates is an appointed portion of them.  

42.  ‘Inna  ‘ibaaDii  laysa  laka  ‘alayhim  sultaanun  ‘illaa  manit-taba-‘aka  minal-gaawiin.


43.  Wa  ‘inna  Jahannama  la-maw-‘iduhum  ‘ajma-‘iin.


44.  Lahaa  sab-‘atu  ‘Abwaab.  Li-kulli  Baabim-minhum  juz-‘um-maqsuum.

(Part 3)  




Sultaanun – (power, control), origin of this word is sa-la-ta, which means “superiority, prevalence, overcoming etc. or such thing by which, one gets the upper hand” for example “a written order of the government, a warrant, a license” etc.


It is commanded: the persons, who are My sincere and genuine slaves, over them; you will have no power. However, you will find such people who will follow you after looking your juggleries and tricks. When they will see jesters, those will be seemed to them good and they will be drowned in looking them, and in which side those will be more in numbers, they will turn to that direction. They already were not fond of the Straight Path. So then, their feet too will turn away from it. At last this game will be deteriorated on a Day and you all will be seen going unto the Hell. Then according to your favorite culpable engagements in the world, you will be distributed in different groups. And for every group, one separate gate of the Hell out of seven gates will be specified, and every group will be thrown into the Hell from its own specified gate, for instance; gate of idolaters, gate of rebellious and purse-proud people, gate of thieves and fraudulent people, gate of robbers and killers, gate of sensualists and fornicators etc.


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