In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

"Bad News"

[5:100] Proclaim: "The bad and the good are not the same, even if the abundance of the bad may impress you. You shall reverence GOD, (even if you are in the minority) O you who possess intelligence, that you may succeed."

[59:20] Not equal are the dwellers of the Hellfire and the dwellers of Paradise; the dwellers of Paradise are the winners.

Quran always mentions the bad and the good and emphasizes to us that they are not equal. God teaches us that we are accounted for every single action and utterance, good and bad, and we are expelled from His mercy if the bad takes over our souls. Therefore it is very important to learn about the bad, as much as we are interested in knowing the good.

[99:6] On that day, the people will issue from every direction, to be shown their works.
[99:7] Whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it.
[99:8] And whoever does an atom's weight of evil will see it.

[4:111] Anyone who earns a sin, earns it to the detriment of his own soul. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.

[8:37] GOD will sift away the bad from the good, then pile the bad on top of each other, all in one pile, then throw it in Hell. Such are the losers.

This reminder is about the dwellers of Hell. Some might think that it will not provide us with very good or positive news. As submitters, sometimes our hearts tend to brush away the "bad news," and the warnings. We like to focus only on the good news and our egos make us believe that we are too good to be warned! However, it is out of God's mercy that He details and warns us against all the acts that would suppress our souls' growth in this life. Without the strife to develop our souls, we cannot make it to God's kingdom. God almighty has provided us with all keys to His Kingdom through presenting the bad right next to the good.. So let's agree that we all desperately need to continuously pay attention and value the verses that describe all abhorred behavior so we can avoid it. Let's always study the bad and welcome the warnings as much as we cheer up from the good news and the blissful rewards.

The reminders benefit the believers because they are willing to push their disastrous egos out of the way, look back, reevaluate their actions and recognize their mistakes. They repent. And how do we expect to cleanse our souls without repenting? The reminders benefit the believers because they are reverent, they fear meeting God, so they take every chance and every warning seriously. They reflect and take heed because their real goal is to please God and to be saved from the humiliation of the Day of Judgment. Without our careful study and attention to all of God's warnings and listings of what is abhorred, we deprive our souls of a possible chance for redemption. Please cheer up with God's mercy manifested in the following warnings and use the opportunity:

[2:81] Indeed, those who earn sins and become surrounded by their evil work will be the dwellers of Hell; they abide in it forever.

Sins and evil such as:

[2:39] "As for those who disbelieve and reject our revelations, they will be dwellers of Hell, wherein they abide forever."

[9:68] GOD promises the hypocrite men and the hypocrite women, as well as the disbelievers, the fire of Hell, wherein they abide forever. It suffices them. GOD has condemned them; they have incurred an everlasting retribution.

[98:6] Those who disbelieved among the people of the scripture, and the idol worshipers, have incurred the fire of Gehenna forever. They are the worst creatures.

[68:8] Do not obey the rejectors. [68:9] They wish that you compromise, so they too can compromise.

[68:10] Do not obey every lowly swearer.
[68:11] A slanderer, a backbiter.
[68:12] Forbidder of charity, a transgressor, a sinner.
[68:13] Unappreciative, and greedy.

[22:38] GOD defends those who believe. GOD does not love any betrayer, unappreciative.

[12:52] "I hope that he will realize that I never betrayed him in his absence, for GOD does not bless the schemes of the betrayers.

[2:27] who violate GOD's covenant after pledging to uphold it, sever what GOD has commanded to be joined, and commit evil. These are the losers.

[3:77] As for those who trade away GOD's covenant, and their obligations, for a cheap price, they receive no share in the Hereafter. GOD will not speak to them, nor look at them, on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them. They have incurred a painful retribution.

Violating Your Oath: A Serious Offense [16:94] Do not abuse the oaths among you, lest you slide back after having a strong foothold, then you incur misery. Such is the consequence of repelling from the path of GOD (by setting a bad example); you incur a terrible retribution.

[85:10] Surely, those who persecute the believing men and women, then fail to repent, have incurred the retribution of Gehenna; they have incurred the retribution of burning.

[4:112] Anyone who earns a sin, then accuses an innocent person thereof, has committed a blasphemy and a gross offense.

[26:183] "Do not cheat the people out of their rights, and do not roam the earth corruptingly.

[83:1] Woe to the cheaters.
[83:2] Who demand full measure when receiving from the people.
[83:3] But when giving them the measures or weights, they cheat.

Corrupted Religious Leaders
Conceal the Quran's Miracle
[2:174] Those who conceal GOD's revelations in the scripture, in exchange for a cheap material gain, eat but fire into their bellies. GOD will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them. They have incurred a painful retribution.

[4:10] Those who consume the orphans' properties unjustly, eat fire into their bellies, and will suffer in Hell.

Murder, Suicide, and Illicit Gains Prohibited [4:29] O you who believe, do not consume each others' properties illicitly - only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you.
[4:30] Anyone who commits these transgressions, maliciously and deliberately, we will condemn him to Hell. This is easy for GOD to do.

[17:27] The extravagant are brethren of the devils, and the devil is unappreciative of his Lord.

Stinginess Condemned [17:29] You shall not keep your hand stingily tied to your neck, nor shall you foolishly open it up, lest you end up blamed and sorry.

Do Not Beat Around the Bush [2:189] They ask you about the phases of the moon! Say, "They provide a timing device for the people, and determine the time of Hajj." It is not righteous to beat around the bush;* righteousness is attained by upholding the commandments and by being straightforward. You shall observe GOD, that you may succeed.

Abortion is Murder [17:31] You shall not kill your children due to fear of poverty. We provide for them, as well as for you. Killing them is a gross offense.

[17:32] You shall not commit adultery; it is a gross sin, and an evil behavior.

[72:14] " `Among us are the submitters, and among us are the compromisers.' " As for those who submitted, they are on the right path.
[72:15] As for the compromisers, they will be fuel for Gehenna.

Jealousy Condemned [2:105] Neither the disbelievers among the followers of the scripture, nor the idol worshipers, wish to see any blessings come down to you from your Lord. However, GOD showers His blessings upon whomever He chooses. GOD possesses infinite grace.

Apathy Condemned [4:97] Those whose lives are terminated by the angels, while in a state of wronging their souls, the angels will ask them, "What was the matter with you?" They will say, "We were oppressed on earth." They will say, "Was GOD's earth not spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?" For these, the final abode is Hell, and a miserable destiny.

[11:18] Who are more evil than those who fabricate lies about GOD? They will be presented before their Lord, and the witnesses will say, "These are the ones who lied about their Lord. GOD's condemnation has befallen the transgressors."

A Common Occurrence [22:8] Among the people there is the one who argues about GOD without knowledge, and without guidance, and without an enlightening scripture.
[22:9] Arrogantly he strives to divert the people from the path of GOD. He thus incurs humiliation in this life, and we commit him on the Day of Resurrection to the agony of burning.

[2:286] .... "Our Lord, do not condemn us if we forget or make mistakes. Our Lord, and protect us from blaspheming against You, like those before us have done. Our Lord, protect us from sinning until it becomes too late for us to repent. Pardon us and forgive us. You are our Lord and Master. Grant us victory over the disbelieving people."

[3:16]... "Our Lord, we have believed, so forgive us our sins, and spare us the agony of the hellfire."

[25:65] .. "Our Lord, spare us the agony of Hell; its retribution is horrendous.
[25:66] "It is the worst abode; the worst destiny."

[3:192] "Our Lord, whomever You commit to Hell are the ones You have forsaken. Such transgressors have no helpers.
[3:193] "Our Lord, we have heard a caller calling to faith and proclaiming: `You shall believe in your Lord,' and we have believed. Our Lord, forgive us our transgressions, remit our sins, and let us die as righteous believers.
[3:194] "Our Lord, shower us with the blessings you promised us through Your messengers, and do not forsake us on the Day of Resurrection. You never break a promise."

[59:10] ... "Our Lord, forgive us and our brethren who preceded us to the faith, and keep our hearts from harboring any hatred towards those who believed. Our Lord, You are Compassionate, Most Merciful."

Peaceful Friday, salaam and God bless.