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Names of Naar: Al Hutamah

February 11, 2009


Allah ta’ala says in Suratul Humazah about the one who spreads slander and backbites:

لَيُنبَذَنَّ فِي الْحُطَمَةِ

وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الْحُطَمَةُ

نَارُ اللَّهِ الْمُوقَدَةُ

Surely, he will definitely be thrown in Al Hutamah. And what makes you know what is Al  Hutamah? It is the fire of Allah, already kindled. (104: 4-6)

Hutamah is one of the descriptive names of the Hell fire and it is from ha-ta-meem (ح ط م) and hatama means to crush something to pieces. Hutamah is also used to describe a person who eats a lot and is never satisfied. When we eat, we must chew our food first, then we are able to digest it. Similarly, the hell-fire will crush everything as it consumes.  It will crush and mash everything thrown into it. Allah ta’ala tells us in Surah Qaaf taht hell fire will say: hal min mazeed? Is there any more?

Allah ta’ala describes Al Hutamah further by saying it is: naar Allahil mooqadah, it is the fire of Allah, kindled.

This naar is attributed to Allah azza wa jal and when the  idaafah (possession) of something is to Allah ta’ala, it gives great importance to that thing. So this  fire has been kindled and lit by Allah ta’ala, and it is such a great fire that only Allah ta’ala can light a fire of this nature.

Al mooqadah: the one that is kindled. It is already burning right now, it is not going to be started on the Day of Judgment, and it has already been light and set ablaze.

Futhermore Allah says:

الَّتِي تَطَّلِعُ عَلَى الْأَفْئِدَةِ

[A fire] that will reach the hearts. (104: 7)

This fire will not be limited to the external body, rather it is going to consume the body and reach the core. It will penetrate through the body. This hutamah will be such a great consumer that it will consume all the way to the hearts.

We ask Allah ta’ala to protect us from this fire, Ameen.

Jannah and Naar Series will be continuing inshaAllah.

One Comment leave one →
  1. abu emaan permalink
    February 16, 2009 11:18 pm

    May Allah protect us from the fire…

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