Admonition of Ramadan: Don’t Waste your Fasting!
All praises be to Allah, peace and prayer of Allah be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his companions.
Dear Brother! Don’t you remember the burning heat you felt when you stepped over a cigarette stump? You burned your foot, didn’t you? Or, you might remember any heat of the worldly fire that burned some parts of your body? How did you feel that time? Didn’t you feel hurt, hot, and sad?
Don’t you know that the heat you’ve felt is too little and too light to be compared with the Hellfire?
نَارُكُمْ هَذِهِ الَّتِى يُوقِدُ ابْنُ آدَمَ جُزْءٌ مِنْ سَبْعِينَ جُزْءًا مِنْ حَرِّ جَهَنَّمَ. قَالُوا: وَاللَّهِ إِنْ كَانَتْ لَكَافِيَةً يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ. قَالَ: فَإِنَّهَا فُضِّلَتْ عَلَيْهَا بِتِسْعَةٍ وَسِتِّينَ جُزْءًا كُلُّهَا مِثْلُ حَرِّهَا . متفق عليه
” This fire of yours that men used to burn (thing, -ed) is just one seventieth of the heat of the Hellfire.’ The companions spontaneously said, “O Messenger of Allah, by Allah, this fire is enough to hurt the wicked ones (why it must be multiplied)?”. He replied, “(No), indeed, the heat of the Hellfire is sixty nine times hotter than the fire of this world.” (Muttafaqun ‘alaih)
Remember how hot was the fire that burned your skin. Then try to think, the heat that you’ve felt to be multiplied into seventy times, how would it feel?
What do you think your skin and your body would be, if it stung by so hot a fire? What it would feel to be stung by a seventy times hotter fire?