When the angels seize the souls of those who have wronged themselves1—scolding them, “What do you think you were doing?” they will reply, “We were oppressed in the land.” The angels will respond, “Was Allah’s earth not spacious enough for you to emigrate?” It is they who will have Hell as their home—what an evil destination!
Except helpless men, women, and children who cannot afford a way out—
it is right to hope that Allah will pardon them. For Allah is Ever-Pardoning, All-Forgiving.
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