Who Goes To Hellfire?

What kinds of people will end up in hell? What kinds of things does a person have to do to end up there? There are people left in confusion over the fact that not everyone who has ever done a bad thing will end up in hell. And because of speculation, we are left wondering what sort of person will go to hell when they die. Is it just bad people? Is it everyone who made a mistake? Is everybody going to end up in hell? What are the criteria to use when measuring a person’s qualification to go to hell?




Hellfire is a place created by God to punish sinners. It is the reward for evil as paradise is the reward for good. God is forgiving and can forgive anybody at any time if they repent their sins. The only sin which God does not forgive is idol worshiping. Apart from this, all other sins can be forgiven by God. It is also good to note that no one will be saved from hellfire except by the mercy of God. No one is flawless and all human beings commit sins. The best way to avoid hellfire is to be dutiful to God.

“But those who disbelieve and deny Our signs - those are the companions of Hellfire” Qur’an 5:10
“Hell said, "The arrogant and proud will enter me."” [Sahih Muslim]
“Indeed, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Fire - and never will you find for them a helper.” Qur’an 4:145
“[To them] it will be said, "Enter the gates of Hell to abide eternally therein, and wretched is the residence of the arrogant.” Qur’an 39:72
“Indeed, those who devour the property of orphans unjustly are only consuming into their bellies fire. And they will be burned in a Blaze.” Qur’an 4:10
“So would you perhaps, if you turned away, cause corruption on earth and sever your [ties of] relationship? Those [who do so] are the ones that Allah has cursed, so He deafened them and blinded their vision.” Qur’an 47:22-23

  • Felicia Amos

    As we are told,the bad people,what am not sure of here is,how bad u need to be to get to hellfire.