all together"; and the Qur'an, addressing Muslims, says, "There is none of you
but descends into it," that is, hell-fire (Surah XIX., Maryam, 72). That is a terrible
prospect, in spite of the attempts which commentators make to console you with promises.
[185. M. The name of God's prophet on the seal which will be stamped upon our foreheads
will prevent the flames from hurting us1.
C. If you are wise men, you will write the name of Muhammad on your foreheads and make the
experiment with fire now, before it is too late to change your opinion should it be wrong!]
186. M. Ours is the broad, easy way (Surah LXXXVII., Al A'la, 8), while yours is narrow
C. You say well, but Christ has told us whither the broad way leads (Matt. vii. 13). Does not
the Qur'an agree with this in telling you that none of you shall fail to arrive at hell-fire (Surah
XIX., Maryam, 72)?
187. M. Isaiah's words, "He was wounded for our transgressions" (Isa.
liii. 5), cannot refer to Jesus, but must have reference to some prophet who preceded Isaiah2.