The one who enters the fire from the people of major sins, does he take his book with his right hand?
The one who enters the fire from the people of major sins, yes!
(فَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِىَ كِتَٰبَهُۥ بِيَمِينِهِۦ فَسَوْفَ يُحَاسَبُ حِسَابًا يَسِيرًا وَيَنقَلِبُ إِلَىٰٓ أَهْلِهِۦ مَسْرُورًا)
“Then, as for him who will be given his Record in his right hand, He surely will receive an easy reckoning, And will return to his family in joy!” [Al-Inshiqaaq: 7-9]
And this one, even though he is purified, he is from the saved ones, from those who will return to his family happy, and from those who will be given an easy reckoning, but he is purified and punished because of his sins and he is from the people of Jannah, he’s not from the people of the fire, he said:
(وَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِىَ كِتَٰبَهُۥ وَرَآءَ ظَهْرِهِۦ فَسَوْفَ يَدْعُوا۟ ثُبُورًا وَيَصْلَىٰ سَعِيرًا إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ فِىٓ أَهْلِهِۦ مَسْرُورًا إِنَّهُۥ ظَنَّ أَن لَّن يَحُورَ)
“But whosoever is given his Record behind his back, He will invoke (his) destruction. And shall enter a blazing Fire, and made to taste its burning. Verily, he was among his people in joy! Verily, he thought that he would never come back (to Us)!” [Al-Inshiqaaq: 10-14]
And in another verse;
وَأَمَّا مَنْ أُوتِىَ كِتَٰبَهُۥ بِشِمَالِهِۦ فَيَقُولُ يَٰلَيْتَنِى لَمْ أُوتَ كِتَٰبِيَهْ وَلَمْ أَدْرِ مَا حِسَابِيَهْ يَٰلَيْتَهَا كَانَتِ ٱلْقَاضِيَةَ مَآ أَغْنَىٰ عَنِّى مَالِيَهْۜ هَلَكَ عَنِّى سُلْطَٰنِيَهْ خُذُوهُ فَغُلُّوهُ ثُمَّ ٱلْجَحِيمَ صَلُّوهُ ثُمَّ فِى سِلْسِلَةٍ ذَرْعُهَا سَبْعُونَ ذِرَاعًا فَٱسْلُكُوهُ إِنَّهُۥ كَانَ لَا يُؤْمِنُ بِٱللَّهِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ
“But as for him who will be given his Record in his left hand, will say: I wish that I had not been given my Record! And that I had never known, how my Account is? I wish, would that it had been my end (death)! My wealth has not availed me, My power and arguments (to defend myself) have gone from me!” (It will be said): Seize him and fetter him, Then throw him in the blazing Fire. Then fasten him with a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits! Verily, He used not to believe in Allah, the Most Great.” [Al-Haqqah: 25-33]
So this verse necessitates the people of major sins even though they are purified, they are from those who will be given the book in their right hands and they will be given an easy reckoning and verily that is only purification, and the one who enters the fire from the people of Tawhid is not from the people of the fire, he is from the people of Jannah, But it’s only purification, they are punished and purified.
Answered by: Shaykh, the Allamah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu Abdirrahman Yahya bin Ali Al-Hajuri – may Allah preserve him
Translated by: Abū ‘Abdillāh ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi