I don't know should I start this tread on Islam disscusions bacause it concerns also christians, namley eternal Jahannam or Hell. In the Holy Qur'an there are few striking verses that have been always puzzling for me Pharphrase :"... and there will be (paradise) untill Heavens and Earth endure... and there will be hell until Heavens and Earth endure..." Yet the entire Qur'an keep informing us that Heavens and Earth ( i.e the created world) will not endure. And throughout Qur'an there is emphasis on rather kind of gnostic Return of everthing to Allah( literaly everthing). In other verse it says that inhabitants of paradise ill be asked : "are you satisfied?" they will reply what else is there and then God speaks to them : come in to my (own) Jannah (garden/paradise/heaven). although Qur'an suggest bodily resurrection there is another vers whche says : "O You calmed soul get returned to your Lord!" and I was thinking to myself if God is Ar Rahman (All merciful), I can't never be merciful as Him , yet i wouldn't keep these people in hell vorever, well I wouldn't let them into paradise but I would after they got their punishment let them simply vanish. This is not unique to Islam but also its zoroastrian end of days scenario and also some christian streams.