Posted on 06/28/2012 by __socrates

AN-NAR. النار
“The fire,” occurs in the Qur’an very frequently for hell, e.g. Surah ii. 22 “Fear the fire whose fuel is men and stones.”
All Sunni commentators understand the fire of hell in its literal sense. (See al- Baizawi on the above verse.) But Sufi writers understand it to he merely figurative.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam