Question: The question states: “We have children whom we want to encourage to reflect upon Allah’s Creation. What holds the land that exists on the surface of water, and prevents it from falling into the water? They said that ‘The earth consists of seven layers and there are inhabitants in each one of them’. Among the claims they presume is that: ‘One of the earth’s layers is hotter than Hellfire. It is where Allaah places the souls of sinners and disbelievers.’
They also claim that the two angels Haaroot and Maaroot are being punished under the earth. Please, tell us about their punishment! May Allaah reward you with the best”.
Answer: Firstly, There is no land on top of the waters surface for you to ask about what is preventing it from falling. Only the air and the sky are above the water. All universal elements are held by Allaah’s Omnipotence. Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.