Friday, 6 May 2011

The fate of kuffaar who did not hear the message of Islam

The fate of kuffaar who did not hear the message of Islam
Someone has asked me this question
(she is about to

become a muslimah). Her statement: 'A
lot of others will never meet a Muslim in person. Will they be held responsible for their
ignorance? What exactly does this mean: "After the revelation of the Quran who ever
receives this message & does not abide by it is a non-believer"?

i. Who is considered to have received
the message?

ii. Isn't it possible for people
to have not received the message even though the Quran is in existence?'


Praise be to Allaah.

It is part of the justice of Allaah that He does not punish any people
until He has first sent a warning to them and unless there is evidence against them.
Allaah does not treat anybody unfairly. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“… And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).”
[al-Israa’ 17:15].

In his tafseer (commentary) on this aayah, Ibn Katheer
(may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “These words, ‘…And We never punish
until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning)’ tell us of the justice of Allaah,
may He be exalted, and that He does not punish anyone until after He has established
evidence against him by sending a Messenger to him. This is like the aayat (interpretation
of the meaning): ‘… Every time a group is cast therein [into Hell], its keeper
will ask, “Did no warner come to you?” They will say, “Yes indeed; a warner
did come to us, but we belied him and said: ‘Allaah never sent down anything (of
revelation), you are only in great error.’”’ [al-Mulk 67:8] and: ‘And
those who disbelieved will be driven to Hell in groups, till, when they reach it, the
gates thereof will be opened (suddenly like a prison at the arrival of its prisoners). And
its keepers will say, “Did not the Messengers come to you from yourselves, - reciting
to you the Verses of your Lord, and warning you of the Meeting of this Day of yours?”
They will say: “Yes, but the Word of torment has been justified against the
disbelievers!”’ [al-Zumar 39:71]…”

A person who has never heard of Islam or the Prophet SAWS (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him), and who has never heard the message in its correct and
true form, will not be punished by Allaah if he dies in a state of kufr (disbelief). If it
were asked what his fate will be, the answer will be that Allaah will test him on the Day
of Resurrection: if he obeys, he will enter Paradise and if he disobeys he will enter
Hell. The evidence (daleel) for this is the hadeeth of al-Aswad ibn Saree’, who
reported that the Prophet of Allaah SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“There are four (who will protest) to Allaah on the Day of Resurrection: the deaf man
who never heard anything, the insane man, the very old man, and the man who died during
the fatrah (the interval between the time of ‘Eesaa (Jesus, upon whom be
peace) and the time of Muhammad SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)). The
deaf man will say, ‘O Lord, Islam came but I never heard anything.’ The insane
man will say, ‘O Lord, Islam came but the children ran after me and threw stones at
me.’ The very old man will say, ‘O Lord, Islam came but I did not understand
anything.’ The man who died during the fatrah will say, ‘O Lord, no
Messenger from You came to me.’ He will accept their promises of obedience, then word
will be sent to them to enter the Fire. By the One in Whose hand is the soul of Muhammad,
if they enter it, it will be cool and safe for them.”

According to another report, he said: “Whoever enters it, it will
be cool and safe for him, and whoever does not enter it will be dragged to it.” (The
hadeeth was reported by Imaam Ahmad and Ibn Hibbaan, and deemed saheeh by al-Albaani, Saheeh
al-Jaami’, 881).

Everyone who hears the message of Islam in a sound and
correct form (and rejects it), will have evidence aginst him. Whoever dies without having
heard the message, or having heard it in a distorted form, then his case is in the hands
of Allaah. Allaah knows best about His creation, and He will never treat anyone unfairly.
And Allaah is All-Seer of His slaves.

Islam Q&A
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

Following note from Muslim Quran online Blog 

The first lesson to be learned by all Muslims is the importance of the Reading Quran Online. All Muslim should learn holy Quran online  is the Book of Allah All mighty. Every word which the quran reciter recites or he read quran is the word of Allah it is mentioned in Quran in Arabic that it is the guidance which has come from Allah. That is why we as Muslim say it is the Holy Book. We should  learn quran and focus on quran teaching thought by the quran tutor to the students and the tutor should arrange the kids quran lessons in such an easy manner so they can understand it easily and make there quran recitation online as beautiful as he could and teach them that the words of Koran were sent by Allah to our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) through the angel Jibraeel. And further more elaborate wile reading quran with teaching them the quran tafseer and the tajweed quran with its rules let then do quran memorization in the proper manner We as Muslim should respect the teachings of Quran and in every other manner when we are reading it or when we listen to Quran  wake up Muslims and spread the word of Islam to

End of the note by quran education

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