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Will People Who Lived Between Prophets Go to Hell?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Salam,
I would like to know the people who lived in between the time of Prophet Jesus and Mohammad (Peace be upon them), will they go to paradise or hell? They never received a messenger to warn them…
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
Yes, those people who lived between Prophets and didn’t receive the message are saved. [Bajuri, Tuhfat al-Murid]
Allah Most High said, “No soul will bear another’s burden, nor do We punish until We have sent a messenger.” [17.15]
Sawi comments, “the generality of this verse indicates that the ahl al-fatra are saved by the Pure Generosity of Allah…” [Hashiyat Sawi `ala Tafsir al-Jalalayn]
Please see also: Are Non-Muslims Who Lived Good Lives Condemned to Hell? and: What is the Fate of Non-Muslims in the Afterlife?
And Allah alone gives success.
Wassalam,
Tabraze Azam
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

What is the Islamic Concept of Heaven?

Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel

Question: Assalamailaikum.

My Christian friend has asked me what is the Islamic concept of heaven.  How should I answer this question?

Answer: Wassalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Muslims do believe in heaven and hell, in eternal reward or punishment depending on whether human beings follow the will of Allah and act with justice and mercy towards others in their lifetime. The Qur’an emphasizes moral responsibility from each believer. The Qur’an’s understanding of afterlife is both physical and spiritual.

Bodies and spirits will be joined together and the pleasures of heaven will be fully experienced. Heaven is an eternal abode of peace, mercy and love without any emotions of sadness or pain. Hell on the other hand is an eternal abode of misery, pain and sadness.

Wassalam,

Ilyas Patel