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Will I Go to Hell for Not Marrying?

Question:
Will I go to Hell for not marrying?
Answer:
Dear questioner,
May Allah bless you and increase you in good.
Going to Hell or Heaven is not merely in one action. It can be, but this is not how we should look at matters.
The Ruling of Marriage 
In general, Marriage is a sunna. Meaning it is our Prophet’s practice (Allah bless him and give him peace); if one intends to follow him in it, this is good and rewarded.

The Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Marriage is part of my sunna, and whoever does not follow my sunna has nothing to do with me. Get married, for I will boast of your great numbers before the nations. Whoever has the means, let him get married, and whoever does not, then he should fast for it will diminish his desire.”

Sin and Repentance 
Any sin you commit, you must make ask for forgiveness for that wrong. Afterwards, believe that Allah has accepted your repentance. Never look at any sin as being the sole reason you are going to Hell.
“The one who repents from sin is like the one who never committed it.” [Ibn Majah]
Remember that it doesn’t mean you are going to Hell; it means you need to repent and then move on with life.
See this answer on staying single for some more details;
[Imam] Yama Niazi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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