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Will People Who Lived Between Prophets Go to Hell?

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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

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