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What Is the Fate of Children Who Die before Puberty?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad

Question

I follow a lot of cases regarding non-Muslim children killed before reaching puberty. Do those children wind up in hell, heaven, or somewhere in between?

Answer

The answer to your question is in the following link:
Fitrah and What Happens to Children Who Die Before Puberty

Allah Most High mentions in the Quran, “That is why We ordained for the Children of Israel that whoever takes a life—unless as a punishment for murder or mischief in the land—it will be as if they killed all of humanity; and whoever saves a life, it will be as if they saved all of humanity.” [Quran, 5:32]

I pray Allah Most High protects all children from heinous crimes and unthinkable acts.

[Ustadh] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.

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