Thursday 15 Rajab 1440 - 21 March 2019
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Ruling on those who are not reached by the call of Islam

Question

Will the people living in the remotest places on earth like the rainforests or the south pole, go to hell or heaven, the case being that they never encountered anyone or prophet, who has told them about Allah and Islam?

Answer

Praise be to Allaah.

The best scholarly opinion concerning this type of people is that they will be put to the test on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever obeys will enter Paradise and whoever disobeys will enter Hell, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning)” [al-Israa’ 17:15]

Source: Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), 1/456

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