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Are All Non-Muslims Deemed “Kafir”?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Are all non-muslims deemed “kafir”? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. The term “kafir” refers to someone who is not Muslim—someone who does not believe in the guidance the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) came with. […]

Are Muslim People Misguided by Believing That They Won’t Stay in Hell Forever?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Assalam ‘alaikum, How can we reconcile the fact that some jews are blamed in the Qur’an for claiming that they will stay in hell only for a limited number of days and the fact that muslim people are taught that they won’t stay in hell eternally? Answer: Wa alaikum […]

What Is the Proper Etiquette in Giving Condolences to the Family of a Deceased Who Is Non-Muslim?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, What is the proper etiquette in giving condolences to the family of a deceased who is non-muslim? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. In general, most customary forms of giving condolences, which are free from […]

Is it Permissible to Pray for a Nonpracticing Muslim?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is it possible to pray for a beloved sister, who is born a muslim like me but does not practice Islam, to be guided towards Allah and towards a right path? She is good person, and deserves the best, but I know she can be happier if only she […]

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 […]

Do Good Non-Muslims and Bad Muslims Both Go to Hell?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I was having a discussion with an atheist and he brought up an issue that had be stumped. A good unbeliever who does a good action will end up in hell, and a bad believer gets the same fate.   Is this an accurate understanding? Answer: Assalamu alaikum […]

Why Do Disbelievers Go to Hell?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: I was born in a Muslim family. I practiced Islam for 15 years, then I stopped. My parents does not know about this. I do believe in god. I believe in a creator. But religions are just full of doubts. Everyone has their own stance with their own religion, […]

How to Deal With a Non-Muslim Relative’s Death

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I have a question regarding the situation of my grandma. I am a recent convert and my grandma is ill. I have recited the Fatiha to her and listened to recitation of the Koran (Surat Al-Bakarah) with her and it seems to bring her comfort, but I want […]

Are Non-Muslims Who Lived Good Lives Condemned to Hell?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Are non-Muslims condemned to Hell even if they did good and seem to have been genuinely pious? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his folk, companions, and followers Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that […]

Can We Pray for Non-Muslims Who Passed Away?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the position of Sunni Islam on making prayers for non-Muslims who died supporting Muslims, such as Rachel Corrie?  Can we make  du`a for them, or mention them in a khutba as martyrs for Muslim causes? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate Walaikum assalam, There are […]