Islam reaching the disbelievers

Q: Based on the Quraan, Allah Ta'ala will not accept any religion other than Islam. And it is in the hadith that if a Christian or a Jew hears about me and didn’t accept Islam and dies as non-Muslim then he will go in Hell forever. I want to ask a few questions.

1. Can a non-Muslim go to heaven? Can a non-Muslim make an excuse to Allah on the Day of Judgment that we were born in a non-Muslim family, so what is our fault if we were born in a Muslim family then we also become Muslim.

2. After the death of Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), can a non-Muslim say to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala that no Muslim came to us and he did not preach about Islam and Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), so we do not know about Islam. So forgive us. If this is possible so it will apply to all non-Muslims who were born after the death of Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

3. Is teaching Islam to non-Muslims such as Hindus, Christians, and Jews necessary on all Muslims? From my point of view it is very difficult and almost impossible to go to every single non-Muslim and teach Islam in this era. Nowadays, every non-Muslim can find information about Islam through the internet and other social media.

4. Good non-Muslims who serve humanity like mother Teresa or xyz who didn't convert to Islam and died non-muslims, will they go to heaven?

A: The prerequisite for gaining entry into Jannah is accepting the deen of Islam. Accepting the deen of Islam is like the passport for one to enter Jannah. Without the passport, one cannot enter.

The religion of Islam has spread throughout the world and is regarded as the fastest growing religion in the world. There is no country in the world wherein Muslims do not reside through which the disbelievers will be able to see Islam through their dressing, lifestyle, mannerisms and ways.

Apart from this, the masaajid, makaatib, madrasahs, the azaan that takes place five times a day in all countries, and the Islamic rituals (the way Muslims fast in the month of Ramadhaan, their dressing, slaughtering of animals, observing the Islamic hijaab and purdah, the tabligh jamaat moving about in the world, etc.), all these things are found in the world and Islamic information about it can be easily accessed through the internet and other social media platforms.

Therefore, it is not possible for any non Muslim to say that he did not know about Islam and did not have an opportunity to find out about Islam and to embrace it, as the truth and beauty of Islam is as clear as daylight.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)