What will happen to Good Non-Muslims on Judgement Day? You should be aware that everyone who hears the Prophet’s message (peace and blessings be upon him) and rejects Islam will perish in Hell. Allah declares (meaning interpretation):
“Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’an, and Prophet Muhammad) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikoon will abide in the fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures”
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, no one of this nation, Jew or Christian, hears of me then dies without having believed in that with which I was sent, but he will be one of the people of the Fire.” Narrated by Muslim, 153.
What will happen to Good Non-Muslims on Judgement Day?
What will happen to Good Non-Muslims on Judgement Day depends on Allah. The critical question is whether people submit to Allah or not and follow his instructions, not whether they have good morals. Do you not observe, for instance, how the Magians [Zoroastrians] and Buddhists worship idols or fire in place of Allah and do not worship or submit to Him alone, as well as how Christians claim that God has a son and other mushriks? (those who associate others with Allaah). They are disrespecting and denouncing Allah by acting impolitely toward Him. The Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) said: “Allah says, ‘The son of Adam denied Me and he had no right to do so. And he reviled Me and he had no right to do so. As for his denying Me, it is his saying: He will not remake me as He made me at first – and the initial creation [of him] is no easier for Me than remaking him. As for his reviling Me, it is his saying: Allaah has taken to Himself a son, while I am the One, the Everlasting Refuge. I begot not nor was I begotten, and there is none comparable to Me.’” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4974.
How, then, can they have good morals when they treat Allah with such ill manners when Allah has given them sight and hearing, has made everything simple for them, has sent His Messengers to them, has revealed His Books to them, and has blessed them? It is Allah’s right that they should give Him thanks and not be unthankful to Him or doubt Him. If they fail to accomplish it, they will face His anger and retribution. Allah declares (meaning interpretation):
“and your Lord treats no one with injustice”
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz was questioned regarding the issue of their children who pass away while still young, and he responded as follows:
“One who is not yet responsible for their actions should not be washed, no funeral prayer should be said for them, and they shouldn’t be buried in a Muslim graveyard if they pass away with kaafir parents because they will be subject to the same rules in this world.”
But in the Hereafter, Allah is informed of his situation. When asked about the offspring of the mushrikeen, the Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) reportedly responded, “Allah knows best what they would have done.” account provided by al-Bukhaari, 1384.
Some scholars believed that they will be tested, along with those who lived during the fatrah (the time between the two Prophets), and that Allah will reveal His knowledge of them on the Day of the Resurrection. If they follow instructions, they will enter Paradise; if they don’t, they will enter Hell. The people who lived during the fatrah (the time between the two Prophets) would be tested on the Day of the Resurrection, according to the saheeh hadith narrated by the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
These are the individuals to whom the calling of the Messengers did not go, as well as those who are subject to a similar law, such as the mushrikeen’s children because Allah states (interpretation of the meaning):
“And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning)”
This view favored by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah and his student Ibn al-Qayyim, as well as some of the earlier and later generations, is the most accurate among the various viewpoints regarding those who lived during the fatrah (the time between two Prophets) and others to whom the call did not reach.
Are all non-Muslims going to Hell?
Iman (faith) is a requirement for afterlife salvation. Hell is the natural home of someone who departs this life in such a way that not even a speck of faith remains in him. Without faith, good works are meaningless in the hereafter. Non-Muslims who perform good activities in this world receive compensation in the form of fame, status, wealth, and other things in this world. They are not included in the afterlife. Those who believe their other faith to be excellent do so in error. All other world religions have ceased to be permitted in the eyes of Allah after the advent of Islam.
Everyone has been blessed by Allah with the perception and intelligence necessary to recognize the many signs that are evident around the world to demonstrate the unity of God. Man can realize his true Creator and acknowledge the Divine nature and Oneness of God by reflecting on these signs. When there are evidence and indications of the Oneness of God, is it impossible to deny it? Additionally, Islam has spread to every part of the globe. There may barely be anyone who is unaware of this religion, especially in today’s age, which is the age of digital communication and computers.
In light of this, it is false to claim that “billions of non-Muslims are practicing the religion of their forebears and they do not know the real religion of Islam.” Their ignorance is not a defense; it is their responsibility. They must understand that Islam is the only authentic faith. They ought to accept it and follow its guidelines. If they don’t, they won’t be able to avoid punishment in the afterlife. That’s What will happen to Good Non-Muslims. Goodness is not the only factor, but having faith in one God is important.
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