Thu 8 Saf 1435 - 12 December 2013
Ruling on those who are not reached by the call of Islam
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?
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]
Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), 1/456