04 August 2021   24. Zul Hijjah 1442

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What happens to a good non-Muslim who passes away

Q: If a none muslim dies but did good deed. Does Almighty forgive them and will they go to Jannah?

A: Respected Brother/Sister in Islam

As Salaamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

Haamidaw wa Musalliyaa

Your query below refers;

The Noble Quran is emphatic in many verses that only the true believers will enter Jannah. Hence, one who dies without true Iman and belief will be deprived of entering Jannah.

The beloved uncle of Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam), Abu Talib died without Iman despite the assistance and help he rendered to Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) and despite the compassion and love he had for his nephew. A verse pertaining to this incident has been revealed in the Noble Quran.

Disbelievers who do good works either receive the reward for their good in this world through long life, wealth, worldly honour, name and respect etc. or by their eternal punishment in Jahannum being lightened. However, they will not enter Jannah.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Was Salaam

Shafiq Jakhura (Mufti) and  M.D. Mangera (Mufti)
Fatwa Dept.

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