Meaning of Ahl-ul-Fatrah

Q. Who are Ahl Al-Fatrah (people having no access to Divine Messages)? Is it true that some of them exist now?
A. Ahl-ul-fatrah are those people who were not informed of the message; they did not hear of the Qur’an or of the Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him). Those who have heard of the Qur’an or have heard of the Prophet (peace be upon him) whom Allah (Exalted be He) sent to mankind, and who were informed but did not
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follow are not considered to be Ahl-lu-Fatrah. However, whoever has not heard of this is referred to as Ahul-lu-Fatrah. What is known about them is that they will be tested on the Day of Judgment day. Allah (Exalted be He) will test them on that day, and whoever obeys will enter Paradise, and whoever disobeys will enter Hell- fire. We ask Allah to protect us.

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

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