Monday, May 21, 2012


Fatwa no. 12506 Q: Will we meet with our offspring in the Hereafter? I do hope so. Please clarify this for us and guide us to what is right. May Allah reward you. A: Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He), out of His Grace and Generosity, has informed us that the offspring of believing parents will be elevated to their rank in Paradise, even if their deeds do not qualify them for such a higher rank. Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: And those who believe and whose offspring follow them in Faith: to them shall We join their offspring, and We shall not decrease the reward of their deeds in anything. Every person is a pledge for that which he has earned. Ibn Kathir (may Allah be merciful to him) reported that Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them both) said: "Indeed, Allah will raise the rank of a believer's offspring to join them, even if the offspring's deeds are less, in order to please the believer." Then he recited the previous Ayah (Qur'anic verse). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions. The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' Member Deputy Chairman Chairman `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz

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