The message of Islaam is for everyone

Reference: Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Question No.6415, Pages 245-246, Volume 12

Question: During the Messenger’s (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) time, did Islaam reach Europe? If it did, then how did it reach them, and how did they react?

Response: Our response to this question is that the call to Islaam did not reach Europe during the Prophet’s (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) time, rather, it only reached [as far as] the Arabian peninsula and the surrounding area. However, after that, it reached the West, and [in shaa.-Allaah] it will reach the entire world, because this message [of Islaam] is for everyone. So the proof will be established against everyone in this world based upon this message [of Islaam], and whoever amongst the people died before this call to Islaam reached them, then in worldly terms, he will be considered a disbeliever. As for the Hereafter, then his affair is left to Allaah (‘Azza wa Jall); and I am of the opinion that the most preponderant of opinions in this matter is that these people will be tested on the Day of Judgement as Allaah (‘Azza wa Jall) wills.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.