The measure of delivering the message

Some people say that Jews and Christians will be able to go to heaven as long as they be devout and do good deeds even if they don’t believe in Prophet Muhammad! I have looked into your thoughts about this. You say that they should be “not informed about Quran” in order to go to heaven. I wonder what you mean by that. Should it be explained the whole book in detail, or just one reciting of a verse is enough to be “informed about Quran”? I have a hard time believing that there are still people on earth that are unaware of Islam after 9/11. Some people converted to Islam after seeing the media introducing Islam as the terror itself, while some carried on ignoring. The ignorance is their problem but how can we assume that they “can” go to heaven because they are not introduced by Islam? What is the measure?

The measure in delivering the message, is reading the verses of Quran to someone in a language that he/she understands. Those that did not read or listen to Quran in a language that he/she knows are not counted as “informed of Quran”. It is not enough to be informed about Islam through the media. You can also count in most of the imams, sheikhs, hafiz who continuously reads and memorizes the transliteration of Quran! Those people read Quran everyday but never understand a word of it, because they are told not to. All of these people are considered “uninformed of Quran” and are only responsible for:

1- Not attributing any equals nor joining others with the one and only God,

2- Doing what is naturally right and just (being honest, equitable, etc.),

3- Avoiding what is naturally wrong and unlawful (lying, stealing, adultery, etc.).

This is the measure.

Please see also the link below for more detail:

http://www.islamandquran.org/fatwas/what-is-the-responsibility-of-a-person-who-is-not-informed-of-the-quran.html

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Date: Mar 22, 2013