Ahl Al-Fatra

Posted on 11/09/2012 by Cody

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Ahl Al-Fatra  أهل الفترة

Literally meaning, “People of the Interval”, ahl al-fatra is a term used to describe people who existed between the time of the two prophets, Muhammad and Jesus. People who lived in during this time, were living in the time of jāhiliyya, also known as the “age of ignorance.”

The fate of people who lived during this period as been debated, but it is regarded by many Islamic scholars, that because the people of the this time had no direct set of guidance from Jesus or Muhammad, they would would be tested upon death and if they professed belief they were to be saved from hell.

Encyclopaedia of Islam , Jāhiliyya