Are Our Fathers and Grandfathers Who Did Not Know Tawheed, Considered From the People of Fatra? – Shaikh al-Albani

Question: Our fathers and grandfathers who did not study Tawheed nor knew what it was, are they from the people of the Fatrah?

Shaikh: “The question has detail according to the mind. The intent is those who are void from the Da’wah of Tawheed. Many people do not know Tawheed nor have studied it because the Arab were an unlettered nation according to the text of the Noble Quran. They did not study Tawheed; however, it was conveyed to them by way of the final Messenger and by way of the Prophets Ibrahim and Isma’eel (may peace be upon them all). What is important is that our fathers and grandfathers are not our concern. Our concern is the principle: everyone whom the da’wah did not reach them, then they are from the people of the fatrah. Whether they were before the sending of the Prophet (ﷺ) or after his sending. What is important is that the proof be established upon them. I believe that many from the people nowadays are from the people of the fatrah, even [those] in the center of the Islamic Lands because those who are suppose to convey the da’wah to them are themselves in need of the da’wah being conveyed to them”

[al-Mutafarriqah no. 20]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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