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Babies who pass away are under the care of Sayyiduna Ibrahim AS

Fatwaa ID: 1523

السّلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
I heard babies and children, who pass away, are under the care of prophet Ibrahim (as) until they are reunited with their parents, is it true?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The above is true. Consider the following hadith,

ذراري المسلمين في الجنة، يكفلهم إبراهيم
“The children of Muslims (who pass away during childhood) are in Jannah being taken care of by Ibrahim (A).”
[Musnad Ahmad 8324, Ibn Hibbaan 7446]

أطفال المؤمنين في جبل في الجنة يكفلهم إبراهيم وسارة حتى يردهم إلى آبائهم يوم القيامة
“The children of the believers (who pass away during their childhood) are on a mountain in Jannah. Ibrahim (A) and Sarah (R) will be taking care of them until they return them to their parents on the Day of Qiyaamah.”
[Ahmad, Haakim, Bayhaqi]

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

01/05/1445 AH – 07/23/2023 CE | AML1-8093

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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