What happens to the bodies of the children in the grave
Fatwa No: 152871

  • Fatwa Date:27-3-2011 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 22, 1432
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Question

assalamualaikum,what happens to the bodies of the children in the grave,will they be taken along in the paradise or only the souls?pleae anwer this question asap.38

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The bodies of children are like the bodies of all other dead people in regard to what happens to them in the grave and we do not know any evidence that they are taken directly to Paradise.

Nonetheless, the soul of a believer will be in Paradise enjoying its pleasures until the Hour [the Day of Judgment]. The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: ''The soul of a believer is a bird that feeds on the trees of Paradise until Allaah returns it to his body on the Day of Judgment.” [Ahmad, An-Nasaa’i and Ibn Maajah]

Sometimes the soul is connected to the body and they both enjoy [the pleasures of Paradise] and when the great Day of Judgment comes, the souls will be returned back to their bodies and they will rise from their graves and stand before their Lord, as stated by Ibn Al-Qayyim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him in his book “Ar-Rooh”. For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 102241.

Allaah Knows best.

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