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The Meaning of Passing Through In The Verse And There Is Not One Of You But Will Pass Through It

Answered by: Shaykh Ibn Baz


I read ayah 71 and 72 of Surah Maryam, which says:
And there is not one of you but will pass through it. This is an inevitable promise that is binding on your lord. Then We shall save the righteous, and We shall leave the wrongdoers therein kneeling. (Maryam 19:71-72)

I want to know the meaning of these Noble ayaht, and the meaning of “passing through it.”


The authentic Hadith of the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessing be upon him) indicates that “passing through it” is crossing As-Sirat, or the bridge over Hell-Fire. May Allah protect us and the rest of the Muslims from it. People will cross the bridge in terms of safe crossing, according to their deeds, as mentioned in the traditions.

From the Noble Scholars:

Shaykh `Abdul-`Aziz bin `Abdullah bin Baz
Shaykh  Muhammad bin Salih Al-`Uthaimin
Shaykh  `Abdullah bin `Abdur-Rahman Al-Jibreen

Along with: The Permanent Committee and the decisions of the Fiqh Council
Collected by Muhammad bin `Abdul-`Aziz al-Musnad