Contemporary Rabbis and monks know that Islam is the truth
Fatwa No: 14716

  • Fatwa Date:6-2-2011 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 3, 1432
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Question

We know that the rabbis and monks, who lived at the time of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, knew that he was telling the truth and that his religion is the true religion. However, they lied to their followers in order to make them deviate from the right path. My question is: do present day rabbis and monks know the same truth and are they lying to their followers just as their ancestors did, or is it that they do not know it and are, thus, considered like the ignorant commoners?

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, is His Slave and Messenger.

There is no doubt that knowledge about the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, his mission, the place of his Da‘wah (call) and other details related to him are known to the contemporary scholars from among the People of the Book just as they were known to their ancestors. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {Those to whom We gave the Scripture know him as they know their own sons. But indeed, a party of them conceal the truth while they know [it].} [Quran 2:146]

However, some of them are truly ignorant, meaning, they are called monks and scholars but, in fact, they have no guidance or knowledge of the truth at all. On the other hand, there are a good number of fair-minded people among them in our present time who have read the description of our Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, in their books, and they have accepted Islam.

Allaah Knows best.

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