Who are Ahl-ul-Qiblah?

Question:

One of the principles of Ahl-us-Sunnah (adherents to the Sunnah) is not to declare whether a person from Ahl-ul-Qiblah (literally: People who face Ka`bah-direction in Prayer) will enter Paradise or Hell. They should merely hope that the righteous will be rewarded and fear that the guilty be punished. Who are Ahl-ul-Qiblah?

Answer:

Ahl-ul-Qiblah are the Muslims.

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

  • Date: Muharram 15, 1442 AH
  • Source: Fatawa Al-Lajnah Al-Da'imah no. 10955-5
  • Muftis: Shaykh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz , Shaykh Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan , Shaykh Abdul-Razzaq al-Afify