Well, we have a lot of stories in holy Qur'an about tribes of different prophets who were misguided and oppressor, finally when disappointed of their guidance God sends down a punishment and everyone dies except believers. (E.g. Prophet Noah's tribe)

It doesn't explain but I assume the whole tribe is punished, right? Is that also the case for the kids of the tribe? If yes, how can we explain this?

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    When famine strikes African countries children suffer too. There is this belief that the affect of parents misdeeds and food they have given to there children have affect on them. So children could be affected by it, but this doesn't mean they'd be doomed to hell in the Hereafter. – Bleeding Fingers Jun 17 '14 at 9:41
  • @BleedingFingers A false believe that has nothing to do with Islam. – user12537 May 14 '15 at 13:36
  • Theer are many different and possible explanations one of them might be concluded when reading the story of Musa and al-Khidra (18:60-80). – Medi1Saif Aug 21 '18 at 14:15

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