Say I wanted to marry an ahl al Kitab woman (A Jew or a Christian), we married, lived together forever, died, and she never converted to Islam.

Would she go to hell? Would i act as an intercessor for her?

I heard some women of jahannam can become hoor al ayn. Can they become my hoor al ayn? What is their status?

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Disbelieving Ahlul Kitab will be in Hell-Fire:

ومن يبتغ غير الإسلام دينا فلن يقبل منه وهو في الآخرة من الخاسرين

And whoever desires other than Islam as religion - never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers.

Quran 3:85

إن الذين يكفرون بالله ورسله ويريدون أن يفرقوا بين الله ورسله ويقولون نؤمن ببعض ونكفر ببعض ويريدون أن يتخذوا بين ذلك سبيلا

أولئك هم الكافرون حقًّا وأعتدنا للكافرين عذابًا مهينًا

Indeed, those who disbelieve in Allah and His messengers and wish to discriminate between Allah and His messengers and say, "We believe in some and disbelieve in others," and wish to adopt a way in between -

Those are the disbelievers, truly. And We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment.

Quran 4:150-151

لا يسمع بي أحد من هذه الأمة يهودي ولا نصراني ثم لم يؤمن بالذي أرسلت به إلا كان من أصحاب النار

Whoever amongst the community of Jews or Christians hears about me, but does not affirm his belief in that with which I have been sent and dies in this state, he shall be but one of the denizens of Hell-Fire.

Sahih Muslim

If your hypothetical wife died without accepting Islam then there is no reason for her fate to be any different just because she was married to a Muslim, indeed the verse of the Quran that permits such a marriage, itself concludes as follows:

ومن يكفر بالإيمان فقد حبط عمله وهو في الآخرة من الخاسرين

And whoever denies the faith - his work has become worthless, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers.

Quran 5:5

And even marriage to great Prophets does not avail a disbeliever any concession, so how could the status of the wife of a common Muslim be any better?

ضرب الله مثلا للذين كفروا امرأت نوح وامرأت لوط كانتا تحت عبدين من عبادنا صالحين فخانتاهما فلم يغنيا عنهما من الله شيئا وقيل ادخلا النار مع الداخلين

Allah presents an example of those who disbelieved: the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. They were under two of Our righteous servants but betrayed them, so those prophets did not avail them from Allah at all, and it was said, "Enter the Fire with those who enter."

Quran 66:10

would i act as an intercessor? 

There is no intercession or forgiveness for disbelievers:

إن تستغفر لهم سبعين مرة فلن يغفر الله لهم ذلك بأنهم كفروا بالله ورسوله

If you should ask forgiveness for them seventy times - never will Allah forgive them. That is because they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger.

Quran 9:80

إن الله لعن الكافرين وأعد لهم سعيراً خالدين فيها أبداً لا يجدون ولياً ولا نصيراً

Indeed, Allah has cursed the disbelievers and prepared for them a Blaze. Abiding therein forever, they will not find a protector or a helper.

Quran 33:64-65

  • You say that "Disbelieving Ahlul Kitab will be in Hell-Fire" but can you know for sure this person's wife qualifies to be a "disbeliever"? Did she receive the message correctly with all the proofs? And even if she did, how can you not be sure that Allah will not forgive her? Why can't we answer such questions with Allah knows best.
    – AbuMariam
    Nov 16, 2018 at 16:23
  • @AbuMariam As far as I understand this question, the OP does not really have such a wife, it is a hypothetical scenario. And hence I will answer based on the normative teachings and not based on the exceptions that might exist in some rare circumstances. Regarding that Allah will not forgive disbelievers, I am simply repeating what the Quran says in multiple places. I am not labeling a certain real individual to be a disbeliever, nor commenting on the fate of a real individual.
    – UmH
    Nov 16, 2018 at 16:32

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