Jews and christians will go to heaven
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surai baqarah(62. Verily, those who believe and those who are Jews and Christians, and Sabians (Sabi'in), whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day and does righteous good deeds shall have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.) can you please explain this verse in context
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Brother Islam unlike Christianity and Judaism teaches that all who believe in Allah swt and The Last Day, and do righteous good deeds will receive their just rewards from their Lord and they do not need to fear or grieve. The other religions teach that those who do not follow their scriptures totally are damned.
All the Prophets mentioned in the Quran came before the advent of Islam but yet because of their belief in one God (Allah swt) and in the Last Day were referred to as Muslims.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,
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