Good Jews and christians
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
one of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I really praise you for your effort,for me your teaching of quran &the way you replies questions are worthy.i have one doubt in mind ,will christians or jews who are good & practicing there religion will find the way to heavens even if they donnt believe in quran.please let me know. regards
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Good Jews and christians
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 no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The All Merciful Lord, has from Day One, sent His Prophets and His Message for the guidance of mankind. From the time of Prophet Adam (a.s.) to the last Ummah of Prophet Mohamed (saws). The Message brought by each and every Prophet of Allah was the same There is no god but Allah Alone, and He has no partners. Anyone who accepted this Message and worshipped the One True Lord Alone were muslims.
The people who believed and followed sincerely the guidance brought by Prophet Moses (a.s.) before the advent of Prophet Jesus (a.s.), were all believers and on the Right Way. Similarly, the people who accepted, obeyed and followed the guidance brought by Prophet Jesus (a.s.) before the advent of Prophet Mohamed (saws), were also believers and on the Right Way. Likewise, whoever among the people sincerely accepted, followed and obeyed the Message brought by the Last Messenger of Allah, Mohamed ar Rasool Allah (saws) are on the Right Way, and whoever denied the Last Messenger (saws) and his Message have fallen astray.
The Jews believed in each and every one of the Prophets upto Prophet Moses (a.s.). They denied Prophet Jesus (a.s.), and were thus cursed by Allah and became disbelievers. Similarly, the Christians believed every Prophet upto Prophet Jesus (a.s.), but denied the Prophethood and Message of Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws); thus they too became disbelievers in the sight of Allah. Whoever among the People of the Book accepted Mohamed (saws) as the Prophet and believed in the Message revealed to him, became muslims. Whoever denied the Last Messenger of Allah (saws) and the Message revealed to him, became disbelievers.
The Principle in Islam is that if a people deny any one of the Prophets that Allah has sent, it is as if they have denied all the Messengers of Allah (saws). Some of the Jews denied the Prophethood of Prophet Jesus (a.s.), and thus, in the sight of Allah denied all His Messengers. Those among the Jews who believed and followed Prophet Jesus (a.s.), became believers, and were on the Right Path of Allah. Similarly, some of the Christians denied the Prophethood of the Last Messenger of Allah, Mohamed ar Rasool Allah (saws), and thus became disbelievers in the Sight of Allah. Those among the Christians who believed and followed Prophet Jesus (a.s.), and subsequently accepted, believed and followed the Last Messenger of Allah (saws), became believers.
The true faith in the sight of Allah is Islam. If today, any people claim that they still follow only some of the Prophets of Allah, and deny the others, then they have disbelieved in what Allah has revealed, and thus become disbelievers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Al Maidah verse 3:Today I (Allah) have perfected your deen for you and completed my Blessing on you and approved Islam as your way of life.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imran verse 19:Indeed, Islam in the ONLY right way of life in the sight of Allah.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale-Imran verse 85:And whoever adopts any other than this way of Islam, that way shall not be accepted from him and in the Hereafter, he shall be among the losers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 31-32:O Prophet, tell the people, If you sincerely love Allah, follow me. Then Allah will love you and forgive you your sins, for He is All Forgiving, All Merciful. Also say to them, Obey Allah and His Messenger. And if, in spite of this, they do not accept your invitation, warn them that Allah does not love those, who refuse to obey Him and His Messenger.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 98 Surah Bayyinah verse 6:
Those who have disbelieved from among the People of the Book and the mushriks, they shall certainly enter Hell; and remain in it forever. They are the worst of all creatures!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verses 103-106:Tell them (O Mohamed), Should We tell you who are the most unsuccessful people and miserable failures in regard to their deeds? They are those, all whose endeavors in the worldly life, had gone astray from the Right Way, but all along they were under the delusion that everything they were doing, was rightly directed! Those are the people who rejected the Revelations of their Lord and did not believe that they would ever go before Him. Therefore all their deeds were lost, for We shall assign no weight to them on the Day of Resurrection. Their recompense is Hell for the disbelief they showed, and for the mockery they adopted in regard to My Aayahs and My Messengers!
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.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,