Will all muslims go to paradise.
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I would like to knw if all muslims will go to paradise?If a muslim he believes in Allah but he haas done somany bad things will he go to paradise?people like osma bin laden saddam hussien they hve killed so many people will they go to paradise?
I have read a hadiths actually i donno hw it is but i think it is like this a muslim will get punished for all his sins but in the end he will go to paradise and he will get tentimes reward of this world is it true ?this is applicaple for all muslims good and bad?and i hve heard that only some few lakhs people will enter paradise is that true??
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Will all muslims go to paradise
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Your Question: ….I would like to knw if all muslims will go to paradise?If a muslim he believes in Allah but he haas done somany bad things will he go to paradise?people like osma bin laden saddam hussien they hve killed so many people will they go to paradise?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 32 Surah Sajdah verse 19:
19 For those who believe and do righteous deeds are Gardens as hospitable homes for their (good) deeds.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 42 Surah Shura verse 22:
22 Thou wilt see the wrongdoers in fear on account of what they have earned and (the burden of) that must (necessarily) fall on them. But those who believe and work righteous deeds will be in the luxuriant meads of the Gardens: they shall have before their Lord all that they wish for: that will indeed be the magnificent Bounty (of Allah).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 30 Surah Rome verse 45:
45 That He may reward those who believe and work righteous deeds out of His Bounty: for He loves not those who reject Faith.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 31 Surah Luqmaan verses 8-9:
8 For those who believe and work righteous deeds there will be Gardens of Bliss.
9 To dwell therein. The promise of Allah is true: and He is Exalted in Power, Wise.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 47 Surah Muhammad verse 12:
12 Verily Allah will admit those who believe and do righteous deeds to Gardens beneath which rivers flow; while those who reject Allah will enjoy (this world) and eat as cattle eat; and the Fire will be their abode.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 107:
107 As to those who believe and work righteous deeds they have for their entertainment the Gardens of Paradise
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 85 Surah Buruj verse 11:
11 For those who believe and do righteous deeds will be Gardens Beneath which rivers flow: that is the Great Salvation
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 23:
23 Allah will admit those who believe and work righteous deeds to Gardens beneath which rivers flow: they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold and pearls; and their garments there will be of silk.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 56:
56 On that Day the Dominion will be that of Allah: He will judge between them: so those who believe and work righteous deeds will be in Gardens of Delight.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Mumin verse 40:
40 He that works evil will not be requited but by the like thereof: and he that works a righteous deed whether man or woman and is a believer such will enter the Garden (of Bliss): therein will they have abundance without measure.
Respected brother in Islam, the Realms of Paradise is the
prerogative of Allah Subhanah Alone; and the two absolutely inseparable
pre-conditions the Lord Most High Most Wise has conveyed in His Message for
one’s entry into the
- Belief, and
- Righteous good deeds in accordance with the Guidance of the Lord.
A ‘muslim’ can be divided into two categories:
- A ‘legal’ muslim: ie. one who is born to believing parents, or one who declares the ‘Shahaadah’, etc.
- A ‘Haqiqi’ or ‘real’ muslim: ie. one who is declared to be a true believer in the Presence of the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord on the Day of Judgment.
Thus brother it is not as if every person who declares himself to be a ‘muslim’ in the life of this world, or names himself an Abdullah, or Mohamed, or Ayyub, or Jaafar, etc. has an unconditional guarantee to enter Paradise!
It is the Lord Most Majestic Most Supreme Alone, Who will Decide and Determine on the Day of Judgment who amongst those who called themselves ‘muslims’ were indeed ‘real muslims’…..and it is only those fortunate believers who are declared as ‘real’ muslims by the Lord Most Merciful who will find themselves in the Mercy of their Lord Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 29 Surah Ankabut verses 10-11:
10 Then there are among men such as say "We believe in Allah"; but when they suffer affliction in (the Cause of) Allah they treat men's oppression as if it were the Wrath of Allah! And if help comes (to thee) from thy Lord they are sure to say "We have (always) been with you!" Does not Allah know best all that is in the hearts of all creation?
11 And Allah most certainly knows those who believe, and as certainly those who are hypocrites!
Hadith Qudsi 6
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: ‘The first of people against whom judgment will be pronounced on the Day of Resurrection will be a man who died a martyr (in the Cause of Allah). He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His favors and he will recognize them. Allah, The Exalted, will say: ‘And what did you do about them?’ He will say: ‘I fought for You until I died a martyr (in Your Cause). Allah Subhanah will Say: ‘You have lied - you did but fight that it might be said [of you]: He is courageous. And so it was said.’ Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire. [Another] will be a man who has studied [religious] knowledge and has taught it and who used to recite the Quran. He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His favors and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will Say: ‘And what did you do about them?’ He will say: ‘I studied [religious] knowledge and I taught it and I recited the Quran for Your sake.’ Allah Subhanah will Say: ‘You have lied - you did but study [religious] knowledge that it might be said [of you]: He is learned. And you recited the Quran that it might be said [of you]: He is a recitor. And so it was said.’ Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire. [Another] will be a man whom Allah had made rich and to whom He had given all kinds of wealth. He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His favors and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will Say: ‘And what did you do about them?’ He will say: ‘I left no path [untrodden] in which You like money to be spent without spending in it for Your sake.’ Allah Subhanah will say: ‘You have lied - you did but do so that it might be said [of you]: He is open-handed. And so it was said.’ Then he will be ordered to be dragged along on his face until he is cast into Hell-fire.’
Sahih Muslim Hadith 6251 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘Do you know who is a ‘muflis’ (abjectly poor or one who is totally bankrupt)?’ They (the Companions (r.a.) of the Prophet (saws)) said: ‘A ‘muflis’ amongst us is one who has neither dirham with him nor wealth.’ He (the Prophet (saws)) said: ‘The ‘muflis’ of my Ummah would be he who would come on the Day of Resurrection with prayers and fasts and Zakah but (he would find himself bankrupt on that day as he would have exhausted his funds of virtues) since he hurled abuses upon others, brought calumny against others, unlawfully consumed the wealth of others, shed the blood of others, and beat others. His virtues would be credited to the account of one (who suffered at his hand). And if his good deeds fall short to clear the account (of his mis-deeds), then their sins would be entered in (his account) and he would be thrown in the Hell-Fire!’
Respected brother, in light of the above absolutely clear guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws) it is evident that not every one who considered himself to be a ‘muslim’ in the life of this world will enter Paradise…..but rather only those whom The Lord Most Gracious Determines to be true ‘muslims’ on that Inevitable and Tumultuous Day of Judgment will be shown the Mercy of their Lord Most Merciful.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verse 47:
47 We shall set up Scales of Justice for the Day of Judgment so that not a soul will be dealt with unjustly in the least. And if there be (no more than) the weight of a mustard seed (good or evil), We will bring it (to account): and enough are We to take account.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 160:
160 He that doeth good shall have ten times as much to his credit: he that doeth evil shall only be recompensed according to his evil. No wrong shall be done unto (any of) them.
Your Question: …..I have read a hadiths actually i donno hw it is but i think it is like this a muslim will get punished for all his sins but in the end he will go to paradise and he will get tentimes reward of this world is it true ?this is applicaple for all muslims good and bad?
As far as the state of the hypocrites, the disbelievers, and the polytheists (mushriks) goes, Allah Subhanah has made it abundantly clear that these people will never ever get out of the Hell Fire.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verses 36-37:
36 As to those who reject faith, if they had everything on earth and twice repeated to give as ransom for the penalty of the Day of Judgment, it would never be accepted of them. Theirs would be a grievous penalty.
37 Their wish will be to get out of the fire, but never will they get out therefrom: their penalty will be one that endures.
Nowhere in the Quran is it mentioned that one who is condemned to Hell Fire, will be taken out after some time! Beloved brother in Islam, the truth is there are indeed a few hadiths recorded which state that some believers who had faith, but because of their evil deeds were condemned to the Hell Fire and after serving their time in Hell Fire they will be taken out by Allah Subhanah! Although these narrations are recorded in the ‘sahih’ category of hadiths, almost all of such hadiths are related by one narrator and most of the good scholars and jurists are of the opinion that regardless of the source of the hadith, if any hadith goes against the clear guidance of the Holy Quran, that hadith cannot be accepted as ‘sahih’.
The Glorious Quran has severely condemned this exact belief of the People of the Book, who believed that even if they did go to Hell for some of their mis-deeds, Allah would take them out of Hell!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verses 23-25:
23 Hast thou not turned thy vision to those who have been given a portion of the Book? They are invited to the Book of Allah to settle their dispute, but a party of them turn back and decline (the arbitration).
24 This because they say: "The fire shall not touch us but for a few numbered days"; for their forgeries deceive them as to their own religion.
25 But how (will they fare), when We gather them together against a Day about which there is no doubt, and each soul will be paid out just what it has earned without (favor or injustice)?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 78-82:
78 And there are among them illiterates who know not the Book but (see therein their own) desires and they do nothing but conjecture.
79 Then woe to those who write the book with their own hands and then say: "This is from Allah" to traffic with it for a miserable price! Woe to them for what their hands do write and for the gain they make thereby.
80 And they say: "The fire shall not touch us but for a few numbered days"; Say: "Have ye taken a promise from Allah for He never breaks His promise? Or is it that ye say of Allah what ye do not know?"
81 Nay those who seek gain in evil and are girt round by their sins they are Companions of the Fire therein shall they abide (for ever).
82 But those who have faith and work righteousness they are Companions of the Garden therein shall they abide (for ever).
this belief, that a believer will spend some time in Hell and will then be
released has also crept into the muslim Ummah!
The Quran is extremely clear in its verdict that one who goes to Hell
will stay in it forever; and the one who goes to
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 101 Surah Al-Qaaria verses 6-11:
6 Then he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) heavy
7 Will be in a life of good pleasure and satisfaction.
8 But he whose balance (of good deeds) will be (found) light
9 Will have his home in a (bottomless) pit.
10 And what will explain to thee what this is?
11 (It is) a Fire Blazing fiercely!
The Holy Quran is extremely clear in its context that one who is condemned to the Hell Fire, will not be allowed to come out of it!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 32 Surah As-Sajdah verse 20:
As to those who are rebellious and wicked, their abode will be the Fire: every time they wish to get away therefrom, they will be forced thereinto, and it will be said to them: "taste ye the Penalty of the Fire, which ye were wont to reject as false.
Beloved brother, rest assured that our Lord Allah Subhanah, The Most Merciful, Most Gracious will never condemn a true believer who died on faith to the Hell Fire! If some believer has committed major sins like zina, murder, eating riba, transgression of Allah’s Laws, etc. , and died in a state whereby he could not repent and seek Taubah; then his state is the Sole Hands of Allah Subhanah Alone! He may, if He wills, forgive him; or punish him in the grave, or punish him on the Day of Judgment itself; and then have Mercy on him and forgive him and save him from the eternal Hell Fire.
Allah says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa Verse 48
Shirk (associating other deities with Allah) is the only sin that Allah does not forgive, and He forgives, whomsoever He pleases, sins other than this. For whosoever associates any other partner with Allah, does indeed forge a big lie and commits the most heinous sin
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.445 Narrated by Abu Dhar
The Prophet (saws)
said, "Jibrael said to me, 'Whoever amongst your followers die without
having worshipped others besides Allah, will enter
Hadith Qudsi 34
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said that Allah Subhanah, Glorified and Exalted is He, says: “O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it!”
But to believe that one who is so wretched that he has been condemned by the Lord to the Hell Fire will somehow come out of Hell Fire after serving their sentence is a belief of the People of Book and the pagans, and Allah Subhanah has Himself condemned this very belief in His Glorious Quran! It does not behove a believer, who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day, to hold a belief which the Merciful has Himself condemned in the Glorious Quran.
Dear and beloved brother in Islam, if there is one thing which has beguiled some believers to openly disobey the Commands and Dictates of Islam and transgress the clear boundaries of Allah and His Messenger (saws)….it is this concept that somehow or the other, simply because they claimed to be followers of Prophet Mohamed (saws), they will come out of Hell Fire and enter Paradise….even if it means that they will go to Hell Fire only for a number of years to pay for their sins!....but ultimately they will enter Paradise!!!
This is the exact same concept which was held by the People of the Book and Allah Subhanah Himself has time and again strongly condemned this very concept and belief of theirs in His Glorious Quran; and it just does not behove and befit a believer who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day to hold a belief which has been condemned by their Lord Most High!
Question: ….and i hve heard that only some few lakhs people will enter paradise
is that true??
Respected brother in Islam, it is not as if there are only a few limited places in Paradise, which if filled will not accept any more inhabitants…..nor are there limited places in Hell Fire, which if filled will refuse to accept any more inhabitants!!!!
To the best of our knowledge there is absolutely no number
ascertained in the Quran or the Sunnah which declares how many will be
Having said that there is no particular number declared in
the Quran and the Sunnah, from the general guidance of the Glorious Quran it is
safe to assume that the inhabitants of Hell Fire will far far exceed the
numbers of the fortunate dwellers of
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 50 Surah Qaf verses 30-35:
30 One Day We will ask Hell "art thou filled to the full?" It (Hell) will reply "are there any more (to come)?" (ie. there is more than sufficient place for the evildoers!)
31 And the Garden will be brought nigh to the righteous; no more a thing distant.
32 (A voice will declare:) "This is what was promised for you for everyone who turned (to Allah) in sincere repentance who kept (His Law).
33 Who feared (Allah) Most Gracious unseen and brought a heart turned in devotion (to Him):
34 Enter ye therein in Peace and Security; this is a Day of Eternal Life!"
35 There will be for them therein all that they wish and more besides in Our Presence.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,