[Q 150] Non Muslim Monotheist and Paradise

Question

Will the good followers of other religions (that believe in one god) enter Jannah?

For example, a non muslim who believes in one god and spends his entire life avoiding sins and doing good deeds, will he still be bound for hell?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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Answer

It is a definite belief of Islam that salvation in the Hereafter will only be for the Believers, and after the advent/arrival of the Prophet ﷺ, a Believer will be called only the person who accepts his ﷺ Prophethood and his ﷺ Religion, whoever does not accept the Prophethood and Religion of the Prophet ﷺ, even if he believes Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ is the Only God, cannot become a Believer. Rather he is a disbeliever. And no matter how many righteous deeds he performs in this world, if he dies in a state of disbelief, he will not get any reward for his good deeds in the Hereafter, and he will go to Hell.

Apart from Islam, no other religion is acceptable in the Court of Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ. The Quran states:

 “وَمَن يَبتَغِ غَيْرَ الْإِسْلَامِ دِيْنا فَلَنْ يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ ۚ وَهُوَ في الْآخِرَةِ مِنَ الْخٰسِرِیْنَ”

Translation taken from Kanz Ul Iman: And whoever will desire a religion other than Islam, that will never be accepted from him; and he is amongst the losers in the Hereafter.

 (آل عمران Para 3, Verse 85)

The non-believers are given the reward for their good deeds in this world, and those deeds are invalid and rejected in the Hereafter.

Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ says:

 “اُولٰٓىٕكَ لَمْ یُؤْمِنُوْا فَاَحْبَطَ اللّٰهُ اَعْمَالَهُمْؕ-وَ كَانَ ذٰلِكَ عَلَى اللّٰهِ یَسِیْرًا”

Translation taken from Kanz Ul Iman: These people have not accepted faith; henceforth Allah has nullified their (good) deeds, and this is easy for Allah.

(الاحزاب Para:21, Verse 19)

Answered by: Tabaruk Madani (AskMufti Scholar)

Verified by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Shaheer Attari

 

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