According to each belief, there are infidels, which are the other beliefs adheres of course, this is general in all beliefs. On the other hand, each belief guarantees for you that you’ll not be considered as an infidel, and that you will not go to hell as long as you stay in this belief, well, not in Islam.
Islam is the only religion that comfirms previous ones
Islam makes it a must on Muslims to believe in previous scriptures revealed by God, the original ones which have no human interferes, Gospel, Torah, Psalms, and papers of Abraham. Muslims might go to hell if they don’t believe, so, it’s a lack of faith. Also believing in previous Prophets and Messengers sent by God is a must in Islam.
Yes, Muslims believe they’ll be exposed to hell
Unlike current beliefs of Christianity and Judaism, Muslims believe that some of them will be exposed to hell with varying degrees, according to their good vs. bad deeds, and more importantly according to their faith levels. Some Muslims will definitely fall in hell, some of them might stay for eternity, and some will get out of it after a while. This is for Muslims and for non-Muslims.
Only that there’s a specific deed that will be a cause of surviving, which is saying “No deity except Allah”, in Arabic: “la ilah ellah Allah”, while having at least an atom of goodness in their hearts, so that would make anyone survive hellfire.
Prophet Muhammad said:
He who professed: There is no god but Allah, would be brought out of the Fire even though he has in his heart virtue equal to the weight of a barley grain.
Then he who professed: There is no god but Allah, would come out of the Fire, even though he has in his heart virtue equal to the weight of a wheat grain.
He would then bring out from the Fire he who professed: There is no god but Allah, even though he has in his heart virtue equal to the weight of an atom. [Reference: Sahih Muslim].
But who are the infidel-Muslims?
In Quran there are verses describing some -claimed to be Muslims- by infidels, those who claim to believe but their hearts don’t, those who claim to be Muslims but their hearts aren’t Muslims in purpose not by ignorance, those who pretend to be Muslims but actually hate Islam, Muslims, the Prophet, and don’t believe in God and in the last day. They hide animosity for Muslims, waiting for the moment Muslims will fall in trouble.
When the hypocrites come to you, [O Muhammad], they say, “We testify that you are the Messenger of Allah.” And Allah knows that you are His Messenger, and Allah testifies that the hypocrites are liars.” [Quran.com/63/1].
“[It was] so that Allah may punish the hypocrite men and hypocrite women and the men and women who associate others with Him and that Allah may accept repentance from the believing men and believing women. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” [Quran.com/33/73].
And 3 simple kind acts of most Hellfire surviving
– First, which is the up front and center, is to declare that no God except Allah The Creator of Heavens and earth: If you did so, it means you can meet Him when at least you didn’t deny His existence, neither did you associate anyone with Him in worship.
– Second, is to have at least an atom of goodness in your heart.
– Third, be merciful: Repeatedly Prophet Muhammad –the final messenger by God- declared that being merciful is one of the shortest ways to heaven, he –peace be upon him- said:
The Compassionate One has mercy on those who are merciful. If you show mercy to those who are on the earth, He Who is in the heaven will show mercy to you.” [Reference: Sunan Abi Dawud]
He also said:
“Anyone who shows mercy, even to an animal meant for slaughtering, will be shown mercy by Allah on the Day of Rising.” [Reference: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad]
Why Islam is the accepted religion by God exclusively?
One of things I know that God Had a great wisdom in letting human interfere previous scriptures, which is for everyone to refuse and start checking the last revealed book, which no human ever interfered, it’s a clear message of “take this one only”, BUT.
As we mentioned previously, some Muslims who claim to be Muslims aren’t actually Muslims, on the other hand, some non-Muslims who claim to be non-Muslims are Muslims, how?
I meet lot of Christian convert to Islam saying: I never believe except that Jesus is a human Prophet. Or saying, I always believed in the Oneness of God the Creator, I never believed Jesus was son of god. Those all are Islam signs, as Islam isn’t a title as much as it is an act. But…
Islam is the religion of all Prophets, it’s an action which is submitting to the will of The Creator, worshipping Him Alone, not associating anyone/thing with Him, there are teachings for each message God Has sent to humans, each message contains on permission and forbiddance of specific things, which changes from time to another, and for God’s wisdom, Islam reveals most of the things been forbidden previously. That’s why following the final version of the scripture which suits humans until the last day on earth, isn’t an option, it’s a MUST.
Say, “We have believed in Allah and in what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Descendants, and in what was given to Moses and Jesus and to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [submitting] to Him.” [Quran.com/3/84].
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