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Qur’an 3:85 - Does Allah accept only Muslims in Paradise?


The Qur’an is telling us in some verses that only Muslims will enter Paradise. However there are also many verses that Jews and Christians will go to Paradise.

1. Allah accepts only Muslims in Paradise - Qur’an 3:85, 4:150-151
“And whoever desires other than Islam as religion - never will it be accepted from him, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers” (Qur’an 3:85)
According to many Muslims, this will bring to the conclusion: "Thus anyone who does not believe in Rasoolullah (may Peace Be Upon Him), will burn in Jahannam forever." [1]

2. Allah accepts also non-Muslims in Paradise - Qur’an 2:62, 2:82, 5:69
“Any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve” (Qur’an 2:62, 2:82)
The verse is a confirmation of the message of the Bible that true faith in Jesus Christ will give certainty about going to Paradise.

3. Conclusion
The Qur’an has a contradiction about going to Paradise.


Notes:

1. Khutbah of Shaykh Ali Abd-ur-Rahmaan al-Hudhaifee, Imaam of Masjid-an-Nabawi, 13th March 1998.