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Qur’an 3:85 - Only Islam accepted as religion or not?

There are different answers to this question in the Qur’an:

1. Only Islam accepted as religion - Qur’an 3:85
“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)

2. Also other religions are accepted - Qur’an 2:62
“Lo! Those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee, Muhammad), and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans - whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doeth right - surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve.” (Qur’an 2:62)
Qur’an 2:62 is telling us that Christians will go to Paradise for sure. Also non-Christians and non-Muslims are able to enter Paradise according to the Qur’an, as long as they have faith in a higher power, they have good works and believe in fear divine judgment.

3. Conclusion
There is a contradiction in the Qur’an about the unique position of Islam. A Muslim has no clear guidance what to believe: follow Islam or not.