Human beings have always struggled with the issue of life after death. We often look to religion for the answer. Thus, it’s important to assess a religion based on its view of the afterlife.
Religious people, especially Muslims, are interested in the topics of heaven and hell. According to the Quran, will all Muslims go to hell?
Salvation is the Core of a Religion
Sultan Muhammad Khan from Afghanistan wrote, “Salvation is the most important breath and the foundation of religion. Without salvation, religion is not religion.” Considering that statement, we need to reflect upon the following key verse in the Quran, “It is the inevitable decree of your Lord that every one of you will be taken to hell” (Qs 19:71).
The fate of every Muslim is written in this verse. It means all Muslims go to hell! Because of this verse, Sultan Muhammad Khan left Islam. Is there a way to escape going to hell?
Being Killed in the Cause of Allah
According to Islam, a person can go to heaven by being “killed in the cause of Allah,” which is to die as a jihadist. Is this the sure way to avoid hell?
The Quran teaches, “. . . Be upright for Allah, bearers of witness with justice, and let not hatred of a people incite you not to act equitably . . . surely Allah is Aware of what you do” (Qs 5:8). Allah commands His people to act justly without hatred. How can a jihadist go to heaven when that person harbors hate and takes away people’s precious lives without remorse? Email us your opinion.
Sinful Humans Need a Sinless Savior
“The human being is certainly ungrateful to his Lord” (Qs 100:6). The Prophet of Islam certainly knew this verse. He once prayed, “God, cleanse me from my sin with the water from the snow” (Bukhari). Abu Bakr, the first Caliph, wrote a poem, “God, how can I be saved? There is nothing good in me. I am overwhelmed because of my wickedness . . . !”
Who then has the power to cleanse the wickedness of the human heart? Isa Al-Masih, who lived a perfect life, offered Himself a holy sacrifice for our sins. “. . . the blood of Jesus [Isa Al-Masih] . . . purifies us from all sin” (Injil, 1 John 1:7).
Isa Al-Masih said: “I give them [who have been purified by Isa Al-Masih] eternal life, and they shall never perish . . .” (Injil, John 10:28). Isa Al-Masih’s followers have the assurance of going to heaven! Email us if you want to receive eternal life.
Questions for Contemplation
- What do you think about Sultan Muhammad Khan’s statement, “Without salvation, a religion isn’t a religion”?
- How can being “killed in the cause Allah” gives assurance of heaven when Allah commands to act justly without hatred?
- How do Isa Al-Masih’s followers know for sure they will receive eternal life after death?
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