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All People of Islam will Eventually Enter Paradise

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The following excerpt is taken from “Maariful Hadith” pg. 200-201:

It is reported by Sayyidina Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) that he heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say, “My Lord has promised me that he would admit to Paradise seventy thousand of my ummah without questioning and without punishment. And, three handfuls will be added of the handfuls of my Lord” (Ahmad, Tirmizi, Ibn Majah)

Commentary:

When both hands are filled to give someone something, it is called Hathiyah (handful), in Arabic. The Hadith, therefore, says that Allah has assured that He will admit seventy thousand of the Prophet’s ummah to Paradise without reckoning and punishment. Then, each one thousand of them will be accompanied by seventy thousand who will also enter Paradise without reckoning and without punishment. Further, as a special mercy, Allah will send a large section of the Prophet’s ummah, three times, to Paradise. And, all of them will not be subjected to reckoning or punishment.

(Glory be to You with Your praise, O The Most Merciful of those who show Mercy)

The reality of such Ahadith will be realised when we experience them. In this life, we cannot imagine or understand even those things properly which we read in newspapers. Allah has said the truth:

And of Knowledge you have been vouchsafed but little) (Al-Asr’a 17:85)

The following excerpt is taken from the same book (Maariful Hadith) pg. 209-210:

It is related by Sayyidina Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “When it is the Day of Ressurection [and all the former and the latter ones will be gathered together on the field of concourse], there will be great anxiety among the people. Thus, they [i.e. some of their representatives] will approach Prophet Adam (peace be upon him) to intercede on their behalf, and he will reply, ‘I am not worthy of it. You should better go to the Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh); he is a Friend of Allah [and may be able to help you]’. They will accordingly approach Sayyidina Ibrahim and make the request of intercession to him. He, too, will reply, ‘I am not worthy of it. You should better go to Prophet Musa (pbuh); he is the Kaleem Allah [who has spoken with Allah and may be able to help you]’. They will accordingly approach Sayiidina Musa and make the request to him. But he will reply, ‘I am not worthy of it. You should better go to Prophet Isa (pbuh) [and place the same request before him]. But he will also say, ‘I am not worthy of it. You should better go to [the last of the Prophets] Muhammad (pbuh). They will, then, come to me and ask me to intercede. I will say, ‘This is my job.’ I will, then, seek an audience with the All-Merciful which will be granted. He will communicate to me the superhuman knowledge of some of His praises [which are not known to me at present]. I shall glorify Him through those praises and bow low, touching the ground with the forehead in reverence. [According to a report in Musnad Ahmad, the prophet (pbuh) will remain in that posture for a week after which] it will be said to him, ‘O Muhammad! Raise your head and say what you want. Your prayer will be heard. Ask for anything you like. It will be granted. Make whatever intercession you wish to make and it will be allowed. ‘I shall say, ‘My followers! My followers!’ [meaning mercy may be shown to them today and they may be forgiven]. It will be told to go and take out [of Hell] those in whose heart there is Faith even of the weight of a mustard seed. I shall go and do so. Afterwards, I shall return to the benevolent presence of Allah, and again sing His praises through the hymns inspired to me and fall in prostration before Him. Once more, I will be told, ‘O Muhammad! Raise your head and say what you want. Your prayer will be heard. Ask for anything you like and it will be granted. Make whatever intercession you wish to make and it will be allowed.’ I shall say, ‘My followers’. ‘My followers.’ I will be told to go and take out of [Hell] those in whose heart there is Faith even of weight of a dust particle. I shall go and do so. Afterwards, I shall return to the benevolent presence of Allah, and, again fall in prostration before Him. It will be said to me, ‘O Muhammad! Raise your head and say what you want. Your prayer will be heard. Ask for anything you like and it will be granted. Make any intercession you wish to make and it will be allowed.’ I will, then say, ‘O Lord! Allow me [to intercede] on behalf of all those who may have said La-Ilaha-IllAllah.’ Allah will remark, “That is not for you.’ By My Power and Glory, and by My Magesty and Magnificience, I shall take out of Hell those who have said La-Ilaha–IllAllah.'”

References:

Noomani, Maulana Manzur. (2012). Maariful Hadith – Meaning and messages of the traditions/hadith. (pg. 200-201, 209-210). http://www.islamibayanaat.com/MaarifulHadith.htm

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