Actual Opinion

Saturday, 02 March 2019

Does Heaven Will Be Granted Only For Moslem?

At one of the recitation night, one of disciple asked to our guru: “does heaven will be granted only for moslem?”

As for many opinion and understanding of moslem people today, heaven is intended to be granted only for moslem. Furthermore, the opinion of several radical moslem, heaven will be only granted for the ones from their own group. The other people out of their group, the other people with different understanding, they are all absolutely in hell. That is the narrow view of the radical moslem today.

Our guru answered that there is none of the verses in the Qoran stated that heaven is granted only for moslem. None. Heaven is belonged to Allah swt, and the ones who deserved to get awards of heaven from Allah swt are the ones who believe and doing righteous deeds. Not moslem only.

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ كَانَتْ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتُ الْفِرْدَوْسِ نُزُلًا
“Indeed, those who have believed and done righteous deeds - they will have the Gardens of Paradise as a lodging.” (QS 18:107)

Actually the same question was ever been asked by one of the disciples of Rasulullah saw before, Salman al-Farisi. He is not an Arabic, Salman is a Persian. Within the journey in his life he had ever met and interacted with many priests and monks from various religions, such as Jews, Christian and Shabiin, that they are all firm in their faith to Allah swt.

Then, in order to answer the question from Salman al-Farisi Allah swt deliver His Message which then stated in the verse of the Qoran in al-Baqarah verse 62 as follow:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَالَّذِينَ هَادُوا وَالنَّصَارَىٰ وَالصَّابِئِينَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَلَهُمْ
أَجْرُهُمْ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

“Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] - those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness - will have their reward with their Lord, and no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.” (QS 2:62)

Before the Islamic religion was descended in Mecca, there were a lot of Christian had been slaughtered by the emperor of Rome at that time due that they kept their own faith. Amongst those christian there were several people who were bolied in the hot water, there were several people whose bodies were tied to a horse until they were splitted, there were also the christian people who died from being totured and skinned before they were burned, et cetera.

Then, those believer people above who has faith to Allah swt then during the next afterlife they deserved to get rewards from Allah swt as aligned with their faith and righteous deeds.

It is so shortsighted the people who stated that every moslem will get rewards in the form of heaven from Allah swt. Because apparently, that there are a lot of moslem who have dirty behaviour and deeds. Amongst them there are moslem who become the killer of their own mother, there are the teachers of the Qoran who molested their own pupils, there are ustadz who consumed and legalized the narcotics, there are also clerks who did violents to their own students. Do you think that the believer will do such evil deeds? Do you think that the ones with righteous deeds will do such deeds which is condemn by Allah swt? So, if they are not the ones who are believers nor the ones who have righteous deeds, do you think that they are deserved to get rewards from Allah swt?

So then, we should never claimed ourselves as the most righteous persons, the most deserved ones to get heaven. It is uncertain that we have been truly beliver, because it is only Allah swt who can determine whether we had been truly believer or not. Do not claim that we are already the most Islamic persons, because the one who can stated “Peace," a word from a Merciful Lord.” (QS 36:58) is only Allah swt, not us, not the ustadz nor ulema.

So, in this life let us be in a race to become the best believer and righteous deeds. Be humble and not arrogant amongst the other people and also in front of Allah swt. Because be aware, that in this world there is no even one inch of the soil where we stand except it is in front of Allah swt. (AK/ST)