Heaven, or the heavens, is a common religious, cosmological, or transcendent place where beings such as gods, angels, spirits, saints, or venerated ancestors are said to originate, be enthroned, or live.
Allah says in the Qur'an that the only thing that will not be forgiven is that partners be associated with Allah, and that Allah forgives whatever else Allah wills.
Allah also says in the Qur'an that whoever believes and works righteous deeds, including Jews, Christians, and Sabeans, will have a good afterlife.
With that in mind, how can someone exclude some people from heaven just because they are not Shi'i (or Shi'i Ithna Ashari)?
Only Allah has the authority and power to send people to heaven or hell.
Nowadays, also, people often follow religions or sects due to inherited understandings and doctrines. A Sunni who loves certain individuals (who do not have the same status among Shi'is) does so because they have heard very good things about them, or because they believe the Prophet (S) loves them, not because they are trying to fight against the Imams or support wrong.
It is a different situation for someone who actually was alive during the time of Imam 'Ali (A) and saw him and rejected him or physically fought against him. Anyway most Sunnis, and most or all Sufis, respect Imam 'Ali and other Imams, they just have a different understanding of their role.
However, following the teachings of Ahl al-Bayt (A) through the Imams can help develop one's ethics, actions, and spirituality in such a way that can, insha'allah, help with going to heaven. Also one can hope for the intercession of the Imams (A) if one has a close relationship to them and is dedicated to them, and this is also an invaluable gift.
Thank you for your question. There are traditions to the effect that some people will be in hell for a time before being moved to heaven, and that everyone with even the slightest amount of faith will end up in heaven.
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May you always be successful
Prophet Easa (Jesus) (AS) was raised by Allah (SWT) when his enemies tried to kill him, and he is living in the sky since then. We have in the books that he is worshiping Allah in the second sky with the angles.
He will come back to this earth with Imam Al-Mahdi (AS) and will be one of his supporters and will pray behind him.
Women as well as men in Paradise will be purified from evil desires. Women in Paradise will not desire more than her heavenly husband who will be the best man she wishes. Allah (SWT) will make the believing woman have the best husband she ever thought about. He can be her real husband but after complete reforming which will make him having every good which she wishes. If her husband is not in Paradise, Allah (SWT) will make her marry with a man of her best wishes.
The nature of the pious woman is to be with one man in intimacy and not with more .
Greetings of peace,
According to the Islamic belief, acts of worship should be done with the correct theological beliefs and understanding. One cannot know and truly understand how to worship God without going to the prophets, messengers and holy people that He sent to convey His message.
The Quran states:
“إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّهِ الْإِسْلَامُ
Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam.”
It is however possible that some non-Muslims will be excused for not being able to find or ascertain the truth.
In Islam we also believe acts of goodness do not go unnoticed regardless of the person’s religion. But for acts of worship, these cannot be made up and must be done in the correct way.
May Allah guide you and all of us to that which is the truth.
Allah says in the Quran that no one will bear the burden of another. We are all responsible for our deeds.
It is not healthy to go through life with a sense of pre-destination that one will go to hell, because that can easily become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Sometimes some people are irresponsible when they talk about illegitimate children and either say things without thinking, or else they don't critically examine the texts they are talking about and quote them without thinking or comparing or examining them closely. It perhaps doesn't occur to them that some of the people sitting there listening are not of legitimate birth. There should be more responsibility in discussing these things so that people do not go around worrying they will go to hell because of what their forebears did.
Is it not the choice of a person to take their own life as this is something that is down to Allah The Exalted.
If however the person was in such a mental state where they no longer had control over themselves or they had some type of mental illness in which they can no longer distinguish between their actions, then it’s possible that they won’t be accountable for such an action.
May Allah grant you success
It is said that the garden that Adam and Eve were in was a different garden than the one that people to go eternally in the afterlife.
Allameh Tabataba'i brings up this question in Tafsir al-Mizan (available online) in the section on narrations 2:35-39 and discusses it in light of the narrations. For more elaboration on this question, as well as relevant narrations, where the garden might have been, and so forth, you can read that section.
I have not come across the idea that the angel Mika'il keeps the devil out of heaven in mainstream Shi'i or Sunni texts.
Also, the Qur'an says that God Himself threw the Shaytan (the devil) out of heaven. This is not to say that an angel could not have been involved; however, the Qur'an does portray it as being directly between God and Shaytan. It also implies that Shaytan accepted being thrown out insofar as Shaytan swore to misguide human beings until the end of time (and this oath implies that he is not trying to return to heaven).
Of course, God knows best!
A summary of what the angel Mika'il does as per Islamic texts can be found here: https://www.al-islam.org/ask/topics/4478/questions-about-Angel
There are many Qur'anic verses that state that the righteous will be
granted forgiveness on the day of judgment.
In Surah Ibrahim verse 41 ( O my Lord ! Forgive me and my parents and
the believers on the day of judgment).
Also in Surah al-Ma'idah verse 9: Allah (SWT), has promised those who believed and did good, that for them there is forgiveness and a great reward.
Also in Surah Aal-e-Imran verse 136 : For them reward is forgiveness from their Lord
and gardens with rivers flowing underneath.
Many other verses also state the righteous believers will be granted
forgiveness on the day of judgment.
Major sins are not like minors sins and a person who committed sins and repented is not like a person who insisted on committing sins until death. There are people who get
forgiveness for all their sins because of their sincere intentions and very
good deeds. But there are people who will get punished on the day of
judgment and after their punishment, they will be sent to Paradise.
It all depends upon the degree of sincerity and good deeds.
Thank you for your question. There is no textual evidence to support that there will be homosexuality in heaven. It is reasonable to say that that will be because any desire for the same sex will be removed before entering heaven.
May you always be successful.
A Muslim is someone who practices the laws of Islam and has no emnity towards the Ahl al-Bayt (as). A mu'min is someone who has ma'rifah of the station of the Ahl al-Bayt (as) and whose heart is open to the esoteric knowledge that they teach. Both can go to Heaven.