Assalam aleikum! I converted to Islam for one year ago, alhamduila! My question is, i read and hear many places that there will be 73 ways of following Islam till the last day, then one of 73 will be saved by Mohammed PBUH and the 72 others will not come to paradise because they have not follow the right Islam? Is this true? And how can i know wich one is the right, sunni, shija? Sorry for my bad english!

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When Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) said, that in the future there will be 73 sects in Islam and only one of them will be in heaven, people asked which one it would be and Prophet (P.B.U.H.) said that it would be the people who are who are like Him and his companions. Which in my mind means following the Holy Qur'an and Sunna.

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Wa Alaikum Salam yes your question is correct Iam also heard about that it's TRUE Who following Mohamed S.A.W they will enter pradaise insha allah

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Wa Alaikum Salam yes your question is correct Iam also heard about that it's TRUE Who following Mohamed S.A.W they will enter pradaise insha allah

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Islam provides many benefits for the individual and the society. Here are some of the benefits gained through Islam for the individual.

The Door to Eternal Paradise

God has said in the Quran:

"And give good news (O Muhammad) to those who believe and do good deeds, that they will have gardens (Paradise) in which rivers flow.... (Quran, 2:25)

God has also said:

"Race one with another for forgiveness from your Lord and for Paradise, whose width is as the width of the heavens and the earth, which has been prepared for those who believe in God and His messengers.... (Quran, 57:21)

The Prophet Muhammad told us that the lowest in rank among the dwellers of Paradise will have ten times the like of this world, and he or she will have whatever he or she desires and ten times like it. Also, the Prophet Muhammad said: {A space in Paradise equivalent to the size of a foot would be better than the world and what is in it.} He also said: {In Paradise there are things which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human mind has thought of.} He also said: {The most miserable man in the world of those meant for Paradise will be dipped once in Paradise. Then he will be asked, “Son of Adam, did you ever face any misery? Did you ever experience any hardship?” So he will say, “No, by God, O Lord! I never faced any misery, and I never experienced any hardship.”}

If you enter Paradise, you will live a very happy life without sickness, pain, sadness, or death; God will be pleased with you; and you will live there forever. God has said in the Quran:

"But those who believe and do good deeds, We will admit them to gardens (Paradise) in which rivers flow, lasting in them forever.... (Quran, 4:57)

When someone converts to Islam, God forgives all of his previous sins and evil deeds. A man called Amr came to the Prophet Muhammad and said, “Give me your right hand so that I may give you my pledge of loyalty.” The Prophet stretched out his right hand. Amr withdrew his hand. The Prophet said: {What has happened to you, O Amr?} He replied, “I intend to lay down a condition.” The Prophet asked: {What condition do you intend to put forward?} Amr said, “That God forgive my sins.” The Prophet said: {Didn’t you know that converting to Islam erases all previous sins?}

After converting to Islam, the person will be rewarded for his or her good and bad deeds according to the following saying of the Prophet Muhammad : {Your Lord, Who is blessed and exalted, is most merciful. If someone intends to do a good deed but does not do it, a good deed will be recorded for him. And if he does do it, (a reward of) ten to seven hundred or many more times (the reward of the good deed), will be recorded for him. And if someone intends to do a bad deed but does not do it, a good deed will be recorded for him. And if he does do it, a bad deed will be recorded against him or God will wipe it out.}

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Salam and welcome to Islam. I have knowledge and background to both Shia and Sunni and both have some good arguments for and against each other so I do recommend you stay away from sectarian stuff and don't worry about this Hadith so much. Focus on pillars of Islam, continue asking Allah (s.w.t) for guidance and he will continue showing the right path.

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Masnad and Sunnan state the hadith which goes like this; RasoolAllah(SAW) said: 'Jews were divided into 71 firqah, Christian into 72, this ummah will be divided into 73 firqah - all are juhanami except for one.' When asked as to which one was the exception, RasoolAllah(SAW) said, 'The one which would follow what I and my companions follow.'

So, what all the Muslims need to do is to follow Quran and sunnah. Quran must be recited but more important is that it is understood in the language one speaks. After Arabic script its translation must be read in one's own language, along-with its tafseer to understand/mediate over it with the view to follow it. Hadrat Aeisha(RA) said that RasoolAllah(SAW) was a 'Walking Quran', i.e., he(SAW) was Quran-in-practice. Therefore, in order to bring Quran to practice, one has to study hadith which one MUST do as early as possible. Sihah Sita (six authentic books of ahadith - Bokhari, Muslim, Abu Daud, Nisai, Tirmizi and Mota') must be consulted by every one to gain guidance in day to day affairs to ensure all acts and deeds remain in accordance with the sunnah and hence acceptable to Allah. Surah Muhammad, ayah 33 reads: 'O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messanger, and render not your actions vain.'               
 Please ponder over all that is said above. JazakAllah.
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Masnad and Sunnan state the hadith which goes like this; RasoolAllah(SAW) said: 'Jews were divided into 71 firqah, Christian into 72, this ummah will be divided into 73 firqah - all are juhanami except for one.' When asked as to which one was the exception, RasoolAllah(SAW) said, 'The one which would follow what I and my companions follow.'

So, what all the Muslims need to do is to follow Quran and sunnah. Quran must be recited but more important is that it is understood in the language one speaks. After Arabic script its translation must be read in one's own language, along-with its tafseer to understand/mediate over it with the view to follow it. Hadrat Aeisha(RA) said that RasoolAllah(SAW) was a 'Walking Quran', i.e., he(SAW) was Quran-in-practice. Therefore, in order to bring Quran to practice, one has to study hadith which one MUST do as early as possible. Sihah Sita (six authentic books of ahadith - Bokhari, Muslim, Abu Daud, Nisai, Tirmizi and Mota') must be consulted by every one to gain guidance in day to day affairs to ensure all acts and deeds remain in accordance with the sunnah and hence acceptable to Allah. Surah Muhammad, ayah 33 reads: 'O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messanger, and render not your actions vain.'               
 Please ponder over all that is said above. JazakAllah.
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Answer by The Permanent Committee: What is meant by the term 'Ummah' in this Hadith is the Ummah of response which shall be divided into seventy-three sects; seventy-two of which are deviant who practice innovated religious practices that do not constitute apostasy. Each shall be tortured in accordance to its innovations, and deviation, except for those whom Allaah pardons and forgives. Their final abode will be Paradise. The only sect that will be safe is Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jama'ah, who adhere to the Sunnah of the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), and hold fast to what he and his companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) were holding. It is they about whom the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: "A group of my Ummah shall remain steadfast, on the truth, victorious, unharmed by those who oppose them, and do not support them, until the death or until the Day of Resurrection." [1]

As for those whose innovation casts them out of Islam, they belong to the Ummah of invitation (mankind at large) not the Ummah of response. They shall remain in the Hell-Fire forever, and this is the most valid opinion.

It is also said that the term 'Ummah' in this Hadith means the Ummah of invitation, which is a general term including all those to whom the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) was sent (i.e., mankind) those who believe and those who do not believe. Whereas the term 'the saved sect' is the Ummah of response, which strictly applies to those who believe in the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam), trustfully, and die on this condition. This is the sect that will be safe from [the] Fire; either by prior punishment or without prior punishment, and their final abode will Paradise.

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InshAllah! For you too,

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