Who will go to Heaven / Achieve Salvation??

Muhammad Bin Yahya, from Ahmad Bin Muhammad Bin Isa, from Al-Hassan Bin Ali Bin Fazzaal, from Ali Bin Uqba, form Umar Bin Abaan, from Abdul Hameed Al-Wabishy, who has narrated the following:

Abu Ja’far(as) said, when I asked him: We have a neighbour who violates all the Prohibitions to the extent that he leaves the Prayer as well among other matters.

Imam(as) said: Glory be to Allah! And that is a great matter. However, shall I inform you of the one who is more evil than him?’

I said: Yes.

Imam(as) said: ‘The one who is hostile to Us (Nasibi) is more evil than him. But rather, there is none from the servant in whose presence the People of the Household are mentioned and he sympathises with our remembrance, except that the Angels wipe his back, and all of his sins are Forgiven unless he commits a sin which takes him out of the ‘Eman’ (faith), and his intercession is Accepted whilst it is not acceptable for the Nasibi (hostile one).

And that the Believer will intercede for his neighbour even if there is no good deed to his credit. He will say, ‘O Lord! My neighbour used to restrain himself from hurting me’, so he will intercede for him. So Allah Blessed and High will say: “I am your Lord and more Right to Suffice for you. So He will Enter him in the Paradise although there will be no good deeds to his credit. And that the lowest of the ‘Momineen’ (Believers) would intercede for thirty people. When that happens, the inhabitants of the Fire will say, “So we have no intercessors, Nor a true friend.”(Sura 26, Verse 100/101).

Source: Al-Kafi, Vol.8, Hadees 14520


Holy Prophet(saww) said:

Paradise remains forbidden for the Prophets till I have entered in it, and remains forbidden for all the peoples till the Shias of us, Ahlul Bait have entered.
 
Source: Amali of Shaikh Mufeed, Chapter 8, Hadees 8

 

Holy Prophet(saww) said:

Adhere yourselves to our love, the Ahlul Bait, for surely, whoever meets Allah, having love for us (in his heart) he shall enter Paradise with our intercession. And By Him Who controls my spirit, a servant (of Allah) benefits nothing from his (good) deeds, unless he has recognized our Truth.

Source: Amali of Shaikh Mufeed, Chapter 6, Hadees 2

Holy Prophet(saww) said:
 
Remain steadfast on our love, the Ahlul bayt. For he who meets Allah with our love, will enter the Paradise with our intercession. By He Who controls my soul, a servant (of Allah) does not benefit from his deeds except by knowing us (and our stature).
 
Source: Amali of Shaikh Mufeed, Chapter 2, Hadees 1

Regarding the Almighty’s words in Sura-e-Baqara, Verse 42-49
:

 واتقوا يوما تجزي نفس عن نفس ...

 And be on your guard against a day when one soul shall not avail another in the least…

 Simply: And fear the Day when nobody will be able to remove anybody’s trouble, that is, at the time of breathing last, the punishment which one deserves.

 ... و لا يقبل منها شفاعه ...

 …neither shall intercession on its behalf be accepted…

 Simply: And no recommendation will be accepted from him. That is, if someone seeks delay in his death, it will not be granted.

 و لا يوخذ عنها عدل ......

 …nor shall any compensation be taken from it…

 Simply: And in exchange, nothing will be accepted. That is, someone else (in exchange) may die and he may be kept alive.

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said: 

The day mentioned in this verse is the day of one’s death, that no exchange is accepted on that day and no recommendation or intercession. Yes, on Judgment Day, we and our Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) will remove all kinds of troubles from our Shias. 

At Araaf, a spot between Paradise and Hell, Muhammad and Ali, Hasan, Husain and their progeny will be present. They will see some of their Shias in trouble. At that time, we will send our selected Shias like Salman, Miqdad. Abu Tharr, Ammar and also some like them in latter times to them. They, with the speed of an eagle, sweep down on those Shias and pick them up like an eagle picks up its prey. They will drop them in Paradise. Thereafter, we will send some of our noble Shias to approach them to pick them up smoothly as a pigeon picks up grain from ground and they will drop them near us in Paradise. 

Thereafter, from those Shias will be brought one after another who had been inactive in observing rights of the faithful and in other good deeds and who lacked in our friendship and in observing dissimulation in an appropriate manner. That believer will be told: This Nasibi is your exchange for releasing you from Hellfire. Then all those believers will be admitted to Paradise and those Nasibis will be hurled into Hell. 

And the verse:

 ربما يود الذين كفروا لو كانوا مسلمين .

Often will those who disbelieve wish that they had been Muslims.

Also means that those who disbelieved in the Wilayat of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.) will very much long for having been true Muslims in the world and obedient to Imamate so that their opponents would have been their Fidya (replacement) and ‘we would have got salvation from the chastisement of Hell.’

Source: Tafseer of Imam Hasan Askari(as), Sura-e-Baqara, Verse 42-49


Abban narrated that he heard from Sulaym who said: I heard Ali ibn Abi Talib(as) say:

The Ummah will be separated in 73 sects of which 72 will go to Hell and 1 will go to Heaven.

From the 73, 13 will show their love towards us Ahlebait(as) from which 1 will go to Heaven and 12 will go to Hell. The sect that will be saved will be the one which is guided, which is hopeful, which has eemaan, obeys command (bows his head), is agreeable and intelligent. It is he that trusts me and bows his head to my command, obeys my command, chooses to keep away from my enemy, loves me, keeps enemity with my enemy, has recognized my rights and Imamat, and has realised my obedience compulsory through the Book of Allah(swt) and the tradition of the Holy Prophet(saww), and has not become an apostate, and has not doubted because Allah(swt) has enlightened his heart with the knowledge of our rights, and has recognised our merits, and all this has sunk into his heart and is written on his forehead. Allah(swt) has entered him in my Shias until his heart is satisfied and has developed surety that there is no doubt included.

Source: Kitaab-e-Sulaym ibn Qays al-Hilaali, Hadees 7


Imam Ali(as) said:

This Ummah will be separated in 73 sects of which 72 sects will go to Hell and 1 sect will go to Heaven. This will be the sect which follows the Wasi of Prophet Mohammad(saww) i.e. Hazrat Ali(as).

Then Imam Ali(as) said: From the 73 sects, 13 sects will claim that they love Me (Imam Ali(as)). Out of these 13 sects, 1 sect will go to heaven and will be successful as they had acquired the middle path and 12 sects will go to Hell.

Source: Ehtejaje Tabrisi, Page 311


A man came to Mohammad bin Ali Zainul Abedeen(as) and said:
Narrate a hadith about your virtues for me that is specific to you [Ahlulbayt(as)]

Mohammad bin Ali(as) replied:

We are the keepers of the knowledge of Allah. We are the heirs of the revelation of Allah. We are the ones who carry the book of Allah. Obeying us is obligatory, loving us if faith and hating us is hypocrisy. Those who love us will go to Paradise and those who hate us will go to Hell.
I swear to the Lord of the Kaaba that we are created from a pure clay that was not used for the creation of any other being. And those who love us were created from a clay that is inferior (in quality) to our clay. So on the day of judgement, the inferior clay will join the superior clay.

(On that day) where do you think Allah will lead the Prophet(saww)? And where do you think the Prophet(saww) will lead his sons? And where do you think Prophets(saww) sons will lead their Shia and their lovers? They will all go to the Paradise of the Lord of the Worlds.

Source: Basharat ul Mustafa Le Shiyyat e Murtuza, Chapter 4, Hadees.42


A companion asked Aba Jaafar Mohammad bin Ali(as) about the verse:

"...Allah will change their evil deeds to good deeds. Allah is oft-forgiving, merciful" (25:70)

Abu Jaafar(as) replied:

On the day of judgement believers sins will be brought on the stand of judgement and Allah himself will undertake their judgement so noone can see it. Then Allah will show him (the believer) his sins to which he will admit. Then Allah will tell the clerks to change the evil deeds to good deeds and to show it (his book) to the people.

When the people will see his book they will say :"This slave did not even have one sin"

Then Allah will order the slave to be taken to Paradise. This is the taweel (inner meaning) of this verse, and it applies specifically to our Shia who have committed sins.

Source: Basharat ul Mustafa Le Shiyyat e Murtuza, Chapter 1, Hadees 9/ Amaali of Sheikh Tousi, Vol 1, Pg. 70/ Bihar ul anwar, Vol 7, Pg. 261/Bihar ul anwar, Vol 68, Pg. 100