A Muslim who carried out bad deeds will eventually go to Jannah

Q: I want to ask a question with reference to Surah Muminoon, aayat 103.

Do the people whose bad deeds are heavier on the scales will go to hell fire eternally? It is mentioned in the aayat, but according to a hadith, a Muslim who died with the Aqeeda of tawheed will enter paradise eventually in the end.

Please explain this aayat if a Muslim whose bad deeds are heavier in scale will go to hell fire eternally or temporary?

A: The ulama explain that there will be two types of accounting. The first is to verify imaan. The second will be to check the deeds. Hence, the kaafir will fail at the very first test. And the mu'min will pass the first, but if there are more wrong deeds then proportionately he will bear the consequence and eventually be admitted into Jannat.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)