Yes. A question what is Islam's stance on other religions (apart from Judaism, Christianity and possibly Zoroastrianism) such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Shinto, etc? Since a prophet was sent to every nation; at least one prophet was sent to the places where the religion originated but the message was changed/corrupted from the pristine "generic" message of "Islam - worship of the One True God" to what it is now. Indeed some of their scriptures point to an Arabian Prophet to come and talk about one God still and so forth.
HOWEVER... post-Islamic religions such as Sikhism and the Baha'i Faith whose founders claim to have had revelation and a book are false but may have "truth" in their book/religion as they've "copied" from previous ones including Islam. Since Islam was the culmination of previous revelations and was completed (and the Qur'an and the Prophet (saw) are the last book and messenger) post-Islamic religions are false?
So if you have a Hindu friend you can say one thing; but for a Sikh friend something else!
Comments most welcome!
Islam stance on religion is clear that Allah (swt) is just one and only and who so ever will meet Allah (swt) on some other DEEN than Allah (swt) will not accept him.
Tawhid is a core of Islam.
Tawhid that Allah (God) is just one and only and all-Powerful and all-Wise and not in need of anything is a universal truth. Just see the millions of sings around you in this universe, all of them are teaching Tawhid.
Only blind and idiot people who does not know anything but follow their fathers blindly deny Tawhid and worship other gods besides God (Allah swt).
So, if any person who does not die on Tawhid then he will die on Shirk, Allah (swt) will not accept that person.
Our beloved Prophet (sws) said, first present these non-Muslims Tawheed, if they accept Tawheed, then present them Rasalaat (Prophethood).
So, if any person who does not accept Tawheed, we cannot even teach that person Islam at all.
Any person who does not die on Tawheed will go to hell.
There are people to whom message of Islam did not reach, on Day of Judgment, such people will say, O Allah (swt), we did not get Your message.
Allah (swt) will say, Ok, that is Hell, if you will jump inside it, I will save you.
Some of them will trust Allah (swt) and will not fear Hell and jump inside it, Allah (swt) will save them from Hell forever.
But others will not jump inside Hell and fear Hell more than Allah (swt), because of that, they will have to live in Hell forever.
^Could you please possibly provide a source for that?
For my second post, sources are Tafsir Ibn Kahir
^Thank you very much.