Understanding the Texts of Threats – Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen

فتاوى نور على الدرب :Original Title
Author: Muḥammad Ibn Ṣāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn
Translated by: Abu az-Zubayr Harrison – authentic-translations.com

Question: One of the Sudanese brothers living in the kingdom (of Saudi Arabia) in the city of Bāḥah asks: The people of the Sunnah and the mainstream community of Muslims state that the final destination of those who worship Allah with Tawḥīd – the Muslim monotheists – will eventually be Paradise. Yet there have come examples in some ḥadīth (prophetic narrations) that: “Someone who breaks ties of kinship will not enter Paradise.” And: “A slanderer will not enter Paradise.” So, will the Muslim monotheists who happen to fall into these two groups never enter Paradise as is apparent from these texts, or how do we understand them?

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