Is the religion of the People of the Book acceptable in Islamic teaching? Some say so and bring it as a sign of Islam's great tolerance. The orthodox teaching is different though.
In the Khutbah of Shaykh Ali Abd-ur-Rahmaan al-Hudhaifee, Imaam of Masjid Nabawi, we find:
"By Him in whose hands is the soul of Muhammad, every Jew or Christian of this age who hears my call and yet dies without believing me, shall be one of the people of Jahannam."
Thus anyone who does not believe in RasoolulLah SallalLahu `Alayhi Wasallam, will burn in Jahannam forever. Allah Ta`ala does not accept any other Deen than Islam. In the Holy Qur'aan Allaah says: "And whoever desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost all spiritual good" (3:85).
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