In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
The joke goes, Heaven must be empty—since every religion is busy condemning the rest of the world to Hell. So, who’s left to make it to Heaven?
Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who
(1) believes in GOD, and
(2) believes in the Last Day, and
(3) leads a righteous life,
will receive their recompense from their Lord; they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
[Quran 2:62, 5:69]
Logically, if you don’t believe in God or Heaven, you don’t care about making it there. And if you believe (paying more than lip-service), you will do your best to lead a righteous life. Thus the Quranic criteria are both logical and inclusive. All praise be to God. He is the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful.
If you’ve felt this way all along, you may already be a submitter to God.
More on Heaven and Hell in a later post, God willing.