In the name of Allah, & all thank & glory be to him, & peace be upon his prophet…& then :
“muslim” is not a race, nor a genre, “muslim” is a practice, i can be a muslim not by being born to muslim parents, but by submitting (islam means submission) & responding to the call, to what Allah commanded & Mohammad confirmed.
" Mohammad is no more than an apostle: many were the apostles that passed away before him " [Quran:3-144]
" Christ the son of Mary was no more than an apostle; many were the apostles that passed away before him " [Quran:5-75]
Prophets through history from Adam to Mohammad carried the same message: worship the one & only creator of the universe, associate no one & nothing with him, pray , give charity, be peaceful & helpful to people.
Hence, the muslims are the ones that do these stuff, not the ones who live in north Africa, middle east & south-eastern Asia. one who rejects those commandments, means he’s disobeying his creator, therefore i believe going to hell is fair & expected result. that’s why the message is called “submission” (Islam), submit = get the satisfaction of the Lord = good reward ----> it is that simple, there’s no such thing as “good people go to hell”, how can someone be good while he’s not submitting !!
For sure the Lord is fair, but your theory about being all equal in his eyes…does not seem logical to me:
" Is one who worships devoutly during the hour of the night prostrating himself or standing (in adoration), who takes heed of the Hereafter, and who places his hope in the Mercy of his Lord - (like one who does not)? Say: are those equal, those who know and those who do not know? It is those who are endued with understanding that receive admonition " [Quran:39-9]
" Allah will rise up, to (suitable) ranks (and degrees), those of you who believe and who have been granted (mystic) Knowledge. And Allah is well- acquainted with all ye do " [Quran:58-11]
" O people, your Lord is one, & your father (Adam) is one, & no Arab has a favour over a foreign, nor a foreign over an Arab, nor a white over a red (black/dark skinned) nor a red over a white, exept in bewaring/fearing of Allah " [Hadeeth of Mohammad]
We’re equal in rights & duties, but we can never be equal in deeds.
That is not an opinion, nor we invented that way of thinking, it’s a fact that is told to us, sth that will happen & we’re being told & warned about. in another word: a distiny of Allah that we have no authority over.
Islam is always misunderstood, especially with the attacks from western media.
Watch the video in this thread
Note : Jews say/believe no one shall enter heaven exept chosen people, & Christians say/believe no one shall be saved if he does not accept Christ as Lord, so what’s the difference if Muslims say/believe no one shall go to heaven if he does not submit to Allah ?
Peace be with you.