Q 1: There is a Hadith that I learned a long time ago, on which I strictly act.
The Hadith reads as follows:
My Ummah (nation) will split into seventy-three sects, all of them will be in Hellfire except one (sect); those who are upon what I and my Companions are upon...
I have always known the Hadith to be as such.
(Part No. 2; Page No. 235)
However, while reading a book I came across this Hadith, but with the following addition: “it is recorded in another narration: all of them will be in Paradise except one (sect).” I swear by Allah that the latter narration drove me into confusion. Which is true: all of them will enter Hellfire except one sect, or all of them will enter Paradise except one sect?
It is authentically established according to all narrations of the Hadith that:
all of them will be in Hellfire except one (sect).
The narration including: “all of them will be in Paradise except one sect” is baseless.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.