The authentic narration of the Hadith 'All of them will be in Hellfire except one'

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?


A: 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.

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