Ten Ways to Avoid the Hellfire
In response to the allegations that ʿUthmān, radī Allāhu ʿʿʿanhu, was incompetent to be a Khalīfah, Shaykh al-Islām brings ten different means by which the Hellfire may be averted.
Committing a sin then repenting from it often brings about an increase in fear, reverence, and humility for Allāh, which may not have previously occurred. This is why some of the salaf used to say; a person may commit a sin because of which he enters Jannah, and a person may do a good deed by which he enters the hellfire. He commits a sin which constantly weighs heavily on his conscious, thus whenever he remembers it he repents to Allāh and makes duʿāʾʾʾ to Him and as a consequence He (Allāh) enters him into Jannah. Whereas the other does a good deed and becomes haughty because of it so he enters the hellfire.
Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymīyyah
In response to Ibn al-Muttahir's1 false accusations and blatant lies regarding Uthmān ibn 'Affan, raḍī Allāhu ʿʿʿanhu, alleged incompetency as the Khalifah of the Muslims. Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymīyyah stated the following ten ways by which a Muslim avoids the punishment of the Hellfire.
Translation by Hisham Assing