Question: What does Islam teach about how to get to heaven?
[Thank you very much for your question.
Faith and good deeds about sums up the answer to your question in a nutshell!
Islam teaches that all humans are the vicegerents or ambassadors of God on earth. The Qur’an, which is the Word of God, teaches that everything on earth has been created by God for the sake of us humans and that we have been appointed as God’s ambassadors to use the blessings of God for our own benefit.]
[It is in the Books of God and the teachings of His prophets that we can get divine guidance. They teach us that we have to acknowledge our origin, that we have been created by the One and Only God. Once we accept this, we have to lead a life in obedience to God. How do we do this? The prophets taught generations of people who lived in times of old, how to lead such a life. Prophet after prophet came to teach God’s guidance, and finally one prophet came to complete and perfect the divine guidance; he was the Last Prophet, Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.]
[The Word of God revealed to Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, is known as the Qur’an. The whole corpus of the teachings of the Prophet, which forms an example and explanation of the Word of God, is called the Sunnah of the Prophet.
Islam teaches that all of us must order our lives in the mold of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. This means that we have to believe in God, the Prophets, and the Day of Judgment, to mention the most important of the beliefs. And then we need to live a life of obedience to God as commanded by God in the Holy Qur’an and shown by Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, in his Sunnah. Those of us who fail in this go to hell, and those who succeed in this get to heaven.
Thus in Islam, both faith and good works are of equal importance; indeed they are two sides of the same coin. In other words, faith without good works is a dead letter; and good works without faith are not really good works, for they are utterly futile.
And God knows best.]
More of the lies and blasphemy at "onislam"
There are no alternate routes to Heaven - islam is simply a HOV lane on the Highway to Hell, denying the deity of Jesus Christ, and denying His crucifixion for our sins. Muslims remain condemned as long as they reject God's plan of salvation and eternal life:
World English Bible
1As they spoke to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came to them, 2being upset because they taught the people and proclaimed in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3They laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was now evening. 4But many of those who heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
5It happened in the morning, that their rulers, elders, and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem. 6Annas the high priest was there, with Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and as many as were relatives of the high priest. 7When they had stood them in the middle of them, they inquired, "By what power, or in what name, have you done this?" 8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, 9if we are examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, 10be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, in him does this man stand here before you whole. 11He is 'the stone which was regarded as worthless by you, the builders, which has become the head of the corner.' 12There is salvation in none other, for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, by which we must be saved!"
13Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled. They recognized that they had been with Jesus. 14Seeing the man who was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 15But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16saying, "What shall we do to these men? Because indeed a notable miracle has been done through them, as can be plainly seen by all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we can't deny it. 17But so that this spreads no further among the people, let's threaten them, that from now on they don't speak to anyone in this name." 18They called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves, 20for we can't help telling the things which we saw and heard." 21When they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people; for everyone glorified God for that which was done. 22For the man on whom this miracle of healing was performed was more than forty years old.
23Being let go, they came to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24When they heard it, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, "O Lord, you are God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all that is in them;
25who by the mouth of your servant, David, said, 'Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?
26The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers take council together, against the Lord, and against his Christ.'
27"For truly, in this city against your holy servant, Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together 28to do whatever your hand and your council foreordained to happen. 29Now, Lord, look at their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness, 30while you stretch out your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of your holy Servant Jesus." 31When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were gathered together. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
32The multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul. Not one of them claimed that anything of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. 33With great power, the apostles gave their testimony of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Great grace was on them all. 34For neither was there among them any who lacked, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold, 35and laid them at the apostles' feet, and distribution was made to each, according as anyone had need.
36Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of Encouragement), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race, 37having a field, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet.