Those ahadith which informs the hukm of those who meet Allah with shadataiyn
(both the testimonies of la ilaha illa Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of
Allah) will enter into jannah and will not be prohibited from (entering) it.
This meaning is according to the dhahir of the ahadith. None of the real
ahl-tawhid will stay in jahannam forever. If they committed haram, after they
are cleansed in the fire of jahannam from these (bad deeds) Allah will put them
into jannah. Or Allah may forgive them and without any punishment Allah will
put them directly into jannah.
The meaning of the hadith of Abu Dharr (ra) is this:
If an individual actualizes tawhid; even if he commits adultery or theft, these
(bad deeds) are not a barrier for him to enter jannah. And this is a reality
without any doubt. And also from this hadith we can not take the meaning that
those who commit adultery or theft would not be punished (with any amount of
In the Musnad of Bazzar, RasulAllah (saw) stated the following in the hadith of
Abu Huraira (ra):
Whoever utters that there is no other deity (ilah) who deserves to be
worshipped other than Allah, after he has suffered the punishment he deserves,
this word (kalimah) will benefit him.
1- Sahih hadith. Bazzar, Musnad; Bayhaqi and Ibn Abdul Barr, Tamhid; al-Khatib,