On another thread it was written in response to my question regarding whether non-Muslims could enter paradise, "The Quran mentions righteous Jews and Christians of the past that have attained Paradise by following their divine scriptures to a T. Regarding your comment about those who are never exposed to the truth, Allah states in the Quran that He will not punish a people if they have not received the message."
This seems to contradict your assertion that only 1 out of all the Muslim sects can attain paradise. After all, if you are born into the 'wrong' sect and all your family and friends are a part of it too, it must be very hard to leave. But if by chance you are born into the 'right' sect you have a big advantage.
Doesn't sound very just...
Townie, I was not even born into Islam let alone into a sect. The message reached me, I used my brain to think whether why am I worshipping a cow? So I became Muslim. So long a Muslim follow Qur'an and Sunnah, he is in the right path. Not that difficult. My statement is bit general in the sense, I said is not my business to determine who will go to hell, it is Allah's absolute power. If you ask me, will you Townie go to hell if you disbelieve, I will say not my business. If you say, if Mr X (regardless who X is) worship a cow and died as cow worshipper, will he go to hell, I will say yes. Because that's the rule, but specifically will Townie (which is you) go to hell, I dare not to say yes. I never know, maybe you will say the shahadah (testimony of faith) without my knowledge and before your demise, then you may go to heaven. Theoritically, yes those belief in other than Islam will go to hell. God will ask me, why did you confirmed Townie will go to hell? I will not be able to answer. Then God may say, since you confirm something which is My business, now you go to hell (astafirullah, may Allah forbids). So I will not confirm any person in specific will go to hell but in general all disbelievers will to go hell. I hope Allah will guide you, ameen.
And those Muslims deviated from the original teachings, depend how serious it is. If they going to the hell, they may still enter paradise once their sins are cleaned by hellfire. For those never receive the message, example those living in deep jungle, no tv, internet access no contact with people. They will not go to hell, again this as per the rules. But specifically if you ask one Mr Jungle, I will not say he will go to hell but I will ask him to accept Islam because Islam will be his safety net. Hope answer your question.