[notes from a lecture]

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Allaah is amazed with a people who are taken in Paradise in chains.”

So the one who is taken in Paradise in chains: Is he a Believer or not?

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “No one will enter Paradise except a Believer”.

So he judged them to be Believers and they are in Paradise. And they didn’t believe by means of reflection and consideration – rather they believed blindly, they lived amongst the Muslims, found Islaam and believed. So reflecting with the intellect is not a condition for the correctness of Eemaan but it is good for strengthening the Eemaan.