Some people among Muslims believe that Najat (salvation in the Hereafter) is not dependent upon belief in the Risalat (Prophethood) of Muhammadur Rasoolullah (SAW). This is indeed a grave misconception, which is a belief of open kufr. The holder of the belief ,which discards the Risalaat, as well as the Finality of Risalat of Rasoolullah (SAW) is a kaafir in the unanimous opinion of the Ummah. There are no two opinions on this vital issue in the Shari'ah.
Those associated with this kufr belief are men who have been schooled in modernism. They lack Islaam is knowledge and are gripped by servile and inferior reasoning anchored to the attitude of western liberalism. Since their capacity to reason on the basis of Imaan has become crippled, they attempt to substantiate this belief of kufr on the following Quranic aayat:
Verily, those who have accepted Imaan and those who have become Jews, the Sabians and the Christians who have accepted Imaan in Allah and the Last Day and practice righteousness, for them is their reward by their Rabb. No fear will be upon them nor will they grieve.â€
[ Aayat 62, Surah Baqarah ]