The Islaamic viewpoint regarding sects

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., – Volume 2, Page 306, Question 3 of Fatwa No.9772

Question: There have to date appeared many sects, such as the differing Sufi sects: ash-Shaathiliyyah, al-Ibraaheemiyyah, and al-Qadianis, etc. So what is the Islaamic viewpoint regarding these sects? And what is our position as Muslims towards them and towards that which their followers propagate of their evil and corrupted thoughts [in the name] of the religion of Islaam?

Response: We acknowledge that which conforms to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger ﷺ, and reject that which opposes the Book and the Sunnah.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet ﷺ and his family and his companions.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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