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Today's Hadith


Which Sects Are In Hell?


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Behold! The People of the Book before you were divided into seventy-two sects. This nation will be divided into seventy-three sects, seventy-two of whom will be in Hellfire, and only one in Paradise, that is Al-Jamaa’ah.” [Abu Dawud]

The Ummah being divided into seventy-three sects does not mean that most of the Ummah will be in Hell because most of the Ummah has always belonged to the Ahlus-Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah and never joined these sects. Those who deviated and established rules that contradict the Sunnah are few in number when compared to those who avoided falling into that trap.

Not everyone who differs from the Ahl as-Sunnah on some issue is counted as contradicting the Sunnah. What is meant is those people who adopted rules that made them a separate, independent group and caused them to abandon many texts of the Quran and the Sunnah, like the Khawaarij, Mu’tazilah, Rawaafidh Shia, Baatinis, Ismailis, Druze, Nusayris, Qadianis and so on.

To learn more about the traps, snares and plots of the Shaytaan, how he makes people confused about their religious beliefs, acts of worship and dealings with one another, and how he toyed with the Jews, Christians, Magians and idol-worshippers, there are two books you cannot do without: Talbees Iblees by Ibn al-Jawzi and Ighaathat al-Lahfaan by Ibn al-Qayyim.

As for those who adopt the Quran and the Sunnah of Allah’s Messenger and do not deviate from them, if they differ in some matter it does not mean that they are counted as one of the (doomed) sects.

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