Distinguish Al Jamah (Saved Group) from many Jamah (sects)

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem.

Hazret Shaykh Hoja Lokman Effendi (Q.S)

Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

Madad Ya Sultanul Awliya Madad, Madad Ya Sahibul Saif Madad Ya RijaaluAllah

“Al Jamah” (Saved group and other sects can be distinguished today by asking answers for the questions below::

1- Whether they accept celebrating Mawlid Nabi (alaihiswalathu wa salam) as a virtuous deed, because all Imams and Khalifas of the Main Body of Muslims celebrated Mawlid Nabi Shareef.

2- Whether they follow the Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah Imams and Sunni Schools of Madhab.

3- Whether they Follow Schools of Tazkiya (Sufism/Tasawwuf)

4- Whether they accept Ahlul Bayt as legitimate heirs of the Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) after Abu Bakar (R.A), Umar (R.A), Usman (R.A) and Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (R.A)

5- Whether they accept Major Hadith Books and it’s teachings as true.

6- Whether they believe in Prophets life in the graves!

If their answers are “yes” to all, then they are ahlu sunna wal jamah, as stated “Al Jamah” in Quran (4:59) and in Hadith (Main body)

If their answers is no to all of these , then they should be from unbelievers, if they answer “No” to some, then they must be “hypocrite/strayed people” from right path!

Summary: So if they answer “no” to some of this questions or all of these questions, then stay out from them, even if you find no friends and relatives to love and take care you. Isolate yourself from all these sects and groups!

1- If they say celebrating Mawlid is wrong and sinful act, and bidha and misguidance and error, then they are saying to you indirectly that, all Imams were misguided and strayed, they are saying, Khalifas of Islam (Like Ottoman Sultans, Abbasid Sultans and so on are in error)
Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) celebrated his birthday every Monday by fasting, Sahaba celebrated by reciting prayers in gathering.
See Hadith : It was narrated that Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (R.A) said: Mua’wiya (Radiyallahu ta’ala Anhu) said: “The Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) went out to a circle -meaning ,of his companions- and said: ‘What are you doing?’
They said: ‘We have come together to pray to Allah and praise Him for guding us to His religion, and blessings us with you’.
He said: ‘I ask you ,by Allah, is that the only reason?
They said: “By Allah,we have not come together for any other reason..
He (Nabi Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam) said:I am not asking you to swear an oath because of any suspicion; rather Jibreel (A.S) came to me and told me that Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, is boasting of you to the angels.(Sahih).
Reference: Sunan an-Nasa’i Vol 6Hadith 5428, Darussalam Publications (Saudi-Salafi publications)

2- If they say following Madhab is wrong or if they do not follow one, they are meaning that all Imams like Imam Shafi, Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Ahmad, Imam Tirmidhi, Imam Abu Dawud and many other Imams are wrong!.
The Hadith in Bukhari describe this heretics who deny Madhabs and think they follow salaf, as Khawaariji people, “they talk as if they are best people, but they go out of Islam” (Sahih Bukhari)
See Narrated ‘Ali: I heard the Prophet saying, “In the last days (of the world) there will appear young people with foolish thoughts and ideas. they will give good talks, but they will go out of Islam as an arrow goes out of its game, their faith will not exceed their throats. So, wherever you find them, kill them, for there will be a reward for their killers on the Day of Resurrection.” (Sahih Bukhari Book 61, Hadith 577)

Narrated hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman: The people used to ask Allah’s Apostle about good, but I used to ask him about evil for fear that it might overtake me. Once I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We were in ignorance and in evil and Allah has bestowed upon us the present good; will there by any evil after this good?” He said, “Yes.” I asked, “Will there be good after that evil?” He said, “Yes, but it would be tained with Dakhan (i.e. Little evil).” I asked, “What will its Dakhan be?” He said, “There will be some people who will lead (people) according to principles other than my tradition. You will see their actions and disapprove of them.” I said, “Will there by any evil after that good?” He said, “Yes, there will be some people who will invite others to the doors of Hell, and whoever accepts their invitation to it will be thrown in it (by them).” I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Describe those people to us.” He said, “They will belong to us and speak our language” I asked, “What do you order me to do if such a thing should take place in my life?” He said, “Adhere to the group of Muslims and their Chief.” I asked, “If there is neither a group (of Muslims) nor a chief (what shall I do)?” He said, “Keep away from all those different sects, even if you had to bite (i.e. eat) the root of a tree, till you meet Allah while you are still in that state.” (Sahih Bukhari,Book 56, Hadith 803)

3- Following the way of Spiritual Purification (Tasawwuf) is not taught in Fiqh (Jurisprudence) books. Rather it is acquired by following Spiritual guides. (see Quran 17:80-81)

4- The importance of following, loving and keeping strong bond with Ahlul Bayth is mentioned in detail in Sahih Muslim, Musnad Ahmad, Jami At-Tirmidhi, Al Aswat, Al Mustradak Al Hakim etc
Hadith jami at-Tirmidi ,Darussalam Publications (Wahhabi publications)
Hadith Number 3788: The Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: “Indeed, I am leaving among you, that which if you hold fast to them, you shall not be misguided after me, one of them is greater than the other:The Book of Allah is a rope extended from the sky to the earth, and my family -the people of my house-and they shall not split until they meet me at Hawd, so look at how you deal with them after me” (Sahih)

It is also mentioned in Quran 4:59 O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.

You must be patient with them:
See Bukhari book 89: Hadith 251 Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever obeys me, obeys Allah, and whoever disobeys me, disobeys Allah, and whoever obeys the ruler I appoint, obeys me, and whoever disobeys him, disobeys me.”

Sahih Bukhari Book 89 Hadith 257 Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said, “If somebody sees his Muslim ruler doing something he disapproves of, he should be patient, for whoever becomes separate from the Muslim group even for a span and then dies, he will die as those who died in the Pre-lslamic period of ignorance (as rebellious sinners). (See Hadith No. 176 and 177)

5- Accepting Hadith is very important and commanded by the Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam)
Quran is the Word of Allah, Hadiths are the explanations and teachings of the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam.
See 4:59,
Also, see Quran 4:65 But no, by the Lord, they can have no (real) Faith, until they make thee judge in all disputes between them, and find in their souls no resistance against Thy decisions, but accept them with the fullest conviction.

6– Prophets are alive in their Graves, Prophet Muhammad alaihihiswalathu wa salam saw, Sayyidina Musa (AS) praying in his grave during Al Isra wal Miraj .
Sahih Muslim Anas reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: I happened to pass by Moses as he was busy in saying prayer in his grave, and in the hadith transmitted on the authority of ‘Isa there is an addition of these words:, I happened to pass on the occasion of the Night journey.” in the hadith pertaining to Yunus (peace be upon him) the words of the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) are:” It is not meet for a, servant that he should say:” I am better than Yunus (jonah) son of Matta.” (Book 30, Hadith 5859)
Quran 2:154 And do not say of whomever are killed in the way of Allah, ” (They are) dead.” No indeed, they are alive but you are not aware.

Quran 3:169 Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision.

Finally, accept Islam and it’s call, completely!
Quran :208 O you who have believed, enter into Islam completely [and perfectly] and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.

Quran 2:85 Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the rest? Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you, except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allah is not unaware of what you do.

There are other points, like Isthighasa (asking help from those who veiled from this world), as we see Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam, asking help from Musa (A.S) in fixing Muslim ritual prayers during Al Isra Wal Miraj, but this is enough to understand saved sect from false sects!

Wa Salamun alal Mursaleen
Walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen

By*Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani