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    Assalaam '3laykum warahmatullah

    I want to ask about the hadith

    فعَنْ مُعَاوِيَةَ بْنِ أَبِي سُفْيَانَ رضي الله عنهما أَنَّهُ قَالَ : ( أَلَا إِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَامَ فِينَا فَقَالَ : أَلَا إِنَّ مَنْ قَبْلَكُمْ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ افْتَرَقُوا عَلَى ثِنْتَيْنِ وَسَبْعِينَ مِلَّةً ، وَإِنَّ هَذِهِ الْمِلَّةَ سَتَفْتَرِقُ عَلَى ثَلَاثٍ وَسَبْعِينَ ، ثِنْتَانِ وَسَبْعُونَ فِي النَّارِ ، وَوَاحِدَةٌ فِي الْجَنَّةِ ، وَهِيَ الْجَمَاعَةُ )
    It was narrated from Mu’aawiyah ibn Abi Sufyaan (may Allaah be pleased with him) that he said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stood among us and said: “Those who came before you of the people of the Book split into seventy-two sects, and this ummah will split into seventy-three: seventy-two in Hell and one in Paradise, and that is the jamaa’ah (main body of Muslims).”

    Narrated by Abu Dawood (4597)

    Very clearly the text says they will be in hell. And it is the one sect that is called the SAVED sect.

    So what is the definition of saved here? If all these sects will not be in hellfire, as per Sheikhul Islam Ibn Taiymiyyah

    Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
    وكذلك سائر الثنتين وسبعين فرقة : مَن كان منهم منافقاً : فهو كافر فى الباطن ، ومن لم يكن منافقا بل كان مؤمنا بالله ورسوله فى الباطن : لم يكن كافراً في الباطن وإن أخطأ في التأويل كائناً ما كان خطؤه ، وقد يكون فى بعضهم شعبة من شعب النفاق ولا يكون فيه النفاق الذى يكون صاحبه فى الدرك الأسفل من النار .
    ومن قال إن الثنتين وسبعين فرقة كل واحد منهم يكفر كفراً ينقل عن الملة : فقد خالف الكتاب والسنة وإجماع الصحابة رضوان الله عليهم أجمعين ، بل وإجماع الأئمة الأربعة وغير الأربعة ، فليس فيهم من كفَّر كل واحد من الثنتين وسبعين فرقة ، وإنما يكفر بعضهم بعضا ببعض المقالات .
    " مجموع الفتاوى " ( 7 / 218 )
    Similarly, with the other seventy-two groups, those that are hypocrites are inwardly kaafirs, and those that are not hypocrites but rather believe inwardly in Allaah and His Messenger are not inwardly kaafirs, even though they are mistaken in their interpretations, regardless of what that mistake may be. Some of them may have some of the branches of hypocrisy, or they may not have the kind of hypocrisy that dooms a man to the lowest depths of Hell.

    The one who says that each of the seventy-two sects is guilty of kufr that puts one beyond the pale of Islam is going against the Qur’aan and Sunnah and the consensus of the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them all), and the consensus of the four imams and others. None of them regarded any of the seventy-two sects as kaafirs, rather they regard one another as kaafirs.

    Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (7/218)

    If the other sects too will one day go to Jannah, are not they too saved?

    Jazakumullah khairan

  • #2
    Would like to know answer to this.
    "and the best speech is the Speech of Allah, and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (sallallhu alahi wa-sallam), and the worst of all affairs are the newly invented matters (in the religion)"
    [Saheeh Muslim]