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Many people call themselves only Muslims, they say that it is only Muslim, not Shia or Sunni, … ج2، ص93) (مشکٰوت، باب الاعتصام، ص31) Plz clearify.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Deoband Waqf
Many people call themselves only Muslims, they say that it is only Muslim, not Shia or Sunni, is it right?Because in this hadith,, Nabiye Kareem Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam Ne Irshad Farmaya Ki, Beshak Bani Israyeel Ke Bahattar (72) Firke Ho Gaye The Aur Meri Ummat Ke Tihattar (73) Giroh Ho Jayenge Jinme Se 72 Giroh Dozakhi Honge Aur Ek (1) Giroh Jannati Hoga Sahaba-E-Kiraam Ne Arz Kiya Ki, Ya Rasoolallah Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam! Wo Ek Jannati Giroh Kaun Hoga? Humare Pyaare Aaqa Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam Ne Irshad Farmaya Ki, Jo Mere Aur Mere Sahaba Ke Tariqe Par Hoga (جامع ترمذی، ج2، ص93) (مشکٰوت، باب الاعتصام، ص31) Plz clearify.

Answer:

Ref. No. 1207/42-505

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

ان بنی اسرائیل تفرقت علی ثنتین وسبعین ملۃ وتفترق امتی علی ثلاث وسبعین ملۃ کلھم فی النار الا ملۃ واحدۃ قالوا من ھی یا رسول اللہ ﷺ قال ماانا علیہ واصحابی۔۔

This hadith is saheeh. In order to avail salvation in the Akhirat, it is necessary to follow the way of the companions of the Prophet (saws) in belief, deeds and words. And those who have deviated from this way, such as Shiites, Kharijites, Qadriyas, Jabriyas, Mu’tazilites, etc are included in 72 sects who have gone astray. Therefore, it is not correct for the questioner to say that I am only a Muslim, not a Shia or a Sunni. Instead, he should try to enter the only sect which is destined to have salvation as promised in hadith.

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.

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