Q: Is there a difference between Wahabbis and Deobandis? If yes, what is it? I know it can be a bit irrelevant but I don’t go to shrines and family go. I haven’t told them, I just make excuses so, I shared this with some friends and close friends said that I should write to someone but few of them said that it means that my sect is Deobandi and some said Wahabbis.
I’m sure if it’s necessary to have a sect? Please tell me if I’m on the right path and if it’s according to our Deen? If not then what should I do?
To follow the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaat and following one of the four imaams in fiqh is essential in conforming to the principles of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaat. Visiting a shrine is not a requirement or symbol of the Ahlus Sunnah.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)