Meaning of the Hadith regarding adopting the way of a certain group of people

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Q: What is the signification of: “Whoever imitates a group then he is from amongst them”?


A: The one who adopts the way of a certain group (in their values or dressing etc), it is a sign of him being pleased with their way. Hence, he will be viewed accordingly in the sight of Allah Ta’ala.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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