Criteria to judge contemporary sects and movements
Fatwa No: 26245


Is there a Hadeeth in which the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, mentioned that this Ummah (Muslim Nation) will be divided into seventy-three sects, and that all of them will enter Hell except one? Who is that sect? Is the Muslim Brotherhood one of them?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His Slave and Messenger.

We previously narrated this Hadeeth with its different wordings and outlined the saved sect and the criterion with which we can judge any sect or movement as being saved or doomed. Please refer to Fataawa 12682 and 10157.

By reviewing these two fataawa, the person is able to judge the movements and sects of our contemporary time or any other after knowing their theoretical and practical methodology. Also, our website [Islamweb] is aimed at answering questions and queries without assessing or judging any movement or individual by name. 

Allaah Knows best.

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