Chart Of The Different Sects and Their Beliefs1
|Name of Sect||Wahabis 2||Deobandi / Tableeghi Jammat||Ahl-eSunnah|
|The Imams of Aqidah: Imam Ashari & Imam Maturidi||Reject||Believe||Believe|
|Anthropomorphist (Believing in bodily parts for Allah (The Exalted)||Believe||Reject||Reject|
|Allah (The Exalted) is established over the Throne||Believe||Reject||Reject|
|Dhikr / Tasbih||Reject||Believe||Believe|
|Sending Durood / Salaam||Reject||Some Believe||Believe|
|Standing when sending Salaam||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Reciting Naat/Nasheed: praising the Prophet3||Reject||Some Believe||Believe|
|Istighata: asking the Prophet4 or a Awliya for help||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Nabi5 as Light||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Prophet6 & Awliya can benefit||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Prophet’s7 Parents are Muslims||Reject||Believe|
|Milaad un Nabi||Reject||Reject8||Believe|
|Saying: Ya RasoolAllah||Reject||Some Believe||Believe|
|Traveling to visit Madinah||Reject||Some Believe||Believe|
|Knowledge of Unseen||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Saints knowledge of Unseen||Reject||Some Believe||Believe|
|Tasawwuf/Tazkiya: Self Purification||Reject||Believe||Believe|
|Prophet9 being Hazir & Nazir||Reject||Believe||Believe|
|Prophet a normal Human||Believe||Believe||Reject|
|Tawassul: Means of Approach to Allah (The Exalted)||Reject||Some Believe||Believe|
|Tabarruk: Seeking blessings from the Prophet’s10 relics||Reject||Some Believe||Believe|
|Taqlid: Following one of the Four Imams11||Reject||Believe||Believe|
|Praying the absent funeral prayer||Believe||Reject||Reject|
|Isal-e-Sawaab: donating reward to the deceased be it the 3rd, 10th, 40th day or annually.12||Reject||Some Believe||Believe|
|Fasting & Voltentry worship in Rajab & Sha’ban||Reject||Some Believe||Believe|
|Commemorating Me’raaj: 27th Rajab||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Shab-e-Baraat: Mid Sha’baan||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Amulets (Taweez)||Reject||Some Believe13||Believe|
|Wearing Shoes in Salaah||Believe||Reject||Reject|
|Wiping over socks instead of washing the feet.||Believe||Reject||Reject|
|Removing hair from the checks and trimming the beard after fist length.||Believe||Reject||Reject|
|Kissing Hands of Scholars etc||Reject||Some Believe||Believe|
|Reciting intention allowed before Salaah||Reject||Believe||Believe|
|Rafa Yadayn: Rising the hands after Ruku etc.||Believe||Reject||Reject|
|Reciting Surah Fatiha even behind the Imam||Believe||Reject||Reject|
|Raising hands after Salaah for supplication||Reject||Believe||Believe|
|Dua after Funeral Prayer||Reject||Some Believe||Believe|
|Constructing Domes on grave||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Placing Ghilaafs/flowers on graves of Awliya||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Azaan at the grave||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Urs of Awliya||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Ziyarat of the graves of Awliya||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Looking after animals on the names of Awliya||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Keeping names such as AbdunNabi etc.||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Kissing Thumbs on the name of the Prophet14||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Reciting Kalima whilst taking the funeral||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Prophets are unable to sin (Ma’sum)||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Tarawih consists of 20 cycles||Reject15||Believe||Believe|
|Giving 3 Talaqs as one||Believe||Reject||Reject|
|First creation: Light of Prophet16||Reject||Reject||Believe|
|Ikhtiyaar: Do has Prophet17 wills|
|Respecting the Prophet as a normal man only||Believe||Believe||Reject|
|Following the Six books of Hadiths and more||Only follow Bukhari & Muslim||Believe||Believe|
This list is not exhausted, however, I feel this should at least recognise the Ahle Sunnah from the Wahabis / Deobandis / Tableeghi Jamaat etc.
1 Those sects that have not been mentioned in this table have other beliefs that have taken them out of the folds of Islam. This chart is to show the similarities in the sects that are mentioned as they are all offshoots of the Wahabi sect.
2 Names of other offshoots with same/similar Beliefs but with different primary objectives: Salafi / Ahle Hadith / Ghair Muqalid / Hizb-ut-Tahrir / Khilafah / AlMuhajiroon. They follow people like Ibn Taymiyya, Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab Najdi, And most latest scholars ‘Abdul Rahman Abdul Khaliq, Muhammad Ahmad Abdul Salam, Bakr ibn Abdullah Abu Zayd, Nasir Al-Din Albani, Abdul Rahman Dimashqiyya. Muhammad Khalil Harras, Abdul Aziz ibn Baaz, Abu Bakr Al Jaza’iri, Mahmud Al Madhkhali, Muhammad al-Qahtani, Mashhur Hasan Salman, Muhammad al-Shuqayri, Hamd al-Tuwayjiri, Muhammad Salih al-‘Uthaymin, Muqbil al-Qadi’i, Muhammad Jamil Zaynu, Salih al-Fawzan and Dr Zakir Naik, the list is not exhausted so beware! (Those who come on Islam Channel and Peace TV too.)
3 May Allah bless him and grant him peace.
4 May Allah bless him and grant him peace.
5 May Allah bless him and grant him peace.
6 May Allah bless him and grant him peace.
7 May Allah bless him and grant him peace.
8 It has been seen that some of the Deobandis have started to hold ‘Seerah Conferences’ in the days of Milaad, however, reject that Milaad must not be celebrated. The Milaad gatherings consists of the recitation of the Qur’aan, reciting Naats, talking about the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) etc. which is not against the Shari’ah making these gatherings permissible. However, those gatherings where evil things take place in the name of Milaad such as Music, dancing, jumping, mixing with women etc. are forbidden, hence it is forbidden to attend these gatherings and these people must be boycotted and people must be made aware of their misguidance as these are the people who are giving Ahle Sunnah a bad name to the extent people have called this Barelwisim. This is showing that Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan invented all these bidah, in fact, if you take a look at the works of Imam Ahmad raza Khan he has forbidden all that which is against the Shari’ah. For further information read Fataw-e-Razwiyya etc.
9 May Allah bless him and grant him peace.
10 May Allah bless him and grant him peace.
11 Imam Aazam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi’i, Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal (may Allah be pleased with them all). They do not follow any of these Imams but go direct to the Hadith.
12 Yet what Sunnah is it to go on Jamaat for 3, 10, 40 days or 4 months, Subhan-Allah!
13 I use to visit a Deobandi website whilst studying at University, after leaving Uni I did not look at this website for until 7 years later and they started to use Tawwez as well as taking Bayat with a Shaykh. There was a time when these people use to call it shirk and bidat, however, there scholars have used to do it but wrote in their books that this is not permissible but know they have started to do it again. May Allah (The Exalted) save us from those people who misguide, Aameen
14 May Allah bless him and grant him peace.
15 They believe it to be only 8 cycles.
16 May Allah bless him and grant him peace.
17 May Allah bless him and grant him peaceDownload Now