Chart Of The Different Sects and Their Beliefs1


Name of Sect Wahabis 2 Deobandi / Tableeghi Jammat Ahl-eSunnah
Belief In:      
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
Intercession Reject Some Believe Believe
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
Fatiha Reject Some 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 peace

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