Differences between Ahl al-Sunnah and Ahl al-Bid’ah


Mawlana Muhammad Fayyaz Khan Sawati writes,

“In principle the Barelwis and Deobandis disagree at two points; first is the issue of shirk and second is the issue of bid’ah.

The scholars of Deoband regard believing in ‘ilm al-ghayb, hadir and nadir, mukhtar al-kull, nur and bashar, seeking help from other than Allah, nadhr and niyaz, etc. for anyone else other than Allah as shirk in the light of the Qur’an, Sunnah, the teachings of the Companions, the salaf and the four Imams. While on the contrary, the Barelwis regard these as lawful.

Likewise the same case is with bid’ah, e.g. durud and salam before Adhan, supplication after funeral prayer, cementing graves, covering graves with cloth, kissing thumb in adhan, calling adhan on graves, celebrating mawlid al-Nabi (Allah bless him and give him peace), hila isqat, tija, satwan, daswan, biswan, chaliswan and other such rituals and superstitions… To us, the real difference between the Barelwis and Deobandis lies in these two issues. ” (Nur wa Bashar, p.5 – ‘Allamah Sarfaraz Khan Safdar)

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One Response to Differences between Ahl al-Sunnah and Ahl al-Bid’ah

  1. Shabeer Hoosen says:

    The true followers of Ahl Sunnah wal Jamaat are the one’s who emulate the Sunnah of the Beloved Prophet (SAW). They make up about 90% of Islam. People who criticise such practices and seemingly don’t send Durood and Salaams upon the Beloved Prophet (SAW) can never be categorised as being part of the Ahl -Sunnah. In fact, they are the hypocrites whom the Beloved Prophet (SAW) warned his companions about. They are the followers of Muhammad Abd Al Wahab. In brief, they are Wahabi’s but claim to belong to the Ahl Sunnat wal Jamaat. They have no true love for the Beloved Prophet (SAW) and his household, as well as the Caliphate al Islam. Their Iman is compromised, no wonder they make up only about 10% of Islam. These people contradict their own actions and fallacies knowingly without any guilt. They must be avoided and shamed at their own cost. It’s an extreme danger to trust your Iman in their hands.

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