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Is the D'awah strengthened under a hizb (party spirited group)?

And the speech of some of them: Indeed it is not possible for the Dawah to become strong except that it is under a sect (hizb)?[1]

[The Shaykh replied]: We say: that this is not correct; rather the Dawah will indeed be strengthened whenever the individual binds himself to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah His Messenger ( ), following the narrations of the Prophet ( ) and his Rightly-Guided Successors. 2

And the virtuous Shaykh Muhammad bin Saaleh al-Uthaymeen rahimahullaah said:

We say: Indeed this Nation (Ummah) will split into seventy three sects, all of them in the Hellfire except for one then we say that whosoever opposes that which the Prophet ( ) and his companions were upon, then he is included in these sects34


1 Like what Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq the Politician stated in his book 'Mashrooiyyatu al-Amal al-Jamaaee' p.27 and in his book 'As-Shooraa fi dhil nidhaam il-Hukm al-Islaami' p.25 & 26 and in his book 'Al-Muslimoon wa al-Amal as-Siyaasee' p.98.

2 From the Cassette 'Majmoo Kalaam al-Ulamaa fi Abdir-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq' side B.

3 And indeed many people have been led astray due to these sects; like the sect (al-Firqah) of Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen and the sect of at-Tableegh and the sect of as-Surooriyyah and the sect of al-Qutubiyyah and the sect of al-Hamasiyyah and the sect of at-Turaathiyyah and the sect of as-Soofiyyah and the sect of al-Ashariyyah and the sect of al-Habashiyyah '

4'Al-Majmoo at-Thameen min Fataawa Fadheelat us-Shaykh Muhammad bin Saaleh al-Uthaymeen rahimahullah,[vol.2, p.54]

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
The text of this Fatwa and the footnotes are taken from a small pamphlet "Fatwa Fadheelatu-Shaykh Muhammad bin Saaleh al-'Uthaymeen rahimahullah fi Bid'iyyati ta'ddudil-Jama'aat" by Maktabah al-Furqan.
Translated by Abu 'Abdillaah al-Kashmiri
Other subjects of interest:

Schools of Thought and Blind Following
Allegiance and Enmity
Calling to Allaah
Way of the Pious Predecessors
Partisanship and Splitting
Rectification of the Ummah
Disparagement and Refutation

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