Are All The Groups Present Today Apart of The 72 Destroyed Sects?
The noble Shaykh al-Allaamah Rabee ibn Haadi al-Madkhalee (may Allaah preserve him) was asked:
Q. May Allaah bestow good upon you. Do all of the groups present in this day enter into the Hadeeth of the seventy two destroyed sects? Is the group the Muslim Brotherhood and the Tableeghis along with them (the seventy two destroyed sects)?
A. Whoever is not upon that which the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and His Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them all) were upon, in his Aqeedah, his Manhaj and in his Da’wah then he is from the misguided sects. The Muslim Brotherhood unites between the different sects. Therefore, they have opened their doors wide open for the Rawaa-fid, the Khawaa-rij, the Zaydiyyah and the Mu’tazilah. Rather they have opened up their doors for the Christians. They are ones who consist of the different misguided groups together. We don’t name them a misguided group, rather they consist of the different (misguided) groups.
Likewise the case of the Tableeghis is near to them. They give the pledge of allegiance upon paths of Soofiyyah. They have opened the doors for anybody. There’s no doubt that they are from the misguided groups. Indeed Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy upon him) was asked about them and he said: -They are from the other groups. They are not from Ahlis-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah-.
Therefore Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah are they ones who are upon what the Messenger (salallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and His Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them all) were upon. This is the scale (by which we judge) the Muslim Brotherhood and other than them. Are they upon what the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and His Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them all) were upon in their creed, Manhaj, Da’wah, alliance and disassociation? Or do they have for themselves other methodologies? The answer: They have for themselves other methodologies that differ completely from that which the Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and His Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them all) were upon in His Aqeedah, Manhaj, alliance and disassociation.”
Taken from “Kashfus-Sitaar…” pg. 20-21 From 60 Questions regarding the affairs of Aqeedah and Manhaj that the Shaykh Rabee’ (may Allaah preserve him) answered.
Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah Brooklyn NYC USA The 15th of Rajab 1433/ June 5th 2012