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SALAFI GROUPS IN THE WORLD

Salafis claim that they are on the right path of Islam.  We fail to understand their claim because they are divided into several hundred Groups and every Group claims it is on the right path and accuses other Salafi groups  as Kafirs.

Hundreds of Salafi Groups are already in existence in the world  and they are multiplying  into uncountable offspring sub groups.   This shows that the conflicting claims and Da’wa of these groups is nothing but their self concocted views.  It is indeed a very difficult scenario for Muslims; only Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) can save their Iman in this world.

SALAFI GROUPS IN THE WORLD

There are over 150 Salalfi Groups in the world. Each Group has many sub groups. Information on these groups is available on internet and other resources. Prominent among them are as follows.
(1) Madkhali, or Super Salafis,
(2) Conventional or Najdi or Wahhabi  Salafis,
(3) Jihadi Salafis,
(4) Qutubi Salafis,
(5) Sururi Salafis,
(6) Al-Bani  Salafis,

(7) Academic Salafis,
(8) GSPC Algerian Salafis,
(9) Modernist  or Neo Salafis
(10) Murji Salafis,
(11) Talafi Salafis,
(12) Maribi Salafis,
(13) Hizbi Salafis,
(14) Khariji Salafis,
(15) Takfiri Salafis,
(16) Nasibi Salafis,
(17) Nation of Islam Salafis,
(18) Ahle Hadith Salafis,
(19) Deo Bandi Salafis,
(20) Ilyasi Salafis or Tabhlighee Salafis,
(21) Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Salafis,
(22) Jamiat-e-Ulema Hind Salafis,
(23) Millat-e-Islamia Salafis,
(24) Israri Salafis or Tanzeem-e-Islami Salafis,
(25) Ikhwan-ul-Muslimeen Salafis,
(26) Maududi Salafis or Jamat-e-Islami Salafis,
(27) Ansar As-Sunnah Salafis,
(28) Taaliban Salafis,
(29) Zaakiri Salafis (followers of Zakir Naik),
(30) Jama’t-ud-Dawa Salafis,
(31) Lashkar-e-Taiba Salafis,
(32) Nabhani Salafis or Hizb ut-Tahreer Salafis,
(33) Jamiyya Salafis, etc.
Some of them like Deobandi Salafis, Ilyasi (Tabhlighee) Salafis, Maududi (Jamate Islami) Salafis, etc.,  do not like to be tagged as part of Salafi Groups in order to maintain their independent identity, even though their beliefs are heavily influenced by Salafi teachings.

It is in Hadith – reported by Hadhrat Abu Naim (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) in his book titled ‘Huliya’.  Hazrat Abu Umana Bahili (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrates that Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) said  ‘Before Qiyamah, they ( the misguided sects and their sub groups) will spread and attack bitterly like the small and large insects and whosoever witnesses this period must seek refuge in Allah (سبحانہ و تعا لی) (Huliya).

The above Hadith clearly states that, among the misguided groups like Salafis and others, some will be very large and some will be small and they will attack  the Iman (Aqeedah) of Muslims from all over the world.  It is very difficult to sustain their poisonous bites (Da’wa).  We seek Allah’s (سبحانہ و تعا لی) refuge from their misleading Da’wa.

It is in Hadith – Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ): Allah’s Apostle ( صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم ) said, “A time will come that the best property of a Muslim will be sheep which he will take on the top of mountains and the places of rainfall (valleys) so as to flee with his religion (Islamic Faith) from afflictions.”  (Bukhari – Book #2, Hadith #18)

The above Hadith indeed signifies our time when it is  extremely difficult for Muslims to protect  their Sahih Iman from the Da’wa campaigns of misguided Salafi and other Groups.

Using of  Quranic verses meant for  Paagans (Mushrikeen-e-Makka) on Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sahabah (رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم اجمعین ) and Awliya Allah was first started by Ibn Taymiyyah (1263–1328), the founder of Salafism, which was followed by his students and intellectual heirs, as follows.

(i) Ibn al-Qayyim (1292–1350), (ii) al-Mizzi (1256–1341), (iii) Ibn Kathir (1301–1372), (iv) ad-Dhahabi (1274–1348), (v) al-Birzali (1267–1339), (vi) Ibn Abd-al-Wahhab (1703–1792), (vii) Hasan Al-Banna (1906-1949), (viii) Shah Ismail Dehlvi (1776-1829), (ix) Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (1829-1905), (x) Muhammad Qasim Nanotvi (1832-1880), (xi) Ashraf Ali Thanvi (1863-1943) (xii) Mohammad Ilyas (1885-1944), (xiii) Abul Ala Maududi (1903-1979), (xiv) Abd al Aziz Ibn Baz (1910-1999), (xv) Muhammad Uthaymeen At-Tamimi (1925-2001), (xvi) Mohammad Nasiruddin Al-Baani (1914-1999), (xvii) Israr Ahmad (1932-2010), (xviii) Taqi Usmani (born 1943) and (xix) Zakir Naik (born 1965).

Before Ibn Taymiyyah, nobody dared to indulge in such malice and wickedness towards Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sahabah (رضئ اللھ تعالی عنہم اجمعین ) and Awliya Allah.

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