Abu Abd Ar Rahman Abd Al Adheem Ibn Faheem ibn Zia ibn Ma'een
(KSA/ Bangalore, India)
Joined: Nov 2002
Shawkaanee Mentions The Same Aathar In Fath
Imam Shawkaanee rahimahullah mentions firstly the narrations regarding 73 sects and their authenticity. He then specifies the attributes of the sect that has been promised Jannah and the reamining sects are doomed to hellfire and they have a common charecterestic within them which is opposing the saved sect in one issue or the other. One of the attributes of the saved sect is that they are upon that which the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam and his noble as'haab are upon.
After mentioning this, Shawkaanee rahimahullah quotes the name of the saved sect as has been reported from Ibn Abbas radhiAllahu anhu. He then quotes the two narrations as quoted by Suyoothi rahimahullah upon the authority of Ibn Umar and Abu Sa'eed radhiAllahu Anhumaa from the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam that which has been reported from him with regards to naming this saved sect namely Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah and the rest of the 72 sects, namely Ahl-ul-Bidah.