Ruling on having multiple Islamic groups

Question:

What is the ruling on having multiple Islamic groups? If I am convinced with the ideas of a certain group which is Al-Jama’ah Al-Islamiyyah, is it permissible to follow them despite my parents’ opposition? They have sworn never to be pleased with me if I insist on my stance. What can I do?

Answer:

You have to follow the path of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah (those adhering to the Sunnah and the Muslim main body) to which the Prophet ﷺ guided us when sects first started to appear. He ﷺ said, “My nation will be split up into seventy-three sects, all of which will be in Hellfire except one.” It was said, “Who are they, O Messenger of Allah?” he ﷺ said, “Those who adhere to what I and my Companions adhere to,” thus, you have to stick to the main body of Muslims following this path.

  • Source(s): Fatawa Al-Lajnah Al-Da'imah, Fatwa no. 16063 , Question 2