Saturday, December 30, 2023

Who are ahl as-sunnah wa aljamaa?

 Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jamaa'ah, often referred to as Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah, is a term used to describe the largest group within Islam, which is Sunni Islam

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 The term itself translates to "People of the Sunnah and the Community" and is used to denote those who adhere to the teachings and practices (Sunnah) of the Prophet Muhammad and unite upon it
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The term "Sunnah" in this context refers to what the Prophet Muhammad was upon – his knowledge, actions, beliefs, guidance, and manners. It encompasses everything that the Prophet came with
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 The term "Jamaa'ah" is connected to "Sunnah" and refers to the Companions of the Prophet and those who follow them. It signifies unity and consensus among the followers of the Prophet's teachings
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Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jamaa'ah are characterized by their adherence to the Sunnah and unity in following it, in both matters of belief ('aqeedah) and actions subject to Shari'ah (Islamic law)
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 They are distinguished from other Islamic sects by their commitment to the Prophet's teachings and their unity in following these teachings
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It's important to note that the term Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jamaa'ah has been used to refer to different groups within Sunni Islam, including the Barelvi movement in South Asia, and organizations like the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jam'ah Association of Australia
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 However, in its broadest sense, it refers to those who adhere to mainstream Sunni Islam.

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