[The Shaykh replied]: We say: that this is not correct; rather the D’awah will indeed be strengthened whenever the individual binds himself to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah His Messenger (Õáì Çááå Úáíå æÓáã), following the narrations of the Prophet (Õáì Çááå Úáíå æÓáã) and his Rightly-Guided Successors. 2
And the virtuous Shaykh Muhammad bin Saaleh al-Uthaymeen rahimahullaah said:
“We say: “Indeed this Nation (Ummah) will split into seventy three sects, all of them in the Hellfire except for one…” then we say that whosoever opposes that which the Prophet (Õáì Çááå Úáíå æÓáã) and his companions were upon, then he is included in these sects3…”4
1 Like what ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ‘Abdul-Khaaliq the Politician stated in his book 'Mashroo’iyyatu al-‘Amal al-Jama’aee' p.27 and in his book 'As-Shooraa fi dhil nidhaam il-Hukm al-Islaami' p.25 & 26 and in his book 'Al-Muslimoon wa al-‘Amal as-Siyaasee' p.98.
2 From the Cassette 'Majmoo’ Kalaam al-‘Ulamaa fi Abdir-Rahmaan Abdul-Khaaliq' side B.
3 And indeed many people have been led astray due to these sects; like the sect (al-Firqah) of Ikhwaan al-Muslimeen and the sect of at-Tableegh and the sect of as-Surooriyyah and the sect of al-Qutubiyyah and the sect of al-Hamasiyyah and the sect of at-Turaathiyyah and the sect of as-Soofiyyah and the sect of al-Ash’ariyyah and the sect of al-Habashiyyah… '
4'Al-Majmoo’ at-Thameen min Fataawa Fadheelat us-Shaykh Muhammad bin Saaleh al-Uthaymeen rahimahullah,[vol.2, p.54]