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Signs of the Victorious Group by the Imaam ‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Baaz may Allah have mercy upon him.
Female Questioner asks: I would like to know (who are) the Saved Sect until the Day of Resurrection, as it comes in the hadeeth of the Messenger sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam. And are they present in one country or spread throughout the lands of the Muslims. What can I do so that I can be from amongst them?
Answer: The Saved Sect are those who fulfill the commandments of Allah, are steadfast upon the religion of Allah. The Prophet sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam said: (My Ummah will split into seventy-three sects, all of them in the fire except one! It was said: Who are they Oh Messenger of Allah? He said: That which I and my companions are upon*).
And in another narration: (It is the Jamaa’ah) meaning those who are united and gathered upon the truth and they are the Companions of the Messenger sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam and those who come after them who follow in their path.
These people are indeed the Victorious Group, the Saved Sect, those who single Allah out in His Oneness, remain steadfast upon His religion, carry out His obligations, refrain from His prohibitions, recommend one another with all that is good, forbid one another from all that is evil and recommend (each other) to be patient upon that. These ones are certainly the Victorious Group and the Saved Sect the ones who adhere and follow the Messengers ‘alayhim salaam and remain firm upon their way, the most virtuous amongst them and their (the Prophets) leader being our Prophet Muhammad sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam.
So the Victorious Group from this nation are those who remain solid and sound upon the religion (of Islaam) by way of statements, actions and beliefs. This is the Victorious Group and the Saved Sect not being harmed by those who do not support them nor by those who oppose them.
Translators Note: “The only sect that will be safe is Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama fah, who adhere to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, and hold fast to what he and his Companions, may Allaah be pleased with them, were holding (fast to)”. Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts (Fatawa Islamiyah, vol.1, p.20)
Footnote:*At-Tirmithi (2564) and others.
Takeen from: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/10244 (Noor ‘alad Darb)
Translator: Abu Fouzaan Qaasim