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Sects within Sunni Islam: Ahl-i Hadith.

In part 32, I told you about major Sunni Sects. Then there are sub-sects, groups and movements within Sunnis sects mostly on differences on the following issues First: Reverence of Prophet, Sahaba Companions and Ahle Bait. Second: Powers and knowledge of prophets and saints in life and after their death. Third: Intercession right of humans. Forth: Can someone receive goodness after death by charity or by the recitation of Scripture. Just to give you a brief introduction Barelvi are on the one end of celebrating all that and Wahabi and Salafis on the other extreme of rejecting all that.

Ahl-i Hadith: A Religious movement started in the mid-1800s from north India and now followers are mostly in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. They regard Quran, Sunnah and Hadeeth as the sole source and reject Taqleed i.e rejection of following of all that included in Islam after those earlier days. Thus they are a direct opponent of Deobandis. Further, they are also in direct conflict and rivalry with Barelvis because of rejection OR giving less or no importance to the saints and Sufis. Opponents consider them as Wahabi and Salafi because of the closeness of ideas and beliefs. Critics say that they are now being favored more by Saudi Govt. over the rival Deobandi movement.

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