Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 3 years ago

The Hadeeth of 73 sects within the Muslim Ummah is narrated in main Sunni books of Hadeeth such as :

Sunan Abi Dawood 3/896

Saheeh al-Jaami’ Al-Sagheer by Soyooti 1/156

Ibn Maajah

Ahmad Bin Hanbal 


ibn Hajar al-Asqalaani

Ibn  Taymiyyah, The God father of Wahhabism and most of terrorist groups stated in his book Majmoo’ Al-Fataawa 3/345 that this Hadeeth of the 73 sect is agreed upon among the scholars that it is authentic.

It is also narrated in our Shia books from Ameerul Mo’mineen (AS).

We find in many books of different Sunni and Salafi books hot arguments between them as every sect wants to exclude other sects from the ( Saved group الفرقة الناجية)

We believe that the saved group is those who really follow the Prophet (SAWA) in all his orders specially his main order to all Muslims ( I am leaving among you two most important things, you will never go astray as far as you follow both of them; the book of Allah, and my Progeny Ahlul Bayt)( Saheeh Sunan al- Tirmithi, Hadeeth number 3788, Musnad Ahmad Bin Hanbal published by al-Arna’oot, Hadeeth number 11104, al-Mustadral Ala-Saheehain by al-Hakim al- Neesaboori 3/148 and many other Sunni references).

Shia Muslims follow Quran and Ahlul Bayt in each and every matter of religion.

Having said that, we believe that all Muslim sects are Muslim as the Hadeeth itself says: My Ummah will be divided into seventy three sects. Which means that all of them are Muslims, but those who really follow Quran and Ahlul Bayt are the winners in the Paradise.