A Glimpse At The Deviated Sects by Shaykh Saaleh Al Fawzaan
Verily a discussion about the sects is not an issue of mere historical presentation by which the study of the origins of the sects is done simply for the sake of it. As is the case with historical events.
Rather, discussion about the sects has a greater importance than that, and it is a warning from the evils of these sects and their newly invented matters and the necessity to cling to Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa?ah. Abandoning that which the deviated sects are upon is not achieved by an individual, rather it is only achieved after study and recognition of what the Saved Sect is.
Who are the Ahlus-Sunnah-wal-Jamaa?ah, those whom every Muslim is obliged to be with?
And what are the different sects? And are their ways and doubts, in order that one may be aware of them, because as they say, ?the one who does not recognise evil, then it is feared that he will fall into it?.
So recognition of the sects, their ways and doubts and recognition of the Saved Sect, Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa?ah, and what it is upon, contain much benefit for the Muslim.