As a result of the partisanship rampant in Madkhali ranks, it is common to make sweeping assumptions that all Muslims are deviants except for the handful of members who ascribe to their cult. This psychological complex can be termed “the Saved Sect Syndrome”, as it results from a very ignorant misuse of the hadith of the 73 sects. Al-Madkhali’s followers seem to think that the keys to membership of “the Saved Sect” lie in their hands, and consequently, the only “Salafis” are those rubber-stamped by them.

Hence, it is common to find from them questions such as the following: (more…)