Question: What are the most distinguishing characteristics of the “saved group”? And is a deficiency in these characteristics sufficient to expel a person from this “saved group”?
Answer: The most distinguishing characteristic of the “saved group” is holding fast to that which the Prophet was upon regarding Aqeedah, worship, manners, and social dealings – these four issues, you find the “saved group” cleary distinguished in them.
1. Ibn Al-Uthaymeen, Sh. Muhammad Ibn Saalih. Fataawaa Arkaan Al-Islaam. Riyadh: Daar Ath-Thurayyaa, 1421 h. No. 17, p. 22-23.