Can people who laim to believe in Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) etc. but have made innovations in their beliefs, be considered as muslims?

May Allah reward your organisation immensely for its service to the Deen of Islam. I would like to know if other sects who claim to believe inĀ  Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) etc. but have made innovations and made up their own beliefs, (such as the Ahmadiya, Shia etc) are considered to be Muslims?

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

No, these sects are not considered as Muslims.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

08/07/15.