1. The four Madhab's (are jurisprudential or Fiqhi approach)
2. Salafi's (who follow the creedal methodology of Prophet saw, and his companions and their students and their students i.e. Early Muslims)
3. Wahabi's (synoyum to Salafi, nowdays anybody who opposes Bidat)
4. Sunni's [COLOR="#800000"](antonym of Shia)
5. Ahlul Sunnah wal Jamaat (who follow the creedal and jurisprudential methodology of Prophet saw, and his companions and their students and their students i.e. Early Muslims)
Prophet sallallâhu ’alayhi wa sallam said:
“Indeed, the people of the Book before you split-up into seventy-two sects. And this nation will split-up into seventy-three sects, seventy two are in the Fire and one is in Paradise.” And in another narration: “All of them are in the Fire except one.” It was asked: Who is that one? He replied: “That which I and my Companions are upon.
6. What are Ash`ari, Maturidi, and Athari [COLOR="#800000"](Maturidi/Asharis issues are not belong to layman and Athari is synoyum of Salafi i.e. follower of Creedal methodology Early Muslims)
After that I would appreciate it if someone could answer these following questions:
2. If some one went to the Islamic University of Madinah, which of the above groups would he be classed as ?
Islamic University of Madinah belong to Ahlul Sunnah wal Jamaat and to Scholar of Haramain sharifain.
3. Do I have to follow a group, can't I just read the Quran and the Authentic Sunnah and come to my own conclusions on how to worship Allah and what is bid'a ? What is halal and haram ?
NO. follow the scholars.