Q: Who are ahle hadith?
A. The Ahle-Hadeeth are of two types. One group is those who respect the Imams, believe in the concept of Fiqh, and don’t follow Deen according to whim and fancy. They are on the straight path and within the fold of Ahlus-Sunnah.
The other group are people who condemn and insult the Imams and the Math-habs and use Hadeeth according to whim and desire. They are the ones on baatil (falsehood) and are not within the Ahlus-Sunnah.
And Allah knows best
Mufti Siraj Desai