I have heard majority of people say that there were no Sects in the Era of Hazrat Muhammad(PBUH). Then, How the Sects in Islam Came in to being and why?
The Wikipedia article on "Predestination in Islam" contains the (unsupported) assertion that: There are only two groups who represent the extremes regarding Qadar and are considered outside the ...
Islam is one, but we hear about different Madhabs. I would like to gain information regarding various madhab. How many ? How were they formed ? What common things bind them together ? Please let ...
Alawites do not follow many of the core principles of Islam, such as Ramadan or Hijab. They don't have 5 pillars (but 7), which they don't practice and many consider Ali to have been Allah in human ...
What are the rulings over differences in opinion between Madh'habs? How should they be resolved? As an example: as the Hanafi interpretation of 'Praying the prayers according to it's time' leading to ...
What exactly defines a sect in Islam? There are many supposed sects in Islam, but how do you define this label? I know the two 'major' sects in Islam are the Shia and Sunni, but why are these ...
Recently I heard the term 'wahabism' for specifying a group of muslims . Actually what is wahabism? Is it a sect or normal religious group?
Is it possible for a Muslim to not identify himself/herself belonging to any sects? If so, how does s/he chose what to believe on the controversial (different sects have different opinions) topics.
Quran has two important verse: وَإِنَّ مِن شِيعَتِهِ لَإِبْرَاهِيمَ [37:83] And indeed, among his sect was Abraham according to this verse prophet Ibrahim S.A. who God says was Muslim is ...
Quran [9:122] says وَمَا كَانَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لِيَنفِرُوا كَافَّةً ۚ فَلَوْلَا نَفَرَ مِن كُلِّ فِرْقَةٍ مِّنْهُمْ طَائِفَةٌ لِّيَتَفَقَّهُوا فِي الدِّينِ وَلِيُنذِرُوا قَوْمَهُمْ إِذَا ...
What is the ruling in Islam regarding categorization of muslims into sects like Sunni and Shia? Does Allah allow/disallow it in Quran? What did Prophet (P.B.U.H) say about it? Would it be a sin if I ...