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Sects are branches of Islam. There are many, but the most known are Sunni Islam, Shia Islam, and Sufism.

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Was Ibn Abbas apart of the Khawarij

It’s well known Ibn Abbas’s top student Ikrimah was a top kharij. No other Sahaba had students which creed was so different to theirs. We know the Khawarij relied on Ibn Abbas to butcher other Muslims ...
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marriage, sect, politics

asalamalyakum, I am a practicing muslima, my parents are highly educated people but my dad and siblings arent practicing muslims. I wasnt a practicing muslim either until 9 months ago, a big trauma ...
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Preference of rafidha over kaafir asli

السلام عليكم I recently came across a statement of sheikh ul islam رحمه الله regarding someone who prefers the kuffar asli over the rafidha, he رحمه الله says that it is not right to prefer kuffar ...
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Retaking Shahada

Asalamulakum everyone, I would really appreciate any advice I can get. For sake of privacy I will keep details to a minimum. I was born into Islam but into a sect (if you will) that is not greatly ...
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How might the Qur'an allow for marriage with 9 or 18 women?

In a conversation someone claimed that certain sects allow for a greater limit on polygamy such as 9 or 18 women based on their understanding of the Qur'an. Is this true? How do they argue their ...
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What are different viewpoints on supporting immoral wars through paying taxes?

What are some viewpoints on whether it is considered a sin, or not allowed under Islamic law, to pay taxes which go towards the support of wars of aggression, or wars considered immoral by yourself or ...
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What hadith are shared by all sects?

What hadith do all sects of Islam (Sunnis, Zaydis, Twelvers, Ismailis, Ibadis, etc.) share in common?
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The Right Groups of Ahlus-Sunnah?

This particular discussion really frustrates me. I recently got into the debates about the right group of Ahlus-Sunnah. Probably I will not repeat to research these discussions again. It is just ...
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Question on Status of Islamic and Islam-related Sects

What status is agreed the following minor Islamic sects and partly Islam-related religions according to the four Sunni fiqh and the Shia School of Qom: Muslim (with respect to marriage, heritage, etc....
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Who are the Kullabiyah?

I've read a few articles with statement of ibn Taymiyyah pointing at a further sects of creed beside the Salafi, Ash'ary and Maturidi which claim to be part of ahl as-Sunna wal Jama'a (or at least ...
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What causes a split in the ummah for a sect to be created? [duplicate]

Just for context, I did take a look at this question: What defines a sect in Islam?. However, I am asking on this: What makes a sect in Islam a sect? For example, could anyone say, "I think we ...
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What is this Islamic sect mentioned by Bayle

In his Critical and Philosophical dictionary Bayle mentions an Islamic sect that calls itself "Ehl Eltahkik or men of truth, men of certainty, who believe that there is nothing existent but the ...
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Is calling myself as Sunni or Shia considered sectarian?

In the name of Allah, As we know that Allah warns people that make sect as already stated in Surah Al-An'am (6:159) Translation: Sahih International Indeed, those who have divided their religion and ...
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Do Shia and Sunni scholars study and evaluate the hadiths collected by the other sect.?

I know that there are very different standards of evaluating the authenticity of hadiths in both sects. However, when there are no contradictions between a certain hadith and the sect's criteria for ...
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How are Adhan and Iqama recited in the Ibadi madhhab?

Assalamu Alaikum, I was researching the way different madhhabs perform adhan and iqama, but I couldn't find reliable information regarding the Ibadi madhhab's adhan and iqama... The only thing I ...
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Does there any sect exists in Islam who does not believe in grave punishments?

Assalamu Alaikum, Does there any sect exists in Islam who does not believe in grave punishments? I.e. torments given in Barzakh life (life between world and akhirah) to a sinner? If such sect exists,...
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Why do sects insist on existing even though it is clearly forbidden?

there are some verses in the Quran which clearly prohibit to be in sects or to identify oneself as someone other than a plain muslim, so why do sects insist on existing even though it is clearly ...
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Difference between Darood-Ibrahim and Salam

There has been a debate in Deobandi and Barelvi about Salat-o-Salam. While Deobandi say it is important to send salam (salat-o-salam) to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as He can listen and emphasis of ...
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Is the 73-sects hadith authentic?

I have heard there is a hadith about 73 sects from Ibn Majah. I want to know the authenticity of this hadeeth. Please give me some reasons to prove this hadeeth as sahih.
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Marriage between different sects in Islam [closed]

Background My partner belongs to a Sunni family and i belong to a Shia one. My partner and i know each other from a long time, and we understand and respect each other's point of view. I however, do ...
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Can a husband prevent his wife from becoming e.g. a Shia Muslim?

Generally, the husband is seen as the decision maker in Islamic marriages, and the wife is required to obey her husband in non-haram matters. Recently, I've been thinking about the following question:...
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Is a convert required to immediately choose a sect, e.g. Sunni or Shia? [closed]

If a non-Muslim wants to convert to Islam does he need to choose between Shia or Sunni point of view at the time of conversion? Or is it just a matter of belief and he doesn't need to choose between ...
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Who are the Ahle Hadith? Doess Dr. Zakir Naik belong to that sect?

Who are the Ahle Hadiths and how are their practices different from the Sunni Muslims? I remember that Dr. Zakir Nair mentions in his talks that we should label ourselves as Muslims and not to be ...
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Are there any sects of Islam that believe the Qur'an has been changed?

There are very many questions on here about the authenticity of the Qur'an, how it hasn't been changed, and many good answers. But, like any religion, there are diverse opinions on almost any point. I ...
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Did any sect/denomation ascribe divinity to a person?

Did any sect/denomination ascribe divinity to a person in the history of Islam ? If yes, what sect/denomination and who was the person? Also what were their basis for that ?
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Why don't some of the sects stand and recite Salawaat and Salam upon Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam?

I am a Sunni Muslim. Sunni Muslim from all over the world stand and recite Salawaat and Salam upon Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihi Wasallam at their mosques. Some of the lines I recite with others ...
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Why Tafriqa (division) In Islam?

Salam everyone, I have question to ask. When ALLAH s.w.t had ordered us that we should not make any kind of tafriqa (sectarianism/splitting) then why all the Muslims have made their tafriqas (sects) ...
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Why are there so many variations of Islam and what distinguishes them?

We have four main Islamic schools of thought, namely : Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi and Hanbali. Then again we have Sunni, Salafism, Wahabism, Sufism and many more. We also have the authenticated Hadith ...
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Origins of Taqlid

Who was the originator of the doctrine of Taqlid? Which school of thought,if any in particular,propounded it first? And the term"doors of ijtihad are closed",what are the origins of this later term as ...
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Isn't it possible for Muslim Ummah to unite under one identity?

We can clearly see that until Muslims were just Muslims and not "Shia" and "Sunni" they ruled the world (well most of it). These major categories subdivided into countless sub-categories and today you ...
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Wahhabism vs extremists why does the theology seem so close? [closed]

I used to say terrorists don’t follow Islam by definition since killing and aggression is clearly against the religion. Learning more about Wahhabi-ism seems to go against this. Please tell me some ...
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Is there a sect in Islam that follows the the Quran to the exclusion of hadith?

In christianity protestants are Sola scriptura. Is there a similar muslim group who follow the same kind of belief that the Quran is all that needed, and disregard other texts (such as Hadith)?
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Do most Muslims not acknowledge the beliefs of ISIS as a form of Islam? [closed]

In an interview I heard on CSPAN with Jessica Stern (I found the same point documented online in this article), she claims that most Muslims do not acknowledge ISIS as a form of Islam in the same way ...
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Is reciting 'salat o salam' in mehfil(gathering) allowed in Islam?

There has been much debate among deobandi and baralvi of salat o salam, but both sect belong to Sunni. However there are one sect who say companions of prophet Muhammad(PBUH) use to recall salat o ...
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What are the principle/fundamental differences between Sunni and Shia? [closed]

Although I do believe that the separation into sects of Islam is terrible and contradicts with the Qur'an (6:159, 30:32 and etc...) I'm interested in knowing why there is so much conflict between both ...
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Are bahaism and babism counted as one of the branches of shiism?

bahai or babi sects formed in an Islamic country (Iran).they follow Bahá’u’lláh and Ali mohammad shirazi or bab as their leader . Are they counted as branches of shiism?
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Is it mandatory for Muslims to choose the right sect or they ought to defend their current sect? [closed]

In accordance with a narration, after The Prophet (pbuh), the Ummah will be divided into 73 sects, 72 sects will go to hell, and just one of them will go to heaven. Mu’awiyah b. Abi Sufiyan stood ...
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Are Muslim jins Sunni or Shia? (If there are Muslim jins)

In case of being the Muslim jins, are they divided in Sunni and Shia like Muslims? Note: I am looking for authentic ahadith.
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Why are they called sects in Islam and not denominations?

I understand that Islam has different ideologies and ways of interpreting the Qur'an, and those people with like views will stay together and call themselves a group. Though I wonder, why is each ...
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Is there any problem praying in the same way as Muslims from other sects?

Is there any problem praying in the same way as Muslims from other sects? And if I was praying alone?
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What is the concept of sects in Islam?

I have heard majority of people say that there were no sects in the era of Hazrat Muhammad(PBUH). Then, how and why did the sects in Islam came into being?
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Are Al-Jabiriyah considered "outside the fold of Islam"?

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 ...
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How fragmented is the Islam religious group?

There are many, many, many groups that all say they are Christian yet they have such differing views on what that is that they will not worship together. Is Islam the same? Roughly, how many groups of ...
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What are the different Madhabs created by people in Islam? [closed]

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 me ...
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Do the four Sunni madh'habs divide Muslims?

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 ...
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What defines a sect in Islam?

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 ...
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What is Wahhabism?

Recently I heard the term 'Wahhabism' for specifying a group of Muslims. Actually what is Wahhabism? Is it a sect or normal religious group?
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Can a Muslim not belong to any sect?

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.
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Is it sin to categorize yourself into a particular sect?

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 ...
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