Questions tagged [sects]

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

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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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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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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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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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Is there a concise resource that describes the similarities and differences between the sects?

After asking a similar question on Mi Yodeya and Christianity.SE, I was curious about the equivalent phenomenon in Islam. Is there a concise graph, chart, or other resource that can explain the key ...