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Abdullah (previously Ershad) has explained the Wahhabi movement from the Wahhabi perspective and has mentioned some nice and positive aspects of the Wahhabi movement. Every group believes that they are right, often they believe they are completely right with no mistake in their beliefs. Typically it is almost impossible to find any serious criticism or ...


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The term "Wahhabi" is nothing but an outcome of ideological attack by made by media and other sects in their efforts to harm the Call to Islamic Monotheism (Tawheed). It is sad to see some people still want to propagate this myth from what they know from hearsay information. And most probably, they even wouldn't know where the term comes from or what the so-...


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Meaning of the Hadith about the 73 sects in Islam This is the Hadith Dawud :: Book 40 : Hadith 4579 Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Jews were split up into seventy-one or seventy-two sects; and the Christians were split up into seventy one or seventy-two sects; and my community will be split up into seventy-...


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Yes it is. Creating and supporting sects is a great sin. Quran says Ar-Rum/32: مِنَ الَّذِينَ فَرَّقُوا دِينَهُمْ وَكَانُوا شِيَعًا كُلُّ حِزْبٍ بِمَا لَدَيْهِمْ فَرِحُونَ ﴿الروم: ٣٢﴾ [be not] of those who have divided up their religion, and become sects, each several party rejoicing in what is theirs.


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It could be surveyed from 2 aspects. Firstly, the word "Sect" has not a negative meaning, or at least its meaning is not negative at using about division of Islam groups. Hence it could not be a problem to use such a word. The meaning of denomination and sect relatively are the same, so, as far as I know, the word "denomination" commonly is used for ...


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Knowledge of Islam can be divided into two layers: aqeedah (belief) and fiqh (laws). From this perspective, a sect is a group that distinguishes itself from the rest of the groups through beliefs. Fiqh, on the other hand, does not make or break a sect; in fact, the four madhabs (in terms of fiqh) are simply codified rules for extracting law from primary ...


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"sect" is a vague word. One meaning is to divide Muslims into groups unfriendly to each other. Quran objects to it. As I understand, from Quran's perspective anyone who believes (a state of heart) in God and the Judgement day and does good deed is a believer all believer are spiritual brothers/sisters. Another meaning, which I think is sometimes more ...


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(This is a Shia view) Firstly please note this Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH): the Judaism nation after Moses (PBUH) became 71 sect that 70 of them are in Hell and 1 in Heaven and Christianity nation after Jesus (PBUH) became 72 sect that 71 of them are in Hell and 1 in Heaven and Islam nation after prophet become 73 sect that 72 of them are in ...


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There are a couple of issues here. One is an actual sect (something that differs in theology) versus a madhhab (school of thought, codified set of rules on how they approach fiqh). I don't know which you're asking about, so I'll talk about both. A sect differs in aqedah (belief, theology). This includes groups like the Khawarij, who existed at the time of ...


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It depends on the intention behind the categorization. The Prophet (saws) himself categorized the Muslims of his time as Muhajirin and Ansar. BUT at the same time, when one of the Companions used a different categorization to put someone down and insult them, the Prophet (saws) was quite firm in telling them to cut it out. Having said that, there is a well-...


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First I will give the definition and then explain... Any label in addition to muslim that in any way further describes any practice or ideology wrt Islam of a muslim is a sect. These labels are normally hurdles between muslims to practice Islam together For example: Sunni muslim: Implies they pray like they pray in mecca...hence "sunni" is a sect (...


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Yes, they are called Quranists. They are not one sect but individuals following the ideology that Qur'an is sufficient. Ghulam Ahmed Pervez (1903-1985) and Abdullah Chakralawi (d: 1930) have been main proponents and pioneers of this view in Indian Subcontinent. Their books are written in Urdu language and can be found here.


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A non-Muslim who elects to convert to Islam, at the time of conversion, does need not to select between different sects, different schools of jurisprudence, or otherwise. The requirement to become a Muslim is to say Al-Shahadatayn (testimony of faith) in private or in public, which marks a person as entering the fold of Islam. It is preferred to perform ...


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The Jabriyyah were an early short-lived group in Islamic history. There is no doubt that they were outside the fold of Islam due to the extremism of their beliefs regarding qadr (predestination). Essentially they claimed that everything we do is done by Allah and that we have no free will. The immediate corollary, of course, is that we can't and won't be ...


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I will start by quoting this hadith : Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (PBUH) said: The Jews were split up into seventy-one or seventy-two sects; and the Christians were split up into seventy one or seventy-two sects; and my community will be split up into seventy-three sects. Grade: Hasan Sahih (Al-Albani) As you can see the prophet already ...


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Well in this general question there is nothing wrong with reading quran in a gathering. The salat & salam is also perfectly fine and it is also presribed to do so. Also, doing that in a gathering is not necessarily related to those 2 sects, because others do it also. That being said, it is also okay because the reason for that is so other people may also ...


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The Bahai Faith is clearly a religion, not a sect or school of thought within Islam. This is what the Bahais themselves say, and is generally recognized by objective sources such as books on comparative religions and in the statistics of the World Christian Encyclopedia (which is about all religions, not just Christianity) and adherents.com. Recently the ...


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Notice that..., and actually the 2 major schools in Islam (Shia and Sunni) are not very different from each other. Actually both of the schools of thought are very similar. The major differences seen between the two schools of thought, is of Jurisprudence. You have to remember, having difference of opinion on Jurisprudence does not mean one is doing a Sin. ...


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I just want to know, what is the use of asking such a question? Even if you found out the answer what will you do with it? Also the Question You ask, has a problem with it. You are asking for Ahadith to prove if Jin are Shia or Sunni. But you must remember, in the time of Prophet there was no sect known as Shia and Sunni... So how can there be hadith from ...


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There are two type of differences among groups: Difference in beliefs views Difference in Fiqh views The first one is what makes sects (Sunni, Shia, etc..), and it's actually a disaster. This difference shouldn't have existed at all. The whole Muslim Ummah should be united, we should follow what the prophet said "Follow my Sunnah, and the Sunnah of the ...


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Taqlid means to follow someone without demanding a proof or an evidence. It really is a style of thinking or a (behavioral) preference of an individual. Its hard to exactly pinpoint a specific time when people started doing it, or to name a person who initiated it. It relates to a society's behavior and such phenomenon requires time to manifest them fully. ...


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A Muslim is first a Muslim. Quran (verse 3:19) states that the only religion accepted by God is Islam (which means submission to him and his will). The divisions between Muslims are mainly regarding the matters of Islamic jurisprudence. Quran seems to imply that God dislikes believers creating and emphasizing divisions between them (c.f. Sura Al-Anbiya, ...


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We can start to derive the definition of a sect from this ayah- (http://quran.com/23/53) But the people divided their religion among them into sects - each faction, in what it has, rejoicing. (Surat Al-Mu'minūn, 23:53) So, we can say from the ayah that a basic attribute of a sect is- the people of the sect is happy with what they have, in faith and ...


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Firstly we must acknowledge a few things... 1) All 4 scholars meant well and did their best to understand and explain Islam 2) All 4 scholars were human beings and are prone to mistakes. The answer to your question would be "YES" and "NO".... and here is why.... YES it divides... If someone chooses to follow a specific scholar and calls himself a "hanafi"...


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As Suhaib said, the major divisions are Sunni and Shiia. Sufism is sometimes considered another division, but some Sufis identify as being Sunni or Shiite. Different schools of thought also exist within those divisions, however it does not interfere with followers worshiping together. There are also some groups who identify as Muslim or include Islamic ...


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Ask yourself this - Were Prophets Abraham, Moses, Jesus or Muhammad (Peace be upon all of them) part of any sect? As long as both families believe in the oneness of Allah SWT and that Prophet Muhammad PBUH is his messenger, you are Muslim and nothing forbids one believer from marrying another. You should review these verses of the Quran: [6:159] Those ...


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The hadith you are referring to is authentic, and has multiple versions with different grades. It was compiled in Jami' at-Tirmidhi hadiths 2640 and 2641, Sunan Abi Dawud hadiths 4596 and 4597, Sunan Ibn Majah hadiths 3991 and 3992 and 3993, Musnad Ahmad hadith 2/332, Al-Mustadrak hadith 61, as well as numerous other books of hadith. The hadith was ...


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Note that among the Ibadi madhhab there's a difference of opinion between the Ibadi's from al-Mashriq (for example 'Oman) and those from al-Maghrib. I found the following statement from a 'Omani site: The adhan of the Ibadi madhhab is more likely to that of the hanafi and shafi'i school Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar (2 times) الله أكْبَرُ الله أَكْبَرْ ...


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Please no biased answers (unless you state it is your opinion :p). I don't understand how are you not going to get biased answers in this matter. Everyone loves to call he is just Muslim, and if you ask him how is that, he says, it is possible by being a Sunni Muslim. If you ask the same question to someone else, he would say, Shias are the only true ...


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