Table of Contents
What is the difference between Salafi and Sunni?
The Salafis are a fundamentalist group that seeks to imitate the behavior of early Muslims. The real difference between Sunni and Salafi is that Sunnis believe Prophet Muhammad is Nur or enlightened soul to guide the Muslims whereas the Salafis believe he is a normal human being like me and you.
Which animals will go to Jannah?
Animals of Jannah
- The Buraq (an animal with wings, that is bigger than a donkey and smaller than a mule) which the Prophet Muhammad rode on the night of Al-Israa’ (Ascension).
- The she-camel of Prophet Salih which was hamstrung by those who denied the truth.
How many sects of Islam are there in the world?
I personally count 6 sects in Islam. There are differences internally in some of the sects, but I won’t go into detail on them as they are far less important and divisive than the differences between say Catholicism and Pentecostalism in Christianity.
Are there any sects of Islam other than Sunni?
Ibadi Islam; a very small sect in comparison to Shia Islam and Sunni Islam, which split from Khawarijis but rejects this label today. Muslims-without-sects; in spite of not considering themselves as such, these are usually considered Sunni Muslim. These are the Muslim equivalents of Protestantism in Christianity. Modern Quranists.
What are the different sects of Shia Islam?
Shia Islam; includes Zaydis Shiaism, Ismailis Shiaism, and Twelvers Shiaism. Twelverism is, and by far, the most influential group within it now and as such, ‘Shia’ exclusively refers to them these days. Alawism is sometimes considered a different sect from traditional Twelverism and is sometimes considered the same sect.
Are there any sects that follow the Qur’an?
Only a few groups in Islam, the modern Wahhabis and ancient Kharijites, claim to follow the Qur’an and also consciously downplay all tradition. You can remember the classic Muslims and other categories by the acronym SCHISM, meaning division. Successors and traditions have prominence in Shi’ite Islam.