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Why are Muslims divided into sects ?







When all the Muslim follow one and the same Qur'an then why are there so many sects among Muslims?



Answer:







1. Muslims should be united

It is a fact that Muslims today, are divided amongst themselves. The tragedy is that such divisions are not endorsed by Islam at all. Islam believes in fostering unity amongst its followers.



The Glorious Qur'an says:



"And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves;"



[Al Qur'an 3:103]



Which is the rope of Allah that is being referred to in this verse? It is the Glorious Qur'an. The Glorious

Qur'an is the rope of Allah which all Muslims should hold fast together. There is double emphasis in this verse. Besides saying 'hold fast all together' it also says, 'be not divided'.



The Qur'an further says:



"Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger"



[Al Qur'an 4:59]



All the Muslims should follow the Qur'an and authentic ahadith and be not divided among themselves.



2. It is prohibited to make sects and divisions in Islam

The Glorious Qur'an says:



"As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, thou hast no part in them in the least: Their affair is with Allah: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did."



[Al Qur'an 6:159]



In this verse Allah (swt) says that one should disassociate oneself from those who divide their religion and break it up into sects.



But when one asks a Muslim, "who are you?", the common answer is either 'I am a Sunni, or 'I am Shia'. Some call themselves Hanafi, or Shafa'ee or Maliki or Hambali. Some say 'I am a Deobandi', while some others say 'I am a Barelvi'.



3. Our Prophet was a Muslim

One may ask such Muslims, "what was our beloved prophet (pbuh)? Was he a Hanafi or a Shafa'ee, or a Hambali or a Maliki?" No! He was a Muslim, like all the other prophets and messengers of Allah before him.



It is mentioned in Chapter 3 Verse 52 of Al Qur'an that Jesus (pbuh) was a Muslim.



Further, in Chapter 3 Verse 67, Al Qur'an says that Ibraheem (pbuh) was not a Jew or a Christian but was a Muslim.



4. Qur'an says call yourselves Muslim

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5. Respect all the great Scholars of Islam

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6. Some may argue by quoting the hadith of our beloved Prophet (pbuh) from Sunan Abu ....
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