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06-19-2012, 03:52 PM
Some who were asked said "We're all one. We're not divded". But just like there's Conservative and Liberal movements in Judaism, what are the some of the most liberal sects of Islam in their beliefs and interpretations of the Qu'ran besides Ahmadiyya.

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06-20-2012, 10:07 PM

Just to clarify that Ahmadiyyah are outside of the fold of Islam, as one of the fundamental beliefs of Muslims is that there will be no new Prophet or Messenger after Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). They do not believe that, and believe that another prophet came after him, and also they have some insultive beliefs about Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him), again that takes them outside Islam, as do some other of their beliefs.

Also see these two threads:


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We are promoting the unity of Islam. Allah (Exalted is He) said in Surah Al-An'âm, verse 159:

Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects (all kinds of religious sects), you (O Muhammad -- Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) have no concern in them in the least. Their affair is only with Allâh, Who then will tell them what they used to do.

06-21-2012, 02:36 PM
Sectarianism and denominations in the common usage of the words do not exist in Islam. While it is true every Muslim is very individualistic, we all follow the same 5 pillars of Faith. All Muslims follow the same pillars, all of us are equally strict about the 5 pillars. No matter what a Muslim may label himself, those labels relate to non-essential differences.

What is often seen as sectarian differences is most often a difference in family traditions or national culture.

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