Sunday, August 21, 2011

Christian ministry says there's over 150 sects of Islam?

So Contender Ministries is another Christian hate site, aiming to tarnish Islam by spreading lies.

According to the Traditions, Muhammad predicted that his followers would become divided into seventy-three sects, every one of whom would go to hell, except one sect, the religion professed by himself and his companions. However the number of Islamic sects, now over 150, has far exceeded Muhammad's prediction.

There's no actual number because there's different sects, and some sects are considered the same just different names, there's some movements that some consider sects, some sects that are disputed if they fall within Islam (NOTE: some religions like Sikhism and Bahai have some Islamic elements but are not considered branches of Islam) but nonetheless lets try to break it down and see if CM is a practicer of Philippians 1:18:

SUNNI ISLAM
Only 1 branch, but a few movements (4 in total) that are said to fall within Sunni Islam. So we'll say there's 5 here.

SHIA (SHIITE) ISLAM
Twelvers make up the majority and there's 4 other branches:

ISMAILI ISLAM
8 branches

ZAIDIYYA

ALAWI

ALEVI

So we're done with the Shia affiliated sects (5 in total)

SUFISM
10 branches

AHMADIYYA
2 branches

KHARIJITE
1 branch

AHL-E HAQQ
1 branch

MESSIAH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
1 branch

MOORISH SCIENCE
1 branch

NATION OF ISLAM
2 branches

QURAN ALONE
2 branches

ZIKRI
1 branch

TOTAL (adding up ALL sects/movements/branches) we get 39. Thats not 150, jus sayin.

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