How many distinct denominations or sects exist in Islam?
#94152. Asked by BaronBatty. (Mar 30 08 11:59 PM)
Well the 2 really main ones are Shia(Shiite) and Sunni. Also you could say there's 4 main ones, Sunni, Shia, Ahmadiyya, and Sufism.
They come from afar back when Muhammad was the messenger. After his death there were conflicts about who should succeed Muhammad. The Sunni believe it should be a bloodline of Muhammad. The Shia believed the power could also be to other people outside the bloodline.
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