Muslims are continuously getting divided into sects. There are a lots of sects Sunni, Shia, Wahabi, Ahl-e-Hadith etc. But lets see “What the Quran says about sects in Islam?”. The very simple answer is NO, Islam is only one religion and we are only Muslims, not even SUNNI or SHIA.
So lets understand it in light of The Holy Quran.
What the Quran Says about Sects in Islam?
Allah Said we Should not Divide Ourselves
Read the following verse of the Quran (Surah Al-An’am, Verse 159).
Indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects – you, [O Muhammad], are not [associated] with them in anything. Their affair is only [left] to Allah ; then He will inform them about what they used to do. (Quran 6:159).
The above verse clearly says that dividing ourselves into sects are prohibited. Allah clearly said it in The Holy Quran which is indeed the Words of Allah.
Allah Said be United by Holding the Rope of Allah
Read the following verse of the Quran (Surah Ali ‘Imran, Verse 103).
And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers. And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you may be guided. (Quran 3:103).
The verse clearly says that we should not divide ourselves. But I still do not understand why Muslims are getting divided continuously.
Allah said Call Yourself Muslim
Read the following verse of the Quran (Surah Fussilat, Verse 33).
And who is better in speech than one who invites to Allah and does righteousness and says, “Indeed, I am of the Muslims. (Quran 41:33).
In the above verse it is clear that we are neither Sunni nor Shia but we are indeed Muslim, and we should call ourselves Muslim. Still we keep saying that I am X muslim and I am Y muslim. I don’t understand why these things are happening in our society.
So I mentioned the reference from The Holy Quran. And as far my understanding says, I am a Muslim and only a Muslim who should follow Quran and Prophet Muhammad SAW. Lets discuss in comments that why we can’t become united.