Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

A Quest to Find the 73rd Sect of Islam

Today , about every sane and knowledgeable muslim is in grave dilemma that whether his sect is righteous one? Whether his prayers will be accepted? Whether he will be going to paradise or not?

The reason of Muslim’s anxiety lies in this famous and oft quoted hadith, collected by Abu Dawud.

Abdullah bin Amar (RA) relates that the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said "Surely things will happen to my people as happened earlier to Israelites, they will resemble each other like one shoe in a pair resembles the other to the extent that if anyone among the Israelites has openly committed adultery to his mother there will be some who will do this in my Ummah as well, verily the Israelites were divided into 72 sections but my people will be divided into 73 sections, all of them will be in the fire except one." The companions asked, 'Who are they O Messenger of Allah,' Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "They are those who will be like me and my companions."

This is also present in Ibn Maja. Other than Tirmidhi, Ibne Maja gives three independent narrations of the same hadith. Talking about the authenticity of this hadith Abu Mansur Abd al-Kahir ibn-Tahir Al-Baghdadi [4] says:

"There are many isnad (independent testimonies) for the tradition dealing with the division of the community. A number of following companions have handed it down as coming from the Prophet (peace be upon him): Anas ibn-Malik, Abu-Hurairah, Abu-l-Darda, Jabir, Abu-Sa'id al-Khidri, Ubai ibn-Ka'b, Abd-Allah ibn-Amr ibn-al-'As, abu-Imamah, Wathilah ibn-al-Aska' and others. It is also handed down that the pious Caliphs mentioned that the community would be divided after them, that one sect only would save itself, and the rest of them would be given to error in this world, and to destruction in the next."

There are a lot of Islamic sects . I have tried to compile most of the popular sects of islam.

  1. Hanafi

  2. Maliki

  3. Shafi'i

  4. Hanbali

  5. Maturidi

  6. Ash'ari

  7. Murjite

  8. Hanafi

  9. Athari

  10. Deobandi

  11. Wahhabism

  12. Salafism

  13. Barelwi

  14. Jamaat al-Muslimeen

  15. Shi`a

  16. Twelver

  17. Usulism

  18. Alevism

  19. Akhbarism

  20. Alawism

  21. Shaykhism

  22. Ismailism

  23. Nizari

  24. Mustaali

  25. Dawoodi Bohras

  26. Sulamaini Bohras

  27. Alavi Bohras

  28. Hebtiahs Bohra

  29. Atba-i-Malak

  30. Druze

  31. Zaidi

  32. Kharijite

  33. Ibadi

  34. Sufri

  35. Sufis

  36. Bektashi

  37. Chishti

  38. Naqshbandi

  39. Qadiri

  40. Suhrawardiyya

  41. Reformists

  42. Islamism

  43. Liberal

  44. Qur'an Alone

  45. Ahmadiyya

  46. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

  47. Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement

  48. Zikri

  49. Nation of Islam

  50. Moorish Science

  51. Submitters

There are a lot more and there were a lot existed in Islamic history. A complete list of sects that exists in history is compiled here:

Mohammed said clearly that there would be 73 sects and only one would be righteous and only one will go to paradise. Now problem is that every sect claims to be right. The common discussion and debates which muslim students use to do in their collages and university are about the sects and “real islam”.

But no one can find that hind real islam and hidden 73th sect of Mohammed which is having no flaw and controversy . A simple and ridiculous answer that imam gives is that you should read quran and hadith and find the sect . but our whole life will be ruined if we start checking every sect of islam. And it is not possible. And a question arises that why did allah is pushing us in such a ordeal to find a true sect among 72 sects?

People living in non kafir lands are actually unaware about the controversies and grave differences among the sects. About each and every above mentioned sect is saying other kafir. It is impossible to remove differences among the shia’s and sunnis. Koran and hadith is full of confusions. Today two friends of mine were debate with each other that whether mohammed was a man or a “noor” a light made from the light of allah. Modren muslims blaming FFI and islam watch as”hate sites” should check these sites and compare the hate at ffi with the hate among these two groups of muslims.

Sunni site

Shia site

Islam is such a destructive virus that wants to destroy world and then latter commit suicide itself. Muslims want to conquer the whole world but after killing each and every non muslim they will start killing each other and soon the whole race of human beings will vanish from planet earth.

Now lets do some calculations.

Out of 6.7 billion totally population muslims are 21% about 1.2 billion. Among them according to hadith are 73 sects. Only one is righteous. Lets assume that sunni islam is real islam. Neglecting all others. But still it is divided in many parts.

Berailvis , deobandis , wahabis, najadis, salafis and many others.

Was allah damned fool who make such an infinite universe where earth Is like a tinny particle of sand in a vast sahara desert for only little group of people. And whole paradise stuff only for a tinny minority.

I am ex muslim not due to the fact that mohammed was a pedophile ,looter ,abuser and deceiver. But the reason of my apostasy lies in the fact that islam is full of confusion. It is not a practicable religion. It have a lot of sects. Muslims hate each other due to these sects. Even brothers kill each other due to these controversies in islam. Allah is a confusing and deceiving god. He never shows the right path. Mohammed said there would be 73 sects and died but muslims are still killing each other in the name of these sects.mosques are being burnt by muslims of other sects.i think muslims students are lagging behind science only because they always debate on sects in their classrooms .

Today, in this forum , I challenge any muslim, who is reading this article that

No one can find the “real islam”. If he thinks that he has found then contact me. I will show him that his phase of islam is wrong too. His namaz is not according to mohammed and hadiths. His deeds are not acceptable to allah.

Any Muslim wants to debate can contact here,

Amar Khan is a Pakistan-born ex-Muslim.

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