Sunni, Shiite, and Ibadi Islam account for >99% of the world's Muslim population.
Sunni Muslims are the main Muslims, however as time passed after the death of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), new groups formed, and the ones I know are: - Shia/Shiites - Sufi - Ibadi
Sunni, Shi'a Quraniyoon Ibadi and Sufi.
Nearly all of Omanis are Muslim with about 75% being Ibadi Muslims, 20% being Sunni Muslims, and 4% being Zaydi Shiite Muslims. The remaining 1% includes Christianity and Hinduism.
Sunni Shia, quraniyoon, sufi, ahmadiyya, ibadi
Yes. The Ibadi are recognized as a third legitimate sect by most Sunnis and Shiites. Additionally, there are sects like the Ahmadiyya which consider themselves to be Muslim, but this contention is challenged by both Sunni and Shiite Muslims do to the Ahmadiyya reverence for Ahmed Mirza Ghulam.
The official religion of the Islamic Empires was some form of Islam, usually Sunni Islam, but there were several Shiite, Ibadi, and Kharijite Islamic Empires at various points of history. Of course, there were significant populations (in some cases, majorities) who were Non-Muslim, often Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Jain, and Sikh.
In recent times Indian immigrants to Arabia have brought Hinduism with them and Filipino immigrants have brought Roman Catholicism with them. (While Christianity does have a historic presence in Arabia, Catholicism specifically never did.) However, prior to modern immigration, Arabia remained almost exclusively Muslim. (It is predominantly Sunni Muslim with Twelver Shiite Muslims along the northern Persian Gulf coast, Zaydi Shiite Muslim in northern Yemen, and Ibadi Muslims in Oman.)
Yes. While there are some Muslims who would object, all major schools of Sunni, Shiite, and Ibadi Jurisprudence agree that porcine grafts (i.e. organs/skin taken from pigs) can be used in surgery on humans. It is forbidden to eat pork, but it is not forbidden to use pigs to save someone's life.
The question as posed is nonsensical. A person in a more expansive religious group cannot convert to a smaller group within that religion. Ismaili Islam is one form of Shiite Islam. The equivalent question in another religion would be "How can a Christian convert to Catholicism?" or "How can a Theravada convert to Buddhism?" If a non-Ismaili Muslim (such as Sunni, a Zaydi Shiite, a Twelver Shiite, an Ibadi, etc.) wants to join Ismaili Islam, all they need to do is find an Ismaili congregation and join their community.
Oman is actually majority-IBADI, which is a minority sect in Islam that represents less than 1% of all Muslims.
No. This group does not permit same-sex couples to marry, nor does it permit same-sex relationships.
I haven't really heard about the sectors of Islam. There are actually five pillar of Islam, pillar means the basic 5 obligations of every Muslim if he had the capacity. The 5 pillars are;Shahada (God in one)Salat ( Namaz)Fasting in RamazanZakatHajj (pilgrimage)If you are refering to sects of Islam, there are three main ones: Sunni (about 85%), Shiite (about 15%), and Ibadi (
Many; Sunnis Shias, ahmadiyyas, Quraniyoon, Ibadi etc it is said that there will be 72 sects until dooms day comes.
There are actually three main sects of Islam in the Middle East. In order of size, most populous to least populous: Sunni, Shiite, and Ibadi.
All Muslims, from all recognized sects, share the same core beliefs. They all believe in the authenticity of the Qur'an revealed from God to Muhammad (S) through the Angel Jibril. They all believe in the message that Prophet Muhammad (S) conveyed, of the worship of one true God, Allah. They all believe in the basic 5 pillars of Islam and do the 6 pillars of Iman. Any sect who claims to be a "Muslim" sect, but doesn't follow these values is not truly a Muslim sect. This is what unites all Muslims, whether they be Arab, Pakistani, Black, Indonesian, Indian, Sunni, Shi'a, Ibadi, or Sufi (I cannot say the same for the Ahmadis, though).
There is only one religion of Islam, but it is divided into numerous sects. The most populous sects are Sunnis (roughly 85% of the Muslim population) and Shiites (roughly 15% of the Muslim population). There are minor sects like the Ibadi which count for less than 1% of all Muslims. Often, Westerners will consider Sufis to be a distinct sect of Islam, but while Sufism is a different form of practice (mystical vs. dogmatic), it is not a distinct sect. Most Sufis would be considered Sunnis. The more mystical sects of Shiite Islam (such as Druze, and Alawite) are often not considered parts of Islam anymore due to their abrogation of certain Islamic principles.
Islam as in all world religions is not a civilization or singular monolith of beliefs. There is a tremendous diversity in Muslim beliefs and practice from those who are nonpracticing and secular to ultra orthodox and extreme Wahabists. The degree of their convictions, personal preferences, and individual Islamic traditions (Alawite, Ibadi, Hanafi, etc.) all influence how Islam may or may not affect daily life. Affects can range from dietary restrictions to political and social responsibilities.
Sunni and Shiite are the main sects. However, there are many other minor sects such as Quaniyoon, Ibadi, Ahmadiyya etc. Sufis are a group of Sunni Muslims who live a very unique and mystical lifestyle.
There are actually three branches of Islam that are dominant in at least one country in Southwest Asia. In order of popularity: Sunni Islam, Shiite Islam, Ibadi Islam.
The official state religion of the numerous Islamic Empires was Islam. Depending on the Empire, it could be Sunni Islam, Shiite Islam, Kharijite Islam, Ibadi Islam, Mu'tazilite Islam or several others.
Muslim or Islamic Orthodoxy refers to those Muslims who follow the teachings of the three recognized sects of Islam: Sunni, Shiite, or Ibadi and stick to the Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) as determined nearly 1000 years ago. Divergent sects or movements within Islam are not considered orthodox, such as the Kharijites, Ahmadis, Liberal Islam, and several others. There are also schools within the recognized sects that are considered divergent to a significant degree that their being considered orthodox is debated, such as Isma'ilis, Wahhabis, and Sufis.
Please see the two Related Questions below which discuss the differences of Sunnis with Shiites (together they represent >99% of Muslims) and for other much more minor sects like Ibadi, Ahmadi, etc.
Virtually all living in Libya are Islamic; a very small amout of people however, are Christian, and even less are Jewish. There are a small amout of Ibadi Islam Berbers, however the majority of people follow Sunni Islam.