ISLAM: BELIEFS, SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT, AND HERITAGE

 Islam: An Invitation To The Truth

Islam does not have nearly as many sects and divisions as does Christianity, but there are a few and it is worth knowing something about them. The two biggest are the Sunnis and the Shi'ites, with the Sunnis being the largest of all and representing the vast majority of Muslims. Shi'ites are a minority everywhere except Iran & Iraq.

After them, the two most influential sects are the Sufis and the Wahhabis. The Sufis represent a mystical tradition in Islam, whereas the Wahhabis are a strict traditionalist tradition which is dominant on the Arabian peninsula, but has little support elsewhere.

Unlike churches, mosques are not denominational. Despite the differences among Muslims, traditional Friday prayer services are largely similar and Muslims of any background are welcome to attend services at any mosque. read more about Islam>>>

Also, you may want to learn more about Muslim Heritage because it is what is considered to be the cause of the European Renaissance. read more>>>

References:

Sunni Islam: www.islam.org - Shia Islam: www.al-islam.org - Islam & Science: www.harunyahya.com - Muslim History: www.muslimheritage.com