ARE YOU STILL FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF YOUR ANCESTORS?
We shall observe in the table below the conflicts between the sects and the way God’s Islam came to be differently conceived. We have spared here the intrinsic differences between the sects themselves. Just to give you an instance, it is acknowledged that there was wide divergence between Abu Hanifa’s opinions and the ideas of his followers; Abu Yusuf, Muhammad…. In our table we limit ourselves to the variations between various sects. Those who believe in what has been transmitted by their ancestors but willing to know the core of their creed should, after examining the tables given below, come to a decision before getting rid of all of them and return to the only revelation contained in the Quran.
100 Examples illustrating the differences between sects
Hanafi Maliki Shafi Hanbali
1. Skin of a dead animal
unlawful lawful unlawful lawful
2. Flesh of beasts fed on dirt
– lawful – unlawful
lawful – – unlawful
4. Man’s wearing red
abominable lawful unlawful abominable