How does Islamic sects started, did they have any support from Quran and Hadith
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Qur'an and Hadith donot support division in religion.
The main sects Shia and Sunni were formed because of the dispute over the leadership of the muslims.please google for complete stories.
my purpose of commenting is to say that :
Allah did not Say the believers are those who are Sunni's, or Shias, and He Warns us of these sects. Tere are numerous references to Ahadith where Muhammad (SAW) profecied about divisions, and advised to follow the group of largest members.
Quran 3:103. "And hold fast to the rope of God, altogether, and do not become divided."
Quran 6:159. "As for those who divided their religion and became sects—you have nothing to do with them. Their case rests with God; then He will inform them of what they used to do "
It was narrated that Mu’adh bin Jabal said:
prophet muhammad said : ".... I asked Him not to let my nation be destroyed by enemies from outside, and He granted me that. And I asked Him not to let them be destroyed by drowning, and He granted me that. And I asked Him not to let them be destroyed by fighting among themselves, but He refused that."
---------[Ibn Majah Kitab al fitan-Vol. 1, Book 36, Hadith 3951 sunnah.com/urn/1290510]
Anas bin Malik said:
“I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) saying: ‘My nation will not unite on misguidance, so if you see them differing, follow the great majority.’”
---------[Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 36, Hadith 3950 http://sunnah.com/urn/1290500 ]