Islam, has no sects or divisions
The Quran about sects and divisions of GOD's religion[6:159] Those who divide themselves into sects do not belong with you. Their judgment rests with GOD, then He will inform them of everything they had done.
[21:92] Your congregation is but one congregation, and I alone am your Lord; you shall worship Me alone.
[21:93] However, they divided themselves into disputing religions. All of them will come back to us (for judgment).
[9:97] The Arabs are the worst in disbelief and hypocrisy, and the most likely to ignore the laws that GOD has revealed to His messenger. GOD is Omniscient, Most Wise.
[9:98] Some Arabs consider their spending (in the cause of God) to be a loss, and even wait in anticipation that a disaster may hit you. It is they who will incur the worst disaster. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
[9:99] Other Arabs do believe in GOD and the Last Day, and consider their spending to be a means towards GOD, and a means of supporting the messenger. Indeed, it will bring them nearer; GOD will admit them into His mercy. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
Here is what GOD delivered about not following the "Laws of the Quran alone".
[6:21] Who is more evil than one who lies about GOD, or rejects His revelations? The transgressors never succeed.
[7:185] Have they not looked at the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all the things GOD has created? Does it ever occur to them that the end of their life may be near? Which Hadith, beside this, do they believe in?
[6:114] Shall I seek other than GOD as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed. Those who received the scripture recognize that it has been revealed from your Lord, truthfully. You shall not harbor any doubt.
[6:115] The word of your Lord is complete, in truth and justice. Nothing shall abrogate His words. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.
[12:111] In their history, there is a lesson for those who possess intelligence. This is not fabricated Hadith; this (Quran) confirms all previous scriptures, provides the details of everything, and is a beacon and mercy for those who believe.
[4:82] If it were from other than God, they would have found in it numerous contradictions.
[23:53] But they tore themselves into disputing factions; each party happy with what they have.
[23:54] Therefore, just leave them in their confusion, for awhile.
[6:7] Even if we sent down to them a physical book, written on paper, and they touched it with their hands, those who disbelieved would have said, "This is no more than clever magic."
[6:8] They also said, "If only an angel could come down with him!" Had we sent an angel, the whole matter would have been terminated, and they would no longer be respited.
[6:9-10] Had we sent an angel, we would have sent him in the form of a man, and we would have kept them just as confused as they are confused now. Messengers before you have been ridiculed. It is those who mocked them who suffered the consequences of their ridiculing.
The Messenger of Allaah said: "I counsel you to have Taqwaa of Allaah and to hear and obey, even if an Abyssinian slave were to command you. For, verily, whoever amongst you lives (to grown old), he will see many differences. So stick to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly guided khaleefahs. Cling tightly onto it and hold onto it with your molar teeth. And beware of newly invented matters. For, indeed, every newly invented matter is an innovation, and every innovation is a thing that leads astray, and everything that leads astray is in the Hellfire." (Abu Dawood)And he also said: "Indeed those from before you from the People of the Book divided into seventy-two groups.
And, indeed, this group (Muslims) will divide into seventy-three. Seventy-two groups will be in the Hellfire and one of them will be in Paradise. And it is the Jamaa'ah (group)." (Imaam Ahmad) And in another narration, he said: "Everyone of them in the Hellfire, except for one group that which I and my companions are upon." (Sunan At-Tirmidhee)Ibn Mas'ood said: "The Messenger of Allaah drew a line for us and then said: 'This is the Straight Path of Allaah.' And he drew lines on the left and right of it, and then said: 'These are paths of which there is not one except that there is a devil upon it calling towards it.' Then he recited the statements of Allaah (Surat-ul-Ana'aam [3:153]): 'And verily, this is My Straight Path, so follow it, and do not follow (other) paths for they will separate you away from His path." (An-Nasaa'ee).
How great and grave crime is the creation of any sectarianism in the rank and fileof a Ummat (nation, group) can be judged from the incidence God has stated in SuraTaha. Hazrat Moses goes out for a few days and leaves Bani Israel under the surveillance of Aaron. When he (Moses) comes back, he notices that his followers have indulged in the worship of a cow. Whatever impact of this incidence could be on the temperament of Hazrat Moses is clear. He becomes upset, furious, and enraged. And asks his brother:(20: 92) “(O Aaron) when you saw: "they are going astray", what kept you back that youdid not forbid them (from this way)." Now listen to what Aaron responded to. But it must be remembered that Hazrat Aaron was also the Messenger of Allah. In response to it, he says: (20: 94) “Truly I feared that thou should say: “You have caused a division among the children of Israel and you did not wait for my word”.
EVEN GREATER THAN ANATHEMA (SHIRK)
My brothers, did you pay heed to it as to what was there behind this matter? Hazrat Aaron said, "These people had started worshipping cow for some time on account of their ignorance; to me it was not such a great crime as was to create division and discord amongst them". This answer is being given by a Nabi, and the second Nabi, on this answer, gets satisfied. As will be made clear in a few pages ahead, that the Quran has itself testified sectarianism (discord) as anathema. It is evident now that cow-worship was also anathema (Shirk) and the factionalism was equally too. But the anathema of sectarianism was such a heinous and dangerous crime that in order to get saved from it, the anathema of cow-worship could temporarily be assimilated. Hence the Quran stands witness to it that Tauba put away the crime of cow-worship: (2: 54) But when they created divisions amongst themselves and thereby got divided into different sects and factions (7:168) they were trapped in the chastisement of destruction and devastation, disgrace and abjectness, deprivation and indigence, which remained them chasing every time like their own shadow: (3: 111) As has been told above, every Rasool had the message: "Establish Deen and never be divided amongst themselves." In the light of this message, he used to form a party in the form of an Ummat. His Ummat remained united for some time but with the lapse of time, sectarianism and factionalism started emerging in it. Why did this happen? The Quran says its cause is (42: 14) i.e., after being provided with AL-ilm (Wahee) for the purpose of vaporizing all the divisions and differences, there remains no question of any sectarianism amongst themselves. But the inheritors of this Wahee used to form various sects within their rank and file with selfish envy for surpassing passion and bickering desire to have power over one another.
NOT TO CREATE SECTARIANISM
After making these points clear, the Muslims were told: (3: 105) “But be not like those who are divided amongst themselves and fall into disputations after receiving clear signs." (3: 104) "The people who divide into factions and start disagreeing with one another, for them is a dreadful penalty”. In the other two verses coming after this verse, the Quran has made it explicitly clear that "the life of disharmony and of sectarianism after conviction is the life of kufr and leads to misery and destruction. On the contrary, the life of harmony, familiarity and integration showers exoneration, success, triumph, victory, and Allah's Rahmat". (3: 106-107) It is evident from these verses that the life of division and mutual disharmony is the life of curse and chastisement. And Allah' Rahmat showers on those who live as one compact Ummat and avoid disharmony and discord. By the way, it may also be remembered: the Quran tells that the end product of disunity, discord, and disharmony is the greatest and the gravest chastisement. The Table of the Conjugations of the Arabic Verbs in which the word has occurred connotes the implied aspect of "permanence" and "uninterruptedness" in its process. It means the "chastisement" will neither be for the time being, nor be on emergency basis; but it will be of permanence and perpetuity in its scope and nature. This chastisement will continuously chase them till they keep sectarianism bolstering amongst themselves.
SECTARIANISM IS ANATHEMA (SHIRK)
Going even a step further, the Quran told the Muslims: (30: 31) "Hark! Do not be anathematized (Mushrik) after believing the unity of God (Tauheed)." How wonder struck and (ostensibly) incomprehensible was the phenomenon: "How can the Muslims become anathematized (Mushrik) again after believing in one God? Will they start worshipping the idols?" The Quran says, "No, anathema is not the worshipping of the idols alone." As we have seen in the incidence of cow-worship in the Sura Bani Israel that idol-worship is "Shirh-e-Khafi" (i.e., an anathema of a lesser degree), "Shirk-e-Jali" is something else. While giving its illustration, it was told that becoming Mushrik (anathematized) means (30: 31-32) “Be not among those who caused factionalism in their Deen and became factions." For this factionalism, the Quran told: (30: 32) "Every sect remains absorbed in the frenzy that it is the only sect, which is on the right, and the others are fallacious and fictitious." This is such a psychology of sectarianism, the phenomenon of which we can observe every time.
THE HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PBUH) HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SECTARIAN-MONGERS
Anyhow, the Quran openly made it clear to the "one unified Ummat": 'if you created factions in Deen, it would be anathema (Shirk). It would never be a belief in one God (Tauheed); and no one would become unaccountable simply by verbalizing that it is the only one that stands on the foothold of original and genuine Islam, while the other factions are fallacious and fictitious'. It was on the basis of this fact that Rasoolullah (PBUH) was told: (6: 159) “Those who create difference in Deen and divide themselves into sects (O! Rasool) you have got nothing to do with them.” It means God has nothing to do with the sectarian-mongers (because they remain no more the believers in one God; they become anathematized), nor do the Rasool of Allah has any association with them. It is because the Rasoolullah (PBUH) established one-single Deen and one-single Ummat and they transformed it into varying segments and hence became the carriers of a parallel Deen (the system of life) in real sense; so what relation do they have with the Rasoolullah (PBUH)?
وَالشُّعَرَاءُ يَتَّبِعُهُمُ الْغَاوُونَ
As for the poets, only those who go astray follow them.
أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّهُمْ فِي كُلِّ وَادٍ يَهِيمُونَ
Have you not seen that they wander distract in every valley,
وَأَنَّهُمْ يَقُولُونَ مَا لَا يَفْعَلُونَ
And they say what they do not do,
إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ وَذَكَرُوا اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا وَانتَصَرُوا مِن بَعْدِ مَا ظُلِمُوا ۗ وَسَيَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا أَيَّ مُنقَلَبٍ يَنقَلِبُونَ
Except those who believe and do the right, and remember God a great deal, who retaliate only when they have been wronged. Yet the oppressors will now come to know through what reversals they will be overthrown!