Categories of Rhetoric Groups in Islam

How are the rhetoric groups categorized in Islam?

Most of the rhetoric groups generally fall in the following categories:

  1. Ahl-ul-kalaam
  2. Jahmeeyah
  3. Mu'tazilah
  4. Contemporary khawaarij
  5. Contemporary shee'ah
  6. Asha'arees
  7. Maatureedees
  8. Shee'ah
  9. Imaameeyah
  10. Zaideeyah
  11. Baatinees
  12. Ismaa'eelees
  13. Bohrah
  14. Durooz
  15. Sufism
  16. Naqshabandees
  17. Teejaanees
  18. Rifaa'ees
  19. Shaadhilees

Sometimes, (especially in modern groups) there is an overlap, as the group may follow more than one classical sect in different areas. [1]

Reference:

[1] Dr B Philips, Mislamic Sects: Part 1 & 2

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