Recently my friend posed some questions pertaining to the difference of opinions amongst the religious sects and the difficulties he faces in making the decision to be with the right people. I felt great respect when he asked me about the minimum set of belief that is needed to escape from the hellfire. While struggling to keep his way of life untainted with the culture he lives in, these differences of opinion inside the religion brought to him a kind of confusion.
Every known school of thought seemed to be biased while claiming that the ultimate truth is with them and every individual is biased to what he think as the Truth.
Should we be afraid of being biased while the truth itself is biased?
Impartiality is important and necessary for one who does not know the truth. Therefore, to find the truth we have to get a stand equally distant from and near to every party involved. But once we achieved the truth we should never lose it.
Thanks to Almighty Allah, The Holy Quran does not allow an honest truth seeker to be confused, In the First Chapter Sura Al Fatiha Vese No 7 , Allah explains clearly the Right Path as the path of the best people.
صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّينَ
“The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors, Not [the path] of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray”
If you just look around you and a bit more behind in the history you can easily see that these differences are innovations and The Great personalities of this Religion standing up as Light-houses for the whole humanity. The Holy Quran says:
وَقُلْ جَاء الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا
And say: The truth has come and the falsehood has vanished; surely falsehood is a vanishing [thing].