Branches of Islam

Do You Associate Yourself with any Particular Branch(es) of Islam?
Check All that Apply.


Figure 14 is a representation of the branches of Islam in Muslim American society with respondents identify. The respondents chose from the five possible answers, with the option to select all that applied or write in their answer. The five answers were the following: Sunni, Shi’a, Sufi, Nation of Islam, or Other.[1][2]


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[1] In the future, Muslim, Salafi, Progressive, and others will be included as options.


[2] Those respondents classifying themselves as ‘Other’ listed the following: Not associated with a sect; Progressive; Quranist; Reformist; Salafi; Student of Imam W.D. Mohammed (ra); Philosophy of Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl; Other; Orthodox Islam; The Prophet Muhammad (saw) advocated unity; None; Non-denominational; Just a believer; Muslim; No particular branch; No need for labels; Islam; I do not know; I am learning

For citation purposes

Chicago Style:


Karla Nicole Evans, Feeling Muslim: Prolegomena to the Study of American Female Converts to Islam [Electronic Resource], by Karla Nicole Evans (2015).Bibliographies. Theses. Non-fiction.