This article summarizes the different branches and various types of schools in Islam.
THERE ARE THREE TYPES OF SCHOOLS IN ISLAM:
1.0 Schools of Islamic jurisprudence.
2.0 Islamic schools of Sufism better known as Tasawwufī-tārīqat.
3.0 Aqidah schools of Islamic divinity.
While all branches recognize the Qur’an, they differ in which other authorities they acknowledge.
This article also summarizes Islamism – the view that Islam is also a political system – and Liberal movements within Islam based on Ijtihad or interpretation of the scriptures.