English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Ar-Rum [The Romans]
Ayat 32. Of those who split up their religion (i.e. who left the true Islamic Monotheism), and became sects, [i.e. they invented new things in the religion (Bid'ah), and followed their vain desires], each sect rejoicing in that which is with it.
Tafseer of Surah Al Rum (The Romans) Ayat 32. Those who split up their Religion, and become (mere) Sects,- each party rejoicing in that which is with itself! A good description of self-satisfied sectarianism as against real Religion. Scholars translated al-Din al-qayyim as "straight usage." Here the meaning is wider, as it includes the whole life, thoughts and desires of man. The "standard Religion," or the Straight Way is thus contrasted with the various human systems that conflict with each other and call themselves separate "religions" or "sects". Allah’s standard Religion is one, as God is One.