Do you believe in God?
If yes, what religion did you choose?
Mine is Islam. The religion taught by Muhammad saww. from around 1400 years ago. Thousands of years is not a short time. The information can be distorted. We can take an example in recent days. If you pick one trending topics in the world, mostly there are many versions of stories from the mass media.
Some complement each other. Some contradict the other.
But there is only one truth. Always one.
The same thing is happening to Islam (and other religions I think). It is been 1400 years since Prophet Muhammad left this world. Today, there are at least six large groups of sects in this religion: four large groups of Sunni (Hanafi, Syafi’i, Maliki, Hambali), Shia, and Wahhabi.
The variance is understandable. It has been more than one thousand years since the Prophet left us. For those of you who are wondering: yes, the purity of Alquran is guaranteed.
But, the guarantee only covers the original arabic text. Since the translations were made by humans – the source of wrongs – mistranslations can happen everywhere. If the translation is not guaranteed by God, how about the hidden meanings behind the verse (takwil)? How about the sunnah? How about the other parts of the teaching?
In a nutshell:
How can we make sure that our Islam is the same Islam that Prophet Muhammad saww. taught at 1400 years ago?
My journey for the last several years brings me the answer. I will share the story but not the conclusion. Because, it is your duty as a Muslim to find the truth.
 The Holy Quran (Al-Hijr verse 9)
اِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَاِنَّا لَهٗ لَحٰـفِظُوْنَ
Sesungguhnya Kamilah yang menurunkan Al-Qur’an, dan pasti Kami (pula) yang memeliharanya.