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Sunni Islam is the largest religious denomination for any religion in the world and composes roughly 85% of all Muslims. Sunni Islam is sometimes referred to as the orthodox version of Islam. The word "Sunni" comes from the term Sunnah (Arabic: سنة‎), which refers to the collected wisdom of Prophet Muhammad's sayings and actions as recorded in the Hadith and the Sirat an-Nabi.
In the opinion of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad is the last prophet to mankind, to both Sunnis and Shiites.   The Islamic religion was started by God's revelation ofthe Quran to the prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel (Jibril) in the seventh century. In 622, Prophet Muhammad founded the f…
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The division between Shia and Sunni dates back to the death of the Prophet Muhammad, and the question of who was to take over the leadership of the Muslim nation. Sunni Muslims agree with the position taken by many of the Prophet's companions, that the new leader should be elected from among those c…
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There is an incorrect assumption in the wording of the question, so be careful. Not all Sunni and Shi'a are fighting. The vast majority of Iraqis are tolerant people who have been living side-by-side for thousands of years. Intermarriage between sects is very common, especially in urban areas. The…
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They don't have an exact or permanent location.
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The shiites are located in Iran, Southern Iraq, and Southern Lebanon
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Sunnis and Shiites disagree on who the true successors of the Prophet Muhammad are. The Sunni believe they were the first four caliphs, and the Shiites believe that they are Muhammad's blood relatives. Also, they believe that Hazrat Ali (the forth caliph) was supposed to be the fist however, Hazrat …
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Answer 1 Shia and Sunni are not fighting. but Wahhabi Muslims are fighting both shia and sunni. Answer 2 In Iraq, the religious differences between Sunnis and Shiites (both variants of Islam in the same way that Orthodox and Catholic are variants of Christianity) are not terribly important for t…
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sunni and shia in the UKNo, they tend to use different mosques. Sunni and Wahabi sometimes share though. Wahabi mosques are commonly funded by Saudi Arabia as a way of spreading the wahabi way. Sunni's are far more common in the UK than wahabis, hence te push to promote wahabis.
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that the islam is not only quran but prophet muhammed sunna "what he do" ex: we know how to pray from the sunna not from the quran
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This a controversial question and accordingly there are several answers with different opinions: Answer 1 - NO No. Every Muslim sect believe that it is the truthful group. So you have to study about different Islamic denominations specially Shia and Sunni schools of thought to come to a clear c…
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It is incorrect to say that there is an international Sunni/Shiite conflict. There is no general conflict between all or almost all Sunnis and Shiites in the way that there were conflicts in Europe between almost all Catholics and Protestants in the 16th and 17th century (Thirty Years War et al.). W…
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Answer 1 This is not true. this is propaganda. please study about Wahhabism. Answer 2 It is worth noting before explaining the conflict in Iraq that the terms "Sunni" and "Shiite" should actually be "Sunni Arab" and "Shiite Arab". Whereas Sunni and Shiite are different sects of Islam, but Kurds …
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He was a secularist actually. He believed that the State was more important than Islam per se. However, he was considered to be a Sunni Muslim since he came from a Sunni family. He was Sunni but he didn't care about religion, he believed about politics not religion.
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Answer 1 Not all Sunnis and Shiites are fighting. Those who fight are either trying to implement some political Agendas or are provoked by outside political powers. Generally, both Sunnis and Shiites are Muslims believing in same God, same prophet, and same holy book. They pray to same Kaaba direct…
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The Sunnis are the majority of Muslims. They accept the Qur'an and the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadiths) as being their guides to faith. They were once ruled by the 'Rightly Guided Caliphs' but now live in a number of different states all over the world.
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Sunnis are a type of Muslim i am a sunni myself and the other type is a shia The Sunnies are the Ahl-i-Sunnat Wal Jama'at. The follow the teachings of holy Qur'an, the says and actions of Holy prophet (SAW) and the footsteps of the holy Companions (May Allah be pleased with them). They consider tha…
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there is no different between them about dietary.
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majority of Iraq are shia. shia Muslims live in many countries. Iran is the main Shia county and the leader of Shia Islam in world. Shia Islam constitute the majority of the population in Iran (90%), Azerbaijan (75%), Bahrain (30%), Lebanon (65% of Muslims) and Iraq (65%), Yemen (45%). Other countr…
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The President of Iraq, Jalal Talabani is a Sunni Muslim Kurd. However, in Iraq, the Prime Minister is the person with actual power and authority. Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is a Shiite Muslim Arab.
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All over the world.
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Both Sunnis and Shiites are just different Islamic schools. No one can claim one school is better than the other. They just got divided on the way the successor of the prophet (after his death) should be. Muslims elected Abou Bakr to be the first Caliph after prophet Muhammad (PBUH) death. However, …
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Answer 1 Shia and Sunni are not fighting. but Wahhabi Muslims are fighting both shia and sunni. Answer 2 The Sunnis and Shiites have been religious rivals since the mid-600s C.E. since the First Islamic Civil War or Fitna al-Kubra. Historically, in Iraq, the Sunnis had control after the Shiites …
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There are several reasons for this animosity in addition to the initial conflict over Immamat (Leadership) which are below. The Colonial Borders are not in any way responsible for Sunni-Shiite conflicts since most Arab territories had both before Europeans divided them. 1) Historical Grievances: The…
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Sunni Ali quickly established himself as the empire's most formidable military strategist . He ruled from 1464 to 1492. He took over Timbuktu multiple times.Sunni Ali stormed into Timbuktu and drove out the Berbers. He then began a campaign of conquest. He utilized Songhai's location along the river…
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Sunni Islam does not credit any individual with founding specifically Sunni Islam (as opposed to Shiite Islam or Ibadi Islam, etc.). It is the Sunni contention that their faith is the "original and proper faith" as Mohammed revealed it. Therefore, Mohammed would be the Earthly founder of Sunni Islam…
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Answer Yes they can get on. It's up to individuals if they can get along with people of other backgrounds. Some people are nice people and find it easy to get on with anyone. Religion is irrelevant in this case.
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Answer 1 all in all the differences between shiite and sunni come back to two main point . one is concerned with Authority and other with interpretation of Quran and Teaching of Islam religion.as far as these basic divergences are remaied then the divison also as before exist.albeit both shiite and …
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There was a disagreement amongst Muhammad's relatives for succession after his death. The difference between the two groups was originally political, with the Shiites supporting Ali, Muhammad's son-in-law as the next viable Caliph. The majority of Muslims however, supported Muhammad's father-in-la…
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they have conflict but not war. Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia and sunni has been always amplified by world Imperialism to prev…
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Sunni Islam began about the time of the death Mohamed in Saudi Arabia in 632. The Sunni group believed a Caliphate should be established.
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the issue that divied them was they developed differences
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the cities that the have grave of any of fourteen infallibles are holy cities of Shiite. the grave of Ali (sa) is in Najaf, Iraq. Mashhadd, Iran for Imam reza (sa), Karbala, Iraq for Imam Hussain (sa), Samerra, Medina. fourteen infallibles are prophet and his daugher and 12 Imams and according to …
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Answer 1 Sunni literally means who follow Sunnah (practice) of prophet Muhammad SAWW. but shia Muslims believe they are real sunni. according to shia Muslims any Muslim who does not believe in Imamat as one of five pillars of Islam is a sunni Muslim.
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It is not something like war that has broken between Sunnis and Shias. Though, It is an undeniable fact that Shias and Sunnies represent two different sects. They remain at loggerheads most of time in most o places. The Sunnis have no objection to the beliefs of Shias like: Imamat or the way they of…
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Shia and sunni have mainly conflict on Imamat (leadership). shia say Imamat is one of 5 pillars of Islam and only God can select leader for people. but sunni say Imamat is not part of Islam and leader can be selected by people by any method like shura (for example for Abubakr) or by will of previou…
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Answer 1 Shia and Sunni are not fighting. but Wahhabi Muslims are fighting both shia and sunni. Answer 2 The Sunnis and Shiites have been religious rivals since the mid-600s C.E. since the First Islamic Civil War or Fitna al-Kubra. Historically, in Iraq, the Sunnis had control after the Shiites …
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Neither of them is fighting. The basic beliefs of both are the same. They follow the same Prophet (SAW). Only the extremists sometimes somewhere create problems.
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In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the merciful. really, Allah has made each and every one equal before Him but the best in the sight of His is the one who fears Him. Fear of Allah is the respect of His Principles, therefore, they can not be the same those who respect the principle of Allah and t…
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Answer 1 Both Sunni and Shia Muslims follow the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad. The Shia have serious issues about what they regard as the murder of Ali after the death of Muhammad, and the dispossession of the Caliphate from those they believe to have been its rightful heirs. The two sects with…
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There is no problem today or any time with Sunni and Shiite Muslims. Both Sunnis and Shiites are just different Islamic schools. No one can claim one school is better than the other. They just got divided on the way the successor of the prophet (after his death) should be. Muslims elected Abou Bakr…
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Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia and sunni has been always amplified by world Imperialism to prevent Islam from gaining power. Sh…
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There are roughly 1800 million Muslims in the world, and the percent of Sunni Muslims in the Islamic faith is roughly 85-90%. Thus, around 1500 million of the total 7000 million people (1.5 out of 7 billion of the world population) is Sunni Muslim.
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A Sunni is defined as someone who lives in the exact footsteps of the prophet Muhammes (S.A.W), unfortunately there is not a man alive who can rightfully claim that he is doing so. Sunni is the Muslim who believes in the legitimacy of the caliphs that been elected after the death of prophet Muhamma…
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The word Shia (Arabic: شيعة‎ shīʻah /ˈʃiːʕa/) means follower[8] and is the short form of the historic phrase shīʻatu ʻAlī (شيعة علي /ˈʃiːʕatu ˈʕaliː/), meaning "followers of Ali", "faction of Ali", or "party of Muhammad's son-in-law and cousin Ali, whom the Shia believe…
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There are far more Sunni Muslims than there are Shiites. According to Adherents.com the following figures apply. Major Branches of Islam Branch Number of adherents Sunni 940,000,000 Shiite 120,000,000 Ahmadiyya 10,000,000 * Druze 450,000
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The disagreement between the two groups was over the choice of caliph.
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It depends on the time period in question. Part 1: First Years of the Schism the friends and followers of Ali believed that after the death of prophet, the caliphate and religious authority belonged to ALI. this belief came from consideration of Ali's position and station in relation to the proph…
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Those who advocated that Hazrat Ali RAU should have been chosen the Caliph after the death of the holy Prophet (SAW) declared them 'Shiyan-i-Ali.' It is interesting to note that during the Rightful Caliphate of first three Caliphs, Hazrat Ali RAU had been their advisor and active member of Muslim so…
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they are two branches of islam.sunnis as majority and shia as minority. shiah believed in five principles such as prophecy , divine unity , ressurrection , imamah or successors of the prophet and divine justice . it is only in the imamah and divine justice that shia and sunni differ . in the questi…
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shia and sunni have mainly conflict on Imamat (leadership). shia say Imamat is one of 5 pillars of Islam and only God can select leader for people. but sunni say Imamat is not part of Islam and leader can be selected by people by any method like shura (for example for Abubakr) or by will of previou…
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Primarily, there is no problem between these two sects of the Muslims. Only the Hardliners create problem. The basic beliefs of both the sects are the same.
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shia and sunni are not fighting. but Wahhabi groups like Al-Qaede and Taliban,... are fighting both shia and non-Wahhabi sunni and also non Muslims. please refer to below related question:
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Sunni and Shiite are different sects of Islam, but Kurds are an ethnic group. Kurds are predominantly Sunni Muslims (although there are minorities of Shiite Kurds, especially in Iran, and non-Muslim Kurds as well). As a result, it is incorrect to call the Kurds a "religious faction" since what sets …
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Answer 1 They are not attacking each other like two armies. The basic beliefs of both are the same. They follow the same Prophet (SAW). Only the extremists sometimes somewhere create problems. Answer 2 It is an undeniable fact that Shias and Sunnies represent two different sects. They remain at …
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The major split in Islam is that between the majority Sunnis and the minority Shiites. The split goes back to events in the 7th century: After Mohammed's death in 632, leadership of the Islamic community passed to Abu Bakr as-Siddiq, one of Mohammed's closest companions. Some in the community felt …
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The Sunnis are a sect of Islam that believe that the caliph may be anyone who believes in the Islamic religion.
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Salman Khan is a Sunni Muslim born of a Hindu mother and Muslim father, the famous script writer Salim Khan of Salim- Javed fame who were instrumental in shaping Amitabh Bachchan's career. Salman is known for throwing lavish parties on Eid and has occasionally been seen in observing prayers especial…
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That's not really a valid question since Shia and Sunni are beliefes and Kurd is a race of people, but anyway the Kurds are not causing any trouble at all - so that leaves Shias and Sunnis. Between them the sunnis are causing ALL the problem against the US. Take Al-Qaida (sunnis) for instance they h…
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all in all we can categorize these difference into two levels:one level lies in principles and other in interpreting of Quran . first level:the five principles of religion as stated by shiism include:tawhid or belief in divine unity,nubuwwah or prophecy,maad or ressurrection,imamah or the immamate:…
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He belonged to the "Sunni" blend of Muslims, but a conservative branch of a very conservative group of believers. He believed in many of the same values as Christian and Muslim fundamentalist: in the suppression of women, keeping the body clean, not smoking and no drinking of alcohol.Osama bin Laden…
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Answer 1 Because of Imamat. i.e successorship and political leadership of Muslims. Answer shia and sunni have mainly conflict on Imamat (leadership). shia say Imamat is one of 5 pillars of Islam and only God can select leader for people. but sunni say Imamat is not part of Islam and leader can …
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the disputes between these two sects mainly cuased from different views about authority particularly who is the successor of the prophet and also from teaching of islam religion.
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Sunni had come during the time of the prophethood of Muhammad Mustafa (pbuh), and they follow the practises by him (pbuh). (pbuh)=peace be upon him (I'm Muslim)
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All the Muslims agree that Allah is One, Muhammad (S) is His last Prophet, the Qur'an is His last Book for mankind, and that one day Allah will resurrect all human beings, and they will be questioned about their beliefs and actions. There are, however, disagreements between the two schools in the fo…
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both of them are muslim and in principles like divine unity, prophecy and resurrection or the day of judgment are the same. they call each other as religious brothers.
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shahid Khan Afridi is sunni. Sunni
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The first split among Muslims came after the death of the third Rightful Caliph Hazrat Usman RAU. Those who advocated that Hazrat Ali RAU should have been chosen the Caliph after the death of the holy Prophet (SAW) declared them 'Shiyan-i-Ali.' It is interesting to note that during the Rightful Cal…
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no i don't think so ,my sister is married to a sunni Muslim and he eats wat my family eat,even if he did eat particuliar food i don't see a prpblem with that,there the same as you and me ,and i like there kind of food too .
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It was after the sorrowful death of the third Rightful Caliph Hazrat Usman RAU by the rebels that the Muslims split occurred. The two groups are now known as Sunni (almost 85%) and Shias (10%). The rebels killed the third Rightful Caliph and forced Hazrat Ali RAU to become the caliph. It was rumored…
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While some 90 percent of Egyptians are Sunni Muslims, the number of Shia in Egypt has been estimated at up to 2.2 million, including "Twelvers" and Ismailis. A Shiite dynasty, the Fatimids, conquered Egypt in 969 and ruled the country for 200 years.
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Both are Muslims, so they are eligible for marriage. In the Holy Qur'an, any People of the Book can marry a Muslim man. Any doctrine that says otherwise is created by scholars who have no justification to change Islam.
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shia and sunni have mostly same beliefs but shia believe after death of prophet God select the successive of prophet who is the leader of Muslim community and people can not select it. shia believe the Imam (successor of prophet) is appointed only by God and can not be selected by people because G…
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The highest authorities for Shiite Muslims are the Ayatollahs, who have jurisprudential power in specific territorial jurisdictions (like Orthodox Christian Patriarchs). Please see the Related Link for more inforrmation.
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Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia and sunni has been always amplified by world Imperialism to prevent Islam from gaining power. Sh…
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Personal benefits are the main reason for the discord between the two main sects of Islam. This fight is fueled by the so-called Muslim clergy who have material incentives in keeping the two sects fighting. It must be noted that reccently, the intensity of Sunni-Shia enmity has almost dropped low to…
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shiites belive in the prophet (pbuhahf) and in his family....whereas sunnis deny the family of Muhammed(pbuhahf) and they wanted to kill Imam Ali (as) because the prophet told everyone that he is the next caliph after he dies...but since the sunnies (abu bakr, uthman and umar) denied it and gave eve…
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You cannot reason with her father, for his prejudice is irrational. He may have been misled to believe it is just and lawful, but the truly God-fearing man knows that sectarian hatred is nothing but the devil's work. Peace is what the People of the Book all owe each other. Find the words of the poet…
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What needs to be understood that as far as the religion is concerned they have almost everything in common (upto 90%). However the major difference arises out of their understanding of history . They both interpret it differently. For the sunnis the history is a 'golden period' and for the Shiites …
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The difference b/w shia nD sunni divorce is .. sunni husband can say the word "Talaaq (divorce)" to his wife and he can get divorce by just saying those 3 words but there should be a witness who heard him say it. On the other hand, Shia divorce is done by 2 Islamic leaders where they recite qura'an …
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Simple Answer: Historically, the schism involved who would lead Islam after Muhammad, as the rightful leader of the faith. Subsequently there have been defining differences, such as how many pillars of faith are recognized. It is about who would lead Islam after Muhammad, the source of argument is t…
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Answer 2 Yes you can. Though there might be some differences, but if you can work it out and compromise then why not? It is actually makrooh to be labeled as sunni/shia. Do not listen to those who say no. Don't let them ruin your chance with someone you love and someone who is pious. ---------------…
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Before going into the details below, it is important to point out that Both Sunnis and Shiites are Muslims. They both believe in one and only one God and believe in his prophet and Messenger Muhammad. They believe in Quran and in the five pillars of Islam. They pray facing the same direction (Kaaba…
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The marriage will be perfectly valid and there is nothing that stops inter-sect marriage. Make sure that you check the national laws as not all the laws in Muslim countries are based on Shariah.
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shia and sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. today there is up to 260 sect in Islam that are in two category of shia and sunni. shia believes in Allah, prophet and all fundamentals of Islam. shia pray 5 times a day but usually do the 2,3 and 4,5 pray to…
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Maulvi Ahmad Raza Khan (1856-1921) was a Muslim scholar from Bareli, India. His followers, called Barelvis, consider him Imam. Maulvi Ahmad Raza Khan was the central figure around which the movement of Barelvi school of thought was promoted in the South Asia between the 19th and 20th centuries, ear…
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Sunni and Shiite are sects of the religion, "Islam". So, both, are Muslims.
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shiah literally means partisans or follower, refers to those who consider the succession to the Prophet-upon whom be blessings and peace-to be the special right of the family of the Prophet and who in the field of the Islamic sciences and culture follow the school of the Household of The Prophet. A …
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Shia muslim.
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Iran is the stronghold of the Shia sect.
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For their ignorance about Shiite
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WAHHABISM: UNDERSTANDING THE ROOTS AND ROLE MODELS OF ISLAMIC EXTREMISMby Zubair Qamar* condensed and edited by ASFA staff Introduction The most extremist pseudo-Sunni movement today is Wahhabism (also known as Salafism). While many may think that Wahhabi terror is a recent phenomenon that has…
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Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia and sunni has been always amplified by world Imperialism to prevent Islam from gaining power. Sh…
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all in all we can categorize these difference into two levels:one level lies in principles and other in interpreting of Quran . first level:the five principles of religion as stated by shiism include:tawhid or belief in divine unity,nubuwwah or prophecy,maad or ressurrection,imamah or the immamate:…
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The Sunni and Shiites are not fighting. It is only the hardliners on both sides who do so. The Sunnis and the Shiites have the same basic beliefs.
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