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Sects Condemned By Allah - Quran (6-159)


Martyr Imam Hussien (May Allah be pleased with him), Our Prophet grandson,

Condemns what Allah Condemns

Quran-6-159

Mohsin Khan: Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects (all kinds of religious sects), you (O Muhammad SAW) have no concern in them in the least. Their affair is only with Allah, Who then will tell them what they used to do.




3D Dialogue: Shia and Sunni Muslims



Geographical distribution of Sunni and Shiite Islam



Geographical distribution of Sunni and Shiite Islam

Since the war on Iraq started, we have a new breed of "hate between Sunnis and Shiah" TV "experts" They are on TV everyday promoting the "hatred" between Sunnis and Shiahs as a justification of the failure of USA in Iraq.



We are Muslim first. At the time of the prophet, there was no Sunni-Shia issue. We are all Sunni if that means we try to follow the Sunna (tradition) of our holy prophet. We all are Shia if it means to love Imam Ali and the prophet family.



Muslims watch the daily killings and sufferings in Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Lebanon and Afghanistan with dismay and sadness.

Sunni and Shiah Countries have to understand Principles of Islamic Unity. They should treat each others as Brothers. No fighting, No killings, No border disputes. Iran should return the 3 islands to United Arab Emirates, and settle its border dispute with Iraq. Iran should do all what it can to ensure brotherly relationship with all Sunni countries, and not only a few.

Genesis and Evolution of Shi'a and Shia'ism By Allama Ehsan Elahi Zaheer, Edited By IslamFuture, 2011 - pdf

Abdullah Ibn Saba - The Jew, who Founded Shiism

2 schools of doctrine and 8 Accepted Mazhabs in Islam, And Amman Message - pdf

FATWA ABOUT MAZHAB, Accepted Mazhabs according to AlAzhar and other renowned scholars.

"Insulting Symbols of Sunni Brothers Forbidden": Imam Khamenei , aljazeera, Al-Azhar Chancellor Welcomes Imam Khamenei′s Fatwa

Al-Qaradawi and Rafsanjani Call Upon the Nation to Unite and Reject Fighting

Bush′s Fake Sheik - Anbar's Ghost , informationclearinghouse

Choosing a Sect By NOAH FELDMAN, NY Times

Code of honor should unite Shia, Sunnis, By Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi

Killings Sunnis & Shias, Islam is against killings of any innocent human being. Dr. Adel Elsaie

The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam, by Hussein Abdulwaheed Amin, Editor of IslamForToday.net

Sunni and Shi'a Leaders in Michigan to Sign Historic Muslim Code of Honor Today, by MAS Freedom Foundation

Robert Fisk: How easy it is to put hatred on a map, by Robert Fisk

Sunni-Shia Differences?, by Dr. Adel Elsaie

Sunni-Shi'ite Divide, BOBBY GHOSH / BAGHDAD, Time Magazine -Thursday, February 22, 2007

There is no Shia Sunni strife in USA , By: Victor Ghalib Begg

Fact sheet of Sunnis/Shiites Muslims



Sunnah
Shia (or Shi'ah)
adherents called
Sunnis
Shiites, Shi'i
meaning of name
"well-trodden path" or "tradition"
"party" or "partisans" of Ali
current adherents
1,400 million
140 million
percentage of total Muslims
90%
10%
primary locations
most Muslim countries
Iran, Iraq, Yemen
subsects
none, but four major schools of Muslim law are recognized
Ithna 'Ashariyah (Twelvers; the largest), and Zaydiyah
origins
c. 632 CE; theology developed especially in 10th cent.
c. 632-650 CE; killing of Ali's son Husayn in 680 CE is major event
did Muhammad designate a successor?
no
yes
true successor of the Prophet
Abu Bakr, father of the Prophet's favoured wife, 'A'ishah (elected by people of Medina)
'Ali ibn Abi Talib, husband of the Prophet's daughter Fatimah (designated by the Prophet)
qualifications for ruler of Islam
tribe of the Prophet (Quraysh); later, any qualified ruler
family of the Prophet
current leaders
imams
mujtahids
identity of imams
human leaders
infallible manifestations of God and perfect interpreters of the Qur'an
Al Mahdi
will come in the future
was already on earth, is currently the "hidden imam" who works through mujtahids to intepret Qur'an; and will return at the end of time
religious authority other than the Qu'ran
ijma' (consensus) of the Muslim community
infallible imams
concealing faith for self-protection (taqiya)
affirmed under certain circumstances
emphasized
temporary marriage (mut'ah)
practiced in the Prophet's time, but now rejected
still practiced
holy cities
Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem
Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem, Najaf, Karbala
major holidays
Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Fitr, Ashura