Leadership Believe no one was appointed by Mohammad to be his successor. We can rightly say that he was a super efficient reformer, eloquent, brave, courageous, great thinker whom we should not attribute to him any description that contradicts the above qualities. These power-greedy companions of his have conspired to take over the state of Islam at that time, paying no attention to his original teachings, and commandments, sort of speak. This Prophet who always placed his religion in a respectable and honorable position. Pilgrimage to Mecca Shia have 5 pillars: 1. He then taught us how to us it. This higher state of being is possible without the false guidance of organized religions greatly distorted by patriarchy, time, political and economic power struggles and the whims of the rulers over time.
That Islam has been spread by the sword, may be, but that would be the Islam of Abu Bakr as you have stated. Many Sunnis believe pious, holy people after their death can intercede on behalf of the living. Im presbyterian and im not very religious. Now think of an eternity, with no patience and a second chance that will never come. It is by faith that we come to God, not by works so that no one should boast on himself and what he has done.
All basically going through the same exact thing. So please start finding in your hearts to accept this one God Given Fact. The Western world should submit and reap the consequences of actions labored even long ago, because the persistance of the Shiites will not let up and unless reconciliation reveals itself in the matter of some form of submission from westerners, we may as well consider the future dead. I like Christianity because it shows peace and kindness toward humanity. Thus are ye commanded : but if it had been Allah.
Well, that's what I have for now. Do not spare or protect them. A man reaps what he sows. Followers are required to choose a senior cleric to guide them through life on the fiqh matters. Anyways i might as well tell my two sense about this whole page. The split means little on a day to day basis, the Shi'ite community is the majority in Iraq, has been the majority with some 15-20% more people than the Kurds and Arab Sunnai put together, and there has been no major violence between parties there, excluding the Shi'ite attempt against Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party rule shortly after the Gulf War, which was not against the Sunnai community, but against Hussein. Since you believe that Jesus was only a prophet, a normal human correct me if I'm wrong , our Gods cannot be the same.
Sunni followers believe that their prophet Muhammad did not appoint a specific successor before his death. Support your arguments or don't bring them up. Jesus was not merely a prophet while on this earth. I am just a man with many imperfections like all others. Great power was suddenly acquired, not only by sophisticated nobles, but by antique tribesmen. There are messengers, prophets and wise men who started great missions, but they died before completing them, such as the Messiah in Christianity, Moses in Judaism.
After completing the second volume of the biography of Mohammed, I felt sorry that there wan not enough materials to learn more about his life. Which is really dangerous for your souls. While the Sunnites honor Ali, they do not venerate their imams as having the gift of divine intercession. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, and you shall find rest for your souls, for My yoke is easy, and My load is light. This is the only way we can come to a middle land, and that is by learning. If all we ever saw of blue-eyed people was blue-eyed people murdering and celebrating their murders, then blue-eyed people would be thought of in a negative way by most.
These Imams have been appointed by God. What caused the divide between Sunni and Shia? Over time, the Shia began to give more importance to specific Hadith and Sunnah literature, leaning toward those that were written by family and close associates of the Prophet. I'll elaborate at the end. Iran has national policies that support Shia military groups and political parties in other countries. He is longing for us to come to Him as we are and ask Him to forgive us for all the evil that is in our hearts.
Let's say that I am wrong in your eyes which I would be, I am Christian. But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder. Created by God at a certain point in time. It's not because some warlord has ordered them to, it's because the love of Christ compels them to share the love and joy they've found. It teaches to be humble, respect people and etc etc.
Follow Remy Melina on Twitter. I find it interesting, though, that I am at a loss to come up with a Muslim country where this type of civil discourse could take place. Shia are a minority sect making up only 10% to 13% of the total Muslim population. In short, Islam is a new teaching, not merely a completion of an earlier teaching. If we don't, it won't matter who believes what because there will be noone to believe.
God is a God of Justice. Before i met her i had fogged impression on Islam and Muslims. Schools of Law Four main schools of jurisprudence that offer alternative interpretations of religious law. Shia followers believe that their prophet Muhammad chose Ali ibn Abi Talib, his son-in-law, as successor. By the wayI used to go to a christian church when i was young forced to go and they told me that I would go to Hell if I didn't believe in Jesus.