Difference between shia sunni
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i question is what is different between sheyas ans sunni,where as both r the followers of allah.hope u will try to give answer as soon as possible.jazak allah kahir,khudahafees
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Difference between shia sunni
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Every person who believes and worships Allah Subhanah Alone and does not associate any partners with Him; who believes in all the Messengers appointed by Allah; who believes in Prophet Mohamed (saws) as the Last and Final Messenger; who believes in all the Books revealed by Allah Subhanah; who believes in the Glorious Quran as the Final Message of our Merciful Lord; who believes in the Angels of Allah Subhanah; who believes in the concept of the Hereafter; and who believes in the Divine Decrees of Allah Subhanah; and declares the testification of Islam: Laa Ilaaha Illalaah, Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah is a believer and a muslim. Allah Subhanah has not made the believers Shias, or Sunnis, or Ismailis, or Shafeis, or Bohras, etc.; these are names man has invented for himself! Every believer must be honored to be recognized by the name that Allah has chosen for them, and Allah has chosen to call the believers muslims in the Glorious Quran.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 77-78: O you who have believed, do rukooh (bow down) and do sajdah (prostration), and worship your Lord Allah Alone, and do righteous deeds: it may be that you attain true success! Exert your utmost for the cause of Allah, as one should. He has chosen you for His service, and has not laid on you any hardship in your religion. Therefore, be steadfast in the religion of your father Abraham. Allah had named you muslims before this, and has named you (muslims) in this Quran also, so that the Messenger may be a witness in regard to you, and you may be witnesses in regard to the rest of mankind.
Whoever declares the shahaadah or testification of faith will be considered a muslim in the sight of Shariah, regardless of whether one wishes to call himself a Shia or a Sunni, as these man-made sect names have absolutely no basis or authority in Islam.
Your Question: i question is what is different between sheyas ans sunni,where as both r the followers of allah.
In all the major principles of Islam, both the people who claim to be Shias or Sunnis are in absolute agreement:
Both profess belief in the Absolute Oneness of Allah Subhanah
Both profess belief in all the Prophets of Allah Subhanah
Both believe in Prophet Mohamed (saws) as the Last and Final Messenger of Allah.
Both believe in the Quran as the Last and Final Message of Allah Subhanah.
Both believe in the concept of Angels
Both believe in the concept of the Hereafter
Both believe in the Divine Decree and Qadr of Allah Subhanah.
Thus in all the major articles of faith, both the people who claim to be Shias or Sunnis are absolutely unanimous in their beliefs.
In our humble opinion the major difference between these two groups originate in what transpired in the History of the Muslims after the death of the Messenger of Allah (saws). The people who claim to be Sunnis accept the historical fact that Hadrat Abu Bakr (r.a.) was the chosen Khalifah of the believers; and the Shias disagree with this appointment and claim that Prophet Mohamed (saws) chose and appointed Hadrat Ali ibn Abi Taalib (r.a.) as his vicegerent and successor. The people who call themselves Sunnis claim that the leadership of the believers was to be chosen by consensus. This is, so to speak, the first bone of contentions between the two sects. The people who call themselves Shias believe that the leadership of the believers is by Divine Decree conferred on the Imams, who are considered sinless and present in every generation.
The truth of the matter is that regardless of whoever is the leader of the believers, whether chosen by the believers or appointed by Divine Decree, it should not effect the deen brought by Prophet Mohamed (saws) because the Glorious Book of Guidance, The Al-Quran is amongst us today verbatim and exact as it was revealed by the All-Mighty Lord, and the Sunnah of the Messenger (saws) established.
The difference we unfortunately see in the observance of the deen today is because some people, even though they call themselves muslims, refuse to follow the guidance and commands of the Quran and the Sunnah in its context and entirety. Thus unless and until all the muslims, regardless of their sects and creeds, return to the absolute obedience of the Quran and the Sunnah, these differences will continue to exist until Allah Subhanah decides amongst them on the Day of Resurrection.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 23 Surah Muminoon verse 52-55: And you all belong to one and the same Ummah, and I(Allah) am your Lord; so fear Me Alone! Yet afterwards the people divided themselves into different sects, each sect rejoicing in what it has. Well, leave them deeply involved in their heedlessness up to an appointed time.
My dear and beloved brother in Islam, the duty laid upon the true believers by their Lord is to obey and follow the Quran and the Sunnah and regardless of those who propagate and strive to break the Brotherhood of the Muslims into separate sects and creeds on the advent of every difference of opinion, to remain united as one Ummah, the Ummah of Islam. It would not be considered righteousness to call oneself Shia, or Sunni, or any other sect; but righteousness and guidance would be to recognize and call oneself only by the name Allah Subhanah has chosen for the believers; and that is muslims.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 78: Allah had named you muslims before this, and has named you (muslims) in this Quran also,
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 171 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: There will befall my Ummah exactly (all those) evils which befell the people of Isra'il, so much so that if there was one amongst them who openly committed fornication with his mother there will be among my Ummah one who will do that, and if the people of Isra'il were fragmented into seventy-two sects, my Ummah will be fragmented into seventy-three sects. All of them will be in Hell Fire except one sect. They (the Companions) said: O Allah's Messenger (saws), which is that? Whereupon he (saws) said: It is one to which I and my companions belong.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,