Sunday, November 12, 2006

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

Introduction
The Shia shahadah (declaration of faith) states:
"There is no god but Alláh, Muhammad is the Messenger of Alláh, Alí is the Friend of Alláh. The Successor of the Messenger of Alláh And his first Caliph."


If you are already familiar with standard Sunni beliefs, you will immediately notice the addition to the shahadah regarding Imam Ali (ra), cousin of the Prophet (pbuh), husband of his daughter Fatima, father of Hassan and Hussein and the second person ever to embrace Islam. The term Shia or Shi'ite derives from a shortening of Shiat Ali or partisans of Ali.

History
Ali is the central figure at the origin of the Shia / Sunni split which occurred in the decades immediately following the death of the Prophet in 632. Sunnis regard Ali as the fourth and last of the "rightly guided caliphs" (successors to Mohammed (pbuh) as leader of the Muslims) following on from Abu Bakr 632-634, Umar 634-644 and Uthman 644-656. Shias feel that Ali should have been the first caliph and that the caliphate should pass down only to direct descendants of Mohammed (pbuh) via Ali and Fatima, They often refer to themselves as ahl al bayt or "people of the house" [of the prophet].
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USUL AL-DÍN: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ISLAM1) Tawhíd (The Oneness of Alláh)2) 'Adl (Divine Justice)3) Nubuwwah (The Prophethood) 4) Imámah (The Imamate) 5) Qiyámah (The Day of Judgement)
FURU AL-DIN: THE MAIN BRANCHES OF ISLAM1) Salat (Prayer)2) Sawm (Fasting) 3) Zakát (Poor-due of 2.5%)4) Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah)5) Khums (The Charity of 20%)6) Jihad (To Struggle in the Path of Alláh)7) Amr bil ma'ruf (To Promote the Good)8) Nahy 'an al-munkar (To Forbid the Wrong)9) Tawalla (Loving the Prophet's Family)10) Tabarra (Shunning the Enemies of the Prophet's Family)
THE PROPHETS OF ALLÁH (mentioned in the Holy Qur'án)1) Adam2)Idrís (Idrees)3) Núh (Noah)4) Húd5) Sálih6) Ibráhím (Abraham)7) Ismá'íl (Ishmael)8) Isháq (Isaac)9) Lút (Lot)10) Ya'qúb (Jacob)11) Yúsuf (Joseph)12) Shu'aib13)Ayúb (Job)14) Músa (Moses)15) Hárún (Aaron)16) Dhu l-kifl (Ezzekiel)17) Dawúd (David)18) Sulaimán19) Ilyás (Elijah)20) al-Yasa' (Elisha)21) Yúnus (Jonas)22) Zakaríya (Zakariyah)23) Yahyá (John the Baptist)24) 'Ísa (Jesus)25) Muhammad
In a famous hadith (prophetic tradition), the number of prophets given was 124 000. May the blessings of Alláh be upon them all. Prophethood ended with Muhammad (peace be upon him and his progeny). Then, Alláh deputed Imams to guide us.... read more here
http://www.islamfortoday.com/shia.htm


9 comments:

samuru999 said...

Saby
Thanks, I learned a lot here!
Have a nice day!

Margie

Keshi said...

Sunni/Shiite/Hindu/Buddhist/Catholic/Methodist we r all humans. Can we just go by that plz? :)

Keshi.

Anonymous said...

cute ass,and i'm talking about that girl's behind not about your persona.

southpaw said...

I must fwd the pic to uttara right away...

Rex Venom said...

Religions are confusing things, I think. It is good that some can find comfort in them. But I do like the knowledge you impart, Saby.
Rock on!

starbender said...

It is sad when a good religion becomes hijacked!
:o

Anonymous said...

http://www.nhm.uio.no/againstnature/gayanimals.html

the report says - "Homosexuality has been observed in most vertebrate groups, and also from insects, spiders, crustaceans, octopi and parasitic worms. The phenomenon has been reported from more than 1500 animal species, and is well documented for 500 of them, but the real extent is probably much higher."

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to have some sexual trivia, real ’sex laws’ and some sexual history available to readers.

Everyday, 200 million couples around the world have sex, which is about over 2000 couples at any given moment.

Women are most likely to want to have sex when they are ovulating.

The Egyptian ‘Ankh’ is actually a symbol representing the male and female sex organs.

It was during the Victorian era that the formerly nude Cupid was redesigned as wearing a skirt.

30% of women over the age of 80 still have sexual intercourse either with their spouse or boyfriends.

Mosquitoes, which mate in the air perform a sex act that lasts only 2 seconds.

Women with a Ph.D. are twice as likely to be interested in a one-night stand than those with only a Bachelor’s degree.

Fellatio ranks as the number one sexual act desired by heterosexual men.

Australian women have sex on the first date more than women the same age in the USA and Canada.

It’s illegal to have sex without a condom in Nevada.

Today, Japan leads the world in condom use. Like cosmetics, they’re sold door to door, by women.

More Americans lose their virginity in June than in any other month (must be all those weddings and prom nights).

A man’s penis not only shrinks during cold weather but also from nonsexual excitement like when his favorite football team scores a touchdown, etc.

Wyoming’s Grand Tetons mountain range literally means “Big Tits”.

In the original Grimm fairy tale of ‘Sleeping Beauty’, the Prince rapes her while she sleeps and then leaves before she wakes up. (Good thing that was rewritten!)

The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means to exercise naked, which often was done in ancient Greece.

White women and those women with a college degree, when asked said they were more receptive to anal sex than women without college educations.

The word avocado comes from the Spanish word aguacate which is derived from the Aztec word ahuacati which means testicle.

The original representation of Cupid by the Greeks was that of a beautiful young boy whose naked form was considered to be the embodiment of sexual love.

The first condoms in the US were made from vulcanized rubber in the 1870s. They were expensive and annoyingly thick and meant to be reused.

Women who went to college are more likely to enjoy both the giving and receiving of oral sex than high school dropouts. (Amazing what one learns in college).

About 1% of the adult female population are able to achieve orgasm solely through breast stimulation.

14% of males said that they did not enjoy sex the first time.

60% of women say they did not enjoy sex their first time.

Keshi said...

yawwwwwwwn...

Keshi.