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Want to Marry a Sunni Guy: How to Convince My Shi’a Parents?

Want to Marry a Sunni Guy: How to Convince My Shi’a Parents?

In this counseling answer: • You can respectfully decline a request from your parents or show them kindness and care without obeying them. • It is important to discuss with the brother your future family culture. • In making this decision independently, you must realize it may come with consequences of damaging family ties. As-Salamu …

Karbala’: Lessons for the Muslim Community

Karbala’: Lessons for the Muslim Community

The supporters of the theory that there are twelve Imams for the Muslim Ummah believe that the twelfth Imam will be Al-Mahdi. They have been waiting for his emergence for more than twelve hundred years now. We do not know when Al-Mahdi may appear.

The Massacre of Karbala': A Historical Analysis

A journey back in history to revisit one of the most controversial and misconstrued events in Islamic history: the massacre of Karbala. Are Sunnis ‘on the side of Yazid’ or ‘on the side of Al-Husain’? Who is to blame for the death of Al-Husain? Should we curse Yazid? Join Dr. Yasir Qadhi as he analyzes …

Will There Ever Be Peace between Sunnis and Shiites?

Will There Ever Be Peace Between Sunnis and Shiites?

Short Answer: In terms of faith, there is no difference between Sunnis and Shiites. In terms of politics, the story started with the difference of opinion among the Companions of the Prophet as to who should follow the Prophet as the political leader of the young Muslim nation. Muslims, after 14 centuries of these events, should refrain …

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Must I Choose Between Being a Sunni or Shiite Muslim?

Short answer: Be Muslim. Both Sunni and Shiite Muslims are MUSLIM. The differences between them are not matters of faith but matters of practice. Choose to embrace Islam and be Muslim, not Sunni or Shiite. Salam Dear Mikey, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I would like to make a differentiation, …

The Companions of the Prophet in Sunni Islam

Asalamu Alaikum Syed,  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. I can tell from your tone and use of titles of respect that you have an open mind to the Sunni position regarding the Companions of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him-PBUH). Perhaps one of the most valuable tools that Allah Almighty …

How Did the Shi’a Begin? (Part 2)

Subsequent to the passing away of the Prophet, the people eventually elected Abu Bakr as their caliph and temporal leader. The office was purely a political matter, not a religious one…

How Did the Shi’a Begin?

Following the demise of the Prophet Muhammad, there was not at all such things as Shi’ism and Shi’i Islam or Sunnism and Sunni Islam. The two concepts were the products of subsequent times and subsequent generations. At that time, there were only pristine Islam…

Sunni, Shiite, or Wahhabi: What Is the Deal?

Sunni, Shiite, or Wahhabi: What's the Deal?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. In the Quran, Allah says: {And hold fast by the covenant of Allah all together and be not disunited, and remember the favor of Allah on you when you were enemies, then He united your hearts so by His favor you became …



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