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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 …

Sunnis and Shi’is are Closer to Each Other than it Seems

Sunnis and Shi’is are Closer to Each Other than it Seems

When interacting and conversing with my Shi’i friends, students, colleagues, as well as mere acquaintances, one thing becomes crystal clear. We have no significant differences, nor disagreements, about the most fundamental and most consequential issues concerning both Islam and life.

A Shiite Proposed to Me

A Shiite Proposed to Me: May I Accept?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- It is allowed for a Sunni Muslim to marry a Shiite one as long as he or she believes …

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…

Morgan Freeman Pays Surprise Visit to London Mosque

Muslim worshippers at Al-Khoei Foundation mosque in London received a surprise visit from Hollywood star Morgan Freeman, who attended the mosque service to learn more about the Ashura festival for a new documentary.

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 …

UK Ramadan for Inner Reflection & Empathy

For the majority of British Muslims, Ramadan so far has been somewhat bitter-sweet, since violence, xenophobia, and sectarian bigotry have but hugged the global socio-political narrative, putting an entire faith on trial over the actions of a dangerous minority few.

Top Muslim Imam to Meet Pope in Vatican

Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, will meet Pope Francis in an unprecedented encounter at the Vatican on Monday.

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