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Obaid Ullah Muhammad, Glen Ellyn - wrote on 2/23/2006 8:12:06 PM
At this point when Al-Askari shrine in Samarra, Iraq has been attacked and bombed by unknown terrorists who want to make Shia’a Muslims and Sunni Muslims fight with each other very bad, these points that I found here are really great. I hope all of our politicians, Imams and regular people think the same way then Insha Allah there won’t be any fight and no more killings Insha Allah. I am glad I found these suggestions at this time. Now I am going to send this to all of my friends. May Allah show us the right path. The path towards the Jannah.
nazaruddin, kuala lumpur, malaysia - wrote on 1/26/2006 9:03:14 PM
Comment:Assalamualaikum. Good points raised, esp since solutions are all already mentioned in the Al-Quran but we're still stubbornly ignorant of this and more prone to racial or national discrimination.
salman hasani, noida india - wrote on 12/3/2005 6:04:55 AM
Comment:assalamun alaikum ,i realy like your article because your article remind me that you are doing great work.we must unite in the name of allah and prophet MOHD(A.S.).
Mohammad Al-Huda, USA - wrote on 11/18/2005 4:43:17 PM
Comment:This a great discussion.Let us make more dialogues at the unity of muslims. There are alot of misunderstanding on both sides Sunni and Shii.
Lets us just forget these divisive labels and move on withour lives. The muslim world has more urgent things to deal with like Palestine , Iraq and Afghanistan..........
There is strength in unity .
Umar, Detroit - wrote on 11/9/2005 11:34:13 PM
I think most of the comments about the article have been positive. i also think though that we need to read everyone's history, not just our own. I don't think we should just "leave it to Allah" to decide our differences, we need to study about each other.
Brother Ray thinks the main problem for unity is that the Shi'a have anti-Sahaba notions. But what would make the Shi'a say such things and why? The Sahaba were not sinless...they fought wars against each other and did a lot of things which are very hard to justify. I found a lot of things out myself just by opening up our history. Anyway, it's not good enough just to point fingers at one side...The Shi'a have their reasonings which a person has to study, we can't just compare them to Christianity and say Ashura is the same as the passion of the Christ! Fine we all have our differences, but I haven't met a Shi'a who says that Sunnis are to blame for killing Hussain...actually my Shi'a friends tell me that his killers don't even qualify to be Muslim! This is because the Prophet said that Hassan and Hussain are the leaders of the youth of paradise. (hadith) You think a Muslim is going to go kill such a person?!There were "shi'as" who also helped kill Hussain, but they are not called anything but sellouts to the oppressive Ummayad government.
Also, if we look at our Sunni history, the Shi'a have been oppressed for hundreds of years by the majority. How many of us consider Shi'as to be just like the Jews or worse but hardly anyone knows what they really say. I was surprised when I used to go to MSA gatherings and hear the ignorance...we have a lot of these stereotypes. Just in nearby Dearborn the Sunni MSA president was beaten up by a bunch of people who didn't want Shi'as getting more included in the organization. This is not the way to go about things, we should be more ready to work with each other than anyone else!
Ray oz, Los Angeles - wrote on 11/4/2005 3:41:54 PM
Comment:Your recommendations are well and good. But you need to set the fix of the sectarian devide in macro and micro levels. The issue of Hussein's death is similar in vein of passion of Christ syndrome amongst christians. Like many christians who hold jews liable for the crufiction of jesus and at the same time claiming redemption through his" supposed' crucifiction, shias find sunni's progenitors responsible for the death of Ali & Hussain. In reality the problem lies in the islamic nation going back to the tribalism instead. So going back to macro level of the devide if the shia's yearly passion play for their redemption is an ongoing in places it is openly permitted and the indoor fiery lectures meant to keep the fires hatred burnibg till the doom's day.Unless shia's rectotfy their thought of anti sahaba pronounciations the unity is a dream unfulfilled. I doubt seriously that these practices can be by gone any time soon. It is like pope deciding to shutter vatican. salam
abdullah, london - wrote on 10/14/2005 8:35:15 PM
your idea about dailog is excellent and as a muslim if i have money i will host any meetings or dailogs.
too be honest with you what shias say is about kholafa rashiden is upseting because they were the compains of prophet m sallla wala salm
adib ab rahman, kl malaysia - wrote on 10/7/2005 4:13:16 AM
Comment:alhamdulillah if evry muslim place Allah first priority in life no doubt all problems can easily be resolved quote: innassolati wanusuki wamahyaya wamamati lillahirobbilalamin allahuakbar
hussain, hyderabad - wrote on 9/25/2005 5:35:51 AM
Comment:salam its a grate idea very pleased to hear this with some one but if this thing would happend atleast 20 years bofore millions of human lives would be saved
Nasim Islam, Santa Clara - wrote on 9/23/2005 2:29:20 PM
Comment:Shi'ism is considered to be the 5th school of thoughts of Islam by Al-Azhar university. Whoever pronounced "La Ilaha Illallah Muhammadur Rasullallah" - is a muslim; anybody, who says that I am a better muslim than you - God helps him. Now, there are lots of different groups in Shi'a; they might have different opinion - as long as they believe in Allah, Muhammad(SM) as a last Rasul (prophet), is included in the Ummah.