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10 Differences Between Shia and Sunni Muslims


The issues between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the 7th century and the death of the Prophet Muhammad in the past decade there has been a ton of spotlight on the differences between these two branches of Islam According to a 2009 study by the Pew Research Center the vast majority of the 1.8 billion Muslims who are in the world are Sunni, but let’s take a look at some of these differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims how’s it going? Everybody? Thank you for joining me on another episode of FTD facts I’m Leroy Kenton and this is a question that a lot of people like myself who are not Muslim or just some different religious backgrounds really don’t Understand so I’m gonna get into the intricacies and some interesting facts here on the differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims so let’s begin with the facts right now first of all, let’s talk about the split if you will now when the Prophet Muhammad died in the year 632 he didn’t leave a successor to lead the Muslim community So there was a lot of dispute as to who would lead them from then on The title passed to Abu Bakr and then after him came Ali the Prophet son-in-law But after Ali his sons Hassan and then Hussein claimed the title Hussein’s martyrdom became a central focal point to those who believed that Ali should have Succeeded the Prophet and not Abu Bakr but Sunnis also believe that the first three caliphs before Ali as Rightly guided and as devoted to Allah Sunni rulers embarked on a massive Conquest that extended the Caliphate to northern Africa and Europe now I want to take a bit of a closer look in terms of how their beliefs actually defer So she has considered Ali and the leaders who came after him as imams Most believe in a line of 12 Imams the last of whom a boy is believed to have vanished in ninth century in Iraq She has known as twelvers anticipate his return as ahmadi or the messiah Sunnis emphasize God’s power in the material world while Shias value martyrdom and Sacrifice now despite these differences in opinions and practices Shia and Sunni Muslims share the main beliefs of Islam and are considered by most to be brothers That’s why you don’t hear anyone calling themselves. Shia muslim or sunni muslim. They’re simply muslims So just want to clear that up before I continue this episode. So now let’s talk about a little bit of where they’re located Around the world now more than 85% of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims are Sunni They live across the Arab world as well as in countries such as Turkey Pakistan India Bangladesh Malaysia and Indonesia Iran in Iraq and Bahrain are largely Shia the Saudi royal family practices a conservative brand of Sunni Islam known as Wahhabism now in terms of their religious leadership scioscia Muslims believe that the Imam is pure by Nature and that his authority is Unquestionable because it comes directly from God therefore Shia Muslims often Venerate their Imams as Saints on the other hand Sunni Muslims say that there is no basis in Islam for a hereditary privileged class of spiritual leaders and No basis at all for the veneration of saints Sunni Muslims argue that the leadership of the community is not a birthright But it’s actually a trust that you need to earn so Sunni and Shia Muslims follow the Quran as well as the prophets hadith or Sayings and the Sunna which are the customs. They also adhere to the five pillars of Islam now in countries ruled by Sunnis the Shias tend to be among the poorest of the population they would often see themselves as being victims of Discrimination and some form of oppression but on the other hand extremists often denounce Shia as heretics, but I’m not gonna dive too much into that because it’s a lot of opinions and Speculation of what’s really considered oppression and all that stuff and I’m just gonna leave that for people that want to debate that But I want to move on now into a huge distinction the Muharram as well as self-flagellation So Muharram is the first month in the Islamic calendar, right? And the tenth day of Muharram is a Day of Ashura now in the Day of Ashura Some Shia Muslims marched in parades across the streets and flogged their own backs with whips or chains This is to celebrate Hussein and his martyrdom while this practice is permitted by some Muslims the Shia community Has completely banned this practice. Another distinct beliefs is their belief in angels So she is believed that angels were created by God and they obey God’s commands they have limited free will but they also have no desire to commit sins and the Sunnis on the other hand believe that God created angels from light and they believe that they do not have any Freewill whatsoever and they always obey God’s commands She has believed in takea which is to be able to deny faith under grave dangers So like if somebody’s holding a gun to your head and they’re saying denounce your faith It’s like okay yet denounce your faith and you’re not breaking anything in Islam Now this extends to the belief that the true meaning of faith is hidden until the coming of the 12th Imam So the Sunnis don’t really place as much importance to the inner meaning of the Quran They accept that there is an inner meaning. Yes sure, but they stress more on the literal meanings rather than subjective interpretation and Offered the hadiths, right? So the habits are collections of reports regarding vomits teachings and life Though the cron takes precedence over the Hyatts. These texts are often used in Islamic law especially to settle disputes Shia Islam rejects Sunni Islam zku tube al citta or the five allegedly Original hadiths it also rejects hadiths attributed to Muhammad’s wife Aisha likewise Sunni Muslims reject Shia Islam’s four books so that concludes this episode on the differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims as well as some of the similarities that I touched on as well and again guys like I said at the beginning at the end of it all even though there is Differences of opinions and certain beliefs and of the day we’re also brothers and sisters regardless of what we believe and I just want to end there so guys if you enjoyed this video give it a big thumbs up and subscribe if this is your first time here and be sure to leave your Comments down below and let me know any future topics that you wanted to cover here on FTD facts And guys you’ve reached the end of another video, but before you go I want to leave you with some video suggestions Here’s some more videos about the different religions that we’ve covered on this channel as well as if you want to know any more interesting Facts about the different parts of the world or anything in general we have videos for that as well So click on something right here and be sure to come back every Monday to Friday for new episodes Thanks for watching and I’ll see you real soon

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