What is difference between SHIA and SUNNI?Why cant theu tolerate each other?
A leading candidate was Ali ibn Abi Talib, the first convert to Islam. Ali was related to Muhammad in two ways. He was Muhammads cousin, as well as his son in law, husband of Muhammads daughter Fatima.
According to the Shias, Muhammad wanted Ali to be caliph. He was a close associate of Muhammads, and the two battled the Infidels (whoever wouldnt convert to this new religion) together on many occasions. According to the Shias, Muhammad made it perf ...more
The Sunni are the largest group in Islam. In Arabic, as-Sunnah literally means "principle" or "path." The sunnah, or example of Muhammad is described as a main pillar of Sunni doctrine, with the place of hadith having been argued by scholars as part of the sunnah. Sunnis recognize four major legal traditions, or madhhabs: Maliki, Shafi'i, Hanafi, and Hanbali. All four accept the validity of the others and a Muslim might choose any one that he/she finds agreeable to his/her ideas. There are also several orthodox theological or philosophical traditions. The more recent Salafi movement among Sunnis, adherents of which often refuse to categorize themselves under any single legal tradition, sees itself as restorationist and claims to derive its teachings from the original sources of Islam.
Shi'a Muslims, the second-largest branch of Islam, differ from the Sunni in rejecting the authority of the first three caliphs. They honor different accounts of Muhammad (hadith) and have ...more
Muslims and Christians can remain happy so long we are in the majority . the moment they become majority no chance for the followers of other religion