This is simply a message to all Mu’mineen and Mu’minaat who participate in the Sunni-Shi`ah Dialogue of the forum. This specific forum used to be filled with good, intellectual conversations that would actually lead somewhere. Unfortunately many of those members have moved on (you know…to real life…). Recently, and by that I mean for several months, I’m all I’m seeing from my Shi’i Brothers and Sisters is “attacking” Sunnism and always trying to go prove something to Sunnis through use of their literature. Forgive me, but this is futile. These topics and posts don’t go anywhere. It is not our job to try to go and try to convert everyone who’s Sunni and happens to join the forum. Honestly, I believe it is more of a deterrent.
اللهم صل على محمد وآله الطاهرين
Please, no more topics where are trying to prove something to someone. We honestly shouldn’t be the ones starting topics in this section. If a Sunni brother or sister happens to have a question, then we will answer it – correctly – Insha’Allah. If they try to disprove us using our literature, we will respond to them, insha’Allah. Our faith and belief in Wilayah, Imamah, that set apart from others is not based in Sunnism being wrong. This faith stands on its own from its pillars – the Ahlulbayt .
I think it is unfortunate that many Mu’mineen’s imaan is based in Sunnism being wrong (honestly no offense intended to Sunnis) than just Shi’ah Islam being correct. We need to move on from this and know our own books, beliefs, history, fiqh. The liveliest and most active part of the forums should be the Shi’ah specific ones…not this one. If a curious non-Shi`ah comes in wanting to learn, insha’Allah we will help guide him to truth. If ignorant ones wander in here exposing their manifest traits, we will kindly direct him towards the door while answering his questions from the correct source (i.e. our books) because those are the books that really matter. If a Sunni, or perhaps those in between seeking haqq, want to know if we can show them things from Sunni books that push in the direction of the Imami creed, we will show them. However, they are not the basis of our creed or our imaan or why we are Shi’ah.
So please, Ya Ayyuha al-Adheena Aamanoo, let this be a place to respond to questions and inquiries from others and to explain our creed to them.
الحمد لله رب العالمين وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى اهل بيته المعصومين والمهديين
Edited by Dar'ul_Islam, 06 June 2011 - 03:14 PM.