Don't have much content to contribute due to my limited knowledge compared to you guys ma sha Allah. You guys appear to me in my humble sight .. To be among the best of the best in today's world .. Subhan Allah
Keep it up .. Bil Nasr bil Tawfiq insha Allah
Philip, thank you. I wish that I was as good as you think we are.
With your prayers and those of others, we can do better, inshaAllah. Thank you for your support.
Salaam, Here is section one:
Shia Islam (Arabic: ÔíÚÉý, Shīʿah, Persian: ÔíÚí; pronounced /ˈʃɪə/) is the second largest denomination of Islam, after Sunni Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are calledShi'ites or Shias. "Shia" is the short form of the historic phrase Shīʻatu ʻAlī (ÔíÚÉ Úáí), meaning "followers of Ali", "faction of Ali", or "party of Ali"
Like other schools of thought in Islam, Shia Islam is based on the teachings of the Islamic holy book, the Qurʻān and the message of the final prophet of Islam,Muhammad. In contrast to other schools of thought, Shias believe that only the Almighty has the right to chose his representative to safeguard Islam, Quran and Shariah. This means that God's representatives like Prophets and Imams can not be elected by common Muslims. That is why, Shias disown the election and selection of Abu-Bakr, Omar and Usman by the people, to represent Islam and Quran. They also do not consider Ali as the fourth Caliph as the process occurred through voting system. Shias believe that Muhammad's family, the Ahl al-Bayt ("the People of the House"), and certain individuals among his descendants, who are known as infallibleImams, have special spiritual and political authority over the community and they have got this authority since God gave it to them just the same way God chose Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, David and others. Shia Muslims further believe that Ali, Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law, was the first of twelve Imams and was the rightful successor to Muhammad and thus reject the legitimacy of the first threecaliphs. Hussein is notable in all branches of Shia Islam as they all agree that he is the true imam and caliph.
Shias regard Ali as the second most important figure after Prophet Muhammad. According to them, Muhammad suggested on various occasions during his lifetime that Ali should be the leader of Muslims after his demise. According to this view, Ali as the successor of Muhammad not only ruled over the community in justice, but also interpreted the Sharia Law and its esoteric meaning. Hence he was regarded as being free from error and sin (infallible), and appointed by God by divine decree (Nass) to be the first Imam. Ali is known as "perfect man" (al-insan al-kamil) similar to Muhammad according to Shia viewpoint. As a result, Shias favor Hadiths attributed to Muhammad and Imāms, and credited to the Prophet's family and close associates, in contrast to the Sunni traditions where the sunnah is largely narrated by companions.Thus hadith interpretation and differences are the main distinction of the Shias.
Thank you, Brother. A few typos, but the thing looks great, mashAllah!
Paragraph 2 - has the right to chose
his representative - should be choose can not
be elected - should be cannot
That is why,
Shias - remove the comma
between why and Shias
infallibleImams - needs space between words
Jesus, David and others
. - could we say Jesus, David and other prophets
. What do you think?
threecaliphs. - stuck together
Paragraph 3 - here Sharia
, was spelled Shariah
in paragraph 2. Let's decide and pick one spelling.
Comment: Paragraph 2 might look better if it was broken into two paragraphs; easier on the eyes.
fee aman Allah