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Sects and Opinions of Muslims

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Imam Muhammad al-Baqir [as] said: "Do not allow different sects and opinions to drive you away [from the truth], for by Allah our true Shi'ah are none other than those who obey Allah, Mighty and Exalted." al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 59, no. 1

Imam Muhammad al-Baqir [as] said: "By Allah, we do not possess the right to grant immunity from Allah, nor is there any kinship between us and Allah, nor do we have any claim over Allah, nor we can attain proximity to Allah expect through obedience to Him, so whoever among you is obedient to Allah will benefit from our guardianship, and whoever among you is disobedient to Allah, our guardianship will be of no use to him. Woe unto you, do not be deceived by your self-conceit, woe unto you, do not be deceived by your self-conceit!" al-Kafi, v. 2, p. 61, no. 6

Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as) narrated on the authority of his infallible forefathers that the Prophet (saws) said: "Allah, Lofty and Sublime, has said: "O son of Adam! Obey me in what I have commanded you, and do not try to teach Me what [you think] is better for you."" Amali al-Saduq, p. 263, no. 7.

Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (as) was asked about the meaning of Allah's statement in Qur'an: "Be careful of your duty to Allah with the care that is due to Him." Q3:102, to which he replied: "It is that He must be obeyed and not disobeyed, remembered and not forgotten, thanked and not shown ingratitude." Kitab al-Zuhd, p. 17, no. 37; Ma'ani al-Akhbar, p. 240, no.1 

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This is a reminder and warning to all of us, to not let any sects or opinions to effects us in a way that we become 'talking' and 'disobeying' Muslims. Those who truly obey Allah (swt) are those who follow His commands and will be shown the right path. Even in Shi'a Islam, we hear different opinions (that can derive us to wrong doing or thinking) or see innovations and shirk among us, we should be very careful to what to follow or not.

Edited by Dhulfikar

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