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3 hours ago, islam25 said:

To me those who belive in ist four khulfa and Ahlebayt as and Awlias are sunni. 

And those who are against Awlias and sofis and believe killng of shias as legitmate are wahhabis .And believe violence against those who disagree them.

 

 

On ‎25‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 11:52 AM, AfricanShia said:

How are you supposed to properly apply Islamic laws to modern society? Got to think rationally Brother. :)

We believe that after the death of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (r.a) we no longer need a Mujtaheed Muqallid. As Imam Al Ghazali (r.a) put we believe that bidah have ended among the true Ahl Al Sunnah whal Jammah and so we regard the system we have to be sufficient.

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1 hour ago, SunniBrother said:

I am Sunni. Theologically Sunnis and Shias are not much different, we have some differences regarding pillars and faith, but major differences is regarding succession and the sahabas. Our source of laws are a little difference. We don't deny Hazrat Ali (r.a) and the Ahl Al Bayt, we just don't think them as infallible and we take into consideration people that Shias don't.

I was a sunni too, bro. 
When it comes to hadith what books do you trust?

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26 minutes ago, kirtc said:

I was a sunni too, bro. 
When it comes to hadith what books do you trust?

Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, Sughra, Ibn Majah or Muwwata. But we have many other collections such as Musnad Ahmad. I trust Imam Nawawi selection in Riadhus Salihin for example.

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6 hours ago, SunniBrother said:

We don't hold them as infallible as I said. But this doesn't mean they are ordinary by any means, we regard them as Awliya. Yes a evil guy can claim being Ahl al Bayt and that's the point of them not being infallible. But the righteous Ahl Al Bayt are regarded as Awliya, far from being ordinary. We believe that infallibility is only to the Prophets

Prophet Mohammad (saw) being infallible is the ahlul sunnah belief, or your personal belief? Because last I heard, Sunni's don't hold that view. If they do, on what basis do they hold this view?

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6 hours ago, SunniBrother said:

We don't hold them as infallible as I said. But this doesn't mean they are ordinary by any means, we regard them as Awliya. Yes a evil guy can claim being Ahl al Bayt and that's the point of them not being infallible. But the righteous Ahl Al Bayt are regarded as Awliya, far from being ordinary. We believe that infallibility is only to the Prophets

Prophet Mohammad (saw) being infallible is the ahlul sunnah belief, or your personal belief? Because last I heard, Sunni's don't hold that view. If they do, on what basis do they hold this view?

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30 minutes ago, Hassan- said:

Prophet Mohammad (saw) being infallible is the ahlul sunnah belief, or your personal belief? Because last I heard, Sunni's don't hold that view. If they do, on what basis do they hold this view?

This is your traditional Sunni view.  The traditional Sunni view is Sufi.  Sufism practically dominated the traditional Sunni world (there was hardly any traditional Sunni scholar you would find who was not a Sufi).  I am sure you know that just like in the Shia Irfani tradition, one of Sufism's central doctrines is that of the Perfect Man (Insan Al-Kamil).  And obviously the Prophet (S) is the Insan al-Kamil par excellence within both Traditional Sunni Islam and Shia Islam.   

Anything influenced by wahabism is a corruption and is not traditional.  

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5 hours ago, Hassan- said:

Prophet Mohammad (saw) being infallible is the ahlul sunnah belief, or your personal belief? Because last I heard, Sunni's don't hold that view. If they do, on what basis do they hold this view?

I had to edit that post.

 

This is your traditional Sunni view.  The traditional Sunni view is Sufi.  Sufism practically dominated the traditional Sunni world (there was hardly any traditional Sunni scholar you would find who was not a Sufi).  I am sure you know that just like in the Shia Irfani tradition, one of Sufism's central doctrines is that of the Perfect Man (Insan Al-Kamil).  And obviously the Prophet (S) is the Insan al-Kamil par excellence within both Traditional Sunni Islam and Shia Islam.   

Anything influenced by wahabism is a corruption and is not traditional.  

These days we may find ourselves thinking m that Sufism is some small sect within sunni islam and that Most Sunnis have nothing to do with Sufism.  This might be true if we buy into Saudi propaganda.  But the fact of the matter is that the saudis do not represent traditional sunni islam.  Traditional Sunni Islam is represented by the likes of:

Sh. Sheikh Hamza Yusuf,

Sh. Habib Umar, 

Sh. Habib Ali Jifri,

Sh. Umar Faruk Abdallah

Sh. Ninowy

Sh. Mokhtar Maghraoui

And I have consciously LEFT out Nouman Ali Khan even though he is very much influential, but he doesbt represent traditional Sunni Islam in my books.  But I also wouldn't regard nouman ali Khan as someone who goes against traditional Sunni Islam.  

So let us get this straight.  

people who are wahabi or  "wahabi washed" are the likes of:

Khalid Yasin

Bilal Phillips

Siraj Ad-Din

Zakir Naik

and all those guys who run that depressing show on YouTube called "The Din Show".  (I am shuddering from disgust as I think about them).  

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2 hours ago, Hassan- said:

@eThErEaL that's interesting and I didn't know that. Every time I would discuss with a Sunni, they would tell me they don't believe anyone was infallible. 

The word "infallible" is a bit too strong and carries with it Christian connotations.  Many Sunnis will shy from using this strong term "infallible" because strictly speaking only God is infallible.  But as we all know, thoughtful Shias don't mean to say that the Prophet (S) is infallible in this sense.  Traditional Sunnis have absolutely no qualms with saying that the Prophet (S) has 'isma (is protected by God from everything that is humanly possible).  In other words, the Prophet (S) never ever lost his bashariyya (human-ness), but to the extent possible he was a perfect ruh (in fact he is nothing but the ruh but only at a transcendent level). And this (" 'ismah ") is the term Shias and Sunnis are meant to be using if they were to have this discussion in Arabic!  We should get used to, or familiarize ourselves with the technical Arabic term(s) that is typically used within the Islamic tradition.

 

I urge everyone to read the meaning of two very popular salawats that were written by very pious god fearing walis of the Sunni world,

1) Dalail Khayrat & 2) Qasida Al-Burdah.

Any Sunni that has a problem with these two Qasidas (Qasida's which, by the way, praise the Prophet (S) by referring to his (S) Haqiqah or by talking about him being the first creation or nur) is either Wahabi or is Wahabi-washed.

Please NOTE CAREFULLY:  A wahabi washed Sunni may not even know he is wahabi washed because they are ignorant of who has taught them while growing up.  

 

Edited by eThErEaL

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On 27/08/2017 at 7:04 PM, eThErEaL said:

I am sure you know that just like in the Shia Irfani tradition, one of Sufism's central doctrines is that of the Perfect Man (Insan Al-Kamil).  And obviously the Prophet (S) is the Insan al-Kamil

Anyone else?

I am asking from the Sufi point of view, not the Shia.

I know what the Shia view is.

Edited by baqar

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On 8/25/2017 at 11:00 PM, baqar said:

That is OK.

But Wahabis / Salafis are very different from Sunnis.

Yet Sunnis have accepted them as Sunnis, which is not correct at all..

If they hadn't accepted them, the Wahabis would not have had the guts to destroy Jannatul Baquee. 

 

You cannot condemn every single wahabi / salafi individual.  There still could be many pious wahabi salafis whom God loves very much.  They are still Sunnis even if they are not traditional Sunnis.  They might have views which are misguided but one cannot say that every single wahabi is not at all a Sunni muslim.  

I personally know a number of salafis who are very god fearing and are respectable.  

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1 hour ago, baqar said:

Anyone else?

I am asking from the Sufi point of view, not the Shia.

I know what the Shia view is.

This was for Hasan brother.  I am didn't have your posts in mind when I was writing this post that you replied to.

 

but this post of mind should answer you question maybe (inshallah):

 

The word "infallible" is a bit too strong and carries with it Christian connotations.  Many Sunnis will shy from using this strong term "infallible" because strictly speaking only God is infallible.  But as we all know, thoughtful Shias don't mean to say that the Prophet (S) is infallible in this sense.  Traditional Sunnis have absolutely no qualms with saying that the Prophet (S) has 'isma (is protected by God from everything that is humanly possible).  In other words, the Prophet (S) never ever lost his bashariyya (human-ness), but to the extent possible he was a perfect ruh (in fact he is nothing but the ruh but only at a transcendent level). And this (" 'ismah ") is the term Shias and Sunnis are meant to be using if they were to have this discussion in Arabic!  We should get used to, or familiarize ourselves with the technical Arabic term(s) that is typically used within the Islamic tradition.

 

I urge everyone to read the meaning of two very popular salawats that were written by very pious god fearing walis of the Sunni world,

1) Dalail Khayrat & 2) Qasida Al-Burdah.

Any Sunni that has a problem with these two Qasidas (Qasida's which, by the way, praise the Prophet (S) by referring to his (S) Haqiqah or by talking about him being the first creation or nur) is either Wahabi or is Wahabi-washed.

Please NOTE CAREFULLY:  A wahabi washed Sunni may not even know he is wahabi washed because they are ignorant of who has taught them while growing up.  

Edited by eThErEaL

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On 8/25/2017 at 3:48 PM, SunniBrother said:

 

They have various documents and other ulemas attesting their lineage. Sayyid Habib Umar is from the ba'alawi sada family which are well know sayyids (Including Sheikh Al-Jifri is one also), they even trace their lineage through Imam Ja'afar (r.a). The tariqa ba'alawi have close ties with this family of sayyids.

If you people believe that Imam e Sadiq(a.s) is the teacher of all 4 then why don't you follow the teaching of teacher but the student?

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On 8/25/2017 at 4:17 PM, SunniBrother said:

For me the Ahl al Bayt are the descendents of Ali (r.a) and Fatima (r.a). We do recognize Imam Ja'afar (r.a) and other imams. In regard to following them we do follow them. In regard to the Imam Mahdi there isn't a consensus about him but majority opinion is that he is not born yet. In regard in loving the Ahl Al Bayt we are required to love them. Hatred of them normally is associated with the people who will side with the Dajjal at the end times.

What about those Pure Awliyahs who have met Imam Mahdi(a.s) and have gained unimaginable abilities from him?

We have many true traditions regarding this. And Why don't you believe that Imam Mahdi(ajfs) is the son of Imam Askari(a.s).

Don't you think the Lack of True Divine Immamate has restricted your school of thought in actually making anything out.

Whereas Shia school of thought has much strong evidences on Imam Mahdi(ajfs). Do you give a thought on this?

Edited by Waseem162

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On 8/25/2017 at 6:43 PM, SunniBrother said:

Sunni interpretation is different from the Shia tradition. In Traditional Sunni Islam the Ahl al Bayt are not limited too 14 imams and we do believe that the living descendents of Sayyidina Hussein (r.a) and Sayyidina Hassan (r.a) is to be regarded as part of the Ahl Al Bayt. Please keep in mind that Sunnis don't regard them as infallible like the Ithna Ashari (Similar to Zaidi Shias).

But you said you follow Imam e Sadiq (a.s) too. But his teachings contradicts your statements. Isn't? Such as Imam Mahdi(ajfs), Infallibility, Immamate and the notion of Ahlulbayt.

There are many Sunni tradition and you know it well that Ahlulbayt are just those 14 Noors who have been Purified by Allah , for Allah (33:33).

How do you confront that? And What purification means for you?

Edited by Waseem162

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