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In the Name of God بسم الله
Everything posted by DGTW
I agree. I had said I wasn't very knowledgeable on this topic. I probably should've mentioned I'm 15 as well. I used to pray 5 times a day, yes the shia way. I attended mosque (albeit not for many individual lectures) but for the obvious reasons i.e muharram, eid and I went to a shia mosque's madressa when I was younger too. Not the most impressive I admit but I want to know more about my religion, starting with this. Thank you for the books you mentioned, I'll try and see if I can get them in some way or another. That being said, I agree with you saying my faith needs to be stronger, and so I want to fix it.
First of all, I'd like to say I'm new here and this is my first ever post. (Unfortunately), I'm not very religious, I've deviated and I decided today's a good day as any to try and turn things around Insha'Allah :). One thing that really bothers me having been born into a shia family, is the hate and criticism we shias get from all other sects. All of them have various hadiths (72/73 sects will go to hell and only one to heaven --> I know who narrated this btw but its still annoying) and such supposedly directed toward shias which denounce them. And its so confusing, especially for someone like me who does not have all the knowledge that helps affirm even have iman. I mean, these people are saying things like shias are kaffir, shias will go to hell etc. It's scary and makes me wonder if I'm on the right path. Majority of Muslims are sunni, so it makes me think that if all these Muslims are sunni then there has to be some kind of weight or reason behind that doctrine for the majority of the Ummah to be based upon it. I'm sure for some of you, who's knowledge and faith is better than mine, this makes me seem very stupid and unclever, which I'd agree with (but I'll fix it :)). Actually, I was just watching one of those short lectures on youtube with those speakers on black magic and there was a video playing with people who were preparing for the invocation of the shaitaan, it involved a man dressed in red whipping himself, and the speaker says, "Who does that remind you of(?)" and I could hear the people in the lecture sniggering. What bothers me is not the whipping thing, I know why people do it (I personally do not agree with it but anyways) I was bothered by how Shias are some kind of joke and public laughing stock. Can someone please explain and convince why shias will not be going to hell and they are not kaffirs? Why so many Muslims are Sunni? Why Shias are made fun of? Please can you give Hadiths as well. Thanks in advance,