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In the Name of God بسم الله
(_Sijistani_) reacted to lotfilms in Sunni Ali(ra) and Shia Ali(as)?
As we know, there are a number of differences in fiqh, aqeeda, and a number of other issues between Sunnis and Shia (as well as a number of similarities).
The Shia claim to largely get their Sunnah from the 12 Imams (as) going through Imam Ali (as). Though, there are some instances of Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as) quoting Jabir ibn Abdullah (ra), one of the companions of the Prophet (pbuh)
And the Sunnis claim to largely get their Sunnah from the Companions.
However, when examining Sunni and Shia ahadith we find a "Sunni Imam Ali" and a "Shia Imam Ali", where the Imam is quoted as saying contradictory things. In Sunni books, he largely says things that conform to the Sunni school of thought and in Shia books he largely says things that conform to the Shia school of thought. Same thing with Jabir bin Abdullah (ra), Ammar bin Yassir (ra), and a number of other Shias.
For example, in Sunni books, the Imam (as) folds his hands during prayer, forbids muta, and is a normal person. In the Shia books, he is the opposite.
Also, what the Imam (as)is quoted as saying in Sunni books largely conforms with what the other Companions are quoted as saying.
So, some questions I have:
For the Sunnis, what do attribute the differences to?
and for the Shias, do you know of any in-depth research that discusses depth and scope of the Umayyid's involvement in the tinkering of the Sunnah?
I have been very interested in researching my question to the Shias.
ahadith, historical books, etc are all welcome.
Inshallah we can have an interesting discussion.