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  1. Salaam, and welcome to the forum.

  2. I am actually interested in both Shia and Sunni views on this matter, though of course here on ShiaChat I would expect to receive the Shia view :D
  3. I am aware that Muslims should not gamble. What about entering a contest in which one person will be drawn at random to receive a prize? I am specifically referring to contests where no entry fee is required. The person entering the contest gives nothing - the one holding the contest gives a prize of some sort to a random person. Some scenarios: in America, we sometimes have "door prizes" at parties. Often they are funny gifts or things that the recipient may not want (humorous). Or sometimes they are treats, food, etc. Whoever comes to the party is entered and at some point, the host dr
  4. peace yo

    you posted on a forum which people rarely post

    anyway, regarding to your statement:

    " Sunni Islam seems a simpler faith to me - though I could be completely wrong. "

    may I know, what makes you say so?

  5. I am not a Muslim. However, I am considering Islam (hence my name). I live in the U.S. and in general I have seen two sects of Muslims here. The first are Sunni Muslims, who are both immigrants and American converts/reverts. The second are the Nation of Islam, which is a rather unorthodox group with a lot of what I believe Muslims call "bidah" (innovation). When I go to read English books on Islam, they mention Shia briefly but mostly discuss Sunni Islam. Of course, I am only reading introductory texts and so perhaps it makes sense that they cover the largest denomination. My percepti
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