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In the Name of God بسم الله

Struggling being a shia muslim.

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Salam Alaykum

I'm still kind of young and I'm researching  about Shia and Sunni and the differences. Something that bothers me is that when the Prophet saww said that only 1 of the 73 sects will be going to Jannah it will be the majority does that mean Sunnis will be the saved sect because they are like 80% of the Muslims? Another thing that I wonder about is matam during muharram because it is crazy to see people beat their chest until they bleed or pass out and say it is permissible,  I am aware that people used to slap themselves when in grief but they didn't do is as a ritual like many of us do now.

If anyone can help me out I would really appreciate it.

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Wa alaikum as salam brother

Regarding the 73 sects, I don't recall narrations where it mentIons the majority. Perhaps you need to check this again?

As for chest beating, it's a cultural ritual. If you're not comfortable with it , then don't do it. It won't make you any less of a Shi'i

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As the brother mentioned above don't worry about cultural things or even fiqh for now.

I'd say go back to the fundamentals.

What does each sect tell you to follow.

Salafi, Sunni, Zaidi, 12er Shia, ishmali.

Find the books on fundamentals read them see what evidence is presented.

And most importantly do dua for guidance and knowledge.


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