I don’t have any problem with the non-Shias December 11, 2010Posted by Yakuza in Religion and faith.
Seriously. Why should I create any problem with them? I came from the Sunni-Shafie family before totally reverted to Shiism in the past 3 years. Most of my friends are Sunni, and the rest is non-Muslim. So far, I haven’t hear any Shia’s scholar (moderate or radical) declare that Sunni are infidels.
Basically, whoever says “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger” – I’ll consider he/she as a Muslim and haraam (unlawful) to spill his/her blood. However, I’m already divided the non-Shia to several group.
1- Ignorant about the history and doesn’t give a shit about it – this kind of Sunni are mostly in my friends and family list. For me, they are innocent, they are my brothers and indeed they will enter the Paradise.
2- They are aware about the cruelty and injustice of certain Prophet Muhammad’s companion, but they are still defending them (such as Muawiyah – alayhi la’natuh and others). Obviously, but they forgive them in the name of “Sahaba”. – I got a problem with this kind of Sunni group, however I’ll not make enemy with them as long as they didn’t attack or making fitna on my religion. Usually I distance myself from this group and rarely talking with them.
3- Nawasib – a group of Sunni that I hate most. Every day and night they always spreading the fitna and hatred on Shiism. If we talked to them nicely, they will accuse that we are doing taqiyya! Usually they are saying that Shias love killing Sunnis, Shias have another version of Qur’an, etc. In Malaysia, it becoming serious and in my opinion, it is permissible to spill their blood, seize their property and harass them.
Their major mistake is considered that all Shias is same, what Iran government did is the behavior of Shia and all Shias scholars are unanimously. This group is my enemy. Ahl Kitab (Jews, Christians, and Zoroaster) are more better than them. At least, they (Ahl Kitab) never offend us.
Group number 1 and 2, I’m ok with them though I did not pray behind them, but if they are praying beside me, it is ok.
This group are totally the enemy of Shias. They are always attacking Shia and considered Shia as disbelievers. Nevertheless, I know some of them are innocent (ignorant) and they are only become Nawasib if they are truly follow their sect.
In the end, though I already divided into several group, but I do believe that the Unity between Sunni and Shia is IMPOSSIBLE due to the many differences especially regarding faith or aqeeda. And I disagree to many Shia scholars who sacrificed the Shia’s interest for the sake of Sunni. I only believe that all mankind will become one in the time of Imam e Zaman, Muhammad ibnu Hasan Al-Mahdi (ajf).
Shia that I mentioned above is referred to Shia Ja’fari or Twelver. Other than that (Ismaili, Zaydi, Alawi, etc), I’m not considered them as Shia due to their rejection on particular infallibles (especially Ismaili and Zaydi). Of course they are still Muslim as long as they did not do anythings that can make their aqeeda/faith become invalid – such as believe that Qur’an was changed etc.