Saturday, May 18, 2019
Difference in Sunni and Shia Muslims
The difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims is not Islamic beliefs or spiritual differences, hardly politics. The division of Sunni and Shia Muslims started after the death of the Prophet Muhammad. Sunni Muslims believed that the new leader of the Muslim nation should be elected protrude of those nearly capable of the job. Shia Muslims believed that leadership should be passed to his cousin or son-in-law. The leader was elected out of those most capable of the job. Abu Bakr was the first Caliph of the Islamic nation.The word Sunni in Arabic means unrivalled who follows the traditions of the Prophet. The word Shia in Arabic means a group or supportive party of people. They argon also known as followers of the Prophet. Shias believe that Imams argon descendants of the Prophet. Sunnis accept that the first tetrad Caliphs were followers of Mohammad, but do not grant any kind of divinely inspired condition to their clerics. Afghanistan is made up of 84 percent Sunnis and 15 per cent Shias.Most Pashtuns are Sunni Muslims, while most Hazaras are Shia Muslims. In The Kite Runner Amir and Baba are Sunni Muslims and Hassan and Ali are Shia Muslims. Hazaras are generally Shia Muslims and Pashtuns are generally Sunni Muslims. They have different beliefs but between Amir and Hassan it does not make a difference. Hassan is called uncomplimentary names by Assef and some others because he is a Hazara and a Shia Muslim. Amir is not because he is a Pashtun and a Sunni Muslim.