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Saturday, July 13, 2019

The History & Difference Between Shiite & Sunni Muslims

Image may contain: 2 peopleThe Sunnis believe that Muhammad had no rightful heir and that a religious leader should be elected through a vote among the Islamic community's people. Shiites believe that only Allah, the God of the Islam faith, can select religious leaders, and that therefore, all successors must be direct descendants of Muhammad's family. 

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, have vowed to sacrifice 21 million of its members if Federal Government failed to release its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. IMN issued the warning during its protest in Ikeja, Lagos State on Thursday. Members of the group chanted several songs, demanding that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration should respect court orders and release El-Zakzaky.
What most Nigerians do not know is that Nigeria is a predominantly SUNNI MUSLIM country with less than 20% SHIITES Muslims. Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai is a Sunni Muslim while Islamic Movement in Nigeria founder, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is a SHIITE Muslim. Edeson Online news findings reveal that SUNNI Muslims and SHIITE Muslims are always at loggerhead from time immemorial. They are practically Enemies. Could this be the hidden reason why Shiite Muslims are being “oppressed” in Nigeria?
Shi'ism was "almost unknown" in Nigeria until the 1980s, when Ibrahim El-Zakzaky introduced it. The Nigerian government claims IMN SHIITE Muslims are threat to peace and unity of their domains in the country, obstructs public highways, and illegally occupies public facilities including schools. Also, The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Zaria Clashes of 12-14 December 2015 found that the IMN is not a registered organization.
What is the reason why Shiites Muslims and Sunni Muslims are enemies? Continue reading to find out. Sunni and Shia Islam are the two major denominations of Islam. 85–90% of the world's Muslims are Sunni and 10–15% are Shiites. Saudi Arabia is the world headquarter of Sunni Islam while Iran is the headquarter of Shia Islam and these two countries are constantly at war just like Nigerian Government and Shiite IMN group. 
Both sects consider themselves Muslims and their beliefs, symbols and religious practices are very similar, but there are a few important differences between them. Origin and trouble between the two groups started way back during Prophet Muhammad days.
Sunnis believe that Abu Bakr, the father of Muhammad's wife Aisha, was Muhammad's rightful successor and that the method of choosing or electing leaders (Shura) endorsed by the Quran is the consensus of the Ummah (the Muslim community).
Shias believe that Muhammad divinely ordained his cousin and son-in-law Ali Ibn Abi Talib (the father of his grandsons Hasan ibn Ali and Hussein ibn Ali) in accordance with the command of God to be the next caliph, making Ali and his direct descendants Muhammad's successors.
Shiites and Sunnis pray differently: Sunnis cross their arms, while Shiites keep their arms by their sides. Sunnis observe five daily prayer sessions; Shiites condense the five prayers into three sessions. Their similarities and differences are too numerous to mention here.
1. Do you think Nigerian government feud with the Shiite IMN group is religiously-motivated?
2. Is Nasir EL-Rufai ban on Shiite IMN group a move to silence a group the Sunni perceive to be their enemies?
3. Is the detension of Ibrahim El-Zakhazi was motivated by the hatred of Sunni towards Shiites since majority of Nigerian government officials are sunnis?


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Fatokun Lilphat Adesoji

It is not the matter of Sunni or Shiite , Islam is one and any other doctrine that's laid down asides of the Quran and the Prophet (SAW) should be abolish before they started create problem to the country entirety !

Ibrahim Olatunji Moyosore

@Edeson, you should have put the references at the footer of your story because it is not your profession so don't dabble into it.
Your write up is questionable, you got so many things wrong.
E.g where did you see that Sunnis fold arms and Shiites put their hands by their sides,
Then, show it to me as well, where is it on your research that you Shiites perform three prayer instead of five
Please, I know you to be a blogger as you always say. Maintain your lane my friend.

Popman Olamilekan Samuel

Now that SHIITE has its origin from IRAN.... Am afraid another group of terrorist will soon emerge

FG should handle this case with care and also put an end to this unrest

Quamudeen Olamilekan Abiodun Ojekunle

Why write something you have no knowledge about....just to disturb people head......get real fact from a Muslim from both side

Zack Zachary Isha Jnr

Thanks for highlighting me Endy

Tinalisticprosper Emaikwu

God its time u fight for us, let them fight themselves amen

Adeyemo Taofeek Adewale

Who told u El rufai is a Sunni ?

Who told u shiit are Muslims

Don't poke nose on what u knew noting about,the problem on ground is absolutely beyond what u can write about

Dan Comodore

Lols..tot dey use to say xtian arent one.very funny ppl

Bem Ternguemo Tim

They should both accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and saviour.

Ibni Husain

ISLAM has nothing to do with shiism, therefore, Shiites are not Muslims.
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