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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The History & Difference Between Shiite Muslims & Sunni Muslims

The Kaduna State Government recently issued an Order declaring the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) an unlawful society with aim to preserve peace and security in the state.

You may recall that there was a brutal clash between the Islamic Movement in Nigeria sects members and the Nigerian Army in Zaria, in December 2015.

The army conducted a house-by-house raid on the sect, killing over 800 members in cold blood, Nasir El Rufai went on television to declare the group guilty with claims that there was an assassination attempt on the life of the Chief of Army Staff by the Sect. Islamic Movement in Nigeria founder, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and other members of the sect have been held by the Nigerian government since the December clash without any court order.

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 it. 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 this 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?

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Joshua Emmanuel

sunni are working tirelessly to anahiliate minority shia Muslims now why islam is proclaimed pissful even bros Mohammed may my urine be upon him introduced terrorism (jihad) to the world and his foot soilders have continued from where he stopped religion of piss

Endy Edeson

@Joshua: I think as humans, we have right to personal belief. Not belonging to a particular sect shouldnt call for resentment. Both the Sunni and Shiite have their flaws (because Humans are not flawless), but tolerance is the key to unity among them

Joshua Emmanuel

sunni Muslims have refused to accept shiite muslims as believer of the faith i don't know if sunni actually have the monopoly of telling other's way and how to worship so pathetic

Titus Shodiya

Let peace reign among them

Olajide Olushola

I heard El rufai is has declared spokesperson of IMN wanted

Ahmed Shuaibu Bunkau

ignoramus nd cowards ..islam is above any dirty mortal 2 dent itz image..talk ur rubbish nd remain a rubish ...

Endy Edeson

@Ahmed: this post is for educational purpose. It's not to insight hate comments. Thanks

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