hi again everybody,
and wa allaikum al salam , wa rahmatu allah , wa barakatuh mr sufi,
i hope i can answer you clearly, and i’ll try to be as unbiased as possible. first i’ll start from what is the common ground muslims beliebe. It is important that muslims might agree on a belief in general, but differ - some times alot - in itsdetails
they agree on :
there is only god who is Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger and prophet, they believe in all the messengers of Allah before Mohammed and believe in their Holy books i.e the Bible and Torah.
They believe in the Quran as the holy book brought by Gabriel to Mohammed
They belive in the day of Judgement and Allah’ angels.
They agree on 5 prayers, eventhough they differentiate in timing (slight difference)
They all pray towards one direction i.e to the Ka’aba in Mecca
They agree on Zakat, Hajj, Jehad ( they differentiate whether Jehad should be Defensive only in this time or not ) ?
They believe in the Quran and Sunnah as sources for the beliefs, eventhough they differ in the sources of getting the sunnah i.e sahih muslim or bukhari ?
shiites have other books mainly four and the most important is called : Al Kafi
It is important to notify that word sahih as in ( sahih al bukhari ) means that it is right, and so sunnis have the belief that these books are 100% correct and they are the most sacred books after the Quran.
On the Contrary, shiites do not have books that are 100% correct as each hadith is studied carefully from its narrators and the body of the hadith.
eventhough al -kafi is one the famous shiite books, but shiites do not believe that it is 100% correct or 100% true like sahih al bukhari or muslim. Shiites do not have sahih’s, and they do not aknowledge or recognize alot what is present in sahih al bukhari or muslim …
to be continued …