Shia muslim dating

23-Jan-2017 03:14

The ongoing and intensifying conflict in Iraq has fallen – at least in part – along sectarian lines, with the Sunni Muslim militant group ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) advancing against the Shia Muslim-led Iraqi government and Shia militias.Sectarian affiliation has played a role in the politics of the region for hundreds of years.Therefore the misunderstandings and bigotry that happen within our own communities is baffling and honestly quite sad, often targeted at the smaller and often more marginalized Shia Muslim communities.The amount of times I’ve come out as Shia to my non-Shia friends and have them either explode in anger or silently shake their heads in disrespect is uncountable, and unfortunately this happens to many of us on a daily basis.Since 1979 and the revolution in Iran, militant Shia theology has seen a renaissance.It has been assisted by the aggressive western response to the rise of jihadism and the 9/11 attacks.Despite periods of open conflict between Sunnis and Shias in countries such as Lebanon and Iraq, the two groups are not all that different in terms of religious beliefs and commitment.

There is only one Quran, and one of the miracles of our religion is the preservation of the original Quran recited by Prophet Mohammad.A survey of Muslims in 39 countries that we conducted in 20 found, for example, that 74% of Muslims in Kazakhstan and 56% of Muslims in Indonesia identified themselves as neither Sunni nor Shia, but “just a Muslim.” In Iraq, however, only 5% answered “just a Muslim.” On some religious issues, including whether it is acceptable to visit the shrines of Muslim saints, the differences between the sects are more apparent. In late 2011, 14% of Iraqi Sunnis said they do not consider Shias to be Muslims.