Assalamu Alaikum!! (May Peace Be Upon You) 🙂
I remember when I was a little kid going to school. One of the first questions I was asked when I was around 10 years old was whether I was Shiaa or Sunni Muslim. I remember at that time I was confused. I did not know what to say so I picked Sunni. I did not know what it meant.
Around 9th grade, Alhamdulillah I performed Umrah (pilgrimage to Makkah) with my family and that was when my dad bought for me the english translation of the noble Qur’an. I decided to read it completely when I go back to my country.
That was when I came across another term ‘Wahabi Muslims’, that most Saudis are Wahabis. Again, I did not know what it meant just another sect in Islam
A few years later I visited my hometown in India. there I came across many more sects. I was asked if I was Shafi or Hanafi or Hanbali etc. I said I am Muslim. Because I had read this hadith .That the Prophet(peace be upon him) said that his ummah will be divided into 73 sects and only one will enter paradise. When the Prophet was asked about the one sect that will go to paradise he said they are those that follow the Qur’an and the Messenger of Allah (pbuh).
Around 12th grade when I was 18 years old I was asked again whether I was Shiaa or Sunni by this girl in school when I was taking ablution for my afternoon prayers. I said I am Muslim that I believe in One God and His Messenger and follow Quran. I don’t belong to any sect. She said she doesn’t too. She is Muslim and that is all that mattered.
It made me so happy to hear that.
This is my sincere plea to all Muslims don’t put yourself into sects and divide yourselves. These sects were only created to follow lusts and desires. I heard the Ahmadiyya sect can drink alcohol but only in small quantities.What is this?!! This is not Islam.
I heard the Wahabi sect can have something called temporary marriages!! What is this?!! This is not Islam.
Then I heard about the Bohra and Shia sect. Please stop!! Come back to true Islam.
If someone asks you next time whether you are Shiaa or Sunni. Say you are MUSLIM.
Because thats what really matters at the end of the day. We are Muslims.
We follow One God and follow Prophet Muhammed(Peace Be Upon Him).
We are Muslims and One Ummah.
Please don’t divide yourselves and look down upon other muslims.
Help each other and be united for the sake of Allah ❤ ❤ ❤
Love you all ❤ ❤ ❤
Assalamu Alaikum(Peace Be Upon You)
May God Guide You!!