Differences Between Sunni Creed And Zayid Creed

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Emilio Vasquez
MENA 160A1-001E DIS The Sunni Creed of Adud al-Din-Iji and the Zaydi creed of Imam al-Mutawakkil have some major fundamental differences, as you may expect since both come from opposite spectrums of Islam; but, after careful analysis, one may be surprised to find that both creeds hold a fair amount of similarities. In this essay, I plan to compare and contrast the Sunni creed and Zayid creed by showing you evidence of the significant similarities and differences in these two short texts. Even though one branch may have something that the other may not have, one can still see that both creeds of Islam provide the instructions and general beliefs of how a Muslim must act, how God is the most powerful. The biggest
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You will not find any mention of Jesus, Noah, and Abraham. “ Muhammad is the seal of the prophets; there is no prophet after him. The prophets are preserved from sin; they are superior to the higher angels, and the generality of men are superior to the generality of angels”(Adud al-Din-Iji verse 21). Muhammad is the only one mentioned in the verse and is described as the only important prophet of praise. Another significant difference in the Zayid creed that sets it apart from the Sunni creed is that the Zayid creed goes into vivid, descriptive and explicit detail about what Hell is like for those who do not repent or believe in God. “ Whoever transgresses the boundaries (or laws) God established will be in the punishment of the Hellfire forever. Whoever God puts in the Hellfire will be there eternally, and they will not emerge from the Fire (Q. 2:167)” (Imam al-Mutawakkil page 3). Obviously, Hell is more emphasized in the Zayid creed, and very little is said about Hell in the Sunni creed. “Everlastingly abiding in paradise are the people of Paradise, and in Hell the unbeliever”(Adud al-Din-Iji verse 19). Now looking at these two examples, you easily can tell which is more detailed and more descriptive. One big difference that still continues to baffle me is what is considered to be obligatory. Both creeds sound like they contradict themselves on the idea
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