Islam And The Common Cause Of Unity

1453 Words Dec 14th, 2015 6 Pages
In the religion of Islam, Muslims believe in the common cause of unity. United under one creed that is the first pillar of Islam and the primary and absolute faith that one should devote to. It is the Shahada, which says, “I believe in no gods but Allah and Muhammad (PBUH) is the messenger of Allah”, but even though this is the common creed among all Muslims around the world, many chose to divide themselves and separated themselves under a slightly different and innovated creed.
Since the Prophethood of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Islam started to embed into the lives of the people of Arabia and as the number of people taking Shahada started to grow, they followed and trailed behind the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Soon After the demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the 7th century the divide started to arise inside the Muslim communities in the land of Arabia when disagreements over the successor to the Prophet Muhammad arose.
The Sunnis maintain to believe that there was going to be a formal selection of who the Prophet’s successor or Caliph was going to be because according to Quran that is the rightful way of selection that includes the consensus of the majority votes. But the admirers of Ali(RA), who was the son in law of the Prophet Muhammad, protested and believed that the Prophet(PBUH) had chosen His son-in-law to be His rightful successor. According to the Shia Muslims, they believe Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) designated Imam Ali(RA) as His successor by Allah’s…
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