What are the Usool e din?
Theology of Twelver Shias contains five principles of the Shia Islam religion known as Uṣūl ad-Dīn (Arabic: أصول الدين عند الشيعة). Usul al-dín is an Arabic Islamic term which literally translates as ‘principles of the faith’, roughly interpretable as ‘theology’.
What is the main difference between Sunni and Shia Islam?
Sunnis focus on following the Prophet’s example whereas Shi’a focus on the lineage of Muhammad’s family through a series of Imams. Since the 1970s, and especially since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, there has been growing tension between Sunni and Shi’a communities in parts of the Middle East.
Is Hadith Sunni or Shia?
In Shia Islam, hadith are the embodiment of the sunnah, the words and actions of Muhammad and his family, the Ahl al-Bayt (The Twelve Imams and Muhammad’s daughter, Fatimah).
Is the Quran the same for Sunni and Shia?
The Shia view of the Qur’an differs from the Sunni view, but the majority of both groups believe that the text is identical. While some Shia disputed the canonical validity of the Uthmanic codex, the Shia Imams always rejected the idea of alteration of Qur’an’s text.
How to follow Usool e deen?
Usool e Deen is to be followed by Dalayil, or References. This part of the religion should not be followed blindly but logical reasoning should be looked for, for example, if Allah is one, then one should search for logical reasons, why is allah one, not just blindly follow it. However faith in the unseen is crucial.
What are the basic foundations of Islam according to Shias?
Islam according to Shias is divided into two basic foundations, The Usool e Deen or Rules of Religion and Froo e Deen or the Duties To The Religion. Both are equally important but Usool e Deen matter more.
What is the difference between Shia and Sunni Islam?
The only difference amongst the shia and the Sunni is over who the enemies are. Whoever the enemies are, is not the point of discussion over here. Who ever transgressed against Allah, his prophet (SAW) and his family are worthy enough to be disowned by us. Who they are is another issue and will be dealt in another article.
What is ‘Usul-e-deen’?
This book is the English translation of Abdul Kareem Mushtaq Shaheed’s Urdu booklet ‘Usul-e-Deen’. This was the first book written by him, after he converted to Shi’a Islam in the 1970’s. In the final chapter he challenged the Ahl’ul Sunnah with 100 questions that we have already translated previously.