Woaah, watch out man, there is a huge difference between then Ahlus Sunnah and Shia. ANd this concerns us as much as the Arabs and middle easterns because aren't we Muslims.My Somali brothers and sisters
I have read all o the posts on this thread I have to say that I am sensing a whole lot of hostility. The Sunni and Shi´a are political issues and to be honest and frank they don´t really concern us. They are more relevant to those arabs/persians who live in the middle east. It´s funny how those dresswearing arab monkeys who have proclaimed themselves (ulema) clerics of Islam are very quick to label things as bid´a (innovation) or sinful...yet they are practising the most divisive orm of bid´a in the history of Islam; the catogorization of shi´a and sunni. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)did not call himself shiá or sunni..so we as somalis really shouldn´t pick a side in this issue. Let the ury arab monkeys beat eachother over this.
I hope I haven´t offended anyone, I was just stating my opinion. Peace!!
The Shias whip themselves because they abandoned Hassan Ibn Ali. Caused him to get killed by Muawiyah bin Abu Suffyan. Plus, them, the Shias, insult the most beloved Sahaba of Rasululaah (s.a.w). Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman.