No sunni No shia! We are united Muslims
All those who gather themselves under different sectarian, nationalistic, & political flags , should get lesson from this cute kid who is raising the flag of kalma Tayaba which is the flag of Islam
Let me just start out by saying this, it is a mistake(in my opinion) to call ourselves Sunni or Shia.
“It is He (Allah) who has named you MUSLIMS..” [22:78]
“And how would you disbelieve, while unto you are recited the Verses of Allah, and among you is His Messenger (Muhammad SAW)? And whoever holds firmly to Allah, (i.e. follows Islam Allah’s Religion, and obeys all that Allah has ordered, practically), then he is indeed guided to a Right Path.
O you who believe! Fear Allah (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared. [Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always], and die not except in a state of Islam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allah.
And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur’an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah’s Favor on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided.
And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers. And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you may be guided.
Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful.
And be not as those who divided and differed among themselves after the clear proofs had come to them. It is they for whom there is an awful torment.” [Quran 3:100 – 3:105]
“As for those who Divide their Religion and Break up into Sects, thou hast no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah. He will in the end tell them the Truth of all that they did.” [Quran 6:159]
Do the words; ‘Islam’ and ‘Muslim’ appear in the scripture of Islam [Quran]?”
We as Muslims, have been instructed in the Quran itself to resolve any of our differences according to these two sources or otherwise to be considered as non-believers, by our Lord. As He has mentioned in the Quran: “But no, by your Lord, they can have no faith until they make you [Muhammad] as a judge between them in all their disputes, and find in themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept with full submission [Islam].” [An Nisaa’ 4:65] It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in plain error.” [Al Ahzab 33:36]
This is the best one i guess and reason and after effects we all are fully aware. What all is happening is the only reason we did to us by fighting and divisions when Holy Quran:
Root cause of all issues of this ERA for Muslims.
Yet you can see what they did after Khilafah:
Divided Muslims in such a way that they can never unit and Majority of Muslim are never let to be part of government and if someone is in state affairs he will be one with weak believes or not a strong Muslim.
Sorry to say : We gain our colors,caste, custom and sects but we are far away from the Muslim: The one Muslim who is told and expressed his Qualities in all Holy Books and Especially the final and the Correct version Holy Quran. Our Hard time which we are seeing are our deeds but also said in Ahadis/Hadith like:
Volume 1, Book 3, Number 122 :
Narrated by Jarir
The Prophet said to me during Hajjat-al-Wida’: Let the people keep quiet and listen. Then he said (addressing the people), “Do not (become infidels) revert to disbelief after me by striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one another (Killing each other).”
Its all truth and time is Proving it and also proven by Hadith.
Volume 9, Book 88, Number 183 : Narrated by Abu Huraira The Prophet said, “Time will pass rapidly, good deeds will decrease, miserliness will be thrown (in the hearts of the people) afflictions will appear and there will be much ‘Al-Harj.” They said, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is “Al-Harj?” He said, “Killing! Killing!” (See Hadith No. 63, Vol. 8)
The only word mentioned is Muslim in Holy Quran and Hadith, So if you say something to everyone Talk on some ground. We are all Muslims and Muhammad PBUH said Muslim. Stay united and do not making things on our own like in all previous nations they were use to say we found our ancestors doing this and that so if any Muslim, can not authenticate some sect from Holy Quran and hadith kindly do not follow it and Stay Muslim of Holy Quran and Muhammad PBUH preached and practiced all life.