Explore the Shia interpretation of the Shahada, its significance in Islamic faith, the distinct practices of Shias in comparison to Sunnis, and their view on altering the Qur’an’s text.
Why did Shias change the Shahada?
Shi’a Muslims add an extra phrase to the Shahadah: And Ali is the friend of God. This shows their belief that Ali, Muhammad’s cousin, was the true successor to Muhammad. The Shahadah is usually said a few times each day.
Do Shias have a different Shahada?
The Shahada declares belief in the oneness (tawhid) of God and the acceptance of Muhammad as God’s messenger. Some Shias also include a statement of belief in the wilayat of Ali. A single honest recitation of the Shahada is all that is required for a person to become a Muslim according to most traditional schools.
What does Shahada mean Shia?
Profession of Faith (shahada). The belief that “There is no god but God, and Muhammad is the Messenger of God” is central to Islam.
Do Shias do wudu differently?
Shias, he said, wash from the elbows down to the fingers, whereas Sunnis do it the other way round. But the key difference, he said, is in masah, the cleaning of the head or feet.
Do Shias believe the Quran is changed?
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.
Does bleeding break wudu Shia?
Bleeding is not considered to invalidate wudhu either, as Ja’far al-Sadiq made it clear in Hadith that a bad wound is not cause to repeat wudhu.