So, just wanted to share a little experience I had over the weekend.
I attended the ‘aqd of my cousin (my auntie’s daughter). My mothers side of the family are of Ahlul Sunnah – though not the very knowledgeable types, they are the “we are all Muslims” type of people, and wouldn’t be able to point out a single difference between Sunni-Shia (beyond the typical & obvious things).
Anyway – all the people in attendance at the ‘aqd were of Ahlul Sunnah, and I met a few Shuyuqh, a few random brothers, and sat and listened to a lecture.
I can honestly say that this was the first time in my life that I felt I was truly in the presence of mu’mineen.
That’s not to say that I view Shi’s negatively (the laymen) – but the difference was startling.
The sheikh giving the lecture mentioned only a single person – Rasul Allah (SAWS). Every hadith he quoted was from Rasul Allah (SAWS), every example he gave was from Rasul Allah (SAWS).
There was no exaggerating & no fantastic fairy tales – anyone who has listened to a Shi’i giving a lecture will understand what I am talking about.
There was no hateful speech, or hidden innuendo.
In contrast, I attended a majlis ‘aza for a family member who passed away recently (Shi’i). The sheikh (Shii) giving the lecture and doing the Majlis took approximately 15 minutes before bringing up the issue of Mu’awiyah and ridiculing the Sahabah. During a majlis for a person who just passed away! Allahu Akbar
So anyway – what I am getting at is that there is absolutely no doubt in my mind who are the true followers of Rasul Allah (SAWS).By a former Shia brother Original post link