What is the main difference between Sunnis and Shias?

The main difference originated from the question of succession after the death of the Prophet Muhammad and is related to differing views about appropriate leadership for the Muslim community. Shi’as believe that succession to the spiritual and political rule of the Muslim community lies only with the family and certain descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. [...]

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Is Islam at odds with modernity and democracy?

There is nothing about modernity in general that Islamic teachings are opposed to. In fact, many aspects of modernity, such as the use of science, reasoning, and invention as a means for improving our lives are in line with the Islamic ideology that led to the flowering of science and learning at the height of [...]

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Is MAB radical? Does MAB call for the implementation of Shariah?

MAB is a British organization working to serve society. It is neither a radical organisation nor does it call for the implementation of shariah law in the UK. In Muslim majority countries, MAB believes it is the right of the masses to choose Shariah if they wish; and their democratic decision should be respected. MAB [...]

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What is Shariah?

Shariah comes from an Arabic word meaning “path to the water.” Shariah is often translated as “Islamic law,” which is not wrong, but incomplete. Shariah is divine guidance that is drawn from the Qur’an and Sunnah (teachings and guidance of Prophet Muhammad) for the purpose of helping humanity to worship and draw close to God, [...]

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