Learning about IslamWatch
Welcome to the Learning About Islam thread
This is a place for everyone to learn about the Islamic religion, in a safe and supportive environment.
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debating is basically an argument in a formal manner
Oh i would LOVE to answer questions a polite person has for me about my religion. I don't think someone who is sane would press the report button against a polite person who is just curious about the religion babe.
I'm from a Shia country (not really a Muslim myself, but just understand that kind of Islam), and so I'm very acquainted with the Shia side of life. I assume, that the majority of Muslims here are likely Sunni, so my question is, what can be done to heal the Shia/Sunni schism, and is it ever possible to heal the divide? I never really knew about any other sects of Islam despite Shia so I'm quite ignorant as to Sunni, Wahabi, Baha'i, etc.
And who are you to decide?
Also please explain the whole shia and sunni divide aswell as the discrimination against shias and vice versa.
Whats with all the hate and bias?
Since this thread is already going off topic I have a question.
What does Islam say about lesbianism, I ask because generally my understanding is that it is sodomy that carries a punishment?
Since lesbianism is technically not "zina", there's no mandated (hadd) punishment for it as far as I know. The punishment is up to the discretion of the judge (qadi) in Sunni Islam. I'm not sure about the other sects.
are they practicing it in the right way? I don't think so boo Because if they were then I'm sure the billions of peaceful Muslims out there would do the same shi*t they do right?