Andrea Gibson, The Nutritionist (via aestheticintrovert)
Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS)
I decided I would finally go to a Shia mosque for Friday prayers.Â I had my three year oldÂ son with me, but even if he became too hyper, it would be okay, becauseÂ there was just one of him, and I …
"Driving home, I was really grateful to God for allowing me this wonderful experience. I had always wanted to pray at a shia mosque. None of the misinformation and rumours about them were true in my experience. They did not associate any partners with God, as some Sunnis accuse them of doing. They did not ask for help from Imam Hussein (AS) as the rumors state. The family of the Prophet pbuh is very dear to them, no doubt. But it should also be very dear to all Muslims because the Quran tells us that none of us is a true Muslim unless we love the Prophet pbuh and his family more than anything. Everyone prayed to God alone and asked Him alone for all help. Nobody can claim that they were pretending to in front of me, because I came in unannounced, and the only people who knew I was Sunni were the two girls I told after the prayers were over."