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Submitted by sTs (United Arab Emirates), Sep 14, 2008 at 08:49

Sara,

This is the first time I hear of Taqqiya and its meaning. and that Sunni Muslim force Shi'a to Curse Ali and his Family (Ahl Bayt) - The reason for my astonishment is that Sunni Muslimsrespect Ali and his family very much, there is no way a Sunni Muslim would curse Ali or his family being part of Mohammad family

Anyone who curse Ali, whether being Sunni or otherwise, it means he indirectly curse the prophet and his household. And this is NOT admissible in Islam.

I am not sure what are your sources for such accusation against the Sunni

Also you have translated wrongly the following verse from the Quran

"[Yusuf Ali 3:28] "Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution, that ye may Guard yourselves from them. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah."

Yousuf Ali is pakistani, whose native language is NOT Arabic.And frankly I don't like his translation, there is another Pakistani whose translation is better, although not perfect

The word in Arabic Wali, means gaurdian, supporter, Boss. It does not mean Friend. So the meaning of this verse - not to take unbelievers to be your bosses, you rulers, and not to be your Judges or advisors, but it does not mean not to friend with Non-Muslims. Muslims should be their own bosses and rulers because they know best what is good for the Muslims, unbelievers should not be the Judges who judge in not Islamic laws .

Many places in the Quran say that the christians are nearer to Muslims, that God created the people to tribes and nations so they know each other, to help neighbours and be friends with neighbors even if they are Not Muslims.

Prophet Muhammad told us to be kind to all people including non Muslims

You see you have a lot to understand about Islam, but you opt to take the wrong sources for your understanding

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