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I was born in a family which had strong influence of Sufism. With such a surrounding, i believedI believed in some of the 'powers' of Sufis, like their souls listens to your prayers and can advocate to ALLAH for you even when they are dead. It was amazing that, some of my family members used to read Quran but did not read the translation in our native language. Therefore, they missed some straightforward guidance of holy Quran. Later on in my life (when iI was 24/25), iI started reading authentic translations of holy Quran. I was amazed by it's power and sophistication. Verses like this changed some of my old beliefs:

Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم): "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) Allah." Say: "Have you then taken (for worship) Auliya' (protectors) other than Him, such as have no power either for benefit or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Is the blind equal to the one who sees? Or darkness equal to light? Or do they assign to Allah partners who created the like of His creation, so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them?" Say: "Allah is the Creator of all things; and He is the One, the Irresistible." (Quran 13:16)

"Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory)" (Quran 2: 255)

There are people with exceedingly high moral who may have attained closeness to ALLAH and maybe their prayers have more weight when they are alive. Maybe they can be called Sufis. However, a dead soul (or even a living soul) cannot advocate for someone without the permission of ALLAH (Quran 2:255).

What disturbs me about Shia view is their too strong belief in the Imams. Even they consider their Imams to be Sinless and perfect [http://www.shia.org/fundamental.html]. Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion where only ALLAH is perfect. Such attributes given to Imams undermine Islam's strictly monotheistic belief. Therefore, personally, iI feel at ease with the teachings of Quran and Sunnah (the authentic narrations of prophet's (pbuh) life) and iI would recommend reverts/converts to follow these two sources of guidance (primarily Quran and then Sunnah).

I was born in a family which had strong influence of Sufism. With such a surrounding, i believed in some of the 'powers' of Sufis, like their souls listens to your prayers and can advocate to ALLAH for you even when they are dead. It was amazing that, some of my family members used to read Quran but did not read the translation in our native language. Therefore, they missed some straightforward guidance of holy Quran. Later on in my life (when i was 24/25), i started reading authentic translations of holy Quran. I was amazed by it's power and sophistication. Verses like this changed some of my old beliefs:

Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم): "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) Allah." Say: "Have you then taken (for worship) Auliya' (protectors) other than Him, such as have no power either for benefit or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Is the blind equal to the one who sees? Or darkness equal to light? Or do they assign to Allah partners who created the like of His creation, so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them?" Say: "Allah is the Creator of all things; and He is the One, the Irresistible." (Quran 13:16)

"Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory)" (Quran 2: 255)

There are people with exceedingly high moral who may have attained closeness to ALLAH and maybe their prayers have more weight when they are alive. Maybe they can be called Sufis. However, a dead soul (or even a living soul) cannot advocate for someone without the permission of ALLAH (Quran 2:255).

What disturbs me about Shia view is their too strong belief in the Imams. Even they consider their Imams to be Sinless and perfect [http://www.shia.org/fundamental.html]. Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion where only ALLAH is perfect. Such attributes given to Imams undermine Islam's strictly monotheistic belief. Therefore, personally, i feel at ease with the teachings of Quran and Sunnah (the authentic narrations of prophet's (pbuh) life) and i would recommend reverts/converts to follow these two sources of guidance (primarily Quran and then Sunnah).

I was born in a family which had strong influence of Sufism. With such a surrounding, I believed in some of the 'powers' of Sufis, like their souls listens to your prayers and can advocate to ALLAH for you even when they are dead. It was amazing that, some of my family members used to read Quran but did not read the translation in our native language. Therefore, they missed some straightforward guidance of holy Quran. Later on in my life (when I was 24/25), I started reading authentic translations of holy Quran. I was amazed by it's power and sophistication. Verses like this changed some of my old beliefs:

Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم): "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) Allah." Say: "Have you then taken (for worship) Auliya' (protectors) other than Him, such as have no power either for benefit or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Is the blind equal to the one who sees? Or darkness equal to light? Or do they assign to Allah partners who created the like of His creation, so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them?" Say: "Allah is the Creator of all things; and He is the One, the Irresistible." (Quran 13:16)

"Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory)" (Quran 2: 255)

There are people with exceedingly high moral who may have attained closeness to ALLAH and maybe their prayers have more weight when they are alive. Maybe they can be called Sufis. However, a dead soul (or even a living soul) cannot advocate for someone without the permission of ALLAH (Quran 2:255).

What disturbs me about Shia view is their too strong belief in the Imams. Even they consider their Imams to be Sinless and perfect [http://www.shia.org/fundamental.html]. Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion where only ALLAH is perfect. Such attributes given to Imams undermine Islam's strictly monotheistic belief. Therefore, personally, I feel at ease with the teachings of Quran and Sunnah (the authentic narrations of prophet's (pbuh) life) and I would recommend reverts/converts to follow these two sources of guidance (primarily Quran and then Sunnah).

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I was born in a family which had strong influence of Sufism. With such a surrounding, i believed in some of the 'powers' of Sufis, like their souls listens to your prayers and can advocate to ALLAH for you even when they are dead. It was amazing that, some of my family members used to read Quran but did not read the translation in our native language. Therefore, they missed some straightforward guidance of holy Quran. Later on in my life (when i was 24/25), i started reading authentic translations of holy Quran. I was amazed by it's power and sophistication. Verses like this changed some of my old beliefs:

Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم): "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) Allah." Say: "Have you then taken (for worship) Auliya' (protectors) other than Him, such as have no power either for benefit or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Is the blind equal to the one who sees? Or darkness equal to light? Or do they assign to Allah partners who created the like of His creation, so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them?" Say: "Allah is the Creator of all things; and He is the One, the Irresistible." (Quran 13:16)

"Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory)" (Quran 2: 255)

There are people with exceedingly high moral who may have attained closeness to ALLAH and maybe their prayers have more weight when they are alive. Maybe they can be called Sufis. However, a dead soul (or even a living soul) cannot advocate for someone without the permission of ALLAH (Quran 2:255).

What disturbs me about Shia view is their too strong belief in the Imams. Even they consider their Imams to be Sinless and perfect [http://www.shia.org/fundamental.html]. Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion where only ALLAH is perfect. Such attributes given to Imams undermine Islam's strictly monotheistic belief. Therefore, personally, i feel at ease with the teachings of Quran and Sunnah (the authentic narrations of prophet's (pbuh) life) and i would recommend reverts/converts to follow these two sources of guidance (primarily Quran and then Sunnah).

I was born in a family which had strong influence of Sufism. With such a surrounding, i believed in some of the 'powers' of Sufis, like their souls listens to your prayers and can advocate to ALLAH for you even when they are dead. It was amazing that, some of my family members used to read Quran but did not read the translation in our native language. Therefore, they missed some straightforward guidance of holy Quran. Later on in my life (when i was 24/25), i started reading authentic translations of holy Quran. I was amazed by it's power and sophistication. Verses like this changed some of my old beliefs:

Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم): "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) Allah." Say: "Have you then taken (for worship) Auliya' (protectors) other than Him, such as have no power either for benefit or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Is the blind equal to the one who sees? Or darkness equal to light? Or do they assign to Allah partners who created the like of His creation, so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them?" Say: "Allah is the Creator of all things; and He is the One, the Irresistible." (Quran 13:16)

"Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory)" (Quran 2: 255)

There are people with exceedingly high moral who may have attained closeness to ALLAH and maybe their prayers have more weight when they are alive. Maybe they can be called Sufis. However, a dead soul (or even a living soul) cannot advocate for someone without the permission of ALLAH (Quran 2:255).

What disturbs me about Shia view is their too strong belief in the Imams. Even they consider their Imams to be Sinless and perfect [http://www.shia.org/fundamental.html]. Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion where only ALLAH is perfect. Such attributes given to Imams undermine Islam's strictly monotheistic belief.

I was born in a family which had strong influence of Sufism. With such a surrounding, i believed in some of the 'powers' of Sufis, like their souls listens to your prayers and can advocate to ALLAH for you even when they are dead. It was amazing that, some of my family members used to read Quran but did not read the translation in our native language. Therefore, they missed some straightforward guidance of holy Quran. Later on in my life (when i was 24/25), i started reading authentic translations of holy Quran. I was amazed by it's power and sophistication. Verses like this changed some of my old beliefs:

Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم): "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) Allah." Say: "Have you then taken (for worship) Auliya' (protectors) other than Him, such as have no power either for benefit or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Is the blind equal to the one who sees? Or darkness equal to light? Or do they assign to Allah partners who created the like of His creation, so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them?" Say: "Allah is the Creator of all things; and He is the One, the Irresistible." (Quran 13:16)

"Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory)" (Quran 2: 255)

There are people with exceedingly high moral who may have attained closeness to ALLAH and maybe their prayers have more weight when they are alive. Maybe they can be called Sufis. However, a dead soul (or even a living soul) cannot advocate for someone without the permission of ALLAH (Quran 2:255).

What disturbs me about Shia view is their too strong belief in the Imams. Even they consider their Imams to be Sinless and perfect [http://www.shia.org/fundamental.html]. Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion where only ALLAH is perfect. Such attributes given to Imams undermine Islam's strictly monotheistic belief. Therefore, personally, i feel at ease with the teachings of Quran and Sunnah (the authentic narrations of prophet's (pbuh) life) and i would recommend reverts/converts to follow these two sources of guidance (primarily Quran and then Sunnah).

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I was born in a family which had strong influence of Sufism. With such a surrounding, i believed in some of the 'powers' of Sufis, like their souls listens to your prayers and can advocate to ALLAH for you even when they are dead. It was amazing that, some of my family members used to read Quran but did not read the translation in our native language. Therefore, they missed some straightforward guidance of holy Quran. Later on in my life (when i was 24/25), i started reading authentic translations of holy Quran. I was amazed by it's power and sophistication. Verses like this changed some of my old beliefs:

Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم): "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the earth?" Say: "(It is) Allah." Say: "Have you then taken (for worship) Auliya' (protectors) other than Him, such as have no power either for benefit or for harm to themselves?" Say: "Is the blind equal to the one who sees? Or darkness equal to light? Or do they assign to Allah partners who created the like of His creation, so that the creation (which they made and His creation) seemed alike to them?" Say: "Allah is the Creator of all things; and He is the One, the Irresistible." (Quran 13:16)

"Allah! There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitteth? He knoweth what (appeareth to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. Nor shall they compass aught of His knowledge except as He willeth. His Throne doth extend over the heavens and the earth, and He feeleth no fatigue in guarding and preserving them for He is the Most High, the Supreme (in glory)" (Quran 2: 255)

There are people with exceedingly high moral who may have attained closeness to ALLAH and maybe their prayers have more weight when they are alive. Maybe they can be called Sufis. However, a dead soul (or even a living soul) cannot advocate for someone without the permission of ALLAH (Quran 2:255).

What disturbs me about Shia view is their too strong belief in the Imams. Even they consider their Imams to be Sinless and perfect [http://www.shia.org/fundamental.html]. Islam is a strictly monotheistic religion where only ALLAH is perfect. Such attributes given to Imams undermine Islam's strictly monotheistic belief.