Is the shahadah for shia and sunni muslims the same?
'ashadoanah la illaha illallah wa ashodoanah mohammadan rasoolallah'
Do shias believe that 'Ali an walli allah' is part of the shahadah?
Please no lectures or hate about shias or sunnis, i just want to know the answer to my question, thanks.
We are told to consider anyone who says the two Shahadahs, Muslim.
But the Quran says that not everyone who says they are Muslims i.e. says the Shahadas is, a believer (Mo'meen). (49:14)
Now Shia believe Imamate to be an impartial part of true Islam, so they also believe that an ESSENTIAL PART of being a believer (Mo'meen) is believing in the Imamate of Ali AS and 11 of his descendants (and believing that Imamate is a virtue given to them by God) .
So saying the third part of the Shahadah ('ashado anna Alian walliu 'llah) is a step anyone who wants to be considered a believer (Mo'meen) must take.
I must emphasize that according to the Shia belief just saying it doesn't necesssarily make you a Mo'meen (but if you don't say it then surely you are not a Mo'meen).
I'm a Shia who has been studying Islam for 10 out of the 23 years of my life!
yes. they say. but according to shia it is not needed to be said for becoming a Muslim.
shahadah is the same for both shia and sunni.
'Ali an walli allah' is not part of the shahadah but optionally many shia say it. but it is not needed to say it. it is only to show the love and following Ali (sa) AFTER prophet. not needed as pat of shahadah. also many do not tell it because is not necessary to tell it.