The Prophet (PBUH) said Islam is Quran as constitution) and my etrate (Ahlul Bayt) as a model to follow until the day of judgment.

Islam is Quran and the Prophet’s (PBUH) Sonnat to follow as a model.

Shia says: Sonnat according to Ahlul Bayt, Imam Ali, Fatima Zahra, Imam Hassan, Imam Hossein, etc. until the 12th Imam, Mahdi Alayes Salam.

Sonnat according to Tabari Abo Harirah, Bukhari Imam, Shafai, Hanafi, Maleki, Hanbali, etc.

After Imam Ali’s (RA) martyrdom in 40 AH and Imam Hossein’s martyrdom (61 AH). Shia went underground (Taghieh) to protect the true Islam from corrupt khalifeh’s. For 1000 years, the Shia were tortured, persecuted and murdered for their belief. In Edalat (social justice), and Emamat (pious leadership). Corrupt khalifehs were against the 2 principles and did their best to suppress it.

After Imam Ali’s (RA) martyrdom, Moavieh, son of Abosofyan (Lanatollah Alahy) came to power then his son Yazid (L.A.) who martyred Imam Hossein (RA) and 72 members of the Prophet’s family. For 1000 years, they tortured and killed Shias to abolish two principles of Islam, Edalat (social justice) and Imamat (pious leadership).

Edalat (social justice): Shia says Allah is jut and likes a just society. If a society is not just, people should strive to change it to a just society. Justice and freedom is a God given right and no one can take it away from you.

For obvious reasons, corrupt Khalifehs (rulers) did not want social justice. They were corrupt rulers living in luxury and they were alcoholics, womanizers and unjust. They could not tolerate social justice as a principle of Islam so their colonies and Popets manufactured a lot of Hadiths to explain their unjust position.

Imamath (pious leadership): Shia believes after the Prophet (PBUH), Imam Ali (RA) and 12 Imams after him were true Islamic leaders and models to follow. Nowadays, our leaders must be pious, to be able to lead the Ummah to the right path. Our leaders must emulate and follow our Beloved Prophet (PBUH) in Zaher and Baten (outwardly and inwardly). We believe our pious leaders should not follow the public wim and do what they want. Pious leaders should follow the Quran, the Prophet (PBUH) and the 12 Imams, and lead the Ummah to salvation. Peace and prosperity in this life and paradise in the life after.

Corrupt rulers could not agree with pious leadership. Their forces destroyed anyone talking about it. Corrupt rulers chose soft, moderate Muslim leaders who would not disagree with them. These Popet Muslim leaders were rubber stamping anything the rulers would say or do. Just like Muslim leaders of today in Saudi Arabia or Egypt, etc. They approve the corruption around them and do not dare to say Muslim leaders should be pious and modest like our Prophet (PBUH).