“Those with hands folded around their waists are from the Sunni community. Those with hands going straight down are from the Shia community. For hundreds of years, most Shias have avoided prayers next to Sunnis and vice versa. For hundreds of years, both groups have blamed each other for being ideologically impure”, read Bilal Zaidi’s status update on Facebook.
It’s a photograph from a Shia Mosque in Okhla Vihar, Jamia Nagar on Eid-Ul-Fitr. An initiative to bring together Shia and Sunni Muslims, Shoulder to Shoulder movement, has been started by Delhi residents Syed Asad Haider Zaidi and Mazin Khan.
The two groups have fought wars and killed millions for ages. Their ideological differences are still being exploited by the power brokers in the Arab -Persian region.
“The world suffers not because of the violence of bad people but the silence of good…