Shia theology has two concepts that define religion as a whole. First, there are Roots of Religion (Usul al-Din), and secondly, the Branches of Religion (Furu al-Din) unlike Sunni community.
But the two communities have witnessed sharp divide in some parts of Pakistan where violence is being used against one another. And every year, in the Islamic month of Muharram, Shias are attacked while they mourn the death of Prophet’s grandson – Imam Husain (as).
Seven persons were reportedly killed and 18 other injured when a Shia procession was targeted in northwest city Dera Ismail Khan on November 24. The miscreants had hid the bomb in a heap of garbage to target the Shia procession through a powerful remote blast.
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