Thursday, November 20, 2014

Shia primary and Secondary Principles

As I said in the Previous article, Three steps to become a shiite, there are two types of beliefs in theology of Shia Islam: primary and secondary principles. Primary principles like oneness of Allah and prophecy of Muhammd must be achieved with research while, in secondary principles like Salat and Fasting we must follow a religious expert (a Mujtahid) like Ayatollah Khamenei or Ayatollah Sistani or others.

The following picture shows primary (Osule Din) and secondary beliefs (Foru'e Din) of Shia Muslims.