He who marries a woman solely for her beauty will not find anything he likes in her, he who marries her for her wealth will be deprived of it as soon as he marries her, so look to marry women of faith.
—  The Messenger of Allah (ص) Mizan al-Hikmah h. 2781
The real roots of Sunni-Shia conflict

Beyond the myth of “ancient religious hatreds what’s really driving the Middle East’s sectarian divide?  

  Iraqi Sunni and Shia attend a Baghdad conference bringing together local political and religious (Spot the difference?)

 by Max Fisher

Debunking the "ancient hatreds” myth

Marc Lynch, a George Washington University professor and Middle East scholar, wrote a lengthy piece on this week’s uptick in Iran and Saudi Arabia’s regional cold war, which is playing out largely along Sunni-Shia lines, titled “Why Saudi Arabia escalated the Middle East’s sectarian conflict.”

The piece was widely circulated by Middle East experts as authoritative and insightful. Some of the reasons Lynch discusses include: a desire to distract from Saudi foreign policy failures elsewhere, a fear that the United States is softening on Iran, and an effort to appease hard-line Islamist elements at home.

Noticeably absent from Lynch’s list of factors: that Saudi Arabia hates the Shia due to theological disagreements or seventh-century succession disputes.

That’s not a mistake. No one who seriously studies the Middle East considers Sunni-Shia sectarianism to be a primarily religious issue. Rather, it’s a primarily political issue, which has manifested along lines that just so happen to line up with religious demographics that were historically much calmer and more peaceful…

Read on:- http://www.vox.com/2016/1/5/10718456/sunni-shia

Honesty will guide you to goodness, and goodness will invite you to Heaven. As long as you tell the truth, no lies will be left in your heart and you will be known as an honest person near God.
—  Amirul Mo’minin Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (ع) Mishkat ul-Anwar fi Ghurar il-Akhbar h. 931