MYTHS AND LEGENDS ABOUT SHIA PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT TRUE
We grew up in an environment where people will think you are weird if you are different or if your customs are different. This is a common case with Hindu, Christians and Parsees etc. Even I have done a lot of stupid things and I asked a Christian friend if they kiss in the church while getting married. Here we are only gonna focus on our Shia fellows and the misconceptions about them in our society.
Please keep in mind that we are not gonna discuss the religious beliefs and concepts. So kindly avoid posting any comments which may hurt sentiments
1 – SPITTING IN WATER BEFORE SERVING TO SUNNI
The most famous thing is that if you ask them for water they will secretly spit in it before serving it to you. Some of my closest friends are shia and I have also had shia roommates with me for over 2 years, ate with them and no one can claim such things to be true.
2 – SALIVA IN BIRYANI AND HALEEM
Another common legend is that they add the saliva of Zuljanah in Biryani and Haleem. Well I practise deoband side so I don’t eat niyaz etc. But I also believe in the harmony of sects so have been participating in cooking processes and the recipe of Biryani and Haleem never had any saliva.
3 – BLOOD IN SHARBAT
During Muharram you will see tents and stalls of drinks and milk at every corner and streets. Many times I witnessed Sunni people organizing these activities and managing tents of SABEEL. But I was really shocked when I once heard an uncle telling his kid “Nahi beta yeh bilkul nahi peena is mein Shia loog maatam karne walay ka khoon milatay hain” when his kid insisted to take a glass from that stall. It was at that moment I knew what the next generation is gonna be like. INTOLERANT AND BELIEVER OF MYTHS.
4 – QURAN WITH 40 PAARA
This was something I heard during school days. Obviously kids say anything they heard from others. Well ask your shia friend and check THEIR QURAN and you will say its OUR QURAN.
5 – ORGY IN SHAMA GUL
Now I am coming to the most dangerous part. Once in a perverted meeting (I am not a good guy I was part of it) a guy gave a theory about Mehfil-e-Shama Gul. We were teenagers back then and his theory was shocking. It said that during a mehfil named Shama Gul suddenly the lights are turned off and some sort of orgy starts over there. Strangers, friends and random people are part of that ritual. He further said that if a child is born due to that orgy, he/she is trained to become a cleric.
At that time we were not mature enough and actually believed all this shit. But later growing up having shia friends around us the misconceptions cleared.
6 – KIDNAPPING SUNNI KIDS AND KILLING THEM
It was also rumored that shia people kidnaps sunni kids, kill them and put their blood in biryani, haleem and other items of niyaaz. I don’t know what to say about this one. I was not kidnapped by them. Never heard of any such thing from even someone from far away.
A HUMBLE REQUEST
To end it I will only request all of you kindly stop believing on such things. Stop spreading such things. That orgy myths seems to be true? You can visit their mehfil and find out the truth. They won’t stop you. You think they put blood in niyaaz? You can help them during the cooking process and can supervise. We do have a lot of difference but we can learn to live with differences. A little bit of tolerance and acceptance is required. Also have to focus on the upbringing of the next generation. Doesn’t matter if you are a shia or sunni. Responsibility falls on both the parties.