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Verily the one who enjoins good and prohibits wrong should possess three qualities: he should act upon that which he enjoins and abstain from that which he prohibits; he must be just with regards to what he enjoins and just with regards to what he prohibits; and he must be gentle in what he enjoins and gentle in what he prohibits.'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
al-Khisal, p. 109, no. 79

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Question : #140 Category: Shia Sunni Dialogue
Subject: different Adhan in Shia and Sunni
Question: Why do the Shia and the Sunni schools recite the adhaan differently, when did this division come into play?
Answer: There are different traditions that the Shia and Sunni sects refer to. The Shia refer to traditions of the Prophet (s) and the Infallible Imams (a) while the Sunnis refer to traditions of the Prophet (s) and companions. It is a popular view that Umar inserted the phrase 'Prayer is better than sleep' into the adhan for the morning prayer - which the Shia reject. Also, the Shia have the phrases 'I bear witness that Ali is the waliyullah' which is considered to be recommended to state and not an actual sentence of the adhan.

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