### [[Thanking Parents for Omissions]] #Religion #Family #Identity #Generations #Knowledge I want to thank my parents for never teaching me about the distinctions between Sunna Muslims and Shia Muslims. It wasn't until I was around 19 years old that I discovered these differences. Additionally, I am grateful that they never corrected the way I prayed, even though I studied religion in a Sunni school that did not align with my sect. At that time, I was unaware that Islam existed in multiple versions. I also want to express my gratitude to my parents for never informing me that I should wait 10 minutes after the call to prayer to break my fast during Ramadan. I later learned that Sunna and Shia Muslims break their fasts at slightly different times. Furthermore, I am thankful for my mom's response when I asked her why she placed her hands on her sides instead of on her chest during prayer, as we were taught in school. She would simply say, "Some people pray with their hands on their sides, while others pray with their hands on their chests. It doesn't matter." Lastly, I want to thank my dad for always dropping me off and picking me up from the mosque where I used to pray with my friend, who I later discovered was Sunni. I now understand that Sunna and Shia Muslims have different prayer houses. Thank you, mom and dad, for not teaching me these differences. Sometimes, I wish I had never learned about them. Originally Shared on: [Facebook]( > [!rtl]- بالعربي > شكر الوالدين على الغيابات > [!seealso] Related Thoughts > > Related thoughts will appear here when available.