In the name of Allah, the Merciful to all, the Compassionate
Sunni-Shia hostility has existed for the last 14 centuries - an unsettled problem that nobody can deny. The majority of the disagreements and the sectarian division started immediately after the demise of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad (PBUH). For the most part of history, the sects coexisted in harmony and peace despite the occasional disagreement and violence. Never before has the violence been this widespread and brutal.