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sunni fatwas on shias

So, imagine you have two groups of people who both believe in God and follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad. These two groups are called Sunnis and Shias.

Sometimes, the leaders of the Sunni group (who are like teachers or bosses) will give their opinions on certain things related to the Shia group. These opinions are called "fatwas."

Some Sunni leaders might say things like "Shias are wrong about certain things and we don't agree with them." This could be because the Shias have different beliefs or practices than the Sunnis.

However, it's important to remember that not all Sunnis feel this way, and not all fatwas are negative. Some Sunni leaders might say that it's okay to have different beliefs and respect each other's differences.

At the end of the day, just like with any group of people, there will always be different opinions and disagreements. The important thing is to treat everyone with kindness and respect, even if you don't agree with them.