7. Differences in rituals
Shia and Sunni Muslims have slight variations in their timings and method of prayer, and the former believe that it is allowed to combine the two main Dhuhr and Asr prayers as well as the two Maghrib and Isha prayers, which the latter rejects. In the month of Ramadan, Shiite Muslims keep their fast ten minutes earlier and break it ten minutes later. Shias also believe in al-Mutah (temporary marriage), whereas Sunnis do not accept it at all, as they believe the practice was abolished when the framework of Islam was being solidified.