The murtad Whilst no one is denying the importance of debating and teaching about sunni-deo conflict, we should ask ourselves if it’s the current utmost priority when we have young people leaving Islam at a rapid rate. they are not even muslims, telling them they need to go to a sunni mosque makes no difference to them—they don’t care. They’ll probably look at you and think you’re deluded which will reinforce what they already think about the religion. If you have any experience with seeing someone leave the religion, you’ll understand what I’m saying. Get out of your cocoon and actually talk to young people to understand the reality of what’s happening on the ground which is that they couldn’t care less about sunni-deo conflict because they don’t even believe in Islam. We should first get them to come back to Islam, learn fard ayn. we can then teach and focus on sunni-deo differences. The confused lay person If a layperson comes to you and asks should I pray in a deo or sunni mosque, sure tackle it because presumably the person wants to know more. Explain the issues so that they understand why they need to pray in a sunni mosque. Redirect them to or teach them Aqida courses too.