So how does this “Muslim” prayer look like? Does one cross his hands in it? Does one pray on the carpet?
When we say we are Shia, it means we are Muslims who get our prophetic teachings from the Ahlulbayt. That’s what it means. Yes the Prophet was Muslim, but how do we follow him? He himself in authentic hadiths said: Ali and his Shia are the victorious ones. Shia just means “follower,” and so we follow Imam Ali after the Prophet. So we are Muslims who get our teachings from the Prophet’s family.