How Do Sunni and Shia Islam Differ?How Do Sunni and Shia Islam Differ?
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Muslims wait to break their fast on the 21st day of the holy month of Ramadan at Jama Masjid on June 6, 2018, in New Delhi, India.
One marker has been the spread of the niqab to countries where previously it was unknown, such as Pakistan and Egypt, and to Muslim ...
Lebanese Shia supporters of Hezbollah listen to the story of Imam Hussein in Beirut
A map of Shia populations in the Middle East
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The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria's flag incorporates the shahada and the seal of Muhammad in its design.
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Examine this map from the Pew Research Center, which undertook a systematic estimate of the world's Muslim population figures in 2009:
A map of Syria's sectarian and ethnic distribution in 2011. Fabrice Balanche & Mary Kalbach Horan, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
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The Origins Of The Shiite-Sunni Split
Scholars at an Abbasid library. Maqamat of al-Hariri Illustration by Yahyá al-Wasiti, Baghdad 1237
The message of Jesus leads to liberation while the message of Muhammad leads to subjugation.
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... but those who were contemporary with its rise saw it for what it was not a denial, but an adaptation and a misuse, of the Christian thing.”
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Iranian women demonstrate at an anti-Saudi protest in Tehran, January 2016 .
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Christians are split into Protestants and Catholics, and Jews into Orthodox, Conservative and Reform. Muslims are divided, too, into Sunnis and Shiites.
Names of all 12 Imams (descendants of Imam Ali) written in the form of Arabic name على 'Ali'
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Members of the Iraqi forces watch Donald Trump giving a speech after he won the U.S.
Map showing religious composition of Indonesia. Islam is shown in light and dark Green. Islam represents the spiritual faith of 87.18% of Indonesians.
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Since this split, and it's ensuing acrimonious start, the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam haven't exactly gotten along smoothly. To the Shia, Ali was divinely ...
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Ghazan and his brother Öljaitü both were tolerant of sectarian differences within the boundaries of Islam, in contrast to the traditions of Genghis Khan.
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Trump's team appears unfazed by the feeling among Palestinians that they are being cast aside.
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Eleanor Roosevelt of the United States holding a Universal Declaration of Human Rights poster in Spanish. UN Photo, November 1949, United Nations (Lake ...
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Though he rules most of the population, about 40% of Syria's territory lies beyond his control. Foreign powers dominate the border areas, blocking trade ...
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Source: Charles Kurzman, “These Numbers Show Why Trump's Muslim Entry Limit Is Absurd,” Huffington Post, January 26, 2017.
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The minor jihad may be divided into two: aggression and defense. Aggression against any people is not permitted in Islam; however, defense is an absolute ...
Besides Aleppo, the Syrian government currently controls the capital, Damascus. It also controls parts of southern Syria, much of the area near the ...
How the Shia-Sunni split in 632AD led to Iran and Saudi Arabia's power games today
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Sunni misconceptions about Shias
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Map of the battle for control in Yeman.
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A Syrian man drives his vehicle past destruction in the once rebel-held Aghiour neighborhood in Aleppo during a sandstorm on March 10, 2017. AFP/JOSEPH EID
Iraqi militiamen loyal to the radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, guard positions around
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The daily prayers begin with praising God as “Mercy and Beneficent” and ends with the greeting of peace for all.
Pakistan's Shia targeted by Sunni militants
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The first chapter of the Quran, Al-Fatiha (The Opening), is seven verses
Hindu extremists demolish Babri mosque in Ayodhya, triggering widespread Hindu-Muslim violence in 1992
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Source: Charles Kurzman, “Muslim-American Involvement with Violent Extremism, 2016,” January 2017.
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