Shiites gradually became the glue that held persia together and distinguished it from the ottoman empire to its west, which was sunni, and the mughal muslims to the east in india, also sunni this was the geography of shiite islam, and it would prevail into the 20th century. The al-islamorg site and the dilp are entirely supported by individual donors and well wishers if you regularly visit this site and wish to show your appreciation, or if you wish to see further development of al-islamorg, please donate online. As a scholar of islam and a public educator, i often field questions about sunnis, shiites and the sects of islam what exactly is the shiite-sunni divide and what is its history. In iraq, many sunnis and shiites who are not particularly devout are participating in the bloodshed, fighting to advance group interests all religious shiites nominally observe the advice of an ayatollah on how to follow the law of islam, or sharia, in the modern context.
The sunni and shiite dispute started over who should have become the leader of the muslim world after mohammed died over 1,400 years ago however, the dispute is still going on today the sunni's thought that the best person to take over as leader was abu bakr, a friend of mohammad. Filed under: islam, shiites, sunnis. Sunni-shiíte separation sunnis and shiítes originally split over who should rightfully succeed the prophet muhammad at his death in 632 ce a follower of the islam religion the two main branches of muslims are the sunni and shiíte sectarian: a government run by religious leaders of one religion. Sunnis, who are almost 90 percent of the muslim population, believe that abu bakar (ra) was rightly made the first caliph of islam whereas, according to the shiite faith, it was the right of ali (ra), the cousin and the son in law of the prophet (pbuh.
Sunni islam and shia islam are the two major denominations of islam they chose sides following the death of the islamic prophet muhammad in ad 632 a dispute over succession to islamic prophet muhammad as a caliph of the islamic community spread across various parts of the world, which led to the battle of jamal and battle of siffin. Shia islam rejects sunni islam's kutub al-sittah, or the five allegedly original hadiths, and rejects hadiths attributed to muhammad's wife, aisha, who shias feel defied ali likewise, sunnis reject shia islam's the four books. The differences between sunnis and shiites are not new however, what could be new is that many of today's scholars, and i agree with them, realize that i did some research once on the frequency of battles between sunnis and shiites in islamic history only between the tenth and twelfth century ce.
The divide between sunnis and shia is the largest and oldest in the history of islam members of the two sects have co-existed for centuries and share many fundamental beliefs and practices but they differ in doctrine, ritual, law, theology and religious organisation. - sunnis and shiites interpret the religion differently neither the sunni nor the shiite muslim communities are monolithic, however within the shiite community there are a variety of different branches, most split among their beliefs about who came to lead islam after the death of ali. Most sunnis and shiites are liberal, although not by western standards in peaceful and prosperous times, there is little conflict between them some shiites, for example, have a tradition of valuing martyrdom that came out of their early experiences of conflict with the sunnis. Islam - sunnis and shiites posted on november 8, 2017 by david palestinians are beginning to understand that history has passed them by the sunni-shiite divide began after mohammed's death in 632 with the question of succession sunnis believed that mohammed left no spiritual heir. Sunnis also have the idea of the mahdi as an ideal ruler, but not necessarily in the line of 'ali, and conceptions vary considerably another group of shiites is the zaydis, whose line of imams diverges with the fifth of all shiites, the zaydis are the closest to the sunnis in their ideas and practices.
Sunnis do not recognize the shiite imamate or believe in the return of the hidden imam nor do they follow powerful religious leaders like the shiite a bitter history drove the sunnis and shiites apart and keeps them divided today although the division remains, sunnis and shiites both continue to. Home » free resources » world religions » islam » the first schism: sunnis and shi'ites the issue of muhammad's successor led islam to divide into what are now its two largest sects, sunnis and shi'ites (or shia. If sunnis accept shiite version as a fact and/or shiites see the sunni version as the truth, their whole theology collapses, each one will cease to exist islam is a big universal religion, and is not defined by petty lines all will go to paradise, god assures in quran that whether you are a jew, christian or. Sunnis and shiites essayshave you ever wondered about other religions that are out there and why they are out there read on to learn more about a brief history and then i will break each of them into separate religions in books written on islam the word hadith usually refers to the sayings or.
Differences between shiite and sunni islam charles rasmussen grand canyon university int 463 differences between shiite and sunni islam mohammed sunnis vs shiites vs kurds there are three ethnicity-based governments in iraq that absolutely hate each other and do not get along at all. How do sunnis and shi'as differ theologically hadith and sunnah initially the difference between sunni and shi'a was merely a question of who should lead the muslim community the sunnis consider all hadith and sunnah narrated by any of twelve thousand companions to be equally valid. The sunni and shiite sects of islam encompass a wide spectrum of doctrine, opinion and schools of thought the branches are in agreement on many these shiites, known as twelvers, anticipate his return as the mahdi, or messiah because of the different paths the two sects took, sunnis emphasise. The sunnis are the muslims who agree on the way the caliphs were elected and are followers of qur'an teachings and prophet muhammad sayings what are some differences between sunni and shiite islam answer 1 the major difference is historical the shiites didnot agree on the elected.
Sunni islam (/ ˈ s uː n i, ˈ s ʊ n i /) is the largest denomination of islam its name comes from the word sunnah , referring to the exemplary behaviour of the islamic prophet muhammad  the differences between sunni and shia muslims arose from a disagreement over the choice of muhammad's successor and subsequently acquired broader. The differences between islam's two main branches -- sunni and shiite -- date back to a long and bloody leadership dispute after the death, in 632, of the. The tension between the two main sects of islam, sunni and shiite, is one of the factors driving the violence in the middle east here is an overview of the sects' differences and where adherents. The sunni-shiite split is an economic war between arab saudi arabia and persian iran sunni-shia split and terrorism fundamentalist factions of both sunnis and shiites promote terrorism they believe shiites want to destroy islam and recreate the persian empire.
Islam: sunnis and shiites febe armanios analyst in middle east religions and cultures foreign affairs, defense, and trade division summary the majority of the world's muslim population follows the sunni branch of islam, and approximately 10-15% of all muslims follow the shiite (shi'ite, shi'a. Islam: sunnis and shiites description the majority of the world's muslim population follows the sunni branch of islam, and approximately 10%-15% of all muslims follow the shiite (shi'ite, shi'a, shia) branch.