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The Venn diagram Between Sunni and Shia

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Kennedy Horton

on 4 September 2015

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Transcript of The Venn diagram Between Sunni and Shia

The differences and similarities between Sunni and Shia
Sunni
Shia
Both
Sunni and Shia Muslims share the most fundamental Islamic beliefs and articles of faith.
They believe in the same God, Allah.
They believe in the Quran as their holy book.
Shia and Sunni Muslims share the main articles of Islamic belief and are considered by most to be brethren in faith. In fact, most Muslims do not claim a membership in any group, but prefer to call themselves simply, "Muslims."
Follow the five pillar of faith Pilgrimage,Confesion,Prayer, Charity, and Facing
Holy cities include Jerusalem , Mecca, and Medina
Sunni means "one who follows tradition"
Know that the Iman is going to be unperfect and make mistakes
Sunni Muslims agree with the position taken by many of the Prophet's companions, that the new leader should be elected if they have a job.
Makes up 90% of the Muslim Faction.
Sunni Muslims believe that there is no bases in Islam for the spiritual leader to be related,admired, or appeal of saints. They believe that the leader shouldn't be a birthright, but a trust that is earned and which may be given or taken away by the people themselves.
Shia-t-Ali means "Party of Ali" hortened to shia
Makes up 10% of the Muslim Faction
The leader must be a descendant of Muhammad
The Shia Muslims believe that following the Prophet Muhammad's death, leadership should have passed directly to his cousin/son-in-law, Ali.
Shia Muslims believe that Imam is perfect as it comes directly from God.
Shia Muslims admire the Imams as saints and perform pilgrimages to their tombs and shrines.
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