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Shi'ites and Sunnis

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Shi'ites vs Sunnis By
Jenna Pegg And Angela Youngman Sunnis Shi'ites Bibliography Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of Document. Retrieved from http://web adress

http://islam.about.com/cs/divisions/f/shia_sunni.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16710353

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/religion-shia-sunni.htm

http://middleeast.about.com/od/religionsectarianism/a/me070907sunnis.htm

http://www.patheos.com/Library/Shia-Islam.html

http://www.patheos.com/Library/Sunni-Islam.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-war-against-the-shia-catches-all-in-its-crossfire-8449311.html g - Have the fundamental Islamic beliefs
- They believe that the leadership of the Muslim religion should have stayed within the Prophet Mohammed's family
- They do not recognize the current leaders (Caliphs) of the Muslim religion
-Have their own religious leaders, called Imams
- Have more to do with the clergy - Have the fundamental Islamic beliefs
- They believe that with the Prophet Muhammed's death, a new leader should be elected from the people eligible for the job
- They recognize the current leaders of the Muslim religion, the Caliph's
- Have more to do with state Sunni Perspective Shi'ite Perspective - Believe that Shi'ites are dangerous
- That their beliefs have no place in the Quran or the Hadith
- Think that their beliefs are blasphemous
- Think that their religion is a divergence from the pure Islamic religion
-Say that under the pretense of Islam, Shia's do things that are forbidden by God and His Prophet Dissent in The Ranks The idea of Muhammed's successor Fitna Sunnis majority Aggression Shia protests Separation of Church and state Much like being Protestant or Catholic Muhammad founded Islam on the principles of compassion Sunni are by far the most popular branch of Islam More fundamentalist and traditional Suni believe the other branches of Islam are false - Believe that Sunnis follow the "betrayers"
- Feel that they are extremists, and sometimes terrorists
- Feel that they are a very hateful people No appointed successor thus one should be elected

The power of god Ali ibn Abi appointed by Muhammad.

More of a king then messenger from god.

Scholarly Islams civil war As of now the issue remains unresolved

Ongoing (Started around 570 CE)

Less extreme followers of both sects are in the process of calming the violence Sunni Shia Religious, ideological and cultural strains Sunni - Shi'ites believe that the power position should have gone to a hereditary successor
- Shi'ites do not recognize the authority of the Caliphs, instead following their own Imams
-Shi'ites have more to do with clergy
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