How did Sunni and Shia Islam come about?

How did Sunni and Shia Islam come about?

A disagreement over succession after Mohammed’s death in 632 split Muslims into Islam’s two main sects, Sunni and Shia.

Is Sufi Islam Sunni or Shia?

(The vast majority of Sufis are Sunni, though some are Shiite.)

When was Shia founded?

A.D. 632
The roots of the Sunni-Shia divide can be traced all the way back to the seventh century, soon after the death of the prophet Muhammad in A.D. 632.

Who is the imam of Shia?

Most Shia sects share the first four Imams: 1) Ali ibn Abu Talib, 2) Hassan ibn Ali, 3) Husayn ibn Ali, and 4) Zayn al-Abidin.

What are the similarities between Sunni Shia and Sufi?

The difference between Sunni and Sufi is that Sunni is a descendant of the conventional version of Islam whereas Sufi is an offshoot of the mystical branch of Islam. Sufi can be both Sunni and Shia. Sunnis focus on the teachings and Sunah of the holy Prophet whereas Sufi follows the basic as well as the spiritual practices.

Which Arab countries are Sunni and which are Shiite?

Iran is 90 percent shia

  • bahrain is 65 to 70 percent shia
  • iraq is 70 percent shia
  • turkey 20 percent shia
  • azerbaijan 85 percent shia
  • pakistan is 20 percent shia
  • india 2-3 percent of muslim population is shia
  • saudia arabia has 25 percent shia
  • syria 13 percent shia ismaili twelver alawi combined
  • lebanon 35 percent shia
  • What was main differences between the Sunni and Shia?

    – Reality of one God Allah – Existence of angels of Allah – Authority of the books of Allah – Following the prophets of Allah – Preparation for and belief in the Day of Judgment – Supremacy of Allah’s will – belief in predestination good or bad is from Allah alone

    What do Sunni think of Shia?

    Most Sunnis have a positive opinion of Shi’a and consider them Muslims. The content on the linked channel represents a marginal and extreme minority to which the generality of Sunnis pay little to no attention.