Table of Contents:
- What does the word sects mean?
- What are the different sects in Islam?
- What are the 2 main sects of Islam?
- What is the main difference between Sunni and Shia?
- How are Sunnis Shiites different?
- Who do Sunnis follow?
- Who are 4 imams?
What does the word sects mean?
whose members all share similar beliefs
What are the different sects in Islam?
- Sunni Islam.
- Shia Islam.
- Kharijite Islam.
What are the 2 main sects of Islam?
A disagreement over succession after Mohammed's death in 632 split Muslims into Islam's two main sects, Sunni and Shia.
What is the main difference between Sunni and Shia?
Both sides agreed that Allah is the one true God and that Muhammad was his messenger, but one group (which eventually became the Shiites) felt Muhammad's successor should be someone in his bloodline, while the other (which became the Sunnis) felt a pious individual who would follow the Prophet's customs was acceptable.
How are Sunnis Shiites different?
Sunnis believed that Muhammad's successor should be Abu Bakr and Omar, and the Shias believed that his successor should be Ali.
Who do Sunnis follow?
The Sunnis recognize the first four caliphs as the Prophet Muhammad's rightful successors, whereas the Shiʿah believe that Muslim leadership belonged to Muhammad's son-in-law, ʿAlī, and his descendants alone.
Who are 4 imams?
THE GREAT EDIFICE of Islamic Law is held up by four towering figures of the early middle ages: Abu Hanifa, Malik, al-Shafi i, and Ibn Hanbal. Because of their immense dedication and intellectual acuity, these men enjoy recognition to this day as Islam s most influential scholars.
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