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What is the difference between shia and sunni why there are quarrels between them in moharram every year what is the difference between them

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Asked by Satya Pandey, 29 Dec '09 02:16 pm
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Sunni and Shah are the two major denominations of Islam. The demographic breakdown between the two groups is difficult to assess and varies by source, but a good approximation is that 85% of the world's Muslims are Sunni, and 15% are Sh, with most Shs belonging to the Twelver tradition and the rest divided between several other groups. Shs make up the majority of the population in Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan and Bahrain, and they are the largest religious group in Lebanon. Sunnis are a majority in other Muslim communities in South East Asia, China, South Asia, Africa and the rest of the Arab world.
The historic background of the SunniShia split lies in the schism that occurred when the Islamic prophet Muhammad died in the year 632(AD), leading to a dispute over succession to Muhammad as a caliph of the Islamic community spread across various parts of the world.
Over the years Sunni-Shah relations have been marked by both cooperation and conflict, with conflict predominating. A period of r ...more
Answered by Josna, 29 Dec '09 02:32 pm

 
  
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These are two mfamous sects of Islam...basically both follow the same things except on one thing they differ...thats nothing to do with religion Islam...it''s the Khilafat of Hazrat Ali Prophet Muhammed's son in law after Prophet PBUH left the world...Shias were in favor of Hazrat Ali to be a Khalifa and other major group afterwards referred to as Sunnis was in favor of Hazrat Abu bakr the most senior and noble person for the post.
Answered by Nashaat Quadri, 29 Dec '09 02:22 pm

 
  
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