... Old Firm of Celtic and Rangers football clubs have provided a focus for this, with Rangers being the Protestant and Celtic the Catholic icon.
Both teams subscribe to government initiatives, and charities like the Nil by Mouth campaign are working in this area, but there are still some fans on both s ...
Islamism - Speyside Mod Squad
... They believed that as the world changes and progresses,
people might get further away from how Muhammad taught
them to be, and so modernity is a threat.
– Those who followed Ali became known as Shia Muslims, as
they believe that in the future another great Imam will come
to lead all Muslims.
Cody Bottoms Mr. James Bailey ERH-211X
... blasphemous and misinterprets or bends the ideas of the Quran, and that they were wrong in
elevating the status of Ali as he was not a blood relative to Muhammad; however they still
believed that they, being the Sunni, were right in electing an official in the form of one of the
Caliphs. I believe t ...
A Chart Comparing Shia and Sunni Beliefs
... To commemorate the martyrdom of
Hussein, Shiite groups march in
massive parades on the 10th day of the
Muharram month. There is selfflagellation i.e. flogging own back,
chest with hands, knives, blades or
chains. Permitted by some scholars.
The Bullletin - Rotary Club of Box Hill Central
... institutions for the common good of all citizens regardless of their race or religion. To back this up a
short dvd was played which showed the Aga Khan receiving a number of international awards for his
contribution to world peace and community development.
Sunni vs. Shia - Moore Middle School PTSA
... death, the Ummah was growing more and more
discontent with the Caliph, garnering more support for
challengers to the Caliphate like Mu’awiya.
The Ummah was also horrified by the infighting between
those that had once been a part of Muhammad’s inner
circle, the community wanted a strong leader, not ...
THE NEW SOUTH
... Ethnic Groups in Southwest
O Reside in Turkey, Iran, Syria, and Iraq
O Started out by being semi-nomadic
O Most Kurds practice Islam, some are Jewish and Christian
O Share their culture with the people of Iran
O Make up most of the population of Southwest Asia
O Speak their nat ...
Conflicts between Sunni and Shia Muslims
... Shiites: Shia Islam is a denomination of Islam which holds that the Islamic prophet
Muhammad's proper successor as Caliph was his son-in-law and cousin Ali ibn Abi Talib.
I.S.I.S: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria burst on to the international scene in 2014 when it
took over large parts of territo ...
Sects in Islam: Sunnis and Shias - International Academic Institute
... This situation was unacceptable to many of Ali‟s followers, who considered Abu Bakr and the two
succeeding caliphs (Umar and Uthman) to be illegitimate. Ali‟s followers believed that the Prophet
Muhammad had named Ali as successor and that the status was a violation of divine order. A few of Ali‟s
Southwest Asia - People Server at UNCW
... claim to the caliphate. He died within a year, allegedly poisoned. Ali's younger son Hussein agreed to put
his claim to the caliphate on hold until Mu'awiya's death. However, when Mu'awiya finally died in 680,
his son Yazid usurped the caliphate. Hussein led an army against Yazid but, hopelessly out ...
Central Asian Cultural Intelligence for Military Operations Farsiwan
... The Farsiwan are not strictly an ethnic group. Farsiwan is primarily a linguistic group that
has developed a historical identity with connections to two different major ethnic groups in
Afghanistan. Farsiwan literally means “Persian-speaker,” and refers to groups of Afghans in
western Afghanistan wh ...
Sunnis and Shia
... is still commemorated today as Ashura where millions of pilgrims still visit the Imam Hussein mosque in Karbala.
The leadership continued with imams, in lieu of caliphs, believed to be divinely appointed from the Prophet's family until the
late 9th Century. According to the Twelvers, the largest Shi ...
Sunni – Shi'a Split
... For Sunnis
best or most qualified person should be either
selected or elected as leader (caliph)
leader should act as a protector of the faith but
this leader does not enjoy any special religious
status or inspiration
Today Sunnis make up 85% of Muslims
OIC Study Guide - Jadavpur University Model United Nations
... Islam and it’s Origin
Mohammed unveiled a new faith to the people of Mecca in 610. Known as Islam, or
submission to God, the monotheistic religion incorporated some Jewish and
Christian traditions and expanded with a set of laws that governed most aspects
of life, including political authority. The ...
Chapter 15: There Would Be Consequences
... (Caliph) who is regarded as the replacement to all the Prophets of Islam.
• The Sunni are the majority in most Islamic countries outside of Iran, Iraq, Yemen, and Bahrain. The word
"Sunni" in Arabic comes from a word meaning "one who follows the traditions of the Prophet.“
... circumstances in which the SSP has experienced some success in the political arena. The SSP
supported the PPP minority administration in the Punjab during the second and rather chaotic
reign of Benazir Bhutto in 1993-1996 despite the Shia affiliation and Shia vote-bank of the
Bhutto clan. Two SSP L ...
Religious Nationalism and Sectarianism in Pakistan
... reign of Benazir Bhutto in 1993-1996 despite the Shia affiliation and Shia vote-bank of the
Bhutto clan. Two SSP Local Assembly members even became ministers in Pakistan’s most
important province. In the adjoining NWFP (North West Frontier Province), the PPP political
alliance with the Deobandis wa ...
ISLAM main menu
... Muslims are called to make the Hajj
at least once in their life, if they can
They travel to (or live in) an Arab
city that provides hiking/walking
access to Mecca. They walk around
the Kaaba 7 times, reciting a prayer
... Ismailis are Shi'a Muslims who claim that Ismail, the eldest son of Imam Jaffar, was the rightful ruler of all Muslims. They
are also known as the "Seveners", because Imam Jaffar was the seventh and, according to them, the last Imam. An
important Shi‘i Muslim community, the Ismailis as an entity eme ...
Islam And The Faith Of Three Caliphs - Al
... When Ahlul Sunnat consider the three Caliphs to be the rightful successors of the Prophet, it is
necessary to consider them Imams and leaders and not only religious and faithful persons. Presently,
according to the opinion of Ahlul Sunnat the three Caliphs are superior to all the Muslims. But we hav ...
The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam
... his claim to the caliphate. He died within a year, allegedly poisoned. Ali's younger son Hussein agreed
to put his claim to the caliphate on hold until Mu'awiya's death. However, when Mu'awiya finally died in
680, his son Yazid usurped the caliphate. Hussein led an army against Yazid but, hopelessly ...
Are the SHIAs Kafir - Islamic
... ----------------------------The protracted contrariety between Islam and Shiaism is but a clear reflection of
fundamental differences between the two. The only common denominator between
Islam and Shiaism is the Islamic Kalima. The rest of Shiaism has very little in
common with mainstream Islam. The ...
Religions and cultures of the Middle East
– Twelvers (primarily in Iran) recognize 12 imams
• The last imam
al Mahdi) is
will return at
Mosque of the 12th Imam
near Qom, Iran.
The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islam
... Hussein agreed to put his claim to the caliphate on hold until Mu'awiya's death. However, when
Mu'awiya finally died in 680, his son Yazid usurped the caliphate. Hussein led an army against
Yazid but, hopelessly outnumbered, he and his men were slaughtered at the Battle of Karbala
(in modern day Ira ...
The Origins of the Sunni/Shia split in Islamby Hussein Abdulwaheed
... allegedly poisoned. Ali's younger son Hussein agreed to put his claim to the
caliphate on hold until Mu'awiya's death. However, when Mu'awiya finally died
in 680, his son Yazid usurped the caliphate. Hussein led an army against Yazid
but, hopelessly outnumbered, he and his men were slaughtered at th ...
Anti-Shi'ism is the prejudice against or hatred of Shia Muslims based on their religion and heritage. The term was first defined by Shia Rights Watch in 2011, but has been used in formal research and scholarly articles for decades.The dispute over the right successor to Muhammad resulted in the formation of two main sects, the Sunni, and the Shia. The Sunni, or followers of the way, followed the caliphate and maintained the premise that any member of Quraish could potentially become the successor to the Prophet if accepted by the majority. The Shia however, maintain that only the person selected by God through the Prophet (Hadith of the pond of Khumm) could become his successor, thus Imam Ali became the religious authority for the Shia people. Militarily established and holding control over the Umayyad government, many Sunni rulers perceived the Shia as a threat – both to their political and religious authority.The Sunni rulers under the Umayyads sought to marginalize the Shia minority and later the Abbasids turned on their Shia allies and further imprisoned, persecuted, and killed Shias. The persecution of Shias throughout history by Sunni co-coreligionists has often been characterized by brutal and genocidal acts. Comprising only around 10-15% of the entire Muslim population, to this day, the Shia remain a marginalized community in many Sunni Arab dominant countries without the rights to practice their religion freely or to become established as an organized denomination.