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Shiite Islam

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The Shiites (Arabic: شيعة‎, Shīʿah) represent the second largest denomination of Islam and represent roughly 15% of all Muslims. Shiites are called Shia, Shi'i, and Ahle Tashi in different parts of the world. The name is a short-form of the phrase Shīʻatu ʻAlī (شيعة علي), meaning "followers", "faction", or "party" of Prophet Muhammad's son-in-law and cousin Ali, whom the Shiites believe to be Prophet Muhammad's proper successor in the Caliphate. Shiite Islam has several major groups including Fivers (Zaydis), Seveners (Ismailis), and Twelvers, with the Twelvers being the dominant sect in modern times.
Actually IRAN is not RULED BY ' ayathullah', but his power is  strong advisory in nature.
there is no threat wether sunni muslim or shia muslim . they are  two main islamic sect which have main common beliefs as belief in  Allah, his prophets and messengers, the day ofjudgment, some only  want to conflict between them.  
the safavids dynasty adopted Persian language and architecture into  their own culture
Not all Shias do that. But some of us pray on it because we believe that putting our forehead on a material, which is not made directly by Allah, is a bad thing. So instead of praying directly onto the mat, we use a turba, or if there is no truba we can use paper, tissue or a leaf But Zaydi...
They are both Muslims and having good mutual relationship and mutual respect. Refer to question below.
the founder of The Safavid dynasty empire was  Abū l-Muzaffar bin Haydar as-Safavī or ismail shah
shia and sunni have mainly conflict on Imamat (leadership). shia say Imamat is one of 5 pillars of Islam and only God can select leader for people. but sunni say Imamat is not part of Islam and leader can be selected by people by any method like shura (for example for Abubakr) or by will of...
according to Shia graveyard of holy people like prophet and Imams is a holy place and God has especial attention to there and God accepts worships and asks of prophet in such places.
the main matter between them referrd to whom the successor of the  prophet was.   shiites believe that the prophet chose ali ibn abi talab as his  successor but sunnis did not.
shia and sunni have mainly conflict on Imamat (leadership). shia say Imamat is one of 5 pillars of Islam and only God can select leader for people. but sunni say Imamat is not part of Islam and leader can be selected by people by any method like shura (for example for Abubakr) or by will of...
Sunni and Shia are two sects of Islam. Both of the have the same basic beliefs. They believe in the ONENESS of Almighty God. They offer prayers, keep fast and perform Hajj. There is a little difference in the interpretation.
There are Muslims that claim that the United States is taking activities designed to keep the Sunnis and Shiites from reconciling, but this is false. Sunni and Shiite Muslims have actually been brought together politically by the United States both domestically and in Iraqi politics. The United...
The war in Iraq has produced a tremendous change in the Middle East and in the Muslim world at large. For the first time in history, an Arab country is controlled by the Shi'a. The West does not grasp yet the full meaning of the Shi'a revival and the potential for deep change in many of the...
In Sunni Islam, marriages can be irregular or they can be void. InShia Islam, marriages cannot be "irregular" and can thereforeeither be valid or invalid. Guardians in Shia Islam are only thefather and grandfather, but in Sunni Islam, it is the mother,brother, father, etc. In Sunni Islam, marriages...
shias are not wrong who are you to judge other people religion. in what ways are you trying to say they are wrong just because they are more sunnis then shias doesn't mean they are wrong
Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia and sunni has been always amplified by world Imperialism to prevent Islam from gaining power. ...
neither of them. both of them are Muslim. however they have many commons such as belief in divine unity, prophecy and resurrection or the day of judgment. we must keep in mind that both of them in principle are muslim and this belief in Islam saves them from hell.
He got exiled for 14 years and decided to come back in 1979. He was  exiled because he advocated for the overthrow of the Shah of Iran.
no. both of them are the same in principles such as divine unity or tawhid and resuurection and prophecy which these element compromised basic body of religion of islam. both Shiite and Sunni are similar in these principles.
Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. Shia believes in Allah, prophet and all fundamentals of Islam. Shia pray 5 times a day but usually do the 2, 3 and 4,...
Sure, there must be peace between between Sunnis and Shiites if they are not already in peace. There is no reason for not being in peace. The Sunnis and Shiites two main Islam groups or schools are both Muslims. No one has the right to expel anyone out of Islam and to consider him/her unbeliever ...
Disagreements over Succession after Mohammed's death. The Muslim community was united while Mohammed was the leader of this community. Most Muslims hold, however, that he never specifically chose a successor to his leadership. There was a minority in the community that supported the candidacy of...
Yes. Shi'a comes from a transliteration of the Arabic whereas  Shiite is the historic English term for the religious sect.
shia and sunni have mainly conflict on Imamat (leadership). shia say Imamat is one of 5 pillars of Islam and only God can select leader for people. but sunni say Imamat is not part of Islam and leader can be selected by people by any method like shura (for example for Abubakr) or by will of...
Primarily, there is no problem between these two sects of the Muslims. Only the Hardliners create problem. The basic beliefs of both the sects are the same.
Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia and sunni has been always amplified by world Imperialism to prevent Islam from gaining power. ...
shia and sunni are not fighting. but Wahhabi groups like Al-Qaede and Taliban,... are fighting both shia and non-Wahhabi sunni and also non Muslims. please refer to below related question:
In Iraq, people traditionally organize politically by their religious group. As a result, there have been numerous confrontations between Iraq's diverse population for political advantages. Among these conflicts exists a conflict between Sunni Arabs and Shiite Arab, especially near Baghdad where the...
today there is only twelver Shia mainly and other are extincted or nearly extincted.
90% sunni and 10% shia. shia mostly live in samarkand. Wikipedia cites:Shi'a Islam in Uzbekistan is a small minority sect, composed almost entirely of ethnic-Iranians. There are only two registeredShi'a mosques in the country, two in Samarkand and one in Bukhara; both of these are historically...
i think the answer to this question is yes.
Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia and sunni has been always amplified by world Imperialism to prevent Islam from gaining power. ...
Because it is the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain ibn Ali, the grandson of Prophet Muhammed, more details are below: Who is Imam Hussain?Imam Hussain (A.S.), the symbol of Justice, is the second son of Imam Ali (A.S.) and the holy lady Fatima Al-Zahra (A.S.). He is the grandson of the last...
shiites were under control and any political action was banned for them and Imam of shia Muslims was in prison by abbasids.
the imam khomeini died at the age of 86.
both pray 5 times a day. but shia do 2,3 and 4,5 pray together (also separated is allowed). and sunni do usually 5 pray separated. so it may seem shia do only 3 pray a day. but in fact both do 5 pray a day. shia and sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam....
   Under which Muslim empire were people most likely to experience  cultural and religious toleration?     A. Mughal Empire B. Ottoman Empire C. Safavid Empire
Sunni and Shiite are different sects of Islam, but Kurds are an  ethnic group. Kurds are predominantly Sunni Muslims (although there  are minorities of Shiite Kurds, especially in Iran, and non-Muslim  Kurds as well). As a result, it is incorrect to call the Kurds a  "religious faction" since...
i think shah rukh khan is Muslim but i am not sure if he is sunni or shia
the Sunni and Shiite are two main sects in Islam religion first as  majority and latter as minority.
He was a Muslim, according to a statement from Mutah Beale who wasin his band. "From Allah we belong to Allah we return it is confirmed ourbrother hussein fatal member of the outlawz returned to Allah lastnight due to a car accident. Our brother fatal did accept islam andWe ask Allah to have mercy...
in any shia country Twelver shia Muslims live in many countries. Iran is the main Shia county and the leader of Shia Islam in world. Twelver Shia Islam constitute the majority of the population in Iran (90%), Azerbaijan (75%), Bahrain (70%), Lebanon (65% of Muslims) and Iraq (65%), Yemen (45%)....
at least 300,000,000 but there is no clear stat. shias always have been killed during history and so usually hide their beliefs. all 12 Imams of shia have been killed or spent their life in prison.
The Iran-Iraq War was multifaceted and included , border  disputes,religious schisms and political differences. iraq was  motivated by fears that islamic iranian revolutionary would inspire  insurgency among Iraq's long-suppressed shia in iraq.
Shia started when prophet many times used the term "shia of Ali" and some times said: "O Ali, you and your shias ..." for example this is one saying of prophet: "O Ali, you the first who enters Heaven and your shias are in chairs of light and they are happy and their faces are lumine around me....
Shia Islam is one of the two sects of Islam which though believe in the same basic fundamentals, but differ in the matter of religious authority post the demise of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him and His Progeny). While Sunnis follow a system called Khilaafat who can be a popular leader...
Iran. Muslims in world are near 80% sunni and near 20% sunni. researchers have counted up to 260 sect for Islam that they all belong to categories Sunni and shia. the main category of Shia is 12 Imami shia and other sects of shia are nearly extincted. at least 300,000,000 but there is no clear...
They both want from each other to understand that they are both Muslims who are: . believing in one and same God . believing and following same prophet, Muhammad (PBUH) . reciting and memorizing the same holy book, Quran . praying facing same direction (Kibla), Kaba . Performing pilgrimage (Hajj...
Islam has been separated into many political groups. Think of it like Republicans and Democrats or Protestants and Catholics. Islam was meant to be unity, and always be unity.
The Shah had been allowed into the United States for cancer treatment.=.]
Muslims in world are near 80% sunni and near 20% sunni. researchers have counted up to 260 sect for Islam that they all belong to categories Sunni and shia. the main category of Shia is 12 Imami shia and other sects of shia are nearly extincted. at least 300,000,000 but there is no clear stat....
The disagreement was on who succeeds prophet Muhammad (PBUH) after his death. The Shiite supported Aly Ibn Abou Taleb for being from the Prophet family (Prophet Cousin and husband of his dasughter). However, when Abou bakr was elected all Muslims (including Shi'ites and Aly Ibn Abou Taleb) supported...
the five principles of religion ( Usul Al-Din) as stated by Shiism include: Tawhid or belief in divine unity , Nubuwwah or prophecy, Maaad or resurrection , Imamah or the Imamate, belief in the Imams as successors of the prophet and Adl or Divine Justice. in the Three Basic principles -Unity,...
shia Muslims are not Kafir. this is a propaganda made by some extremist Muslims who do Takfir. (Wahhabi Muslims)
Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia and sunni has been always amplified by world Imperialism to prevent Islam from gaining power. ...
The country that is predominantly Shi'a is Iran. Iran was conquered by Caliph Umar and only 10% of the people then became Muslim. Over time, with the mix of Arab rulers and Persian Muslims, Islam soon expanded and grew to about 100% at the end of the 11th century. Then, in the year 1501, a leader...
they never had enough support from serious followers to can gain power and establish government. Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia...
Yazid is killer of Imam Husain (ra) in Karbala tragedy. Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia and sunni has been always amplified by...
Both Sunnis and Shiites are Muslims. No one has the right to expel anyone out of Islam and to consider him/her unbeliever (or Kafir) so far as: . he/she witness that there is no god Except one God (Allah), who has no partners, and that Muhammad is his messenger and prophet . he/she doesn't deny...
All Sunni holidays, but they also do Muharram, Eid al-Ghadeer, Eid al-Mubahilah, and Ashura.
US is part of world Imperialism. shia is more political ans is seeking gaining power in world. Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia...
Iran, Muslims in world are near 80% sunni and near 20% shia. researchers have counted up to 260 sect for Islam that they all belong to categories Sunni and shia. the main category of Shia is 12 Imami shia and other sects of shia are nearly extincted. there is at least 300,000,000 shia Muslims in...
Answer 1   shiites belive in the prophet (pbuhahf) and in his  family....whereas sunnis deny the family of Muhammed(pbuhahf) and  they wanted to kill Imam Ali (as) because the prophet told everyone  that he is the next caliph after he dies...but since the sunnies  (abu bakr, uthman and umar)...
Shia started when prophet many times used the term "shia of Ali" and some times said: "O Ali, you and your shias ..." for example this is one saying of prophet: "O Ali, you the first who enters Heaven and your shias are in chairs of light and they are happy and their faces are lumine around me....
It results in all Muslims not working together as brothers.
Islam is the religion preached by all the Prophets of Allah Karim. Islam is neither Sunni nor Shiita. The last Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (SAW) preached Islam and his holy Companions (May Allah Karim be pleased with him) practised Islam during and after his life time. Very unfortunately,...
Iran, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, and Iraq.
One cannot make such a generalization. Both are peaceful groups, but in each, there is a small group that is violent. The same is true for any religious group, or for any group at that matter.
About 85% of Muslims are Sunni. The remaining 15% are mostly Shia.
the friends and followers of Ali believed that after the death of prophet, the caliphate and religious authority belonged to ALI. this belief came from consideration of Ali's position and station in relation to the prophet , his relation to the chosen among the companions , as well as his relation...
Because Sunni muslims consider shia,s are kafir or infideles and have no significance in sunni faith
mainly in Iran. also Iraq, Bahrain, Pakistan, India, Azerbaijan ,...
Sunni.Yes, Aamir Khan the Indian actor is from the Shia clan.
Religious problems, old ways, invasion from Ottoman and Mughal empires
Both Sunnis and Shiites are just different Islamic schools. No one can claim one school is better than the other. They just got divided on the way the successor of the prophet (after his death) should be. Muslims elected Abou Bakr to be the first Caliph after prophet Muhammad (PBUH) death. However,...
According to Shia Islam spiritual growth and meeting God is  possible only withspritual help of Ahl ul Bayt.
The two factions of Islam are Shiite and Sunni.Shia and Sunni have mostly same beliefs and both believe in fundamental beliefs of Islam. Today there is up to 260 sects in Islam that are in two main categories of shia and sunni. the conflict of shia and sunni has been always amplified by world...
not all of them. some of Iranians are shiites and some of them are  sunnis. besides some of sunis are not Iranians and some of the  shiites are not iranian.    However, the overwhelming majority of Iranians are Shiites.
mainly Iran and Iraq shia Muslims live in many countries. Iran is the main Shia county and the leader of Shia Islam in world. Shia Islam constitute the majority of the population in Iran (90%), Azerbaijan (75%), Bahrain (30%), Lebanon (65% of Muslims) and Iraq (65%), Yemen (45%). Other countries...
he doesn't eaat that much.
  == THE REAL ANSWER ==   During the Safavid Dynasty, women had considerable freedom and liberty compared to the other women of the time in different empires. They were not equal to the men, yet they had many rights that other women would not be granted until much later on (some women don't...
Shia are a believers of shia sect of Islam which understands Imam Ali (PBUH) as the true successor of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Imam of all the Muslims choosen by Allah. Shia originated as soon as Prophet died, when an issue of leadership rose between Muslims and some Muslims ignored Prophet's...
Of all world Muslims, around 15% Shiites and 85% Sunnis
nice answerIt is because of their special love of Ahlebait (as) and they are really fulfilling haq of Ajre Risalat by loving Aale Mohammad (as) and become happy in their happiness & sad & grieving on the zulm done on Ahle Bait / daughter & grandsons of Prophet, after Holy Prophet (saw)...
shia Muslims live in many countries. Iran is the main Shia county and the leader of Shia Islam in world. Shia Islam constitute the majority of the population in Iran (90%), Azerbaijan (75%), Bahrain (30%), Lebanon (65% of Muslims) and Iraq (65%), Yemen (45%). Other countries with a significant...
Actually, most Muslims are sunna. They believe that Islam is to be practiced exactly the way profit Mohemmmed did.
currently Saudi Arabia. shia Muslims are minority in Arabia and have no power.
Suleyman gained new territories that his empire had never previously controlled, while Abbas lost lands.