No. The official religion of the Safavid Empire was Shiite Islam. They were also quite zealous rulers, forcibly converting many to Shiite Islam.
The Safavid Empire is primarily made of SHIITE MUSLIMS, because that was the official religion of the empire. Numerous Persian Sunni Muslims were forcibly converted to Shiite Islam under Safavid rule.
they blended the Shiite Muslim and the Sunni Muslim.
the establishment of Shīʿite Islam as the state religion of Iran was a major factor in the emergence of a unified national consciousness among the various ethnic and linguistic elements of the country in the safavid dynasty.besides,the population of shiite begin to develop.
The Safavid Empire made Persia into a predominantly Shiite-State by aggressively repressing Sunni Islam.
Official religion of Iran is Shiite Islam, specifically Twelver Shiite Islam with the Jaafari School of Fiqh (jurisprudence).
The official state religion of the numerous Islamic Empires was Islam. Depending on the Empire, it could be Sunni Islam, Shiite Islam, Kharijite Islam, Ibadi Islam, Mu'tazilite Islam or several others.
The Ottoman Empire was officially a SUNNI Caliphate. Shiite Islam was vilified and often repressed, being strongly associated with the Ottomans' rival to the east, the Safavid Empire.
The official religion of Iran is Twelver Shiite Islam. All other forms of Islam are unrecognized religions.
Iit depends on your definition of shia. Safavid and some others had shia government but they are not considered real shia by many shia scholars and are considered deviated. at Safavids there was a Kings by Shia scholars as advisers. the only real shia government can be considered government of Imam Ali S.A. at his Caliphate time.Islamic republic of Iran after revolution has official shia religion with a Shia Islam jurist as the supreme leader with no King. but still has many problems.
i don't know if it's right but Sunni and shiite stupit odessywire
The power of Shiite religious elements began to increase at court and in Safavid society at large after the death of Shah Abbas. While intellectual freedom had marked the height of the Safavid empire, the pressure to conform to orthodox religious beliefs increased. For example, Persian women, who had considerable freedom during the early empire, were now forced into seclusion and required to adopt the wearing of the veil.