Tuesday, July 5, 2016

What I learned today from googling about Sunnis vs Shiites

  • Sunnis
    • After Prophet Muhammad died, Sunnis wanted to vote for successor
    • Place their hands on their stomachs when they pray
    • Account for 85% of the world's muslims
    • "Centralized" in Saudi Arabia

  • Shiites (Shia = Noun, Shiite = Adjective)
    • After Prophet Muhammad died, Shiites wanted to follow bloodline
    • Place their hands at their sides when they pray
    • Account for 15% of the world's muslims
    • "Centralized" in Iran
  • There are Sunni vs Shiite mosques, but it is hard to tell visually
  • ISIS is Sunni
  • Saudi Arabia has a form of Sunni called Wahhabism that is very radical

  • Some good links:
    • Different between: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/mideast/what-are-differences-between-sunni-shiite-muslims-n489951
    • About Saudia Arabia: http://www.vox.com/2015/12/1/9821466/saudi-problem-isis
    • http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-islam.html

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