Official Sunni and Shi"i Islam in Syria

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European University Institute , Badia Fiesolana, San Domenico (FI)
StatementAnnabelle Böttcher.
SeriesEUI working paper -- no.2002/3
ContributionsRobert Schuman Centre.
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Official Sunni and Shiʻi Islam in Syria. San Domenico: European University Institute, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Annabelle Böttcher; Robert Schuman Centre. Islam is the most practiced religion in Syria, constituting approximately 71% of the population and forming a majority in all districts of the country.

The Muslims in Syria follow various different sects of Islam and are from various ethnic and linguistic groups. The Sunni Muslims make up the majority of Muslims in the country (60% of Syria's total population).

Shia Islam or Shi'ism is one of the two main branches of holds that the Islamic prophet Muhammad designated Ali ibn Abi Talib as his successor and the Imam (leader) after him, most notably at the event of Ghadir Khumm, but was prevented from the caliphate as a result of the incident of view primarily contrasts with that of Sunni Islam, whose adherents believe that.

Introduction Sunni and Shi'a Mosaic tiled columns in a mosque ©. The words Sunni and Shi'a appear regularly in stories about the Muslim world. Sunni Islam was for them the correct, rightful form of Islam, yet it had been the incorrect Shia tradition that had stood up against impiety and Western cultural encroachment.

On 20 Novemberjust ten months after Khomeini and his followers seized power in Iran’s Islamic Revolution, a Sunni radical called Juhayman al-Otaybi occupied the.

Both Sunni and Shia Islam share most of the core values of Islam and largely believe in maintaining similar practices. The rift between the two, at least from an outside perspective, definitely appears to be Official Sunni and Shii Islam in Syria book historical/political (much of the political upheaval that has taken place in the Middle East over the last ~30 years can at least.

The divide between Sunnis and Shia is the largest and oldest in the history of Islam. Members of the two sects have co-existed for centuries and. Islam, Shi` branch of Islam that accepted `Ali ibn Abi-Talib, Muhammad's son-in-law, as the Prophet's legitimate successor.

The Twelver Shi`is, the branch of Shi`ism that accepted a line of twelve hereditary successors called Imams, are the majority of modern Shi`is.

The Inception of the Sunni-Shi’i Divide. By Faysal Burhan Published: Editor: Austin James. Abstract. Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib’s succession to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, (p) is widely seen as the cause of the Sunni-Shi’i (Shia or Shiite) divide. The real purpose of the divide, however, is not succession directly.

Neither Sunni nor Shia. ISIS is a US-Israeli creation, a fact as clear as the sky is blue. It’s a truth as black and white as the colors on their flag. For many alternative news readers, this may be patently obvious, but this article is written fo.

The rivalry between Iran and countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iraq (pre), and the shift of many Sunni Islamic movements from an ecumenical vision of pan-Islamic revolution to one of anti-Shii polemics, has allowed the language of sectarianism and Sunni-Shii polarization to become a key feature of Middle Eastern politics post Overthrowing Saddam Hussein in effect upended Sunni domination and instituted Shi’a majority control in Iraq, creating a “Shi’a crescent” stretching from Iran through Syria.

The Israeli battles with Hezbollah and Hamas united assorted Shi’a and Sunni actors against Tel Aviv (hatred of Israeli is perhaps the sole unifying force in Islam).

This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Spiritually, both groups practice the Five Pillars of Islam.

Sunni Muslims pray five times each day, while Shia Muslims have three official prayers. Some Shia Muslims also continue the practice of temporary marriages called muttah. Further, many Shia Muslims accept the belief in the Twelfth Imam who has already been born but is hidden and will.

The article, written by Dr.

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I.K.A. Howard, discusses al-Kafi and its author, Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Ya'qub al-Kulayni (d. or / or ). Unlike hadith in Sunni Islam, hadith collections in Shi'i Islam include the sayings of the Shi'i imams.

Footnotes are missing from this text; see it online at google also a short encyclopedia version, momen_encyclopedia_shii_islam. This article is a selection of excerpts from Momen's much longer book, which can be found online unformatted at by author in ; appeared at ca. ; formatted and edited for posting here in   Islam is a religion that was formed by the prophet Muhammad.

Following his death in CE, Islam broke off into two distinct groups: Sunni and Shia. These groups disagreed over who the successor to Muhammad should be.

While Sunni muslims chose Abu Bakr as the successor of Mohammad, Shia designated Ali Abi Talib. However, besides the major Shia bias that seeks to cast Shia Islam as the enlightened and more acceptable version of Islam to the West (aka moderate and friendly), the book only focuses on Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan to discuss the Shia populations and their yearn for governance against the Sunni hegemony and oppression/5.

The division between Islam's Shiite minority and the Sunni majority is deepening across the Middle East.

The split occurred soon after the death of.

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And as the offensives get underway to capture Mosul, Iraq’s biggest Sunni city, and Raqqa, the group’s self-proclaimed capital in Syria, more. At the same time, in order to preserve the power of Islam and safeguard its progress, Shi'ism did not display any open opposition to the rest of Islamic society.

Members of the Shi'ite community even fought hand in hand with the Sunni majority in holy wars (jihad) and participated in public affairs. Shii News – ‘Sunni-Shia Reconciliation in Malaysia’ – M. Musa Sunni-Shia Reconciliation in Malaysia The fatwa [recognizing “Sunni Islam” as the official religion of Malaysia] was a pivotal turning point that paved the way for subsequent efforts at “othering” the Shia minority, and through this to.

They do believe in the oneness of Allah and in reincarnation. There are roughlyDruze today, located mostly in Lebanon, Syria, and Israel.

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Ithna Ashari: Adherents believe there were 12 imams in the line of succession and are called Twelvers. The largest division of Shii Islam, it numbers million and is predominant in Iran. Sunni vs. Shii reflects a mental fatigue which tries to quickly package Islam as two kinds.

Sunni and Shii is like having two sons, Omar and Ali. Or two daughters, Aisha and Fatima. The resilience of Islam lies in its simplicity, together with its unreserved acceptance of other faiths.

Strange. Not at all. AbstractThe historical formation of the worldwide Muslim community or Umma, as it is known in Arabic, has resulted in a great deal of diversity that reflects a rich intellectual, spiritual, and institutional pluralism.

In seeking to express a response to the primal message of Islam, Muslims have developed distinct perspectives that have led various groups to coalesce around. The same holds true in Iraq, where the Shia are also a majority of the population but have been ruled throughout their history by the Sunni establishment, including in this century the British, who, having put down a Shiite rebellion against their rule in"confirmed their reliance on a corps of Sunni ex-officers of the collapsed Ottoman.

shia sunni unity is haram in islam. sunnism is incomplete without praising the enemies of shiites and shiism is incomplete without cursing beloved personalities of sunnis. 3/5(2). Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, May/JunePage 24 Issues in Islam. Sunni-Shi’i Schism: Less There Than Meets the Eye By Greg Noakes.

Much of the ink spilled in recent weeks by political theorists and pundits with regard to the civil strife in Iraq has. Sunni Muslims are in majority as compared to the Shia Muslims and they are spread all over the world. Shia Muslims are more significantly present in Iraq, Iran, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and Pakistan.

Sunni and Shia Muslims have different religious practices although they share the set of same basic beliefs of Islam/5(25).

Sunni Muslims recognize four official sources to guide the development of Islamic law: the Quran, the Sunnah (example) of Muhammad, analogical reasoning (qiyas), and consensus (ijma). Shii accept the Quran and Sunnah as well as their own collections of traditions of Ali and other Imams whom they regard as supreme authorities and legal interpreters.

This Cornerstone Forum series, of which this article is the second, is published under RFI’s Freedom of Religious Institutions in Society is a three-year initiative funded by the John Templeton Foundation to clarify the meaning and scope of institutional religious freedom, examine how it is faring globally, and explore why it is worthy of public concern.Islam's Sharia law is cast from the words of Muhammad, called "hadith," his actions, called "sunnah," and the Quran, which he Sharia law itself cannot be altered but its interpretation, called "fiqh," by muftis (Islamic jurists) is given some a legal system, the Sharia law is exceptionally broad.Presently, Sunni Muslims are being butchered in Syria due to an Iranian fatwa stating that whoever kills five Sunni Muslims by severing his neck from his body, will attain paradise.

In brief, the history of Shi’ism shows that its very existence was for the destruction of Islam.