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1

What do all Muslims believe in?

Allah (God)

2

Where was the Prophet Muhammad born?

In Mecca (in today's Saudi Arabia)

3

When was Muhammad born?

572 AD

4

What do Muslims believe was Muhammad's role?

He was the messenger and prophet (a proclaimer or inspired teacher of the word of God)

5

Where did the Sunni-Shiite difference originate?

Over a disagreement about who should succeed Muhammad as the Caliph (leader/successor) of the Muslim world

6

Who was Ali?

Cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad

7

Which countries recognised Ali as the Caliph (successor) to Muhammad?

Iraq
Persia (modern day Iran)

8

Which nation did not accept Ali as their Caliph?

Syria - they chose another successor