Flashcards in 02. Differences between Sunni and Shiite Muslims Deck (8)
What do all Muslims believe in?
Where was the Prophet Muhammad born?
In Mecca (in today's Saudi Arabia)
When was Muhammad born?
What do Muslims believe was Muhammad's role?
He was the messenger and prophet (a proclaimer or inspired teacher of the word of God)
Where did the Sunni-Shiite difference originate?
Over a disagreement about who should succeed Muhammad as the Caliph (leader/successor) of the Muslim world
Who was Ali?
Cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad
Which countries recognised Ali as the Caliph (successor) to Muhammad?
Persia (modern day Iran)