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What are the six articles of faith in Sunni Islam?

1. Angels
2. Tawhid
3. Qur'an is the most important writing
4. Muhammad is the most important prophet
5. Day of Judgement
6. Supremacy of God's will

2

The five roots of 'Usul ad- Din in Shi'a Islam

1. Tawhid
2. Muhammad was the last prophet
3. God cannot do wrong
4. After death Muslims will be resurrected and judged by God
5. (The Imamate) Accepting the 12 Imams are the leaders of Islam

3

What does the Imamate mean?

Accepting the 12 Imams as the leaders of Islam

4

What does 'Usul ad- Din mean?

The principles/ roots of religion

5

How many articles of faith are there?

6

6

How many 'Usul ad- Din'a are there?

5

7

Which division of Islam follows the 'Usul ad- Din's?

Shi'a

8

Which division of Islam follows the articles of faith?

Sunni

9

What does Imamate mean?

Accepting the twelve Imams are the leaders of Islam

10

T/F: Shi'a Muslims believe Muhammad is the most important prophet

False

11

T/F: Shi'a Muslims believe Muhammad was the last prophet

True

12

T/F: Sunni Muslims believe Muhammad is the most important prophet

True

13

T/F: Sunni Muslims believe Muhammad was the last prophet

False

14

What was the Sunni reaction to Muhammad's death?

Elected Abu Bakr to be their Caliph

15

What is a Caliph?

An Islamic leader

16

What is an Imam?

An Islamic leader

17

Which divide in Islam have Imams?

Shi'a

18

Which divide in Islam have Caliphs?

Sunni

19

What was the Shi'a reaction to Muhammad's death?

Elected Ali, Muhammad's cousin, to be their Imam

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What's the Shi'a belief about successors?

Must be a relative to Muhammad