Flashcards in Week 6 Deck (15):
Branches of Shi'ite movement
Twelver (Imamites), Seveners (Isma'ilis) and the Zaydis
Key Difference between Shi'ite and Sunni
Shi'ite advocated for leadership through descendents of the House of the Prophet. Sunnis believe they should be appointed by an electoral council.
An electoral council for the caliph.
The meeting at the "Pond of Khum"
A meeting the Shi'ites believe took place where Muhammad made Ali his successor. Sunnis deny this took place.
Those who believe any descendent of Ali is acceptable whereas the rest of Shi'ites believe only Ali's relatives through Husayn are acceptable.
A divinely guided leader according to Shi'ites.
Believed in pacifism by Ja'fari. They focused on community building instead.
Living in occultation. Significant worldview of Shi'ites.
Two Branches of Zaydism
Jarudiyya (Umayyad illegitimate) and Batriyya (Umayyad weren't great)
Adherents of Zaydi version of Shi'ism. So they were kind of Sunni kind of not I don't know.
Most important shi'ite theologian in the 10th century.
Named after Isma'il, eldest son of Ja'fara. Also called sevener because they stopped at seventh imam.
An Isma'ili belief in the existence of an inner, esoteric aspect of Islam.
Sect of Ismai'li, which is sect, of Shi'ite, which is sect of Islam.