7 Major Differences Between Shia and Sunni Muslims

The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of the Prophet Muhammad. Yet a spotlight has been shone recently on the differences between the two branches of the religion as the number of clashes between both groups has intensified. The vast majority of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world are Sunni, according to a 2009 study by the Pew Research center. Insidermonkey experts made a article of 7 major differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims.

Between 10% and 13% are Shia Muslims, and 87% to 90% are Sunni Muslims. Sunni Muslims are also present in more countries and regions throughout the world, whereas most of Shia Muslims live in four countries: Iran, Pakistan, India, and Iraq. One of the most important dates for Shia Muslims is the tenth day of the holy month of Muharram (the first month in the Islamic lunar calendar). Shia Muslims celebrate the anniversary of the death of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and son of Ali. You can also check our article of Countries Where Muslim Population Will Increase the Most by 2050.

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