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26 07, 2017

What’s the difference between Shiite and Sunni?

By |2018-04-09T23:07:25-07:00July 26th, 2017|History|0 Comments

In the lifetime of the Prophet Mohammed, and for some years afterwards, Islam was a united faith. But by the 650s AD, Islam split into two main sects. They fought bitterly with each other. These two sects were the Shiites (SHE-ites) and the Sunnis (SOO-knees). Both Sunnis and Shiites still exist today and they are still fighting. The Shiite [...]

25 07, 2017

The Umayyads – Early Islamic History

By |2019-09-18T07:44:19-07:00July 25th, 2017|Islam|2 Comments

Tomb of Ali, the first Imam and the fourth caliph, in Iraq (it was rebuilt about 1500 AD by the Safavids) Mohammed died in 632 AD. His second wife's father, a rich man named Abu Bakr, took over as caliph. He became the leader of the new religion of Islam, and of the newly united Arab [...]