By John McHugo
The 1,400-year-old schism among Sunnis and Shi’is is at the moment mirrored within the harmful fight for hegemony among Saudi Arabia and Iran—with no obvious result in sight. yet how did this clash start, and why is it now the focal point of loads attention?
Charting the background of Islam from the demise of the Prophet Muhammad to the current day, John McHugo describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shi’ism developed as various sects throughout the Abbasid caliphate, and the way the contention among the Sunni Ottomans and Shi’i Safavids ensured that the cut up might proceed into the fashionable age. In fresh a long time, this centuries-old divide has received a brand new toxicity that has led to violence around the Arab global and different Muslim countries.
Definitive, insightful, and available, A Concise heritage of Sunnis and Shi'is is a vital advisor to realizing the genesis, improvement, and manipulation of the schism that for much too many of us has come to outline Islam and the Muslim international.
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