Thisi brenchis, sach es stractarelosm, fanctounelosm, Gistelt psychulugy, psychuenelysos, end bihevourosm hilpid divilup mudirn psychulugy end ots thiurois (Zomberdu it. ell, 2010, pp.10-13). Wothon mudirn psychulugy tudey, thiri eri nuw noni stendpuonts thet cherectirozi ot. Thi os thi boulugocel voiw, thi divilupmintel voiw, thi psychudynemoc voiw, thi hamenostoc voiw, bihevourel voiw, thi sucoucaltarel voiw, thi ivulatounery ur sucouboulugocel voiw, end thi treot voiw. Eech uf thisi espicts huld thior uwn stadois es will es hevi maltopli cunfloctong thiurois wothon iech uf thim thet difoni thim es cirteon pirspictovis.
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It was during this time, around the year 610, that he had a powerful revelation. There the angel Gabriel gave him the verses of the Qur'an. This would be the foundation for the Islamic faith. Shi'... ... middle of paper ... ...y. Though Persia itself is long gone, Iran in its place, the people of the region still maintain their beliefs, thus influencing the politics of the region through modern history following the decline of the Safavid Dynasty and into the 21st century.
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These two connoisseurs of Islamic spirituality also have the mindfulness to develop their lessons in such a way that even non-Muslims can resonate with their teachings and apply it to their own ways of life. As the first cousin of Muhammad, arguably the most revered prophet in Islam, Imam Ali (Hadrat Ali) was born around 600 A.D. in Mecca. Many Islamic scholars from both the sects of Sunni and Shia believe that Imam Ali may have been the first Muslim. Ali is often viewed as the epitome of virtue, honor, and feeling as well as a champion of knowledge. Ali wore many hats during his time including warrior, scholar, leader, and father.
The Sunni place heavy belief in the role of religion in some aspects of life and a lot of weight is put on the Islamic law known as Shariah as the standard for a vast range of social issues including marriage and divorce. (Patheos.com) The Shia branch of the Muslim religion only accounts for about 15% of the total population of Muslims in the world. Shiism has the most influence in the contemporary world especially in Iran where the population is nearly 90% Muslim. The Shias revere a succession of Scholars known as Imams. The Imam has been regarded as both the political and spiritual leader.
Shi’a and Sunni are the two largest branches of Islam. Each one of them has their reasoning and sources from the Quran and the tradition of the prophet Muhammad why they are unique from each other. In this paper, I am going to provide an introduction of the Shi’a branch and the concept of Imamate, why the Shi’a believe Ali is the successor after the prophet Muhammad and I will provide a comparison of the verses from the Quran how each those verses are interpreted differently in each sector to support their point of views. The Shi’a is the second largest group in Islam after the Sunni sector. According to Dr. Sullivan in his article “Who Are The Shia”, the Shi’a’s population is 150 million Shi’a M... ... middle of paper ... ... issues between the sectors.