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    The Shia Islam

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    The Shia represents the second largest piece of Islam after Sunni Islam and is approximately fifteen to twenty-five percent of Muslims worldwide. Adherent of the Shia Islam are the Shi’ites or Shias. The Shia consists of one major way of thinking known as the Jafaryia or the “Twelvers,” and a few minor ways of thinking (Syed). These names all refer to the number of religious leaders they recognize after the death of Muhammad. The term Shia is usually meant to be synonymous with the Jafaryia/Twelvers

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    “Shi’a Islam: From Religion to Revolution” In his 176-page volume, the leading German Islamist, Heinz Halm is able to trace the roots of the Iranian Revolution back throughout the history of the Shi’ism. Contrary to many western thinkers and Iranian militants, Halm feels as though Shi’i Islam’s character was not inherently revolutionary, but that the transition to revolution marked a milestone and a watershed in the history of Shi’i thought and history. The title of his book, “Shi’a Islam: From

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    The emergence of the Safavid movement founded by Shaykh Safi al-Din in the fifteenth century marks a resurgence of Islam as a tool of governance in the face of oppressive military slave states such as the Ottoman empire. In time, however, the Safavids dominated the territory of Iran and the emergence of a new dynastic power in the region. In order to reduce factionalism and increase the power of the central administration Shah Isma'il and his most prominent successor Abbas I implemented religious

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    How Did Bahrain End Up in a Bloody Revolution

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    Britain in 1971. Bahrain, just like the other areas in the Persian Gulf, is known to have oil wells; however it has the least in the area. Conflicts between the Sunnis and Shias began as soon as the ruling family started controlling people. The ruling al-Khalifahs were Sunnis, however the majority of the Bahrain were actually Shia, which was one of the reasons of the recurring conflicts in the region since 1994 (infoplease, 2005). The proper question in this case would how Bahrain ended up in a bloody

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    Sunni-Shiite Conflict

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    The Sunni and Shiite branches of Islam have been feuding for hundreds of years dating back to the beginning of the Islamic religion. The deity or god of the Sunnis is Allah. The Sunni branch of Islam is the larger of the two branches with over 80% of the Muslim population. The Sunni are the majority in most of the countries that have Islamic followers. There are a few different translations of what Sunna stands for, one of which is “Habitual Practice.” The differences between the two branches can

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    Major Empires of the Asian Continent

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    the Qur'an and their shared love and devotion to Allah. There were two major sects of Islam, Sunni and Shi'ia. Sunni Islam was the largest sect, followed by Shi'ia, which had a significantly lesser following. The Ottomans Had Sunni Islam as their state religion and the Mughals embraced Sunni Islam along with other religions brought in from the traders around the world. Despite being a minority religion, Shi'ite Islam was brought forward and made into a state religion when Ismail founded the Safavid

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    fall of Muslim empires. Muslim kingdoms flourished in a cultural, social, religious, political, and intellectual aspect in their time periods, due to Thanks in large part to religious and political conflict between Muslims, whether they be Sunni or Shia, Identify the major periods and empires in Islamic History. You must use at least two academic (non-digital) sources. For each of these periods or empires, you must identify the dates, major locations, major leaders, and major events. You must identify

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    Immam Alhussain Biography

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    Imam Alhussain, or Alhussain ibn Ali ibn Ab Talib, was the third Shia Imam, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, the son of Ali ibn Abi Talib and Fatima. The day of his death during a battle with the army of Caliph Yazid celebrated by Shiites as Ashura mourning. Shia's tradition considers Alhussain a martyr and saint. Many opinions converge to what he knew about the hopelessness of his struggle, but suffered martyrdom for the sake of Islam, that the community was not destroyed Yazid. Shiites believe that

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    Middle Eastern Culture

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    have always been a wonder to the Europeans, dating back to the years before the advent of Islam and the years following the Arab conquest. Today, the Islamic world spreads from the corners of the Philippines to the far edges of Spain and Central Africa. Various cultures have adopted the Islamic faith, and this blending of many different cultures has strengthened the universal Islamic culture. The religion of Islam has provided a new meaning to the lives of many people around the world. In the Islamic

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    Definition of Accounting: The accounting process refers to reporting, analyzing and summarizing transactions in order to prepare financial statements to the stockholders or creditors in order to help them to invest in an organization. The increasing demand of new accounting process that recognize the Islamic financial transactions, Islamic accounting has been established besides the covenantal accounting. The most common type of accounting processes is the covenantal accounting. Covenantal accounting

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