Download e-book for iPad: A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is by John McHugo

By John McHugo

ISBN-10: 0863561632

ISBN-13: 9780863561634

ISBN-10: 1626165874

ISBN-13: 9781626165878

during this richly layered and engrossing account, John McHugo unearths how the good divide in Islam happened. Charting the tale of Islam from the dying of the Prophet Muhammad to the current day, he describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shi'ism developed as varied sects in the course of the Abbasid caliphate, and the way the contention among the empires of the Sunni Ottomans and Shi'i Safavids contrived to make sure that the cut up may proceed into glossy occasions. Now its complete, damaging strength has been introduced out via the fight among Saudi Arabia and Iran for the soul of the Muslim global. Definitive and insightful, A Concise historical past of Sunnis and Shi'is is an important advisor to figuring out the genesis, improvement and manipulation of 1 of the best schisms that has come to outline Islam and the Muslim world.

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