This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Sunni (85%) s The Shia Muslims believe that following the Prophet Muhammad's death, leadership should have passed directly to his cousin/son-in-law, Ali Shia Muslims have not recognized the authority of elected Muslim leaders Shi'ite (Shia) s Difference lies in who was believed to take leadership after the death of Muhammad Types of Muslims The Arabic word "Jihad" means struggling or striving and applies to any effort exerted by anyone Continual inner struggle for submission to Allah Idea of this as Holy "war" is accepted by very few Jihad Islam Monday, February 25, 2008 12:42 PM Class Page 1 Class Page 2...
View Full Document
- Spring '08