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Unformatted text preview: Shia Sunni Split Sunni view Abu Bakr as the true successor to Prophet Shai view Ali as the true successor to Prophet. These two divisions do not question Islam. Sunni believes interpreted by religious scholars not by Imam who is like a priest Shia believes Imam has the authority to interpret the Quran and speak as the absolute authority. Imam carries the political and militaric weight....
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- Fall '07