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Unformatted text preview: 1. Sunni 90% of all muslims, 10% Shiite viii.Have the prophet Muhammad (628 dies) religious and political leader ix. Abu Bakr x. Shiat-ali b. Iranian geography and society i. Sunni, Shiite , and the creation of an Islamic state 1. Sunni-make up 90% of all muslims 2. 10% Shiite ii. Twelver Shiism iii. Imam and ulema 1. Ulema-religious scholars a. Highly revered in Iranian society b. Viewed by society as independent from the state i. Had more political…then the shah ii. Had own source of income iii. Iran only state in the world that can clame a true theocracy . c. “Catching-up” i. Led by the Shiite ulema- first of a series of a movements and revolutions d. *1906 movement (revolution) is kind of a starter of what was to come. i. Maybe economic, values...
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- Fall '08
- Islam, Shiite ulema, Ulema- religious scholars, official state religion.