Islam Final paper

Islam Final paper - Maryam Quadri Prof Kim Searcy History...

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Maryam Quadri Prof Kim Searcy History Dec 10, 2010. Why was the battle of Karbala so important in crystallizing Shi’a identity Islam like other religions has followers who practice this religion differently. There are two subgroups within Muslims with different views, Sunnis and Shias. These two groups are muslims but they have their own ways of practicing the religion. Shias strongly feel that they should be separately identified as the Shia Muslims. I believe that the distinction between the Shias and Sunnis began after the death of the Holy Prophet. The battle of Karbala was a moment where the Shia identity was confirmed. The identity building process of shias started from the caliphate. They believed that the direct descendants of the holy prophet were the only true successors of the Holy prophet. The descendants of the holy prophet are also called the Imams. Shia Muslims believe that, Ali, Prophet Muhammad’s son-in-law and cousin was the only rightful successor to Muhammad, which meant that they rejected the legitimacy of the first three
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