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11. Shiism - TheShia , ' ,wassimilarly d

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The Shi’a In the pre-modern period
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 Representative Jo Ann Davis, Republican of Virginia,  who heads a House intelligence subcommittee charged  with overseeing the CIA's performance in recruiting  Islamic spies and analyzing information, was similarly  dumbfounded when I asked her if she knew the  difference between Sunnis and Shiites. "Do I?" she  asked me. A look of concentration came over her face.  "You know, I should.” - Jeff Stein, “Can you tell a Sunni from a Shiite?  It’s Not a Trick Question,”  International Herald  Tribune , October 18, 2006.
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A thumbnail overview A thumbnail overview religious authority is with the family of the Prophet Three groups of Shi’a: Zaydis (5ers), Isma’ilis (7ers)  and Imamites (12ers) doctrine of taqiyya (dissimulation) Celebration of Ashura different legal tradition (different collections of  hadith)
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Early Shi’a history Early Shi’a history  Historiographical considerations Prophet designates ‘Ali his successor at Ghadir Khumm  on the 18th of Dhu al-Hijja
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