A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is by John McHugo

By John McHugo

during this richly layered and engrossing account, John McHugo unearths how the nice divide in Islam happened. Charting the tale of Islam from the demise of the Prophet Muhammad to the current day, he describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shi'ism advanced as assorted sects in the course of the Abbasid caliphate, and the way the competition among the empires of the Sunni Ottomans and Shi'i Safavids contrived to make sure that the break up may proceed into sleek occasions. Now its complete, harmful strength has been introduced out by way of the fight among Saudi Arabia and Iran for the soul of the Muslim global. Definitive and insightful, A Concise historical past of Sunnis and Shi'is is an important advisor to figuring out the genesis, improvement and manipulation of 1 of the best schisms that has come to outline Islam and the Muslim world.

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