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By John McHugo

ISBN-10: 0863561632

ISBN-13: 9780863561634

ISBN-10: 1626165874

ISBN-13: 9781626165878

during this richly layered and engrossing account, John McHugo finds how the good 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 developed as varied sects through the Abbasid caliphate, and the way the contention among the empires of the Sunni Ottomans and Shi'i Safavids contrived to make sure that the break up might proceed into sleek instances. Now its complete, harmful strength has been introduced out by means of the fight among Saudi Arabia and Iran for the soul of the Muslim international. Definitive and insightful, A Concise heritage of Sunnis and Shi'is is an important advisor to knowing 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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