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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 dying 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 throughout 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 cut up may proceed into sleek instances. Now its complete, damaging strength has been introduced out through the fight among Saudi Arabia and Iran for the soul of the Muslim international. Definitive and insightful, A Concise background of Sunnis and Shi'is is a necessary 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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