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Lesson overview:Sunni/Shi'a Split

  • Islam after the death of Muhammad.
  • How two denominations formed.
  • Caliphs/Imams.
  • Islam after the death of Muhammad.
  • How two denominations formed.
  • Caliphs/Imams.

In this unit on Islam Beliefs, this lesson will focus on the Sunni and Shi'a split. This lesson will explore what Islam was like up until and after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, how these two denominations formed and also the differences between that of a Caliph and that of the Imams. If you have the TV or music on, now is the time to switch it off. If you are not using your mobile phone for this lesson, it is best advised to put it away so it doesn't distract you. You will need a black or blue pen and another colour pen such as green or red for corrections, some paper or your exercise book and more importantly a curious brain and attentive ears! Any reference to verses from the Qur'an mentioned or included within this lesson are sourced from corpus.quran.com using the Sahih International translation

Equipment Required

You will need two different coloured pens: black or blue and another coloured pen, such as green or red.