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A concise history of Sunnis & Shiʻis

A concise history of Sunnis & Shiʻis

McHugo, John, 1951- author

John McHugo reveals how the great divide in Islam occurred. Charting the story of Islam from the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day, he describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shiʻism evolved as different sects during the Abbasid caliphate, and how the rivalry between the empires of the Sunni Ottomans and Shiʻi Safavids contrived to ensure that the split would continue into modern times. Now its full, destructive force has been brought out by the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran for the soul of the Muslim world

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Saqi, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: John McHugo
ISBN: 0863569269, 9780863569265
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: 2017.
Physical Description: 347 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Sunnites Relations Shīʻah History.; Religion.; Shīʻah Relations Sunnites History.