Sunni and Shiite Islam: Do you know the difference? Take our quiz.

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2. Which sect believes that the prophet Muhammad's son-in-law Ali was the rightful successor as the leader of Islam?

The schism between the Sunnis and Shiites is rooted in disagreement over who would succeed Muhammad as Islam's leader. The Shiites believe that his son-in-law, Ali ibn Abi Talib, was the rightful heir, while Sunnis believe the mantle fell to Abu Bakr, Muhammad's father-in-law.

The schism between the Sunnis and Shiites is rooted in disagreement over who would succeed Muhammad as Islam's leader. The Shiites believe that his son-in-law, Ali ibn Abi Talib, was the rightful heir, while Sunnis believe the mantle fell to Abu Bakr, Muhammad's father-in-law.

The schism between the Sunnis and Shiites is rooted in disagreement over who would succeed Muhammad as Islam's leader. The Shiites believe that his son-in-law, Ali ibn Abi Talib, was the rightful heir, while Sunnis believe the mantle fell to Abu Bakr, Muhammad's father-in-law.

The schism between the Sunnis and Shiites is rooted in disagreement over who would succeed Muhammad as Islam's leader. The Shiites believe that his son-in-law, Ali ibn Abi Talib, was the rightful heir, while Sunnis believe the mantle fell to Abu Bakr, Muhammad's father-in-law.

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Sunni

 

Shiite

 

Both Sunni and Shiite

 

Neither Sunni nor Shiite

 
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