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2. Which sect believes that Muhammad explicitly named Ali ibn Abi Talib, his cousin and son-in-law, as his successor?

Shias regard Ali as the first Imam after the prophet and therefore his rightful successor, while Sunnis recognize him as the last of the first four caliphs (known collectively as the Rashidun). They believe that Muhammad made no official appointment of a successor. This disagreement split the Muslim community into the Shia and Sunni branches.

Shias regard Ali as the first Imam after the prophet and therefore his rightful successor, while Sunnis recognize him as the last of the first four caliphs (known collectively as the Rashidun). They believe that Muhammad made no official appointment of a successor. This disagreement split the Muslim community into the Shia and Sunni branches.

Shias regard Ali as the first Imam after the prophet and therefore his rightful successor, while Sunnis recognize him as the last of the first four caliphs (known collectively as the Rashidun). They believe that Muhammad made no official appointment of a successor. This disagreement split the Muslim community into the Shia and Sunni branches.

Shias regard Ali as the first Imam after the prophet and therefore his rightful successor, while Sunnis recognize him as the last of the first four caliphs (known collectively as the Rashidun). They believe that Muhammad made no official appointment of a successor. This disagreement split the Muslim community into the Shia and Sunni branches.

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Sunni

 

Shiite

 

Both Sunni and Shiite

 

Neither Sunni nor Shiite

 
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