You will be answering a total of three questions. Each answer should be 2-3 substantial paragraphs in length. Each answer should include textbook citations with page numbers within your answers.
Read from chapter of the textbook titled chapters from the textbook titled “Islam The Religion of the Submission to God” and “The Shi’ah Alternative”.
1) What were the major divisions within Islam throughout history? What were the causes and long term effects of these divisions?
2) Describe how the sacred literature, major beliefs, and common practices of Islam are related.
3) What were some of the major political and social developments within the Islamic world during the modern era (1900 to the present)? Provide some of the details and the significance of these events.
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What were the major divisions within Islam throughout history? What were the causes and long term effects of these divisions?
The major divisions in the Islamic religion are between the Shia and Sunni. The division was not brought about by ideological differences like the case in Christianity or other religions. This division is just based on the history of Islam whereby the two groups disagree on who took …
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