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  1. Arti says:

    And both follow the five tenets of Islam: They fast during Ramadan, pledge to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, practice ritual prayer (which includes five prayers each day), give charity to the poor, and pledge themselves to their faith. Both believe Prophet Muhammad was the messenger of Allah. Their beliefs over who should have succeeded the Prophet Muhammad is the key theological difference between the two. The divide is traced to 632 A. Shia constitute about 10 to 15 percent of all Muslims, and globally their population is estimated at less than 200 million. , when the Islamic Prophet Muhammad died and a debate emerged about who should be his successor. Both Sunnis and Shiites read the Quran, the sayings of the Prophet. The great majority — upwards of 85 to 90 percent — of the world’s more than 1. 6 billion Muslims are Sunnis. D.

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