Muslim Schism: How Islam Split into the Sunni and Shia Branches

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Video

Ahaan Malhotra
by Kings and Generals
published on 28 June 2024

Kings and Generals historical animated documentary series on the early history of Islam, as we discuss the events that led to the schism within the Muslim community, as Islam split into two branches - Sunni and Shia Islam. This happened in the latter stages of the Early Muslim Expansion, as the Rashidun caliphs - Umar, Uthman and Ali were assassinated, which led to the war of succession, killing of Ali's son Husayn in Karbala, and the creation of the Umayyad dynasty under Muawiyah I.

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Generals, K. a. (2024, June 28). Muslim Schism: How Islam Split into the Sunni and Shia Branches. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3182/muslim-schism-how-islam-split-into-the-sunni-and-s/

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Generals, Kings and. "Muslim Schism: How Islam Split into the Sunni and Shia Branches." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 28, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/3182/muslim-schism-how-islam-split-into-the-sunni-and-s/.

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Generals, Kings and. "Muslim Schism: How Islam Split into the Sunni and Shia Branches." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Jun 2024. Web. 19 Jul 2024.

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