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Shi\'a–Sunni relations

... Sunni and Shia Islam are the two major denominations of Islam. The demographic breakdown between the two groups is difficult to assess and varies by source, but a good approximation is that 80-90%[1][2][3][4] of the world\'s Muslims are Sunni and 10-20%[3][4][5][6] are Shia, with most Shias belonging to the Twelver tradition and the rest divided between several other groups.[7][8] Shias make up the majority of the population in Iran, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, and Iraq. Sunnis are a majority in other Muslim communities in Southeast Asia, China, South Asia, Africa and the rest of the Arab World. ... [full article] (72 views)
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Shia Islam

... Shia Islam (Arabic: شيعة‎ Shī‘ah, sometimes spelled Shi\'a), is the second largest denomination of Islam, after Sunni Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called Shi\'as but the terms Shiites or Shi\'ites are common Anglicisations. \"Shia\" is the short form of the historic phrase Shī‘atu ‘Alī (شيعة علي), meaning \"the followers of Ali\" or \"the faction of Ali\".[1] ... [full article] (75 views)
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