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Shiites Jones


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Shiites Jones

  1. 1. Shiites By: Q’ron Jones
  2. 2. <ul><li>Shiites are the second largest branch of Islam currently account for 10%–15% of all Muslims </li></ul><ul><li>believe that only the heirs of the fourth caliph, Ali, are the legitimate successors of Muhammed </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Shi'a Muslims attribute themselves to the Qur'an and teachings of the final Prophet of Islam , Muhammad , and in contrast to other Muslims, believe that his family, the Ahl al- Bayt (the People of the House ), including his descendants known as Imams , have special spiritual and political rule over the community </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Shi'a Islam is divided into three branches </li></ul><ul><li>The largest and best known is neutrality </li></ul><ul><li>The other two smaller grtoups are Ismalil and Zaidi </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Shiites is a derivative that means“ the party of Ali” </li></ul>