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Concepts of Shiites and Sunni Muslims Outline A The main idea of Islam B Shiites history C Shiites - sects and development D Shiites and Sunni Muslims - contradictions E Conclusion The adherents - this is the common name for different groups and sects that acknowledge Ali Ibn Abu Talib and his descendants as the only legal successors of prophet Muhammad Correspondingly the first three righteous caliphs Shiites consider as usurpers The aim of this research is to show the development of Shiites and Sunni Muslims their contradictions and concepts The main difference between Sunni Muslims and Shiites is in different view on Imamate For Sunni Muslims the Imam is the spiritual and temporal head that is appointed by the will of the Muslim community For Shiites Imam is the bearer of Divine paradise that is inherited by Alis descendants Al-Azmeh Aziz 12 Shiites are divided into moderate Zaidites and Imamites Extreme Gulates and Ismailites There are moderate Shiites Zaidites - this is the most moderate branch of Shiites which acknowledges Imamate of Zaid Ibn Ali After his death Zaidites continued to show great political activity thinking that the objective index of the dignity of a pretender to the Imamate is his readiness with the weapons in his hands to achieve the supreme power In the field of doctrine they are close to Sunni Muslims - they acknowledge that the Imam must be from the descendants of Ali Ibn Abu Talib they disclaim the Divine Nature of Imamate and the study about hidden Imam Gaiba and they do not curse the first three caliphs Nowadays the biggest part of Zaidites is concentrated in the Northern Yemen Imamites - they are also called twelvers This is one of the main branches of Moderate Shiites that acknowledge twelve Imams fro the descendants of Ali Ibn Abi Talib Al-Azmeh Aziz 15 The twelfth Imam Muhammad Ibn Hasan when being
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