Sunni/Shi'a Split

In this unit on Islam Beliefs, this lesson will focus on the Sunni and Shi'a split. This lesson will explore what Islam was like up until and after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, how these two denominations formed and also the differences between that of a Caliph and that of the Imams. If you have the TV or music on, now is the time to switch it off. If you are not using your mobile phone for this lesson, it is best advised to put it away so it doesn't distract you. You will need a black or blue pen and another colour pen such as green or red for corrections, some paper or your exercise book and more importantly a curious brain and attentive ears! Any reference to verses from the Qur'an mentioned or included within this lesson are sourced from corpus.quran.com using the Sahih International translation

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.Prophet Muhammad is the

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Q2.What Mount/Cave would Prophet Muhammad go to where he received his first revelation?

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Q3.What is the name of the archangel who would visit Prophet Muhammad with revelations from Allah?

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Q4.What year did the first revelation occur?

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Q5.What language was the Qur'an revealed in?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Prophet Muhammad is the

1/5

Q2.What Mount/Cave would Prophet Muhammad go to where he received his first revelation?

2/5

Q3.What is the name of the archangel who would visit Prophet Muhammad with revelations from Allah?

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Q4.What year did the first revelation occur?

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Q5.What language was the Qur'an revealed in?

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Sunni and Shi'a

A big well done for completing your lesson on the life of the Sunni and Shi'a split. It is not an easy lesson so really well done for getting this far! Now it is time to shine! Let's see how much you can remember from your work today. This quiz will have 5 questions that will recap the most important concepts of your learning. The most important thing is that you try! The questions will give you feedback if you get the question wrong.

Q1.How many Imams are there in Shi'a tradition?

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Q2.What does the term Sunnah mean?

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Q3.Who do Shi'a believe should have been the successor to the Prophet Muhammad?

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Q4.What does the term Jahiliyah mean?

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Q5.Who do Sunni Muslims believe was the first Caliph of Islam after the death of the Prophet

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Sunni and Shi'a

A big well done for completing your lesson on the life of the Sunni and Shi'a split. It is not an easy lesson so really well done for getting this far! Now it is time to shine! Let's see how much you can remember from your work today. This quiz will have 5 questions that will recap the most important concepts of your learning. The most important thing is that you try! The questions will give you feedback if you get the question wrong.

Q1.How many Imams are there in Shi'a tradition?

1/5

Q2.What does the term Sunnah mean?

2/5

Q3.Who do Shi'a believe should have been the successor to the Prophet Muhammad?

3/5

Q4.What does the term Jahiliyah mean?

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Q5.Who do Sunni Muslims believe was the first Caliph of Islam after the death of the Prophet

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Lesson summary: Sunni/Shi'a Split

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