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26 August, 02:37

Which was the original difference between the Sunni and Shia?

A. They disagreed on the content of the Five Pillars of Islam

B. They disagreed on the role of Sharia in Muslim society

C. They disagreed on the role of imams in the Islamic religion

D. They disagreed on who should have succeeded Muhammad

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  1. 26 August, 03:48
    Answer D
  2. 26 August, 04:12
    Answer: D

    Explanation: The group now known as Sunnis chose Abu Bakr, the prophet's adviser, to become the first successor, or caliph, to lead the Muslim state. Shiites favored Ali, Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law. Ali and his successors are called imams, who not only lead the Shiites but are considered to be descendants of Muhammad.
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