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Islamic Sects - Chapter Summary
If you're looking for an overview of different Islamic sects, take a look at this comprehensive world religion chapter. Taught by expert religion instructors, the chapter provides essential information about Babism, Wahhabism, Shia Islam, Sunni Islam and the Ahmadiyya. The chapter comes with plenty of self-assessment quizzes to reinforce your understanding of these particular sects. Use any computer or mobile device to study, and submit questions to our instructors if you need any extra help with the material. Studying this chapter can help you:
- Interpret facts related to the founder and beliefs of Babism
- Evaluate the histories, sects, symbols and beliefs of Shia Islam and Sunni Islam
- Summarize the history of Wahhabism
- Assess the history and beliefs of the Ahmadiyya
1. Shia Islam: Origin, History & Founder
In this lesson, we will learn about Shia Islam. We will be covering its origins, history, and founder. We will also explore the beginning of the Sunni-Shia divide in Islam.
2. Who are the Ahmadiyya? - History & Beliefs
The Ahmadiyya are a religious sect of Islam. This lesson reviews the faith's history, the reason for its separation from orthodox Islam, and its basics tenets.
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