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Sunnah Shia (or Shi'ah)

Sunnis Shiites, Shi'i
Adherents called
Meaning of name "welltrodden path" or "tradition" "party" or "partisans" of Ali
Current adherents 940 million 120 million
Percentage of total
90% 10%
Primary locations Most Muslim countries Iran, Iraq, Yemen
Ithna 'Ashariyah (Twelvers the
None, but four major schools…

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Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem,
Holy cities Mecca, Medina, Jerusalem
Najaf, Karbala
Major holidays Eid alAdha, Eid alFitr Eid alAdha, Eid alFitr, Ashura


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