Category: World Religion

Key Differences Between Shia and Sunni Muslims

What’s the Difference Between Shia and Sunni Islam?

by Huda | Sunnism is the largest and most orthodox branch of Islam. The word Sunn, in Arabic, comes from a word meaning “one who follows the traditions of the Prophet.” Shia Muslims believe that following the Prophet Muhammad’s death, leadership should have passed directly to his cousin and son-in-law, Ali bin Abu Talib. Throughout history, Shia Muslims have not recognized the authority […]

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What is Shia Islam?

What is Shia Islam?

by Got Questions | Shia Islam holds core doctrines identical to those of Sunni Islam concerning the Qur’an, the nature of Allah, and the role of Muhammad. Shia differs in a few notable points (Video: Minute Faith ~ Shi’a Islam). Shia Islam is the second-largest denomination of Islam worldwide; it is also the state religion of Iran. Its followers are […]

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What is Sunni Islam?

What is Sunni Islam?

by Got Questions | Sunni Islam is by far the most common form of Islamic religion, with Shia Islam a distant second and smaller sects a relatively tiny fraction (Video: Minute Faith – Sunni Islam). Sunni Islam is the most prevalent denomination of Muslims worldwide. Islam, like other major religions, is defined by a set of core beliefs. Groups that […]

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Muhammad and the Faith of Islam

The Early Middle East: Muhammad and the Faith of Islam

by the Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia | In 629, Muhammad

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The Mosque Attack in New Zealand and Its Consequences

The Mosque Attack in New Zealand and Its Consequences

by William Kilpatrick | The attack on the mosques in New Zealand took place on March 14 and received intensive

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What is Orthodoxy?: A Genealogy of Christian Understanding.

A Remarkable History of Christian Self-Understanding

by Gil Bailie | French historian Antoine Arjakovsky has written a penetrating exploration of the struggle to keep or

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Liberty of conscience and worship is in decline around the world

Liberty of conscience and worship is in decline around the world

by Erasmus | WASHINGTON, D.C.| Russia and five other countries join
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Why Jesus’ Skin Color Matters

Why Jesus’ Skin Color Matters

Christena Cleveland | That he was an ethnic minority shapes how we minister today. After one of my
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The Lost Tribes of Israel - Lost No More

The Lost Tribes of Israel: Lost No More

In search of the lost tribes of Israel by Rabbi Jonathan Bernis It reads like a modern-day suspense movie screenplay. A mysterious tribe in a remote corner of the world makes an astonishing claim about its members' historic identity. Ostracized by their neighbors, these lowly outcasts stubbornly insist they're descended from the world's most storied race of people—the Israelites. Skeptical […]

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