Differences Between Shiites And Sunnis

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Since the Saudi Arabia is being as Sunni Muslims while Iran is Shia Muslims, causing an immediate hostility and tense relationship between the countries. The differences in the religious and economic, somehow impact the United States. "Shiites make up approximately 10 to 15 percent of the global Muslim population", but in the Middle East the large number is in Iran’s population. Sunnis are the majority. The separation between Shiites and Sunnis dates back to the time of choosing the Prophet Mohammed’s successor. Shiites believe that "leader should be a direct male descendant of the Prophet." on the other hand, Sunnis believe that "leaders can be chosen by the community consensus." The leading points of dispute between Iranian and Saudi Arabian
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