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Key Differences Between Sunni and Shia Islam

Sunni and Shia are two different denominations of Islam. After the prophet Muhammad's death in 632 AD, the Sunni and Shiite split occurred. The Sunnis became more of a secular and conservative group, whereas the Shiites remained more traditional and orthodox. While they have the same fundamental views on Islam, there are many differences between Sunnis and Shiites.  

You might be thinking, they both revere Allah as God, believe Muhammad to be the the Prophet, and they both follow the teachings in the Quran--so how are Sunnis and Shiites different? Interestingly enough, there are significant differences between Sunni and Shia Islam, but that is part of what makes religion so fascinating. Both groups have interesting views on the world, and interpret their religion differently.

Here are 10 ways Sunnis and Shiites differ from one another.

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