Discuss the main similarities and differences between at least two sects of the Islamic religion.
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The two main opposing groups nave come to be known as the Sunni,who now comprise about eighty percent of all Muslims worldwide, and the Shi’a. They both believe in the scared text from the Qur’an. Their differences originate from leadership; Sunni’s elected the first caliph, Abu Bakr to lead the people of Sunnah. The Shi’a believed the rightful successor to the Prophet Muhammad was Ali (Fisher,2014) pg 424-425. Both Sunni and Shi’a Muslims share the most fundamental Islamic belief and articles of faith. The differences between these two main sub-groups within Islam stemmed not from spiritual differences, but political ones.
In Islam a man can have up to four wives at the same time (Sura 4:3). in addition , a man is given the right to beat his disobedient wife until she obeys (Sura 4:34, Bukhari 8:68) According to the Quran, Men are in charge of women, because Allah has made some of them to excel others and (as to) those on whose part you fear rebellion, admonish them, and leave them alone in beds apart, and beat them. And Islam teaches that the majority of people in hell are women (Bukhari 1:28, 1:301 and 2:161)