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“Sunni” and “Shia” are typically understood as the two largest “branches” of Islam worldwide. For this week’s assignment, you will have the chance to go online and conduct some basic research on the differences between Sunni and Shia forms of Islam. Please follow ALL for the following instructions carefully:
1. Please identify at least FIVE (5) major differences between Sunni and Shia traditions.
2. Please describe, in some detail, each of these differences (in 5 sentences for each of these major differences). The best answers will address the origins, beliefs, and practices that distinguish Sunni from Shia traditions.
3. To get your information, find and use a minimum of THREE (3) online resources (articles, databases, informational websites, educational video content, etc.)
4. Please make sure you CITE these online sources in your assignment by(1) using parentheses (author, website, or URL) after any quotes in your answers and (2) providing a Bibliography or Works Cited list at the bottom of your answer.