The Weekly Quiz Archive:
The contest of succession to the Prophet Mohammed between his father-in-law, Abu Backer, and his cousin Ali, led to what?
The contest of succession to the Prophet Mohammed between his father-in-law, Abu Backer, and his cousin Ali led to the division of Muslims into the two sects, the Shias and the Sunnis. The followers of Abu Backer were the Shias and those of Ali were the Sunnis.
Results of Gopal's Weekly Quiz - 4:
No of Respondents: 2
No. of correct answers: 2
1. Name: Ameesha
After the death of the Prophet Mohammad,there were 4 caliphs. Abu Backer was the first and Ali was the
4th caliph.When Ali became became the 4th caliph a major division resulted between the Sunni's or
Sunnites and the Shi'ites(also known as Shi'is) -"The Partisans"
2. Name: Sachin
It led to the formation of the shia and sunni sects in islam
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