Complete Schedule of Events

Presentation Title

Exploring the Historical Origins of the Sunni-Shia Split in 7th Century CE

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Zehra Hasnain '13Follow

Location

Young 117

Abstract

My research in religious studies focuses on the historical creation of Islamic sects and the elements that have contributed to disagreements and schisms within the Muslim community (Umma). My inquiry begins with the death of Prophet Muhammad in 632 CE, when the Caliphate (succession) became a divisive issue and continues until 680 CE, the year of the massacre of the Prophet’s family. An examination of main historical figures, their relationship to the Prophet and each other, as well as battles that led to the destruction of the Prophet’s family, casts light on the origins of the Sunni-Shia split and its effect on Islam today.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-9-2013 1:40 PM

End Date

4-9-2013 2:00 PM

Panel

Panel: Society, Identity and Human Behavior

Panel Moderator

Benjamin Zeller

Field of Study for Presentation

Religion

No downloadable materials are available for this event.

Share

Import Event to Google Calendar

COinS
 
Apr 9th, 1:40 PM Apr 9th, 2:00 PM

Exploring the Historical Origins of the Sunni-Shia Split in 7th Century CE

Young 117

My research in religious studies focuses on the historical creation of Islamic sects and the elements that have contributed to disagreements and schisms within the Muslim community (Umma). My inquiry begins with the death of Prophet Muhammad in 632 CE, when the Caliphate (succession) became a divisive issue and continues until 680 CE, the year of the massacre of the Prophet’s family. An examination of main historical figures, their relationship to the Prophet and each other, as well as battles that led to the destruction of the Prophet’s family, casts light on the origins of the Sunni-Shia split and its effect on Islam today.