The Split Between the Sunni and Shi'a Muslims

The Split Between the Sunni and Shi'a Muslims
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  • (Slowly and sadly) My beloved husband has died.
  • I understand. I will think of a way to tell his followers.    
  • I think Muhammad would want Ali to be leader
  • My dear friend Muhammad has passed away. And we must choose another caliph.
  • I think Abu Bakr should be the caliph because he was very close to Muhammad. 
  • Abu Bakr was chosen
  • (Faintly) I choose 6 people to decide the next caliph. You, Uthman... 
  • After Abu bakr died Umar became leader. Sadly Umar passed.
  • I think Uthman should become caliph.
  • I think Ali should become caliph.
  • Uthman was chosen
  • After Uthman passed away Ali finally took on the role of caliph.
  • Why don't you become leader?
  • Ali doesn't deserve to be leader. The leader should be someone worthy.
  • M'waiya killed Ali to become leader
  • One group believed the caliph should be worthy 
  • And the two groups went to war and split all together.
  • while the others thought he/she  should be a descendant of Muhammad
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