Shia constitute about 10% of all Muslims, and globally their population is estimated at between 154 and 200 million. In early Islamic history, the Shia were a movement – literally “Shiat Ali” or the “Party of Ali”. They claimed that Ali was the rightful successor to the Prophet Muhammad as leader (imam) of the Muslim community following his death in 632.
Collection: Images, Texts
Project: 10. Churches and religions in Europe.
Chronology: Death of Muhammad until today
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Image
Date: 7st century until today
Owner: Filippo Galletti (Modernalia)
Abstract: Map Showing the estimated distribution of Shia Muslims in Middle East