Sunni or Shia? Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Feb 10, 2016

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Characteristic/Belief Sunni (Su) or Shia (Sh) % Correct
About 80% - 85% of world Muslims???
91.2%
Primary source of authority: the hadith (traditions) of the Prophet???
85.9%
Majority in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia???
84.8%
Accept Ali, the Prophet's cousin and son-in-law, as successor to the Prophet???
83.4%
Name is Arabic for: 'one who follows the traditions of the Prophet'???
82.6%
Traditionally, denies that the state has any religious authority, but an imam with a following has authority (political and religious, since the two are not distinguished)???
71.1%
Primary source of authority: their ayatollahs, experts in Islamic studies???
70.7%
No basis in Islam for a hereditary privileged class of spiritual leaders???
70.2%
Venerate saints, make pilgrimages to their tombs & shrines in the hopes of divine intercession???
70%
The majority in Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, and Azerbaijan???
69.8%
Characteristic/Belief Sunni (Su) or Shia (Sh) % Correct
Gave rise to the extremist puritanical sect Wahhabis???
69.5%
Sense of oppression has led to mourning ceremonies such as ashura, when followers flagellate themselves to commemorate Hussein’s death at Karbala???
69.1%
Most hold the twelfth & final imam is hidden ('in occultation') & will reappear one day???
64.9%
Accept Abu Bakr, friend of the Prophet & father of his wife Aisha, as successor to the Prophet???
62.9%
Reject the traditions (hadith) from some of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad???
61.4%
The Imams (not the local imam, but the eleven historic figures) are sinless by nature, and their authority is infallible as it comes directly from God???
59.5%
No basis for the veneration or intercession of saints???
56.8%
Traditionally, since the state exists with the blessing of Allah (God), it has authority (political and religious, since the two are not distinguished)???
56.1%
Name is Arabic for: 'a group or supportive party of people'???
40.6%
Also called 'People of the Household' (of the Prophet)???
29.4%

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