Saudi Arabia is located in the Middle East and has a population that exceeds 33 million.. This nation is a majority Muslim and was the birthplace of Islam. It can be divided into Sunni or Shia sects ️ 🇸🇦 ! Which branch of Islam is most prevalent in Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia is predominantly Sunni!! Roughly 85-90 percent of its population are Muslims and most adhere to Hanbali school of Sunni Islamic jurisprudence.
Shiite people are concentrated in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province which holds the majority of the country’s oil reserves and is also home to the majority of the country’s Shiite population. The Shia minority in Saudi Arabia is primarily Twelver Shia with a small several Ismaili Shia ️ 🇸🇦.
The differences between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam are largely rooted in their diverse belief systems: Sunnis recognize the authority of the first four caliphs while Shiites reject this authority 4️⃣.
The roots of this conflict go back to the time of the Prophet Muhammad when a dispute broke out over who should succeed him as the leader of the Muslim community ️ 🔙. This dispute led to the split in the Islamic faith between the Sunnis and the Shiites.
In Saudi Arabia the majority of the population is Sunni and this is reflected in its government and culture. The country’s leadership is mostly Sunni, and the official interpretation of Islamic law is largely built upon Sunni jurisprudence. This has led to an unequal treatment of the Shiite minority with limited access to government jobs education and religious freedom 👔.
Despite this unequal treatment the Shiite minority in Saudi Arabia has managed to preserve its distinct identity. It comes along with maintained its own mosques and schools also a vibrant cultural and intellectual life. It also has its own political organizations, consisting of the National Shia Council, which is a grouping of political, religious, and social groups that advocate for the rights of the Shiite minority in the country.
In conclusion Saudi Arabia is predominantly Sunni Muslim with Shiites making up only a small minority. However, the Shiite minority in Saudi Arabia has managed to preserve its distinct identity and culture, and has its own political organizations advocating for its rights and freedoms 🇸🇦. … .
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