A concise history of sunnis and shiis mchugo on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the 1 400 year old schism between sunnis and shiis is currently reflected in the destructive struggle for hegemony between saudi arabia and iran with no apparent end in sight but how did this conflict begin. Definitive insightful and accessible a concise history of sunnis and shiis is an essential guide to understanding the genesis development and manipulation of the schism that for far too many people has come to define islam and the muslim world. A concise history of sunnis and shiis john mchugo the 1400 year old schism between sunnis and shiis has rarely been as toxic as it is today feeding wars and communal strife in syria iraq yemen pakistan afghanistan and many other countries with tensions between saudi arabia and iran escalating. Yet john mchugo in a concise history of sunnis and shiis published by saqi books takes a different approach rather than labeling the conflicts in the middle east as simply a sunni shii divide mchugo argues that the bloodshed in the region is mostly due to political issues that have expanded across history. Get this from a library a concise history of sunnis and shiis john mchugo a fascinating and richly layered account of how and why the great divide in islam between sunnis and shiis occurred charting the history of islam from the death of the prophet mohammed to the
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