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Was Saddam Hussein Sunni or Shia?

Was Saddam Hussein Sunni or Shia?

Positions of power in the country were mostly filled with Sunni Arabs, a minority that made up only a fifth of the population….Saddam Hussein.

Marshal Saddam Hussein
Born Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti28 April 1937 Al-Awja, Saladin Governorate, Iraq

When did Iraq become Shia?

Since the late 18th century, most of Iraq’s Sunni Arab tribes converted to Shia Islam (particularly in the 19th century). During the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire instituted a policy of settling the semi-nomadic Sunni Arab tribes to create greater centralization in Iraq.

Are Kurds Shia or Sunni?

Religion. Most Kurds are Sunni Muslims who adhere to the Shafiʽi school, while a significant minority adhere to the Hanafi school. Moreover, many Shafi’i Kurds adhere to either one of the two Sufi orders Naqshbandi and Qadiriyya. Beside Sunni Islam, Alevism and Shia Islam also have millions of Kurdish followers.

Is Indonesia Sunni or Shia?

Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, with approximately 225 million Muslims. In terms of denomination, the overwhelming majority (99%) adheres to Sunni Islam, while 1-3 million (1%) adheres to Shia Islam, who are concentrated around Jakarta, and about 400,000 (0.2%) Ahmadi Islam.

Are the Kurds a stateless nation?

Stateless nations can have large populations; for example the Kurds have an estimated population of over 30 million people, which make them one of the largest stateless nations. However, not all peoples within multi-cultural states have the same awareness of being a stateless nation.

What is the major Kurdish religion?

Main religions that currently exist in Kurdistan are as follows: Sunni Islam, Shia Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Yarsanism, Yazidism, Alevism, and Judaism. Today, Sunni Islam is the most adhered religion in Kurdistan.

Does Indonesia have Shia Muslims?

Around one million Indonesians are Shias, who are concentrated around Jakarta. Indonesian Shia are found in areas of Java, Madura and Sumatra.

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