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( säfä'wēd ), Iranian dynasty (1499–1736), that established Shiite Islam in Iran as an official state religion. The Safavid state provided both the

Open Sharia (Islamic law)
Sharia (Islamic law)

the religious law of Islam. As Islam makes no distinction between religion and life, Islamic law covers not only ritual but many aspects of life. The


Member of a sect of Islam that believes that Ali , a cousin of the prophet Muhammad , was his first true successor. The Shiites are doctrinally

Open Sufism

Mystical movement of Islam that originated in the 8th century. Sufis emphasize the development of spiritual knowledge of God, and believe that deep

Open Sunni Islam
Sunni Islam

( su'nì ) [Arab. Sunna,=tradition], from ahl al-sunnah wa-l-jamaa [Arab.,=the people of the custom of the Prophet and community], the largest division