Sunni’ism and Shi’ism are the two major branches of Islam. Shias make up the majority of the population in Iran, Iraq, and Bahrain, and a politically significant minority in Lebanon.
A good approximation is that somewhere between 70 to 80 percent of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world are Sunnis.
Iran’s population, in contrast to the Muslim World, has overwhelmingly more Shias than Sunnis. Between 90 to 95 percent of the Iranians are Shias.
During the past years, many Takfiri groups have tried to create Shia-Sunni tensions by emphasizing the differences between the two sects.
In Iran, however, the story has been different.
In this episode of Iran Today, we are going to take a closer look at the relationship between Sunnis and Shias in Iran.