Lecture by Seyyed Hossein Nasr – “Sunnism and Shi’ism: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”
In Hartford Seminary’s Biennial Willem Bijlefeld Lecture, Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the history of the relationship between Sunnism and Shi’ism, which goes back to the death of the Prophet Muhammad. Dr. Nasr discussed the manipulation for political interests of Sunni-Shi’ite differences by forces both internal and external to the Islamic world and reflected on the future of the relationship between Sunnism and Shi’ism and the impact it is likely to have within the Islamic world itself and in its relation to the West.
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