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Can Sunni and Shia Muslims coexist? (Video)

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Can Sunni and Shia Muslims coexist? (Video)

There are approximately 3.4 million Muslims in the US, making up about 1.1% of the country’s population. Of those Muslims, 55% identity as Sunni Muslims while 16% identify as Shia Muslims – with the rest identifying as neither.

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There are approximately 3.4 million Muslims in the US, making up about 1.1% of the country’s population. Of those Muslims, 55% identity as Sunni Muslims while 16% identify as Shia Muslims – with the rest identifying as neither.

Rayan, Rida and Nour are students studying in NYC and attend the Islamic Center of New York University, a mosque at the heart of the Big Apple which caters to both Sunni and Shia Muslims. With sectarianism rife in many parts of the Middle East, we wanted to explore how Sunni and Shia students coexist in one of the most diverse places in the world: New York City.

We also spoke to Imam Khalid Latif, Executive Director of ICNYU, and Shaykh Faiyaz Jaffer, Associate Chaplain at ICNYU.

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There are approximately 3.4 million Muslims in the US, making up about 1.1% of the country’s population. Of those Muslims, 55% identity as Sunni Muslims while 16% identify as Shia Muslims – with the rest identifying as neither.

There are approximately 3.4 million Muslims in the US, making up about 1.1% of the country’s population. Of those Muslims, 55% identity as Sunni Muslims while 16% identify as Shia Muslims – with the rest identifying as neither.

Rayan, Rida and Nour are students studying in NYC and attend the Islamic Center of New York University, a mosque at the heart of the Big Apple which caters to both Sunni and Shia Muslims. With sectarianism rife in many parts of the Middle East, we wanted to explore how Sunni and Shia students coexist in one of the most diverse places in the world: New York City.

We also spoke to Imam Khalid Latif, Executive Director of ICNYU, and Shaykh Faiyaz Jaffer, Associate Chaplain at ICNYU.

Whilst you’re here…

The Muslim Vibe is a non-profit media platform aiming to inspire, inform and empower Muslims like you. Our goal is to provide a space for young Muslims to learn about their faith as well as news stories affecting them, so we can reclaim the Muslim narrative from the mainstream.

Your support will help us achieve this goal, and enable us to produce more original content. Your support can help us in the fight against Islamophobia, by building a powerful platform for young Muslims who can share their ideas, experiences and opinions for a better future.

Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe, from as little as £1 – it will only take a minute. Thank you and Jazakallah.

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